The Bella 12 cup programmable coffee maker gives you the advantage of waking up every morning to a fresh cup of coffee. This budget brewer does its job quickly by brewing up coffee that stays hot for at least 2 hours on the warming plate.
Regardless of your taste, this coffee maker has got you covered as it has a feature that remembers your brew choice. The best part of this brewer is the fact that you don’t have to use paper filters anymore when you need to use the reusable filter.
By using this coffeemaker, you also have the option of choosing your preferred brew strength, whether it’s bold or regular gourmet.
For people that are always in a hurry when going out, this coffee maker has a 2 hour auto shut off function. Cleaning is also a breeze with this brewer as it has an inbuilt special cleaning cycle.
There’s the bold strength feature that allows you customize the flavour of your coffee to your taste. The coffee maker is programmable as you can set the device a night before and it’ll automatically start brewing in the morning thus saving you time.
During mid-brew, the pause and serve feature lets you serve yourself a cup. All you have to do is pull and pour. The brewing continues the moment you return the carafe into the unit.
This device also comes with coffee scoop and permanent filter. The filter is dishwasher safe and the removable brew basket collects used coffee grounds so there’s no mess created.
This coffee maker was designed with a black plastic exterior and stainless steel which makes this java maker look eye-catching in your kitchen. However, when compared to other coffee makers on this list, the manufacturers – Sensio Inc – could have done better.
However, a major challenge most users will encounter when using this coffee maker in their kitchen is the frequency at which they’ll keep moving it. If it’s under standard sized cabinets, you’ll have to move it when you want to fill either the filter basket or the water tank. The Bella 12 cup programmable coffeemaker is not small as it stands at 15 x 12.2 x 9.7 inches. It is also on the heavy side weighing 6.8 pounds.
What we liked
The coffee maker is very easy to use. Other standout features are the hidden cord storage, non-stick heating plate and audible alerts.
What we didn’t like
You can’t see the water tank outside of the coffee maker. For you to know the water level, you have to look into the brewer while you pour. Brewing at optimal temperature is important to produce great tasting coffee – unfortunately, this coffee maker fails in this regard.
Finally, the carafe isn’t dishwasher safe and there’s a permanent stain on filter after consistent use.