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Bella Dots Collection 12-cup
 
Approximate retail price:
$59.12
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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: 8- to 14-cup drip coffeemakers with carafe
About - Bella Dots Collection 12-cup

The Bella Dots Collection 12-cup is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker 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 brew-and-dispense 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
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.
 
4.0
Cheap and Colorful
10/11/2014
Pros
Cheap
Multiple Colors
Permanent filter included
Cons
No timer
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
I've had the Bella for over a year and it makes good coffee. I used it for my morning coffee daily and for the household on weekends. I also like how hot the water comes out as I use it to heat water for hot tea. The permanent filter is a bonus. Downside is there's no timer and it's hard to see the on light from afar. <br /><br />I did have a hickup where it stopped working but I just turned it off, emptied all the water from the reservoir, waited and then refilled it and tried again and it resumed working since.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
just awful...
8/24/2014
Pros
Stylish
Cons
Complicated Controls
Dont Last Long
Hard To Clean
Limited Features
Long Brew Time
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
I use this coffee maker at least 4xs a day and only had it 2months and it will not brew..lights on no coffee...what a waste of my hard earned money...CAN I GET MY MONEY BACK????/
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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