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Bella - Classics 12-Cup Coffee Maker - Chrome/Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 530 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Coffee Tastes Great!

    Posted
    hoss3000
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I used to have a Melitta 12-Cup Coffee Maker until I accidentally broke my glass carafe like a dingus. As some of you have experienced, a morning without coffee can be equivalent to experiencing a traumatic event. Nevertheless, I have always stuck with Melitta Coffee Makers because they have multiple brew settings: Regular, Bold, & Robust. For lovers of really dark and strong coffee, this ability to switch between multiple brew settings is godsend! BB fortunately did not carry Melitta makers and I couldn't find one that did have those settings until I saw this beauty! Soooo I got a coffee from my local SB and picked this guy up from BB and man this was one of my best success stories in life! My coffee tastes so amazingly good now I am blown away daily! The coffee maker even comes with it's own permanent filter which is also really nice: no more buying paper filters or trying to find the right permanent filter online! It doesn't have a robust setting but it's bold setting works good enough! The only cons I can think of is that the latch for removing the top lid to access the water and coffee compartments can be a bit of a pain to get open and the glass carafe can easily spill water/coffee out when pouring. For the latch, you have to push forward the latch and lift up without a lip to pull up on-so as you can imagine it can be a bit cumbersome. Regardless of the cons, I highly recommend this coffee maker!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Elegant, simple operation, Love it!!

    Posted
    BillfromTexas
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    This is my first experience purchasing a Bella brand coffee maker and I have to say that I am very impressed. First of all, this model looks very elegant, with nice stainless steel incorporated into the design. It looks very much like much more expensive brands and, in my opinion, the best looking model at this price point. It is simple with few buttons which is great for me in that all I want to do is press a button and make coffee. I don't need complex settings of questionable value. It does allow setting for a later time, though I have not yet used this feature. This coffee maker is lighter than the coffee maker I replaced, which I like. It comes with a reusable coffee ground basket. In my photo you will see a paper coffee filter used. This is just my preference. I use paper filters because I like to have an easy way to throw away used grounds, but you don't need to use them. So in short, if you wants a truly awesome looking coffee maker (stainless steel look on black), and functions well consider this one. At the time I purchased, I found it much cheaper in store than online. I have included pictures in my review of the coffee maker in action!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great value with all the key features

    Posted
    ianxponent
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    This replaced a Kenmore that just up and died one morning. Anyway, I researched pretty carefully and at one point considered a Cuisinart model that had good ratings but I saw this one on sale and since it had most of the features I wanted went with it at less than 1/3 the price of the Cuisinart. I generally prefer white appliances but find coffee makers in white get stained with brown after awhile so I decided to get this one which is in black and chrome. It has the cone style filter which I prefer as I think they do a better job when you are doing only a few cups of coffee. It also comes with a permanent filter but I use filter papers instead. Unlike most coffee makers I've bought in the past, this one doesn't have a setting for 4 or fewer cups. It has no problem with 4 cups which is my typical morning allotment. I haven't tried with fewer cups but measuring the water would be tricky in that instance as the window on the side of the coffee maker starts at the 4 cup level. BTW, it would be nice to have windows on each side of the coffee maker - I'm right handed but have to fill the reservoir with the carafe in my left hand so I can easily see the water level while pouring. This unit has a "bold" setting but I'm not sure it makes much difference with the number of cups I usually brew. Programming is easy enough, brewing time is decent and, like most coffee makers these days, it shuts off after a couple of hours. When finished brewing, the clock actually shows how many minutes have elapsed since the brewing was completed. The brew pause works well and I find as long as you don't try to pour too quickly, the carafe doesn't make a mess.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Coffee Maker

    Posted
    DRC1
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    I was replacing my old beat up coffee maker whose carafe i’d just accidentally broken. I took a trip to Best Buy and found this gem. This coffee maker not only looks good but also makes some great coffee. It has an included filter, and a backlit screen with time, coffee setting, etc. It’s buikt pretty solid and doesn’t feel or look cheap on my counter. I specially like that the part where the carafe lid and filter basket meet, is well designed. I’ve owned coffee units before where if the carafe wasn’t sitting perfectly, it would spill everywhere. Not with this unit! I also like that the carafe spout is designed to not make a mess when pouring coffee. PROS: - beautiful elegant design in black and stainless to match your other appliances - well designed carafe & spill-free drip design - ability to brew “bold” coffee as an option - included coffee “scoop” (it’s the little things) - great price CONS -none so far after owning for a month

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Pedirn
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've been meaning to write a review on this product- it's a simple to use no nonsense maker.. For me much much better tasting than Keurig cups 100%. I was wasting so many Keurig cups that never completely drained.. This was a smart cost effective product that works wonderfully! My biggest complaint was that the coffee scoop was supposed to have been included and was nowhere to be found. I called Bella directly-no help given at all- told me to return it if I'm not happy- called BB cs several times but not one person offered any solution. Kinda lsft me feeling badly and unimportant as a customer to either ... But I do like this.. & was surprised that best buy wouldn't/couldn't help solve something I thought was simple

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Basic & Simple Coffee Maker

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    overtheair
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    I was in the market for a good but basic coffee maker Just one without having to navigate multiple menus, one that lets me choose my coffee or blend, one that lets me choose the quantity of coffee and water I want to use, etc. In other words, one that lets me make the decisions, not it. This coffee maker fits the bill. It has a bold setting which I like. It makes excellent, rich, deep, dark coffee for me (I tend to like the very dark blends). As I said excellent coffee, easy to make. And very reasonably priced, too. If you don't want the coffe maker to make the decisions for you, choose this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Coffee Maker

