Some people say brewing the perfect cup of coffee is a skill. Well, the coffee maker you use also matters. For that reason, we'll cover several Bella coffee maker options to help you find the right option.

There are many coffee makers in the market and it can be quite a challenge to know which is best for you. You want to consider several things such as the grinder, ease of use, and the features. Your choice also depends on the amount of coffee you make.

What Is the Bella Coffee Maker?

The Bella coffee maker is basically a coffee maker made under the Bella brand. We chose Bella coffee makers due to their quality, and exemplary design that makes them ideal for brewing quality coffee. Though they come in different shapes and design, they have similar characteristics with how one should use them.

 

Reading the User Manual

The first step when using any Bella coffee maker is to read the user manual. Though rare, sometimes users electrocute themselves because they have not read the user manual.

Setting up the Machine

The second step in using a Bella coffee maker is to ensure that water levels are past the minimum line level and not beyond the maximum. The following steps are to be followed;

  1. Lift the coffee maker lid and pour water into the reservoir past the minimum line level
  2. Place the empty carafe on the warming plate
  3. Put the desired filter in the removable filter holder
  4. Add the required amount of ground coffee
  5. Close the lid
  6. Plug it into a 120V/60HZ power source
  7. Once the background indicator is illuminated, press the start button
  8. Once the brewing process is complete, wait for 60 seconds before serving
  9. To turn the coffee maker off, press and hold the start button

Setting the Clock

  1. To select the Hour, press the HR button and hold to toggle
  2. To select the MIN, press the MIN button and hold to toggle
  3. Press SEL to authenticate the time

Selecting the Brew Strength

For a regular brew session press MODE once and then the SEL button for confirmation before pressing the START button. For Gourmet strength, press Mode twice and then SEL to confirm before pressing the START button. For a bold strength, press MODE three times, SEL once and then START button to brew.

 


Product Specs

Bella coffee makers boast of several unique features. These features include;


An Automatic Start Feature

This feature makes it possible for one to program the coffee maker so it can automatically start the brewing process depending on when it is programmed. This is done by pressing and holding the Auto button until the PROGRAM appears. You will then have to set the hour and minute then the SEL button to set the machine. Once the timer time is on, it will automatically brew

Clean Function

This feature makes it possible for the coffee maker to clean itself. This is expected to last for about 1 hour, depending on the coffee maker in question. For the clean function to work, you will need to fill the coffee maker with water. Then press the MODE button five times then the SEL button. Once this is one you can press the START button for the cleaning process to begin.

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Pause and Serve Feature

This feature enables you to serve your coffee before the entire brewing process is complete. To enjoy your coffee before the process is complete, remove the carafe and then return it on the warming plate for the brewing process to complete.

The BELLA Classics 12 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker has several unique features that distinguish it from other Bella coffee makers.  It uses 950watts to operate, and it can brew 12 cups of coffee. This makes it unique for a family setting.

The Bella classic allows you to customize your coffee to either concentrated or dilute thanks to its bold strength selecting features. Its programmable feature is helpful as you can wake up to find readymade coffee and this saves you time in the morning. All you have to do is to set it to auto-brew at least ten minutes before you wake up.

This coffee brewer boasts of a pause and serve feature and comes with a permanent filter and coffee scoop. The main advantage of this permanent filter is that it is dishwasher safe, and the mess is minimized by the removable brew basket that collects the waste.

Pricing

 All the products on this review can be bought on Amazon Prime. The price of this Bella coffee maker is around $$.

 

How It Compares

We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare. These products are;Unique features include a 2-hour auto-shutoff feature for safety and a water level indicator for accurate measurement.  It has a removable filter basket and a 24-hour programmable timer.


BELLA Classics 12 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Bold Brew Stainless and Chrome
  • 950 Watt brewing system delivers 12 cups of bold and delicious piping hot cup of Joe in minutes with just one touch of a button
  • Bold strength selecting feature allows you to customize the coffee flavor to your prefered tastes
  • Wake up to a fresh pot of coffee every morning! Programmable up to 24hours - set it the night before to auto-start brew first thing in the morning
  • Pause and serve feature allows you to serve a cup of coffee anytime, even mid-brew! Simply pull and pour. Brewing will resume as you place carafe back in the unit
  • Includes permanent filter and coffee scoop. The permanent filter is dishwasher safe and has a removable brew basket that collects the used coffee grounds to minimize the mess

Price

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The price of this product is around $$.

Ease of Use

It is easy to make 12 cups of coffee as the carafe is designed to accommodate this amount of coffee. This makes it suitable for a family setting. You can make your favorite coffee the way you want it as it has a bold strength selecting feature. Other features that make it easy to use include a wake up programmable feature and a pause and serve feature.

Brew Performance

This Bella coffee maker makes exemplary coffee with a wide range of options to choose from, thanks to its bold strength feature. It is economical as it only uses 950 watts of electricity. Other features that enhance its performance include a pause and serve feature and a 24-hour programmable feature.

Design Quality

This Bella coffee maker is designed using a stain-resistant material. Its carafe has a unique handle for easy grip, and the coffee maker occupies a small space which makes it suitable for small kitchen space areas.

Warranty

Warranty information can be checked on the manufacturer’s website only.

Pros

  • Makes exemplary coffee
  • Economical to use

Cons

  • Some units may be defective
  • Made of low-quality materials

BELLA 13755 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Polished
  • 24 hrs. programmable timer lets you set and go
  • Removable filter basket and glass carafe with measuring indicator included
  • 2 hour auto-shutoff feature for your safety
  • 12 cup capacity
  • Water level indicator so you know when to refill

The Bella 13755 boasts of several unique features and one of them is its capability to make 12 cups of coffee because of the size of its carafe. It comes in a sleek modern design with an LED light on it.

