What's this? Based on multiple criteria, including speed, consistency of temperature and serving size, and convenience. Scores for previously tested models may have changed due to changes in scoring methodology.
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Summary:This Hamilton Beach single-serve coffee maker has:
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.
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.
Reflects how quickly the machine produces a second cup.
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
Can use two pods at a time Reflects the ability of the coffee maker to accept two pods or other capsules at a time to make a stronger or larger cup of coffee.
Can use two pods at a time
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffee maker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.)
13 x 6 x 9
Average coffee temperature (°F) To the nearest 5 °F.
Average coffee temperature (°F)
Maximum mug height (in.) Maximum height a mug can fit, measured roughly from the base to just beneath the spout.
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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Janet H
from Cape Cod, MA
Great coffee maker!!
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Coffee Doesn't Stay Hot
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Tucson, AZ
A Waste of Money
Can't Think Of Any
Hard To Clean
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!