Bella Coffee machines are manufactured and sold by Bella Housewares. Bella’s main goal is to make kitchen life fun and uncomplicated. They maintain a pleasing popping aesthetics with their machines and combine them with a healthy dash of environmentally safe features. Bella Houseware machines also guarantee longevity and are free of environmentally harmful chemicals. So consumers’ consciences can rest easier when purchasing one of their products. Before getting into the Bella coffee maker reviews, let’s brief you on the brand and its product range to start with a full picture.
Bella Housewares Product Range
Bella has lived up to its motto of “Made to make your life easier and your kitchen cuter” from the very beginning. Bella is owned by Sensio Technologies, hailed from Montreal Canada. Sensio originally marketed stereoscopic image-processing and semi-conductor technologies for the creation of 3D content in film studios. Owning Bella only happened after Sensio wanted to capitalize on its huge consumer base which relied upon electronic appliances.
Bella kitchen appliances include coffee makers, blenders, cookers, air fryers, griddles and skillets, toasters, and waffle makers. Bella coffee machines do come in all shapes and sizes (single-serve to a full 12-cup pot). Their products are available at a number of retailers, such as Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Macy’s, and many more. You can also order them online.
Bella Coffee Maker: Product Reviews
BELLA – 13683 Personal Espresso Maker
The Bella–13683 personal espresso machine was released for aspiring home baristas and will have them saying “Latte” in no time. This dark-toned compact steel-made personal-sized espresso machine has a dimension of 9.45 x 9.45 x 11.22 inches while weighing 4.76 lbs. It utilizes a button-based user interface.
Bella personal espresso maker is equipped with 5 bars of pump pressure that puts out bold, crema-filled espresso shots in seconds. It has an easy-pour glass decanter, a frothing wand, and a detachable filter basket. Its built-in milk frother can stretch your innovative barista mind by offering the options of latte, cappuccino, and macchiato.
We especially have to mention in our Bella espresso maker review how much we’re impresses with its steam wand. It froths quickly enough to turn your hot plain espresso into a fancier hot cup of latte or cappuccino. So channel your inner barista and imagination while at it!
The steam-pressurized safety cap and the detachable drip tray stop accidental leaks. Since the permanent filter basket is also detachable, cleaning it turns so easy. The decanter is equipped with a cool touch and drip-free spout too – all to ensure a no-mess coffee experience.
Pros – budget-friendly espresso maker, in-built steam wand, detachable permanent filter, steam-pressure cap, easy cleaning, and pouring, and makes 2 servings at once as well as immediate milk variations.
Cons – the knob is hard to turn and poorly marked, the plastic-made knob can’t withstand heavy pressure, and metal shavings can leach onto your counter and cause stains.
- Brew Lattes, Americanos, Cappuccinos & Macchiatos With A Simple Turn Of A Knob
- The Steam-Pressurized Safety Cap & Removable Drip Tray Prevent Accidental Leaks
- An Easy-Pour Decanter With Cool Touch & Drip-Free Spout Ensures Safe Serving
- The Steam Wand Quickly Warms & Froths Milk
- Make Café-Quality Beverages At Home
BELLA – 14436 One Scoop One Cup Coffee Maker
In this Bella Coffee Makers review, Bella – 14436 has the most compact design and sleek design. This 1-scoop 1-cup coffee and tea maker strives to become your best friend in the mornings. 1-scoop operation means just adding ground coffee or a loose tea leaf. Then press its button. Voila! In minutes you will be enjoying your perfect cup of bold-tasting coffee or tea.
It has an adjustable drip tray (height-wise) that accommodates a variety of mugs and travel tumblers. Additionally, you can make hot water for meals such as oatmeal, instant soups, and hot cocoa. The machine weighs just 1.9 lbs. because it’s made with plastic and has a dimension of 4.75 x 10 x 7.25 inches. This model comes in 3 colors red, red with black, and silver with black.
This 1-cup coffee maker comes with a dishwasher-safe permanent filter. The permanent filter has a detachable brew basket that collects all the used coffee grounds for easy and eco-friendly disposal. With 600 Watts of power, this coffee maker is also an ideal quick pick-me-up. The 14 oz. water tank and detachable drip tray help you do brewing in minutes and with minimal chores. This machine is among the list of great choices for any smaller kitchens, offices, and dorms. The compact, streamlined exterior build won’t clutter a countertop. When it comes to brewing quality, you’ll be in for a rich, delicious coffee served with quickness and convenience.
