The Hamilton Beach 4975 is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the 4975 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.
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
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 4975
Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Adjusts water flow to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call brew-and-dispense, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
OK Loved the color and the fact that it is programable. Bought first @ [@],Overnite-all 12cups of water leaked out over the kitchen counter. Discovered little hole bottom right. Returned and tried the second one. Same Thing!! What's up with this. Don't figure I'm gonna try 3 times.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Tower, Minnesota
This one not for me
Hard To Clean
Long Brew Time
Contrary to claims, removing carafe for a quick cup before brewing is complete does not stop flow of coffee. If that mess is bad enough, the basket did not drain quickly and grounds overflowed into the brew. We returned the item to the store.