The Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 45237R is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the Stay or Go 45237R 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 Stay or Go 45237R
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.
Biggest dribble cup ever. Cannot pour without dripping. Cannot pour water from container to maker because lid does not open all the way. Pot does not keep coffee hot for beans (pun intended). Mugs are completely useless. Haven't bought a replacement yet, but there has to be something better.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Too Jittery
from Richmond Hill, ON
Versitile and Easy
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
One Or Two Cups
I saw reports that this coffee maker will drip. I haven't found that with either the small container or the larger pot. Maybe they've fixed it? I like all the features on this brewer. Makes great iced coffee too. I mainly use it for 1 or 2 cups in the morning. But I don't use the small container for drinking, there's better stuff out there to keep it hot. At home I drink it immediately as it's not like the big pot that seals up better. Using a hot mug you retain the heat and get the aroma. I started using paper filters as they're so abundant, cheap and there's absolutely no grounds. No more broken carafes to replace. That's was becoming a habit. Too jittery?
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Ontario Canada
drips all over the place
Had an older model stay or go for10years and loved it. replaced it with the new version... Everything works great other than you can't pour from the caraft without spilling/dripping everywhere. Which means you have to pour over the sink, and have a cloth ready if you use the pot to fill it with water. Ok if you never serve guests and like puddles on your counter and floor.