6.6 / 10.0

Hamilton Beach BrewStation Summit 4846[4] Coffee maker

Among its features are an auto-shutoff, a water filter, a permanent filter, a removable reservoir, an indicator to let you know when cleaning is necessary, and a cupcake-type filter.

Ratings Breakdown

At our testing facility, we reviewed the Hamilton Beach BrewStation Summit 4846[4] Coffee maker as part of our Coffee machines review program. The criteria below were used to evaluate Drip coffee makers like this one in our lab tests.

2.8/5

Carafe Handling Score

Models without a score in this category are those that brew into single cups or are self-serve models. In the second case, the coffee is in a tank, and the cup is filled by pressing against the dispenser lever. Each is evaluated on a range of things, including comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance, and ease of emptying the last liquid.

3.9/5

Convinience Score

In this rating, we consider how easy it is to operate a unit, refill the water reservoir, and clean the appliance afterwards.

3.8/5

Brewing Performance Score

This rating is indicative of whether the coffee’s concentration can be achieved as well as the ability to reach the optimal temperature for optimal brewing. The ideal water temperature for optimal brewing is between 195° and 205° F for five to six minutes.

2.9/5

Owner Satisfaction Score

This rating is an indication of the reputation of a brand is based on owner feedback and reviews. This rating also considers the percentage of customers who are extremely likely to recommend it to others.

2.9/5

Product Reliability Score

Brand Reliability Predictions are based on estimates of the number of coffee makers that will experience problems in the first four years after purchase, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract.

Pros

The brew performance and brew duration were close to the recommended guidelines.

Based on our observations of setup, operation, and cleanup, it is exceptionally easy to use.

Cons

To test coffee makers, we brewed a full pot using a filter filled almost to the top, as some consumers might do.
In this test, the machine sometimes overflowed.

In-Depth Review

The 12-cup programmable drip brewer does not use a carafe, but instead dispensing directly from a 62-ounce coffee reservoir into your cup. Our team gives it a Very Good rating for brewing quality and it comes with brew strength settings that let you customize your cup of coffee. It offers regular and bold coffee options along with iced coffees and small-batch brews.

The products we test are always chosen by us, we buy them at retail and we never accept any payment from manufacturers to test or rate their products. If a product meets our criteria, it receives a “Recommended” rating. Hamilton Beach BrewStation Summit 4846[4] Coffee maker meets our standards which is why we are happy to recommend this product.

Specifications

Brew Strength

Hamilton Beach BrewStation Summit 4846[4] Coffee maker comes with brew strength control that allows you to adjust brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee with this coffee maker.

Small Batch

The Hamilton Beach BrewStation Summit 4846[4] Coffee maker is equipped with a small batch setting that enables you to make a partial pot without compromising the coffee’s quality.

Mug

Unlike some coffee machines, Hamilton Beach BrewStation Summit 4846[4] Coffee maker does not come with a thermal carafe.

Programmable

The Hamilton Beach BrewStation Summit 4846[4] Coffee maker is a programmable model which means it comes with a timer that can be set to brew at a specific time.

Brew Time

According to the manufacturer, the brewing process takes between 8. Time indicated is rounded to nearest minute, for brewing a pot of coffee in its regular cycling mode, using 40 ounces of water for models that brew 8-14 cups of coffee, and 10 ounces of water for models that make one or two mugs.

Dimensions

The measurements of Hamilton Beach BrewStation Summit 4846[4] Coffee maker are as follows:

Height x Breadth x Depth – 15 x 9 x 12 inches.

These measurements are rounded to the next whole inch. Height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.These measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch. The height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.All dimensions are in inches; height, width, and depth are rounded to the nearest half-inch.

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