    Posted
    Techie
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    We had just bought a new Black and Decker machine 3 months ago, and it was a nightmare. The drip stopper didn't line up and it would overflow. I had to wedge a piece of cardboard in it to make it work. We really didn't want to buy another coffee maker, since we had just bought one, but we were tired of dealing with it. We wanted something designed well but not too expensive. We didn't expect to buy this one, but when we saw it at Best Buy, it such a good deal, we had to buy it. We love this one. It works well, everything lines up. No drips. Its a solid coffee maker for a good price. It looks and functions like a much more expensive machine. We have no complaints at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy a Bella

    Posted
    Royalewithcheese
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    The Bella Classic 12 Cup coffee maker is a great value, is very easy to operate, and most importantly, brews great coffee. It has a clean and very good looking design, the buttons are placed well, and serves its function. I wish it wasn't so easy to change the time, but after brewing several pots of coffee, you remember to push the button on the far right. No need to buy paper filters, because a re-usable filter comes with this machine, and is very easy to clean out. The automatic shut off is perfect if you forget to turn off the machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was getting sick of buying black and decker and

    Posted
    gina
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    I was buyimg black and decker and mr coffee pots 1 a yr either they would start leaking from bottom or when you pour it in you would lose half the water.... where it went I don't know always taste like burnt coffee,,, no mater how matter how mant times you clean them.. I would make a 8 cup pot of coffee and was lucky to get 6 I was ready to but a very expensive one when I found this beauty.. Now I have a descent coffee pot.. and I know what I'm getting every time I make a [pot}...thank you Bella... a happy customer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fine Coffee Maker

    Posted
    P3Driver
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    Easy to use; looks good; like the hidden power cord; small footprint. I could live without the beeping when I hit the ON button & when the brewing is done & when the unit shuts off after 2 hours. To prevent possible damage from steam, I pull unit out from underneath the upper cabinets. I did have water leak onto the counter during the initial plain-water flushing, but I take the blame for that because I forgot to put the filter basket in place; no leaking when I did it correctly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and Efficient

    Posted
    Hawkie
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    When I accidentally put grounds through the water tank of my girlfriend's expensive coffee maker I was sure I was going to be spending a mint securing a replacement. I came across this find on the Best Buy website and it has everything I need without extra features that the average before work drinker doesn't want to deal with. It's got a bold setting, a timer, and an on and off switch and to boot it's a very handsome maker with a handsome pot to match. We are both very happy and Best Buy's pickup process was smooth as usual.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly for multiple cups

    Posted
    CoffeFan
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    I know the latest craze is toward individual cups of coffee but i prefer to brew a pot. It allows me to brew multiple cups, at the strength I like, without having to buy "pods". I specifically make use of the timer function to set the brewing time for the morning so that the coffee is fresh and ready for me to pour for me, my husband, and our 21 yr old. I also like the pause function which allows me to pause the brewing to do my own cup then replace the carafe so the remainder can brew.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good coffee simple machine

    Posted
    AmazonaMayo
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    Glad that I don't need filters for this one, even though we use them from time to time. Also like the bold seep option (but see note below) and the overall sleek look of the coffee maker. Setting the time and programming for brewing the next day is super simple. I like my coffee bold, so I buy bold coffee and espresso. They both work well, but for some reason the "bold" option doesn't work well for these. Maybe using that option with a non bold or espresso option would be best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a Great Deal!

    Posted
    Review
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    I am not a big fan of Keurig simply because of how the brew cycles are set up. I just enjoy my coffee brewed from a regular coffee maker and this one was on sale on Black Friday and I’m still using it! It’s still holding up great and it’s got a “bold” option for a stronger brew. I would highly recommend this if you like to just brew your coffee the simple way without compromising on taste or wasting money on plastic cups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great space saver

    Posted
    Vivalarenaissance
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    Machine replaced a coffee espresso combo that was beyond old. Makes great coffee and is easy to set time and program. Not needing a filter as it has a built in filter is a huge bonus and can save you having to fumble around for a filter in the event you forget to program it the night before. Cord is a good length and can roll under the machine if need to conceal a little. Very pleased with the quality and ability of this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice!

    Posted
    Jojo
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    My husband and I like to get a new pot every year, used to always buy mr coffee, tried the Bella and like the look better and coffee is fine. Nothing fancy just normal coffee used everyday. Easy to clean. Hot pad does get scored a little and that is when we pull out the new one! You only live once!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best coffee!!!

    Posted
    Rich

    Compared to the many different coffee makers that i've tried (Keurig, black and decker, etc), Bella makes the best and smoothest coffee. Perfect with the bold feature. And I've tried may different Keurigs too; different commercial versions and home versions too. As smooth as cold brew. And for the price.... a huge bargin for the quality of coffee it makes. Would definitely recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent coffee maker!

    Posted
    Diane707
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    This coffee maker is so effortless. It is easy to get my coffee brewing in the morning! It seems study as well so I know it won't be breaking on me anytime soon. The water reservoir is huge so you can make a lot of coffee. I would highly recommend this coffee maker to anyone who appreciates a fast and yummy cup of brewed coffee.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Coffee Maker

    Posted
    Woodie
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    I purchased this product online for every day use. It was a Deal of the Day at the time for $19.99. I had never used a Bella coffee maker in the past so this was a new experience. I like the permanent filter. Its easy to use and clean. It has a reg. and bold setting for your brew. I prefer the regular over Bold, but that's my preference. I highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome coffe maker

    Posted
    Woodie
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    I like my coffee hot and not luke warm, well this coffee maker delivers a hot cup everytime you pour one. I am super satisfied with the Bella brand. It has a permanent filter, so I don't have to pay for the paper ones or worry about running out and having to run to the store to restock. I recommend this counter appliance to your kitchen.

    I would recommend this to a friend