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Forget about carafe replacements
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2018
There is nothing wrong with this coffeemaker - it is a great design, and I particularly love the detachable water reservoir so you can fill it in the sink without spilling anything. HOWEVER, I would up ordering this as a replacement for model 46201 which I bought 3 years ago, and which to all appearances is exactly the same design. Why did I get a new one? Because the carafe on the old one was cracked and there were NO REPLACEMENTS. I even went online to Hamilton Beach and they said the part was "obsolete". They still sell this model, but do not offer a carafe as an accessory. So my ONLY choice if I still wanted the same features was to order the entire machine. Shame on Hamilton Beach for not making these available. I looked at other HB carafes before taking this step, and the reviews were mixed about whether they would fit my machine. Some said "no" some said "Yes" but it was a very tight fit and you had to force it into place. When you plugged the model number in to check whether it was compatible, the answer was "not sure". I think having an "obsolete" part on a 3 year old machine is unconscionable. But what's even worse is that they still sell the SAME machine with no CURRENT carafe replacements. But of course glass carafes never break or crack, right???!!