Unique features include a 2-hour auto-shutoff feature for safety and a water level indicator for accurate measurement.  It has a removable filter basket and a 24-hour programmable timer.

Price

$$

The price of this product is around $$.

Ease of Use

It is easy to use because of its 24-hour programmable feature and its 12 cup capacity. Other factors that make it easy to use include a water level indicator so you can brew as desired.

Brew Performance

It is suitable for a family setting as it can make 12 cups of coffee at a go. It also has a 24-hour programmable feature that enhances its performance.

Design Quality

It comes in a modern and sleek design which is black. Its design makes it possible for it to fit in small kitchen areas and this saves you on space.  Its carafe has a strong handle that protects you from hot coffee.

Warranty

Warranty information can be sourced from the manufacturer’s website only.

Pros

  • Makes exemplary coffee
  • Economical to use

Cons

  • Some units may be defective
  • Made of low-quality materials

Bella BLA13930 One Scoop One Cup Coffee Maker, Black
  • Compact design takes up little counter space
  • Permanent filter and brewing basket are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
  • Adjustable drip tray is able to accommodate a variety of cup sizes
  • Pause and serve function
  • 1 year limited warranty

Unlike other Bella coffee makers, this coffee maker has a unique and compact design that is black. This coffee maker is suitable for use by users who have issues with space as it takes up little counter space. Unlike other coffee makers that are digital, this is an analog coffee maker. One unique aspect of this coffee maker is that it is dishwasher safe and comes with a brewing basket and a permanent filter.

Its design incorporates an adjustable drip tray, and this enables the coffee maker to accommodate different cup sizes. Though analog by nature, it does not fall short of one important feature and that is a pause and serve feature.

Price (Approximate only)

$$$

You will pay around $$$ to get this product.

Ease of Use

It is easy to use this Bella coffee maker as it has an adjustable drip tray. This allows you to use different cup sizes comfortably, and this reduces the chances of messy splashes occurring. Other features that make it easy to use his coffee maker is a permanent filter and one flip switch. This coffee maker is ideal for those who prefer simplicity.

Brew Performance

This coffee maker is consistent with the quality of coffee it makes throughout because of the permanent filter used. Unlike other coffee makers, it boasts of a small footprint.

Design Quality

It has a simple design with no clock or a program switch. It is designed in such a way that all removable parts are dishwasher safe.

Warranty

It has a 1-year warranty

Pros

  • It is dishwasher safe
  • Has an adjustable drip tray

Cons

  • It is made of poor quality materials
  • Some products are defective

BELLA 14436 One Scoop One Cup Coffee Maker, Black and Stainless Steel
  • EFFICIENT & EASY: This single cup coffee maker features a dishwasher safe permanent filter so you'll never need paper filters again. The 14-oz water tank & adjustable drip tray lets you brew a delicious cup of drip coffee in minutes with minimal cleanup
  • SPACE SAVER: A great choice for smaller kitchens, offices, studios & dorms, the One Scoop One Cup Coffee Maker has a compact, streamlined design that won't clutter a countertop. You can also use it to make hot water for tea, hot chocolate, oatmeal & more
  • SAVOR THE QUALITY: Our one cup coffee makers brew you a rich, delicious single cup of java with quickness & convenience. They feature compact, space-saving design & durable, easy to clean components, plus earth-friendly dishwasher safe reusable filters
  • You need quick & convenient kitchen solutions to simplify your hectic life. We provide you with the right small kitchen appliance & also equip you with essential tools like recipes, tips & product videos. The kitchen should be fun. With Bella it can be.
  • COMPARE THE QUALITY: Compare our wide selection of small kitchen appliances to similar products from Cuisinart, Hamilton Beach, Breville, Oster, Waring, Krups, Black & Decker, Presto, KitchenAid, Braun, Bunn, Presto Myjo, Keurig, Bella or Westinghouse.

This Bella coffee maker boasts of a unique compact design red. It is easy to use as it is not programmable neither does it have an auto-off feature. It is designed to fit in small spaces hence suitable if you have problems with space. This coffee maker also boasts of a permanent filter, and this is helpful as you will not have to buy filters every time you use them.

Other unique features include an adjustable drip tray that can accommodate cups of different sizes and a pause and serve feature. The removable parts of this coffee maker are also dishwasher safe.

Price (Approximate only)

$$

You can buy this product for around $$ dollars.

Ease of Use

It is easy to use this coffee maker as it has no programmable buttons. To use this coffee maker, all you need is to use the one flip switch to turn it on. When you want to wash it, all you have to do is to remove the removable parts and put them in a dishwasher as they are dishwasher safe.

Brew Performance

It has a low footprint, and this makes it ideal for home use. It can make a variety of drinks all consist throughout its life cycle because of the permanent filter it uses.

Design Quality

It comes in a red color that is Compaq, and this increases the aesthetic beauty of your kitchen. Unlike other Bella coffee makers that do not support different mugs, this coffee maker boasts of an adjustable drip tray suitable for all kinds of cups.

Warranty

It has a limited one-year warranty

Pros

  • Adds aesthetic beauty to your kitchen
  • Has an adjustable drip tray

Cons

  • One year limited warranty
  • Some units may be defective

 Conclusion

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For this review, the Bella classic 12 cup coffee maker carries the day. This is because of its 12 cup capacity and other amazing features such as a bold strength select feature and a 24-hour programmable feature.

For this, we gave it a final rating of 4.5.

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