Because of its hinged lid to the filter and water tank access, it is way easy to operate with minimal care and maintenance. The ON/OFF button on the side of the coffee maker simply gets things going without any fuss. Additionally, an illuminated rocker switch will let you halt the brewing process. To clean its filter basket, simply rinse it after brewing. To clean the filter, use its handle to bring it out from the basket. Note that the filter is dishwasher-safe.
Pros – easy to set this machine up, one-touch one-scoop operation, perfect coffee brew in minutes, components are dishwater safe, and great for small spaces.
Cons – the mesh is a bit flimsy and there is no auto-off function.
- Delicious Cup In Minutes With Minimal Cleanup
- Great For Small Kitchens
- Make Hot Water For Tea, Hot Chocolate, Oatmeal & More
- Comes With Dishwasher Safe Permanent Filter
- Features A Hinged Lid For Access To The Filter And Water Tank
- Drip Tray Adjusts To Accommodate Various Size Mugs
BELLA – 17244 Single Serve Coffee Maker
With the Bella–17244, you’ll be able to enjoy perfect, full-bodied, and flavorful single-serve cups of coffee. This is the only single-serving coffee machine featured in our Bella coffee maker reviews. It can brew with K-cup capsules along with their regular ground coffee settings. This Single-Serve Bella machine ensures maximum flavor extraction and full-body-ness by combining the pressurized pumps and adjustable water stream for your favorite ground coffee.
Available only in black color, this model weighs only 4.85 lbs. while having a dimension of 9.17 x 8.97 x 13.74 inches. Impressive addition of 3 different brewing options that come with 6, 10, and 15 ounces of serving sizes. Unfortunately, we have to agree here with other prominent Bella single-serve coffee maker reviews in pointing out that this cup sizes have an unusual pattern since it jumps straight from 6 oz. to 10 oz. rather than going into an 8 oz. cup size.
Also The large 40 oz. detachable water reservoir adds to your convenience by allowing you to brew several cups without having to refill the unit frequently. Much like the other Bella models, you can also fit in various cups/mugs because of the height-adjustable drip tray. The reusable filter for ground coffee and the K-cup compatible holders are included with the machine. Unlike the Bella–14436, this one does come with an Automatic Shut-Off feature for added safety and convenience.
Pros – the ability to use both pre-ground and capsules for your coffee, 40 oz. water tank which is also detachable has simple yet clear effective functionalities and great value for money.
Cons – the motor is loud while operational, water splashes do happen even with the big detachable water tank, and there’s no 8 oz. cup size, it goes from 6 oz. to 10 oz. straight.
- Large 40 Oz Removable Water Tank For Easy Filling
- Brews K-Cup Compatible Capsules
- 3 BREW SIZES: 6 Oz, 10 Oz & 15 Oz
- Pressurized Pump Ensures Maximum Flavor Extraction
- Automatic Shut Off For Added Safety And Convenience
BELLA – 14755 12-Cup Coffee Maker
Capable of brewing fresh, 12 hot cups of coffee the BELLA Elite 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker comes with a 24-hour fully programmable timer. It features a carefree convenient 2-hour auto shut-off technology to allow you to grab your cup of coffee in the morning without and rush. This stainless steel-made customizable machine weighs 5.51 lbs. and has a dimension of 9.72 x 7.16 x 13.62 inches.
What we can agree with the majority of the Bella 12-cup programmable coffee maker reviews out there is that this machine’s most appealing feature is its 12-cup coffee-making capacity. The brew strength selector will allow drink customizations to match your taste bud. It also has a 1 – 4 cup function to choose between various cup sizes.
The 14755 coffee machine can brew rich, delicious pots of coffee with speed and convenience. It features a compact, space-saving design that ensures user-friendly durability and controls function as well as easy-to-clean components. This is the most popular Bella machine in the market, thus we had to introduce it in our Bella coffee maker reviews article.
This coffee maker is constructed with stainless steel and features an easy-to-read backlit LCD display panel. To ensure optimum flavor and maximum lifespan it employed its own special cleaning cycle. Much like the other single-serve models, this machine also comes with a dishwasher-safe, reusable coffee filter.
