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Review of the Hamilton Beach Brewstation 12 Cup Coffeemaker
The Hamilton Beach Brew Station 12 Cup Coffee Maker has no carafe (the pot or container used to serve the coffee), instead the coffee is self contained within the unit and is released into your cup by pressing on a dispenser (just like you see in coffee stores). The advantage is that you can get coffee with one hand and not worry that you'll be clumsy and break the carafe or make a spill that you have to clean up. Not having a pot to worry about is also great because there is one less thing to clean!
This particular model holds standard sized coffee filters and has an internal warming tray to keep the coffee warm for up to 4 hours. It holds 12 cups (which is probably obvious from it's name) and can dispense both into a regular coffee cup and into a traveler's mug.
One of the strangest features about the Hamilton Beach Brewstation 12 Cup Coffeemaker is the double push of the on/brew button to get the unit started. Much like the double click of your computer's mouse to open a file, you must do the same thing to the round push button located on the front of the machine to get it going.
The other thing to be aware of, is how easy the button is to dispense coffee. It would be very easy for a child to accidentally push the button and get scalded with hot coffee. So make sure that the coffee maker is well out of reach from the kids (if you have them).
Make it Safe
This coffee pot has no container and the push button to dispense makes it easy for kids to dispense unintentionally and end up burned by scalding hot coffee.