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.
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.
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.
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
Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Adjusts brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call brew-and-dispense, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
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:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Jacksonville, NC
Cheap and Colorful
Permanent filter included
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By COFFEE CRAZY
from NASHVILLE NC
Dont Last Long
Hard To Clean
Long Brew Time
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????/