4 / 10.0

Hamilton Beach The Scoop 49981 Coffee maker

Hamilton Beach’s 14 oz drip coffee maker features: an auto-shutoff feature, a permanent filter, and a 16 oz measurement capacity.

Ratings Breakdown

At our testing facility, we reviewed the Hamilton Beach The Scoop 49981 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.


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.


Convinience Score

Using this rating, you can get a fair idea of how easy it is to operate, refill, and clean an appliance.


Brewing Performance Score

For optimal brewing, the water temperature must be between 195° and 205° F for five to six minutes; this rating is an indication of the ability to reach that temperature as well as the concentration of the coffee.


Owner Satisfaction Score

This rating is an indication of the percentage of members who are extremely likely to recommend their automatic drip coffee maker to friends and family.


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.


Our challenging test of coffee makers included brewing a full pot with a filter almost filled to the top, as some consumers might.
Based on the results of this test, the model did not overflow.


According to our assessments of setup, operation, and cleanup, this item is not very convenient to use.
While the coffee is brewing, the carafe cannot be removed.

In-Depth Review

Hamilton Beach 14 oz drip coffee maker’s overall performance was fair; features include: auto-shutoff, permanent filter, measured capacity of 16 oz, scoop filter for measuring coffee grounds, adjustable drip tray, and comes with a measuring scoop.

Testing products is a decision we make on our own. We only test products that we buy at a retail store and never accept payments from manufacturers. When a product meets our strict criteria, it gains the “Recommended” label. The Hamilton Beach The Scoop 49981 Coffee maker meets our standards, so we are happy to recommend it.


Brew Strength

Hamilton Beach The Scoop 49981 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

Unlike many machines, this one lacks a small batch setting that promises to make a partial pot of coffee without sacrificing coffee quality.


Unlike some coffee machines, Hamilton Beach The Scoop 49981 Coffee maker does not come with a thermal carafe.


Hamilton Beach The Scoop 49981 Coffee maker lacks any programmable features, this means it does not have a clock that can be set to brew at a preset time.

Brew Time

According to the manufacturer, the brewing process takes between 2. 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.


The measurements of Hamilton Beach The Scoop 49981 Coffee maker are as follows:

Height x Breadth x Depth – 13 x 7 x 10 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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