Pros – easy to use and maintain, backlit LCD on the display, special cleaning cycle, and user-friendly functionalities.
Cons – coffee filters can get moldy occasionally and can create some condensation.
- 12-Cup Coffee Maker
- Brew Strength Selector
- Easy-To-Read Backlit LCD Display
- Special Cleaning Cycle
- Space-Saving Design, User-Friendly Controls
- Full Carafe Taste In Smaller Quantities
Buying Tips For Best Bella Coffee Makers
Coffee makers are an essential part of your kitchen. Because it’s not only an appliance to ease your life but also should make a statement on your fashion and décor sense. There’s something out there for everyone regardless of your affordability. Here are some of our tips for picking your favorite Bella coffee makers.
- Bean Hopper: Your ability to brew a good amount of coffee always starts with the bean capacity. Whether you apply freshly ground or pre-ground coffee good-sized and sealed hopper preserves and maintain the freshness and the aroma of the grounds until it dispenses onto the coffee filter. So always check the goodness of the bean hopper before picking a machine
- Coffee Capacity: Even though your coffee machine can hold a lot of water doesn’t mean it will brew an equal amount of coffee at once. The coffee capacity simply means how much-brewed coffee it can hold/make in one go. Some coffee machines have 2 capacities, one for regular use and one for brewing espresso
- Filter(s): The name says it all, this part extracts the shots. There are many types and materials for these filters. Try to check and buy a machine that matches your requirements as well as offers quality and longevity consistently
- Water Reservoir: Water storing capability directly tells you how many cups of coffee the machine would be able to make. Also, a well-made water tank comes with a good water filter to ensure the best quality water for your coffee. Not only that the more your water gets filtered, the better your machine saves itself from calcium buildups
- Grind Specialty: Pick a coffee machine that matches your preferred grind types. Coarsely ground beans will give you stronger coffee than finer-ground beans. Some machines specialize in brewing in specific types of grind quality. So always keep this factor in mind
Usage And Cleaning
Bella coffee machines are pretty straightforward and it’s one of their nicest aspects. Most coffee machines come with one simple button. While the more sophisticated programmable models have well-labeled buttons as well as LCD screens.
We advise you to Descale a Bella coffee machine only once per month. Almost after every month, the coffee machine gets built up with calcium inside the lines and crannies. Like most kitchen appliance manufacturers, Bella Houseware also recommends using a solution of Bleach and Water to flush out the Calcium buildup.
For its 12-cup models, you’ll want to fill up the water tank with a 6:4 cup ratio of White Vinegar and Water. Make sure the coffee carafe is set beneath the spout. Then you have to hold the KEEP WARM button. Release that button only when its LCD screen flashes with the message “CLEAN”.
When it’s done, you will hear a beep. After it, discard all the water/vinegar residual solution. Make sure to run the machine 2-3 times only with just cold fresh water to flush out all the vinegar solution leftovers and flavors out of the system.
For the single-serving Bella coffee machines, you’ll do a similar pattern. But fill up the water reservoir with a 1:1 ratio of Water and Vinegar. Run it until the tank is empty and then similarly run another 2-3 fresh rinsing cycles with fresh water only.
Does Bella Coffee Maker Use K Cups?
Yes, Bella has 17244 and various other models that use K-cups.
Can You Put Milk Into A Bella Coffee Machine?
You should never put milk in any coffee maker, doesn’t matter whether it’s a Bella coffee maker or not. Only pour milk into the proper milk pitcher for steaming or frothing.
Who Makes Bella Coffee Maker?
Bella coffee makers are made by Bella Housewares which is owned by Sensio Technologies.
How Do You Make Iced Coffee In A Bella Coffee Maker?
Set your coffee ground/K-Pod accordingly. Then take a 15 oz. tumbler half-full with ice cubes. Remove the drip tray to make space for the cup (do not have to do this if you’re using a smaller cup for your iced coffee). Now start brewing.
Our Bella Coffee Maker reviews have picked the most popular machines which are also affordable, and compact with an added dash of funk. No matter what the style it’s going to rock in your kitchen. From single-serving to programmable – they all provide quality over quantity and live up to the Bella Housewares motto.