Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 49995 coffee maker

 
Approximate retail price:
$39.95
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Summary: This Hamilton Beach single-serve coffee maker has:
  • a height-adjustable drip tray.
  • auto-off.
  • Accepts loose grounds.
  • It uses K-Cup packs, Senseo-like pods.
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Type: Pod coffee makers
About - Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 49995

The Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 49995 is part of the coffee maker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, single-serve coffee maker models like the FlexBrew 49995 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


First-cup speed:
Indicates how quickly the machine produces the first cup of coffee. This also includes the time required to heat any internal water reservoir from room temperature.

Repeat speed:
Reflects how quickly the machine produces a second cup.

Temperature consistency:
Reflects how closely the second cup matches the first cup in temperature.
About This Brand

Hamilton Beach is a major brand in small countertop appliances. Models include pods, single, and multiserve coffeemakers 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.

Features & Specs - Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 49995
info Can use two pods at a time Yes
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 13 x 6 x 9
info Average coffee temperature (°F) 190
info Maximum mug height (in.) 7.25
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User Reviews - Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 49995
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1.0
Poor Design
10/20/2015
Pros
Bought It In Middle Of
Brews Quickly
Easy To Use
Made A Good Cup
Worked Well At Start
Cons
Best Uses
Home
Comment:
Bought the coffee maker in September 2015 at Kohl's. The left hinge broke off during regular use in less than a month. I am the only one using it, so no one else could have broken it. Used only once in the morning so I wouldn't have to make a whole pot of coffee.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Great coffee maker!!
8/23/2015
Pros
Durable
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Stylish
Cons
Coffee Doesn't Stay Hot
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
This is my first K-cup coffee maker. I love it! It is adjustable for different size cups & mugs. It takes about 2 minutes brew a cup. It is loud, but for me that doesn't matter. I've given it as gifts to my family. They love it too!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
A Waste of Money
5/13/2015
Pros
Can't Think Of Any
Cons
Hard To Clean
Loud
QUIT WORKING
Best Uses
Comment:
We bought this coffeemaker and used it both with ground coffee and K-cups. It was used probably less than a dozen times then one day just would not brew. The red light was on, but nothing happened. Have not contacted Hamilton Beach because the buyer has to pay for shipping both to and from the company. It would probably be more cost effective to just buy a new coffeemaker. I am surprised and disappointed that most all these multi-use coffeemakers have such low ratings! We can put a man on the moon, but can't make a decent, reliable coffeemaker? Back to my old reliable coffee pot!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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