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Bella Dots Collection 12-cup
 
Approximate retail price:
$43.42
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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
User Reviews
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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.
 
2.0
Durability
6/2/2014
Pros
Stylish
Cons
Durability Poor
Hard To Clean
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
Coffee pot is a waste of money. It looks good in the kitchen, but works for about three months.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not a good coffee pot
3/8/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This pot broke in normal, once a day use in less than a week.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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