4.4
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Type:
Drip Coffee Makers
Brand:
Hamilton Beach
Models:
47454, 47451, 47454
Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker
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Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker
 
4.4

(based on 59 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I no longer worry about burnt coffee in a glass carafe!

I absolutely love this coffee maker! I’m on my third Hamilton Beach Brewstation (we make a lot of coffee) and always look for the newest model. I love the fact...Read complete review

I absolutely love this coffee maker! I’m on my third Hamilton Beach Brewstation (we make a lot of coffee) and always look for the newest model. I love the fact that I do not have to worry about burnt coffee in the bottom of a glass carafe. Prior to my first Brewstation, my husband refused to drink coffee that was more than two hours old in a glass carafe. This coffee maker is programmable to stay on up to four hours and the coffee still tastes great! The programmable features are very easy to use and in a place where you are not likely to change them accidentally when making coffee. There are only two things I wish were improved:

1. A water amount/indicator should also be placed in the bottom where the water is poured. I’ve sometimes started with a full carafe only to remember after beginning to pour the water in that I wanted less coffee. Unless you measure exactly before you begin to pour, you cannot determine how much water you have in the water tank. And, without unplugging the device, there is no way to pour the water back out. 
2. The basket should be just a bit deeper to enable the water to fill it without spilling coffee grounds over it. We tend to like our coffee very strong.
3. The availability of the water filters and replacement parts. The Hamilton Beach website indicates where these parts are sold, but I’ve never found them in a store! Also, there is one part (the coffee tank filter) that doesn’t seem to be replaceable even from their own web site.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

only partially sold on the hamilton beach brewstation

**I got one of these because I loved the idea of a cup dispenser instead of having to pull a hot glass carafe off a burner.  You just push the very large...Read complete review

**I got one of these because I loved the idea of a cup dispenser instead of having to pull a hot glass carafe off a burner.  You just push the very large button in on the machine after it brew with the backside of your coffee cup and viola, pour yourself a cup.  It has a timer on the front where you can set it to brew at certian times, so when you wake up in the morning you can have your coffee piping hot.  Personally I havent taken advantage of this option because I don't like to leave appliances plugged in.  It doesn't take long to brew at all so this isn't really needed in my opinion.    You can set it so it stays warm for several hrs if you needed to.  However there are alot of things I do not like about this maker.  It comes with a filter that has a handle for easy adding and removal (that part is nice) however the little filter I've had a hard time finding which is quite annoying.  Also when you pour the water from the pot into the back of it, it always seems to splash onto the metal burner unit that is in the middle.  You end up making a mess on the counter, and is quite annoying.**

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4.0

Great for on-the-go people!

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from Ann Arbor MI

Comments about Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker:

I love this coffee maker, for when your on-the-go. I had it for a while, until it started pouring out warm water, and it wasn't worth it to keep it at that point. I got a Keurig, which I actually like much better than this Hamilton Beach coffee pot. But, while I had this, I loved it and I loved the fact that you can fit a thermos into the coffee cup holder. It's great for when I walk to class early in the morning and don't want to wake up half an hour early to drink a cup of coffee. That's the one thing I like about this more than I do about the Keurig. As I said, though, after a couple of years, it started pouring out warm water instead of hot water. I don't know what happened but it was a cheaper coffee pot and it was worth the price for how long it lasted. I would recommend and would probably try it again in the future sometime.

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This is my favorite part - you can brew coffee right into a thermos. It's great for people who love coffee but don't want to wake up extra early.

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5.0

Perfect brewing machine!

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from Westchester, IL

Comments about Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker:

The Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker is probably the most efficient coffee maker I have ever owned. I recently started drinking coffee on a regular basis and this machine hasn't failed me yet. This coffee maker produces excellent tasting coffee each time, but I initially made a mistake with my first brew. When I first washed the water container out I used soap and it greatly affected the taste of the coffee. The coffee had a bitter taste that closely resembled old water from a garden hose. The next time I cleaned out the water container I simply used hot water to rinse it out and it made all the difference in the world. I usually set the maker to start brewing about 30 minutes before I wake up so that the coffee is lukewarm when I take my first sip. The coffee flows effortlessly out of the dispenser and doesn't leak one bit once I disengage it. The only issue I can think of for this machine is that it produces a little condensation from the water container when I lift the top up, but it's very minimal.

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5.0

I love this coffee maker

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from USA

Comments about Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker:

I absolutely love this coffee maker! Hamilton Beach is an amazing brand, who has always had great quality products. I would much rather have the type of coffee maker that holds the coffee into as a dispenser than using the traditional coffee pot. The ease of use with this coffee pot is the most appealing part of the whole thing. The coffee maker its self is very fast when it brews, and it always tastes great. Some makers I have had in the past always had a knack for burning the coffee no matter if I watched it being made or not. The ease of cleaning is another great factor of this coffee maker. It disassembles very easily, and goes back together just as easy. Hamilton Beach did everything right when they made this coffee maker. The quality, and simplicity of this product is what makes it such a great a great product. You will not regret this buy, if you commit to it. The price is right, the quality is there, and overall its a great product.

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5.0

Great coffee maker!

