Hamilton Beach 47214 BrewStation
Hamilton Beach 47214
I received this coffee maker for as a birthday gift from my son and his wife. I was a bit skeptical as to whether it would make as good a cup of coffee as my older one, but was pleasantly surprised. The coffee tastes fresh longer than my old machine, and never has a scorched taste. Also, since there is no burner for coffee to drip on, my kitchen is always filled with the smell of freshly brewed coffee and never reeks of burnt coffee that has dripped from the removable pot. Since there is no exposed burner, I feel this product is a much safer alternative to traditional coffee makers. Another feature that makes it safer for use in my home is that there is no glass carafe.
I never again have to worry about bumping the pot against cups, the counter edge, or even the bottom of the coffee maker, causing it to crack. The automatic shut off is a wonderful feature! I never have to worry whether i remembered to shut the coffee maker off and will never again have to scrub a pot that has burnt, dry coffee inside it. The BrewStation Looks very nice sitting on my counter top. Very sleek and modern looking. Some features of the machine make it very convenient for me to use.
I love the one hand dispensing. The fact that i can make anywhere from 2 to 12 cups, depending on how much i need to make at once, is surely a plus. Even though there is no clear glass, I can see exactly how much is left in the pot through a sleek plastic window one the front of the coffee maker. There are, however, a few things I would like to see done differently on my coffee maker. I wish that there were an option to pivot the lid open to fill the machine.
Sliding it out from under my cabinets is an ordeal because the little rubber feet try to grip the counter. This makes my coffee maker bounce and im afraid over time it will become damaged. It would also be nice, and much safer even for households with small children, if there were a switch somewhere to allow the dispensing button to be disabled. My grandson loves to sneak a push on the button and watching coffee flow out.