Summary: Been using this daily for a few months now, ummm... Yes you do have to slide it out from under your wall cabinet to fill it, duh... Fill level is slightly difficult to read, but you can clearly see how much water is in the pot before you pour it in the maker, again to previous comments, duh...
Excerpt: Overall this coffeemaker is okay--but: I don't think it keeps the coffee as hot as I would like and there are almost always grounds in the bottom of the carafe. However, it does make 12 cups which is nice if you like to drink a lot of coffee and/or are not drinking alone.
Excerpt: Before purchasing the HB 43254 Classic Stainless 12 cup coffee maker I read the reviews like I normally do before making any purchase. I decided to purchase this coffee maker knowing that there may be some minor issues with it - what doesn't these days?
Pros: Brews Quickly, Durable, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Large Pot, Multiple Settings, Stylish
Makes good coffee but the pot has certain annoyances
CenVillager "cenvillager", Amazon
19 December 2014
Summary: This coffee maker produces a good cup of coffee, but there are some problems with it that are very annoying to me. PRO: - Makes a good cup of coffee - The nearly flat cover allows me to place dinner plates on top to preheat them.
Summary: I'm impressed. Our old Mr. Coffee always 'dribbled" when we poured it; always had to wipe up after pouring it. The Hamilton Beach does not do that. It has a very well engineered pouring spout, and is the main reason I picked this coffee maker.