Bella Dots Collection 12-cup coffee maker

 
Approximate retail price:
$35
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Summary: This Bella 12-cup drip model has:

  • auto-shutoff
  • a permanent filter.
  • a measured capacity of 61 oz.
  • a cupcake-type filter.
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Type: Drip coffee makers with carafe
About - Bella Dots Collection 12-cup

The Bella Dots Collection 12-cup is part of the coffee maker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffee maker models like the Dots Collection 12-cup are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Brew performance:
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.

Convenience:
Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.

Carafe handling:
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are self-serve models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Features & Specs - Bella Dots Collection 12-cup
info Programmable No
info Thermal carafe/mug No
info Small-batch setting No
info Brew-strength control No
info Dispenser-style No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 14 x 8 x 11
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User Reviews - Bella Dots Collection 12-cup
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1.0
Bella Coffee Maker stopped working
1/14/2016
Pros
Cons
Stopped Working After 1mo
Best Uses
Comment:
After one month of use, the water stopped moving from the resevoir to the coffee filter. Makes all the noise, but no results.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Bella 12 cup coffee maker
12/6/2015
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
Best Uses
Trash Bag Filler
Comment:
The one we have now is the second one we have had, thought the early failure of the first was a fluke. They are not worth anything, and avoid them at any price.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
2 months and BROKEN
10/23/2014
Pros
Stylish
Cons
Doesn't work
Best Uses
Never
Comment:
I bought this coffee maker when I bought my house. It stopped working after exactly 2 months. The light comes on, no coffee comes out. I'd like to throw hot coffee at the people who made this useless pot, but they'd get only coffee grounds and some cold water.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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