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from Richmond VA

Comments about Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker:

I really love this coffee maker! We had it at my old workplace and we all loved using it. It makes a great pot of coffee without a lot of fuss. It keeps it tasting nice and fresh all day and brews plenty for the office. I also love that it's tall enough that I could fill my travel mug without having to worry about tilting the mug or spilling a pot all over my hands!

Brew Performance
This makes great coffee quickly and I never found any coffee grounds in the pot.

Ease of Cleaning
I had a little trouble with the back of this pot, but overall it was pretty easy to clean.

Ease of Use
This is very user-friendly and takes a lot of the guesswork out of making coffee.

Design
I love the design of this. It's great to have a dispenser that's tall enough for me to fit my travel mug without worrying about spilling it or tipping a pot of hot coffee over my hand, both of which have happened in the past!

Durability
This is a tough coffee maker! It survived my entire office for a year without a single problem, and was still working great when I left.

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4.0

Love this machine!

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from Seneca Falls, NY

Comments about Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker:

Easy to use, convenient. Coffee stays fresh tasting in enclosed container. Opening is tall enough for any cup or mug, including a travel mug. Clock is bright and easy to read. Easy to set timer. Price is very reasonable. I think I like this the best of all the Brewstations.

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4.0

Good coffee maker

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from USA

Comments about Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker:

I bought this coffeemaker as a Christmas present for my mother-in-law last year. She was tired of scrubbing the coffee carafe after my father-in-law would leave it sitting on the burner. After spending a week at my in-laws home this summer I ended up buying one for our home since my husband has the same habit.

Ease of Cleaning
Because it has no carafe there is one less part to clean. The rest is pretty much like cleaning any coffee pot.

Ease of Use
I think it is a very easy system to use and once you have everything program it is just all automatic. I do recommend reading the booklet for program rather than trying to figure it out yourself like we did.

Design
I gave it a 7 only because I do not like the water reservoir. I wish it was not a lift out, but with no carafe I understand why the design is the way it is.

Durability
I have only had the product for about 6 months, but have had no problems. My in-laws have had the one I gave them for a gift for just over a year now and theirs is working great.

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4.0

Pretty Nice Coffee Maker

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker:

I purchased this for our vacation house. I like this carafe-less (is that a word?) coffee maker because my old carafe always dripped from the top when pouring and I always got some coffee on the counter no matter how carefully I poured. This does the trick and I like the convenience of just pressing my cup against the bar and coffee flows out. Some other reviewers stated they had some water spillage when pouring fresh water into the housing. I haven't had that issue. Really, there are only two things that would make this a perfect coffee maker for me. If the base was weighted a bit more it wouldn't slide back so easily when you press your cup against the serving bar. I usually just hold onto the coffee maker with my other hand while I press the bar. The other thing that could improve is the warmer cavity. It keeps the coffee warm but not hot. I like a hot cup of coffee and it lacks in that department. Overall I do like the coffee maker but I usually end up microwaving the coffee to get that extra hotness.

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5.0

Excellent coffee maker, auto-off switch!

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from USA

Comments about Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker:

There is not much worse than a burned cup of coffee...not with this coffee maker! The auto shut off timer after two hours is awesome for busy mothers that need a cup in the morning but get carried away with their day easily. I love that if I really want just a single cup, that can be had just as easily. I can pour a cup mid brew without flooding my counter as well. The coffee is considerably hotter than my last coffee maker as well. Bonus points to Hamilton Beach for replacing the entire unit when my first coffee maker's tank cracked. Their customer service was friendly and easy to work with. Second bonus points for being programmable, which means I can set the maker and forget it to awake to a hot cuppa first thing in the morning! The look of the unit is classic and simply with an easy to wipe-down surface and handsome stainless steel accents. I personally like the size of the travel mug. It's non-slip exterior means I can hustle around the house and not be prone to dropping my full mug all over the place and yet it is not oversized, making it a perfect fit in my van's cup holder. It even has one of the adapters in the single serve size to allow one to utilize a pod. Very handy!

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3.0

Good While It Lasted

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from USA

Comments about Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker:

Okay so I absolutely loved this when i bought it. I bought in 2010. It makes great coffee and is easy to clean. I love the fact that is has different bold levels. And that it will stay hot for up to 4 hours. However a few months ago it has stop staying hot. You literally have to brew it and get your coffee right away or goes cold. But I got a good four years out of it!

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4.0

Nice Cup of Coffee

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from USA

Comments about Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffee Maker:

I'm an everyday coffee type of person and this Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe Coffee Maker was able to provide me with many cups of great tasting coffee throughout the days without taking too long or causing me to have to do too much to get my cup of coffee right. As much as this was a good coffee maker, it did act up a few times, I guess I overused it but it began to take a little longer to finish brewing than usual after a couple months of using it. Overall, this stood up as a good coffee maker for a while but after a while it started to act slower and after it fell on the floor due to it being knocked over, it was gone.

Brew Performance
It brew fairly fast and at a steady rate for the first few months of use but after a while I noticed it got slower in the time it took to brew me a cup of coffee.

Ease of Cleaning
Pretty simple product to clean with no hassle.

Ease of Use
This is like your typical coffee maker and there is nothing hard about using it at all.

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I love how small and neat it is, this allows it to stay on my counter comfortably.

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