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    Hamilton Beach Flex Brew Generation 2 49997 Coffee Maker

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    Flex Brew Generation 2 49997
    This Hamilton Beach single-serve coffee maker has:
    • a height-adjustable drip tray.
    • auto-off.
    • it's also a 1 to 2-mug to-go coffeemaker.
    • Accepts loose grounds.
    • It uses k-cup packs.
    Description
    This Hamilton Beach single-serve coffee maker has:
    • a height-adjustable drip tray.
    • auto-off.
    • it's also a 1 to 2-mug to-go coffeemaker.
    • Accepts loose grounds.
    • It uses k-cup packs.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    First-cup speed

    First-cup speed

    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.

     /  5
    Repeat speed

    Repeat speed

    Reflects how quickly the machine produces a second cup.

     /  5
    Temperature consistency

    Temperature consistency

    Reflects how closely the second cup matches the first cup in temperature.

     /  5
    Size consistency

    Size consistency

    Indicates how closely the second cup matches the first cup in size.

     /  5
    Brewing range

    Brewing range

    Reflects the ability to produce weak to strong brews using controls and varying the amounts of water and the number of beverage packets.

     /  5
    Taste

    Taste

    Based on judgment by coffee experts, using brew volume of 5 to 6 oz. and, where available for a given machine, Colombian coffee. Certain machines adjust the brew process by which pod or capsule you select, although some also let you use more or less water for a weaker or stronger cup.

     /  5
    Convenience

    Convenience

    Reflects how easy it is to operate a unit, refill the water reservoir, and clean the appliance after use.

     /  5

    About

    The Hamilton Beach Flex Brew Generation 2 49997 is part of the Coffee Makers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Single-Serve Coffee Makers models like the Flex Brew Generation 2 49997 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    First-cup speed 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.

    Repeat speed Reflects how quickly the machine produces a second cup.

    Temperature consistency Reflects how closely the second cup matches the first cup in temperature.

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