Hamilton Beach 43254 Ensemble Review

12-Cup Coffeemaker  8.5/10


Hamilton Beach 43254Among its most popular coffee makers in Hamilton Beach’s lineup of automatic drip coffee machines, this reasonably priced 12-cup coffee maker has an attractive stainless steel facing. We like the unit because it produces a good, hot cup of joe in a short amount of time.

The programming is easy for even the least techno-savvy user. The unit is a solid, no frills coffee maker for coffee lovers. It’s attractive enough to keep on the kitchen countertop and the carafe, like most glass carafes can be cleaned in the dishwasher. For users who want a large capacity coffee maker, the Hamilton Beach provides a lot of coffee with little fuss and a small investment


Easy to fill

Easy to clean

Easy to program


Condensation can form when brewing coffee, affecting coffee taste


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