The Hamilton Beach 47454 BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffeemaker is an extremely convenient and easy to use machine. You simply hold your mug beneath the dispenser and with one touch, you get a cup of coffee to enjoy.
You don’t have to deal with a carafe to wait to fill with coffee because the way the coffee brews and stays is actually all inside the machine. It’s quite an innovative machine!
You can tell just by looking at the outside why the Hamilton Beach 47454 BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffeemaker is such a well-liked machine. It has plenty of extras – starting with the appearance – and this is one example where first impressions live up to the name.
This machine is narrower and more streamlined – all the way to the base, which means it isn’t bulky so you won’t have a counter hog on your hands.
The one step ease of use makes this machine a must have among coffeemakers. Rather than having a pot of coffee sitting around on a burner for hours losing heat and flavor, the coffee is kept ready to serve in a thermal interior. It’s this inner tank that keeps the coffee so fresh.
When filling a cup, the base moves to make it handier for you to be at the best angle to fill up your cup. You’ll also notice when using this machine that slopping coffee out of a cup or dripping drops of coffee onto a burner are things of the past. The one step option with this machine makes it one of the tidiest ways to get a cup of coffee.
When you go to prepare your coffee, the features give you four choices. You can make coffee without any flavor – or, you can choose a delicious tasting coffee like French Vanilla or Blueberry Cream.
Depending on your mood and whether you have to rush right out the door or have some time to spend relaxing, you can set the feature to make only one cup at a time or you can set it to make four cups at once.
You can even set the coffeemaker to create some of the popular iced coffees that are such a hit in hot weather.
The machine comes with a gold tone filter, but like other machines, you can add a paper filter along with the permanent one.
If you need to get a cup of coffee right away, you don’t have to wait for it to finish brewing – which is remarkable with this system, where the coffee is kept in the machine.
Comparable with the feature on the Cuisinart DCC-1200, all you have to do is a brew pause and you’re good to go.
Also like what’s featured with the Cuisinart DCC-1200, the Hamilton Beach 47454 BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffeemaker is programmable so that you can set it the night before and wake up to fresh coffee readymade for you.
The clock feature on this machine has a great light background, making the numbers very easy to see – especially in the dark. Plus, it has this feature at the top of the machine, which most of the nicer models have.
The tank of the coffee machine comes off, so that makes filling it up with water very convenient and less of a mess than using a carafe. This eliminates that step so it’s a time saving feature as well.
The cost is comparable to the Cuisinart coffee machine, too.
This machine has the extra safety feature of having a built in shut off that’s timed to turned the machine off after four hours. But unlike some machines, where you don’t have a choice in the time the machine turns off automatically, the Hamilton Beach 47454 BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffeemaker gives you the option of setting it for between 0-4 hours. The Cuisinart also offers that great safety feature perk.
Cleaning this machine is easy – and just in case you’re the forgetful type, it will let you know when it’s time to give it a cleaning, so that’s convenient – something that you don’t have to keep up with on your to-do list.
You can use the filter every day for about two months, depending on how many times you make coffee per day, before you have to change the water filter – so that’s pretty long lasting.
The Hamilton Beach 47454 BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffeemaker doesn’t have a signal to beep to let you know when you can grab a cup of coffee. You don’t get any kind of warning signal either when the machine shuts off, so that can be annoying.
Some customers have said that when the coffee remains in the insulated tank for several hours, the coffee can pick up the taste of the machine and doesn’t taste as good. So depending on how fast you drink coffee, this may or may not work for you.
It’s difficult for some people to get used to the notion of a “cup at a time” machine after being used to using a carafe.