Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker - Review

Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker

Budget Pick

This coffee maker is the best bang for your buck. It’s extremely simple to use, from start to finish.

  • Programmable clock
  • Automatically pauses when pot is removed, so you can simultaneously brew and serve
  • Swing-out brew basket
  • Makes up to 12 cups at a time
  • Stainless steel and black plastic design
  • Removable water reservoir
  • Three brew strength options: regular, bold, or 1-4 cups
  • Coffee stays warm for two hours
  • Automatic shut-off after two hours
  • Dishwasher safe

Reviews

This affordable, easy-to-use, no-mess coffee maker is a hassle-free way to ensure you always wake up to a fresh pot of coffee.

Consensus

For the casual coffee lover on a budget who enjoys a hot cup of joe as part of their daily routine.

Made the best cup of coffee for store bought pre-ground coffee. Doesn’t bring out the full flavor profile of the coffee which is what you want when brewing store less high quality coffee.

- Thais Wilson-Soler, The Sweethome

This is the best coffee maker I have ever purchased and I’ve spent hundreds on various types. It’s a great design with all the features you need. Separating the water reservoir from the coffee grinds was smart. I purchased a 2nd one of these after the other one started to deliver coffee too slowly after a few years. I probably could have fixed that but why? It’s so cheap.

- Doug, Amazon

What a great coffee-maker! We love this thing. We found that we can use less coffee and set the brew to bold to get a terrific cup of coffee. The 1-4 cup feature is also very handy when we need to make 6 cups or less. It is not a fast brewing coffee-maker, but it makes a much better cup of joe than any other that we have had in the past. We highly recommend this machine.

- Paul R, Amazon

I like everything about this coffee maker. I almost bought a different one but it was noticeably bigger. This is more compact in size so it doesn’t take up a lot of counter space. This one replaced my old Mr. Coffee, which I had for many years. It was okay but had a couple of things I didn’t like. It was difficult to pour water or coffee without it dribbling all over. This Hamilton Beach pot is very well designed. Absolutely no spillage at all. It also works very well if you want to pour a cup of coffee while it is brewing. No unwanted dripping when you remove the pot. I also like the water reservoir because you can remove it to fill, if desired. The quality of coffee it brews is very good, too. I’ve only had it for a couple of months, but so far I’m very pleased with this coffee maker.

- pingman16, Target

These are just some of the top reviews we found for this coffee maker. At the time of publication, this coffeemaker has 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon with over 530 reviews.

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