To-go Hamilton Beach 14 oz coffee makers have the following features: auto-shutoff, permanent filter, 14 oz capacity, cone-style filter. K-cups can be used.
At our testing facility, we reviewed the Hamilton Beach Flex Brew Generation 2 49997 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.
Describes handle comfort, drippiness while pouring, carafe balance, and how easy it was to empty the last bit of liquid. Models without a score here brew into singles or are self-serve. In the latter case, the coffee is stored in a tank and is dispensed by pressing against a lever.
Based on the ease with which an appliance can be used, refilled with water, and cleaned after use, we give it this rating.
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.
A brand owner’s satisfaction rating is based on the proportion of owners who would highly recommend their automatic drip coffee maker to a friend or family member.
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.
There were no standouts in terms of features in this model.
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.
The results of initial break-ins still showed that some plastic off-tastes could be detected in hot water poured through the machine, but not in brewed coffee.
This single-serve drip machine is one of the lowest scoring machines tested by our reviewers. In terms of brew performance, it scores only Fair, indicating that cream and sugar would be insufficient to significantly enhance the taste. Regardless of whether you want a drip machine that can also brew K-cups, there are better options in this price range.
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 Flex Brew Generation 2 49997 Coffee maker meets our standards which is why we are happy to recommend this product.
Hamilton Beach Flex Brew Generation 2 49997 Coffee maker comes with brew strength control that allows you to adjust brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee with this coffee maker.
The Hamilton Beach Flex Brew Generation 2 49997 Coffee maker does not have a small batch setting that calims to let you make a partial pot without affecting coffee quality.
The Hamilton Beach Flex Brew Generation 2 49997 Coffee maker does not come with a thermal carafe.
There is no programming feature on this machine, this means it does not include a clock that can be set to brew at a specified time.
According to the manufacturer, the brewing process takes between 4. The brew time measurements corresponds to our measurement of time to brew a pot of coffee in its regular cycle, using 40 ounces of water in our models making 8 to 14 cups of coffee. We use 10 ounces of water in our models making one or two cups of coffee.
The measurements of Hamilton Beach Flex Brew Generation 2 49997 Coffee maker are as follows:
Height x Breadth x Depth – 13 x 7 x 11 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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