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Bella Ultimate Elite Collection 12-Cup 14623 coffee maker

This Bella 12-cup drip coffee maker has:

  • auto-shutoff
  • a permanent filter.
  • an indicator to tell you when cleaning is needed
  • a measured capacity of 62 oz.
  • a cupcake-type filter.


The Bella Ultimate Elite Collection 12-Cup 14623 is part of the Coffee maker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Coffee maker models like the Ultimate Elite Collection 12-Cup 14623 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Predicted reliability: Predicted brand reliability icons are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased drip coffee makers, not under service contract, within the first four years of ownership.

Owner satisfaction: Owner satisfaction icons are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their drip coffee maker brand to their friends and family.

Brew performance: The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing and an indication of the coffee's concentration.


Programmable Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Brew-strength control Adjusts brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call self-serve, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions HxWxD (in.) Dimensions HxWxD The height, width, and depth of the coffee maker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
14 x 7 x 12