West Bend HERSHEY’S Hot Beverage Machine : Great machine, only hot chocolate recipe comes with it.

A couple of design missteps on an otherwise nifty product. . Part blender, part heater, mostly awesome. You put in your liquid, any other mixes (powder works best i think. I didn’t think chocolate syrup blended as well as it should have) and start it up. There are three modes to it. Fast heat (use for hot frothy drinks), slow heat (use for hot drinks with no froth) and a stir/froth only (no heat. More on this mode in a minute). Now at first glance the rotor seems pretty, well, wimpy.

Great for parties but not for single or couple.

A couple of design missteps on an otherwise nifty product. . Part blender, part heater, mostly awesome. You put in your liquid, any other mixes (powder works best i think. I didn’t think chocolate syrup blended as well as it should have) and start it up. There are three modes to it. Fast heat (use for hot frothy drinks), slow heat (use for hot drinks with no froth) and a stir/froth only (no heat. More on this mode in a minute). Now at first glance the rotor seems pretty, well, wimpy.

Good hot chocolate, but it is loud and does not feel well constructed at all. . While this looks and feels like a handy device to make your favorite hot chocolate, the reality is that it is really loud and not very well built (as others have noted). Yes it looks cool, and everyone loves their ability to show of the latest of beverage serving devices, but i think this falls short. It does keep the beverage hot/warm, but for the simple task of making hot chocolate, i think the better and frankly, simpler choice is the per cup mix you can buy and just nuke. Probably would not have bought on my own.

  • A couple of design missteps on an otherwise nifty product.
  • The most important thing is that after all mixed and
  • Good Hot Chocolate But . . .

HERSHEY’S Hot Beverage Machine (CL400BGH)

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  • Hot Chocolate, Cappuccino, Mulled Cider & more are easy to make, on demand, from the comfort of your home
  • Large 60oz container with thermometer controlled base
  • Automatically shuts off when the perfect temperature has been reached and starts heating when beverage has cooled
  • No drip, dispensing handle. No need to pick up a heavy hot pitcher
  • Measuring scoop included

This hershey’s hot beverage machine is great for hot chocolate, or various hot coffee beverages based on mixes. It has a large, 60 ounce capacity, which is about 7-8 cups of drinks. You simply add the desired amount of water or milk. Add the cocoa, hot chocolate mix, cappuccino mix, or whatever else you want into the mixing chamber. There are 2 heating options: slow or fast mix. The faster gives you more froth. There is also a separate high speed frothing mixing setting. This device rapidly brings your drink to what they call the “perfect temperature” which is about 145 f. The neat thing is that there is a sensor on the mixing bowl, and if the temperature drops below, it will automatically heats your drink back up.

Use this for cappuccino every day. I may be slightly addicted to how easy it is to grab my cup of wake up every morning. Fill with water and add ingredients. Then walk away for a short time. Keeps the liquids heated while you sip on your current cup. Easy to take apart and clean as well.

It came early and we love it.

So fun and easy to make one or many cups of hot chocolate now. When they say it makes and keeps hot chocolate at the perfect temperature, they aren’t kidding. That stuff is hot and satisfying, and just a half degree under what would burn your tongue.

It came early and we love it.

My husband made fun of this as novelty machine, the type of thing that takes up space and you use maybe 3 times a year. And if you don’t have 3 kids who love hot chocolate, then yes, this is one of those great for thanksgiving and holiday gatherings then gathers dust machines. However, for me, (and to my happily getting to say i told you so self), this has been great, as well as time saving. I first tried it with the enclosed recipe, delicious. But, i’m a much simpler sort of person, so next i just used water and powder mix. The kids love serving their own hot chocolate, the temperature is perfect for them, (think kids temp at a fancy coffee house, not too hot), and it’s easy to clean. It keeps the temperature consistent, so it always dispenses hot chocolate, not luke warm or cold sludge.

A good prototype level of product. What it’s supposed to do, it does well – that is, it blends and froths and warms a large quantity of beverage. What it fails at, is quality. In the sense that, if you use this three times in one week, as i did, it will show wear and tear. Isn’t designed for durability, isn’t designed for long term use, and stuff kind of starts breaking (buttons hard to push, spigot hard to use) pretty quickly. I’ll enjoy it for as long as i can, but the next version of this could be a winner.

This makes wonderful hot cocoa.

The most important thing is that after all mixed and. The most important thing is that after all mixed and heated it keeps the beverage warm and stirs it every little bit.

So fun and easy to make one or many cups of hot chocolate now. When they say it makes and keeps hot chocolate at the perfect temperature, they aren’t kidding. That stuff is hot and satisfying, and just a half degree under what would burn your tongue.

