The Hamilton Beach BrewStation 49150 is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the BrewStation 49150 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 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 BrewStation 49150
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 brewing time 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.
Coffee brew was decent. Over time the rate dispenser clogged and made the unit useless.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Coffee drinker
from Yulee, FL
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good Coffee Poor Customer Service
POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
It stopped working in less than a month. No electricity was going to the appliance. Could not return to Amazon because I called at day 32 after buying! Called Hamilton Beach. A week and a half later, three phone calls, required pictures of a cut plug with the coffee pot in the picture, a copy of the original receipt later, and you have to pay the postage. The postage started at $15, then $12, then $7.99, then $0. During each call I asked to speak with a supervisor but was never connected with one. The coffee is good made by the product.