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Hamilton Beach BrewStation 49150 coffeemaker

Price range:
$39.51 - $48.88
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Summary: This Hamilton Beach 12-cup brew-and-dispense model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a measured capacity of 59 oz.
  • a cupcake-type filter.
  • a detachable syrup pump.
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Type: 10- to 12-cup brew and dispense coffeemakers
About - Hamilton Beach BrewStation 49150

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.

Brew performance:
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
info Programmable Yes
info Thermal carafe/mug NA
info Small-batch setting Yes
info Brew-strength control Yes
info Dispenser-style Yes
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 16 x 8 x 12
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User Reviews - Hamilton Beach BrewStation 49150
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Worst coffee pot ever made
Worst Appliance Ever
Best Uses
Leaks leaks leaks and hamilton beach wants 23.00 for shipping cost to replace
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Poor design thwarts interesting concept
Hassle To Add Water
Poor Design Functionality
Best Uses
The coffee from this unit doesnt taste as good and the consumer reports indication that the water isnt hot enough may be why. <br /><br />We had been attracted to its interesting dispenser design. Unfortunately, this unit is poorly designed and annoying to use as the design requires you to remove multiple parts to get to the water basin. Essentially you need to remove several parts, then fill the water basin, then replace the parts. Compared to every other coffee maker i've ever used its quite tedious.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Didn't work today
Brews Quickly
Easy To Use
Hard To Clean
Best Uses
I have had my Hamilton Beach Brew Station about one year and it has worked satisfactorily until today. Today when I turn it on I get 3 beeps and a flashing sign that says POUR WATER however there is water in the water chamber. The coffee maker thinks there is no water to make coffee with but the chamber is full.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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