I gave this as a gift, and the recipients have enjoyed it very much for about three weeks now. They are big hot chocolate drinkers, and will no doubt use it for spiced cider or other hot drinks as well. I have used it myself a couple of times, and the only reasons i wouldn’t rate it five stars are pretty small. The lid isn’t the easiest to open and close, its kind of an odd design. You probably want a small dish beneath the dispenser because inevitably it drips one more drop after you remove your mug, and i really would clean this by hand, and soon after using if possible, otherwise it could be a pain to clean. Having said that, i would recommend this hot beverage machine. It makes enough for about 3-4 people to have pretty decent sized drinks. The temperature is perfect for my taste, and i really like that as long as you have it on the heat setting, it will reheat every once and a while on it’s own, keeping your drinks warm. As far as i know, it has only been used by the people i gave it to, with powder, and not chunks of chocolate, so i don’t know how it does with that.

Great machine, only hot chocolate recipe comes with it. . So far i’ve only mixed up some hot chocolate with this machine since that’s the only recipe that came with it. I wish it came with a small recipe booklet with the mulled cider and cappuccino recipes so i don’t have to search all over the internet in hopes i can find something other than hot chocolate to make. With the hot chocolate, it tasted delicious. Loved how it keeps it mixed up and that it was perfect temperature when we put it into our glasses. With the cooler temperatures at night, it was nice to make up a large batch, 60oz, for the 4 of us to sit and enjoy outside by the fire. The machine is about the size of a small blender. It’s nice and light and the pitcher has a great pour spout for pouring the drinks into glasses. Very easy to take a apart to clean.

I gave this as a reward, and the recipients have loved it extremely much for about a few months now. They are massive hot chocolate drinkers, and will no question use it for spiced cider or other hot beverages as very well. I have utilized it myself a pair of situations, and the only causes i wouldn’t amount it five stars are fairly compact. The lid is not the least difficult to open and shut, its form of an odd layout. You most likely want a smaller dish beneath the dispenser for the reason that inevitably it drips just one a lot more fall soon after you get rid of your mug, and i really would thoroughly clean this by hand, and quickly just after making use of if attainable, otherwise it could be a ache to clean up. Owning said that, i would advocate this hot beverage machine. It makes adequate for about three-4 people to have pretty decent sized drinks. The temperature is perfect for my style, and i definitely like that as prolonged as you have it on the heat environment, it will reheat each and every at the time and a whilst on it really is possess, trying to keep your drinks warm. As considerably as i know, it has only been made use of by the people today i gave it to, with powder, and not chunks of chocolate, so i don’t know how it does with that.

My spouse created exciting of this as novelty machine, the form of detail that takes up house and you use probably three situations a yr. And if you do not have 3 young ones who appreciate hot chocolate, then indeed, this is 1 of people great for thanksgiving and holiday break gatherings then gathers dust equipment. Nonetheless, for me, (and to my fortunately getting to say i explained to you so self), this has been good, as nicely as time preserving. I to start with attempted it with the enclosed recipe, delightful. But, i am a significantly simpler kind of particular person, so future i just made use of water and powder blend. The youngsters enjoy serving their own hot chocolate, the temperature is perfect for them, (feel youngsters temp at a fancy espresso property, not far too hot), and it really is effortless to thoroughly clean. It retains the temperature reliable, so it often dispenses hot chocolate, not luke heat or chilly sludge.

Wonderful for creating hot chocolate. . This machine is effortless to set up and does a good task at producing hot chocolate. This machine will be incredibly handy come thanksgiving, christmas and winter, when we consume a great deal of hot chocolate. Directions have been very clear and concise and basic to follow. And any brand hot chocolate blend will do the job with this machine. One particular factor i did not like is there is no temperature adjustment. The company states it will shut off when the ‘perfect temperature’ is arrived at and it does. But my concept of the ‘perfect temperature’ is a tiny hotter than the manufacturer’s thought. So i want this device experienced a temperature adjustment change but it does not. When the combine falls beneath the manufacturer’s ‘perfect temperature’ the unit comes again on and reheats and re-blends the mix. So far we have examined this device only with hot chocolate, consequently i can not verify how nicely it would get the job done with other drinks.

Each and every xmas, we have a hot chocolate buffet and i understood this would be the excellent addition to our holiday seasons. Keen to give it a consider, i didn’t want to hold out right up until xmas and i created a pitcher of hot chocolate, following the recipe that arrives with this product or service, as a put up-trick-or-treat halloween take care of for myself and my spouse and children. The hot chocolate was very great. The machine is a minimal loud on mixing but we had it on high to make the hot chocolate frothy. The conclude result was a frothy to start with two or three cups. Right after that, there wasn’t any froth but the hot chocolate was continue to tasty. The temperature was also extremely very good. Not too hot at you could immediately commence sipping.

It can be fantastic, i like producing hot beverages in a hurry. It really is great, i like building hot beverages in a hurry. You can place in what ever chocolate you want and milk or h2o and regulate to taste.

Use this for cappuccino each and every working day. I may well be somewhat addicted to how effortless it is to grab my cup of wake up each individual early morning. Fill with water and increase substances. Then walk absent for a limited time. Keeps the liquids heated even though you sip on your present-day cup. Effortless to acquire apart and clean up as nicely.

Summary
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Reviewed Item
HERSHEY'S Hot Beverage Machine (CL400BGH)
Rating
3.8 of 5 stars, based on 43 reviews
Price
$69.99