The Hamilton Beach 43253 Ensemble 12-Cup Coffeemaker with Glass Carafe,
Red is a large brewer. It can brew up to 12 six-ounce cups of coffee at a time, but
keep in mind that most mugs are larger than 6oz. This machine does have a programmable timer,
which is a great feature if you like your coffee to start brewing first thing in the morning.
Quality and Reliability
The coffee maker has parts and materials of low quality. However, opinions show that it will
likely last through many years of use.
Depending on brand and capacity, brewers can cost anywhere from $12 to $450. This system is
inexpensive compared to most 12-cup coffee machines. Due to its price, users feel that they
aren't necessarily getting their money's worth with this product as it is rated around average
As far as looks go, users find it is somewhat visually appealing. Since coffee makers are always
on the counter, this lukewarm appearance rating should be taken into consideration.
Impatient in the morning? This coffee maker is for you, as users find this machine's brewing
speed to be fast.
Noise is an issue with this machine. If you are concerned with waking up others when the machine
turns on, you will not find it to be quiet enough.
Users are somewhat pleased with this brewer and may recommend it to a friend.
Volume (cups): 12