Hamilton Beach 43254 Ensemble 12-Cup Coffeemaker with Glass Carafe, Black

by admin on May 31, 2010

  • 12-cup coffeemaker with user-friendly control panel and digital display
  • Programmable clock/timer for “wake-up” coffee; brew-pause function
  • Glass carafe with stay-cool handle, measuring marks, and drip-free pour spout
  • Nonstick hot plate; 2-hour automatic shut-off for safety; easy-to-clean removable parts
  • Measures approximately 11 by 8 by 14 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Product Description
Combine function and fashion with the Hamilton Beach 12 cup Classic Stainless Steel accented coffee maker. The coffee maker has accelerated brewing and chlorine removing water filter to enhance the taste of your morning beverage. The drip free carafe eliminates spills.

Hamilton Beach 43254 Ensemble 12-Cup Coffeemaker with Glass Carafe, Black

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Frank Rizzo May 31, 2010 at 4:05 pm

On the handle of the coffee maker is a tag that says “Leak Proof Spout”. I should send a video to Youtube to show how non-leak proof this thing is. Sent the first one back and got a second….guess what? It leaks…now I call HB direct to see if they would send me just the carafe…so I could help the environment…they said yes but were going to charge me for the shipping…this product and company – A joke!!
Rating: 1 / 5

Peter Garry May 31, 2010 at 4:06 pm

I read the reviews and bought this model for one reason only. Several reviewers said it made hot, hot coffee. It does not. It makes warm coffee like most all drip coffee makers. Don’t buy this if you want a hot cup of coffee. Our old Cuisinart broke after many years and I was hoping to replace it with a less expensive model. I’ve already returned this HB model and will try again with another.
Rating: 2 / 5

M. Y. Twocents May 31, 2010 at 6:56 pm

This thing must be made of inferior plastic; the coffee it produces stinks and tastes of petroleum. My wife wouldn’t take a second sip.

What drove me crazy was the surprisingly loud clicking sound coming from the hot plate after brewing. My guess is that it is the switch controlling the heating mechanism, flipping on and off at irregular intervals to control the temperature of the coffee. It’s impossible to ignore once you are aware of it.
Rating: 1 / 5

Kathy J. Reed May 31, 2010 at 9:11 pm

I received this yesterday, it’s going back today. the pot itself is ok but it has NO light. To see the AM or PM you need a flashlight. It would be nice to be able to see the time when you’re in the kitchen. I checked and it doesn’t have one, so i didn’t receive a defective pot.
Rating: 1 / 5

kanor May 31, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I had a GE coffeemaker that I really liked the looks of, but it didn’t keep the coffee hot and the clock didn’t keep time accurately. Then it was recalled for a potential fire hazard! I needed a new pot right away, and looked to Amazon to provide me with good choices and reviews. I’ve never owned a Hamilton Beach coffeemaker before, but the model was very nice looking and would go well with my stainless appliances. The consumer reviews sounded excellent with many saying it was easy to use and kept the coffee hot. I ordered one and received it in two days via my Prime account.

Normally, coffeemakers take a few pots to get the ratio of coffee to water just right to taste. They can sometimes take up to a week to break in and have a good taste to the coffee. This HB coffeemaker was amazing right out of the box. After cleaning the unit, the next morning was the first test pot. I could not believe that I hit on a perfect ratio of coffee to water with the first pot and it tasted wonderful. Better yet, it was HOT coffee and stayed that way until the last drop.

My only wish is that they add a beep to the pot to signal it is done brewing, and another beep(s) to signal it is turning off automatically at the 2 hrs mark. I really liked that feature on the old GE model…. but I’ll take great, hot coffee over beeps any day.

For the money, this is great looking and coffee brewing machine!
Rating: 4 / 5

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