My husband wanted a new coffee maker for his office as the "ladies" had taken over the old one to heat water in for their tea. Priorities were it had to make good coffee, be easy to use and not cost an arm and a leg.
Enter the Hamilton Beach Black 12 Cup Auto Drip Coffee Maker w/Cone Filter, Model #49465. We found this on sale so that covered the price. We took it down to his office and it was just a matter of taking it out of the box and cleaning the filter and carafe before first using it. We were surprised with how easy it was to use and it seemed like it brewed the first pot in no time. I'm not a big coffee drinker so it was my husband's job to taste the first cup. His decision = excellent, job well done!
Some of the features why we chose this Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker were:
**Price & Size - we didn't need a fancy coffee maker with lots of bells and whistles so this 12 cup model was perfect in the amount of coffee it brewed and the overall size was just perfect for the top of the filing cabinet. The entire unit is black and professional looking for any office or your home.
**Auto Drip Brewing with a Cone Shaped Filter - the filter is dishwasher safe or easily hand cleaned.
**Pause & Serve Feature - hubby likes this feature so he can pause the brewing and get a quick cup and let the pot finish while he's already enjoying his first taste of coffee.
**Programmable Clock & Timer - the clock is a nice feature for someone that would use it to check the time and the timer lets you know when your coffee is done.
**2-Hour Auto Shutoff - for those people that are always worried they left something plugged in this feature will turn off the non-stick hot plate for you after two hours.
**Drip Free Carafe - I like the large opening of the carafe, it's drip free when pouring coffee, and makes getting in there for cleaning very easy, especially for men with big hands! It is also dishwasher safe if you use this at home
This was a good buy for the money and makes really good coffee. It's lightweight so if you need to move it around to clean the area underneath it's not a problem. If you need a nice looking, inexpensive, good tasting coffee we would recommend this Hamilton Beach model with confidence.