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Bella Dots Collection 12-cup
 
Price range:
$34.99 - $45.31
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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
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.
 
1.0
Broke in 3 - 4 months
2/28/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Large Pot
Cons
Hard To Clean
Limited Features
No automatic shut off
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Office
Comment:
We make 2 pots a day. The only downside to this coffee maker was that it didn't have automatic shut off, and is difficult to clean. <br /><br />Then today, 92 days after purchasing, 2 days after the warranty expires, it suddenly stops working. Light comes on, but no coffee, and no heat.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Makes good coffee but.....
12/7/2013
Pros
Brews Quickly
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Filter Basket
Large Pot
Cons
Limited Features
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
we make at least two pots a day. coffee maker is easy to use. No timer, which I can live with. After only 2 months, the flow valve came out when I removed the carafe. The manual said there are not user-serviceable parts. This was a gift.
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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