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Hamilton Beach Coffee Makers Reviews – The Top 5 [2020 UPDATE]


The criteria for choosing a good coffee maker for a professional barista are also very different from for an amateur or a coffee enthusiast. However, if you still want to refer to the top 5 Hamilton Beach top coffee makers of the most selected by customers based on the level of basic demand or price, the following is a list of candidates. has selected the groundbreaking features of the coffee machine compared to its product line through features and specifications, a value that the camera delivers as well as the level of excellence when complete that it was designed.

#1 Hamilton Beach (49976) FlexBrew Coffee Maker, Single Serve & Full Coffee Pot, Compatible with Single-Serve Pods or Ground Coffee, Programmable, Black

Maybe, this Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Maker will be one of the best multipurpose appliances you have ever used! 

First of all, it’s straightforward to use its two functions, single-serve and full coffee pot.

You can set up your favorite system at night before, so your coffee is ready in the morning. 

Some people are annoyed because the coffee comes out too hot, which probably won’t bother most coffee drinkers.

You can place some ice cubes in a cup before pouring.

In spite of being a double-purpose machine, single-serve or kcup function still works better than expected.

Because of the modular design of the k cup holder, you need to make sure when you place the k cup in, that you feel it gets punctured by the bottom needle.

The top needle does not need much pressure because it only punctures the foil top of the k cups, so just by closing the cover you will be fine.

The unit has two different reservoirs, although the k cup side only brews what you put into it, not like most Kurigs that hold extra water.

Just pour what you need, and it will brew that amount for you. The height of the k cup side is big enough for the big travel mugs.


#2 Hamilton Beach (48465) Coffee Maker with 12 Cup Capacity & Internal Storage Coffee Pot, Brewstation, Black & Stainless

You will love this coffee maker so much! At first, the design will puzzle you if you used to conventional coffee makers, but it’s relatively simple to operate.

It keeps coffee fresh for hours without a burnt taste. Even you are SUPER sensitive to taste and smell, and there is no plastic odor or feeling from the first time we used it.

The temperature of the coffee is perfect, and you can make up to 12 cups that are kept warm up to 4 hours with no burnt taste. 

You have to take the filter basket out and put it somewhere to pull out the water which tank to empty or fill it.

We highly recommend that you should pull out the whole thing and bring it to the sink as one unit before separating it to empty and clean.

Also, a significant improvement would be to be able to see how much time has elapsed or is left on the keep warm cycle so that you know if it’s close or not.

Preferable to going to get another cup only to find out it has turned off while you were doing something else.


#3 Hamilton Beach 46205 Programmable Coffee Maker, Standard

If you are a coffee fanatic, this excellent coffee maker is born for you. It will conquer your heart, its thoughtful design! 

 First, it’s a typical model – it makes coffee, with the essential functions as a clock and a programmable timer to start brewing when you want,

Also, it has a removable reservoir. That reservoir is why many people choose this model. Its water reservoir is easy to fill; your work is lifting out and filling at the sink. 

That it is portable, making it easy to clean, and the carafe doesn’t have to be used to fill which causes spills sometimes. 

This carafe does not drip when pouring coffee into a cup. There is also the swivel base which makes it so easy to get to back for the reservoir. 

Even the programming is straightforward – you can probably figure it out without the manual. The little wheels on the bottom make it easy to roll on the countertop to get to the reservoir.

However, a plastic ring around the top rim prevents you from draining it entirely, so you don’t get that last gulp or so. Even after rinsing with water and shaking it, water remains at the bottom.


#4 Hamilton Beach 12 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Digital Clock and Cone Filter, Auto Shut Off (49467), Black

This coffee maker is a great value and does everything it needs to do.

While brewing, ideal extraction temperature is from 190 to 195 degrees F at the bottom of the grounds (which retain heat) in the middle of the brewing cycle (after all the bits have warmed up).

Along with the cone filter, this temperature is ideal, and even more expensive brewers don’t always get hot enough like that.

The brewed coffee is a little cooler at ~180 F after it drips into the carafe.

And coffee won’t be bitter even if sitting on warmer for 2 hours.

The digital controls are simple. To change the time on the clock, you use a button marked “hour” and one marked “minute,” there’s no holding anything down or such.

To start a brew, you push “on” once. Setting a brew timer is just as simple. Too many of these machines are like programming a VCR for no good reason.

 The different problem is that the water splashes into the coffee, which will cause the coffee grounds to collect on a rim that will eventually end up in your coffee.

Last, it is small enough to stand next to the other appliances on your kitchen counter.


#5 Hamilton Beach 49980A 2-Way Brewer Coffee Maker, Single-Serve with 12-Cup Carafe, Stainless Steel

You will fall in LOVE with this coffee maker! Simple, functional, cost-effective, affordable, easy to clean, durable, and make an excellent cup of coffee are all things we can list about this Hamilton Beach coffee maker.

 Another plus is the permanent filter for the single-serve. You need to rinse it, and it’s ready to go. 

It is easy to clean and maintain the parts of the machine. You have no difficulties in emptying the basket and dishwasher safe.

Small and compact, not hogging my already limited counter space.

Durable is true. This machine, on average, makes approximately 3-5 cups per device, per day. It never quits working and never have any issues.

However, we also find that this machine has issues with the grounds spilling over on the single-serve side. There are two marks inside the filter. One is a minimum fill line, and the other is max. 

Finally, it would have made a sound when the coffee is ready. 



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