Mr. Coffee HCLF Café Motion Hot Beverage Maker
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- Removable 32 oz. Pitcher for take-to-table serving
- Non-Stick Coated Heating Surface makes clean up simple
- Easy Lock Lid twists and locks into place for pouring ease
- Auto Shut-Off turns your hot beverage maker off after the cycle is complete
- Time to Heat Dial allows you to personalize your beverage experience
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It blended the ingredients (powdered cocoa and milk) perfectly with no lumps and put a little bit of froth on the top, just as I like it. It beats the heck out of a microwave or stove-top and stick blender with ten times less mess and clean-up.
I did not find any of the claims deceptive. It is a twist timer. The longer it runs, the hotter it gets. I never expected it to keep a pot of hot chocolate hot. For $28 it is a bargain that works.
Well, it's not what it appeared to be. Here are the issues I have with this machine:
"Easy Lock Lid twists and locks into place for pouring ease": The lid does lock into place for pouring, but it just sits on the top when "closed". Also, it doesn't close tightly, creating a gap at the pour spout. When you turn the machine on and it starts to blend and froth, the liquid seeps out of the top.
Before addressing the other two issues, I want to discuss how this machine heats . On the front is an on/off timer (like a standard kitchen time) that you can set infinitely from 1 cup to 4 cups. The machine runs so long as the timer is ticking, when the timer reaches "off" the machine shuts off.
"Auto Shut-Off turns your hot beverage maker off after the cycle is complete": Because of the way other hot chocolate makers work, I assumed that this feature gauges the temperature of your drink and turns off when it gets to the right temperature. This is sadly not the case. By "cycle" they just mean where you set the timer and by "auto shut-off" they just mean when the timer reaches "off" the machine turns off.
"Time to Heat Dial allows you to personalize your beverage experience", or as the actual Mr. Coffee website says, "Multiple heat settings to control the temperature of your drink": Now wouldn't you assume this means you can tell the machine, "Heat my drink to 110 degrees," or "Heat my drink to 150 degrees," and so on?Read more ›
I have had this in my office for two weeks now and have had good luck with it. Let's face it, it's an incredibly simple machine!!
So far, my favorite has been Hershey's Cacao Reserve Mayan blend Drinking cocoa. It's the adult version of your childhood indulgent hot cocoa. Even made with water it is rich and seductive. The Cafe Motion Hot Beverage Maker does a very good job of mixing and frothing.... if you follow the directions, by putting liquid in first, then putting mixes in the liquid. If you do it the other way around, then you'll never fully mix the two and most of the powder will remain on the bottom.
It is exceptionally easy to clean, but if the pot is empty and you don't intend to clean it right away, it wouldn't hurt to add some water until you get to it.
That's just my two cents.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I already own this, so I bought it as a gift for a friend. She loves it, too! It is easy to use and the cleanup is super fast. Service from my seller was EXCELLENT!!! Read morePublished on January 23, 2010 by S. Melo
We had the Mr. Coffee Cocomotion for several years until it finally quit. In November 2009, we bought the HCLF from Amazon and like some of the features that are different than... Read morePublished on December 26, 2009 by Coolswede
I love this frother! This is my third. They last about a year because I use mine morning and night every day. I have lattes whenever I want them. Read morePublished on December 6, 2009 by Carol Glazier
Along with another hot cocoa machine, I own this one and it works pretty well. It's much noisier than I like, but it does whip up a delicious hot cocoa and whatever else I can... Read morePublished on November 11, 2009 by gls
Great little machine, I make my instant coffee in hear and it works excellent. My husband wants one for his office.Published on September 8, 2009 by Sheila Broussard
I've had this Mr. Coffee Hot Beverage Maker for almost a year now and I havent had any problems with it. It works great and mixes powders and liquid syrups extremely well. Read morePublished on August 22, 2009 by Janell Miller
I purchased my hot beverage maker over a year ago and use it every morning. I have never had any problems with it. Read morePublished on August 21, 2009 by Joli K Stevens
I bought this model from walmart's for under $30. As a matter of fact, I think it was in the clearance aisle and I actually paid $5 for it. Read morePublished on August 17, 2009 by Jennifer M. Moore
do a search in Amazon for the Mr. Coffee version of this drink maker and read the reviews, especially the one by Adelie. Read morePublished on May 31, 2009 by Katy