The Hamilton Beach The Scoop 49981 is part of the coffee maker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffee maker
models like the The Scoop 49981 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.
Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.
About This Brand
Hamilton Beach is a major brand in small countertop appliances. Models include single and multiserve coffee makers that are sold by almost all major retailers. This brand offers products from the lower to upper mid-price tier. Prices range from $15 to $180.