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Hamilton Beach 2-Way FlexBrew 49983 coffee maker

This Hamilton Beach coffee maker has a drip-style with a carafe on the left side, and a single-serve brewer on the right. But Consumer Reports found the unit's carafe-warming plate to pose a potential hazard that was not present in the other tested dual-use coffee makers and has judged this product a "Don't Buy: Safety Risk." See our blog, which includes the company's response.


The Hamilton Beach 2-Way FlexBrew 49983 is part of the Coffee maker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Coffee maker models like the 2-Way FlexBrew 49983 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Programmable Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Brew-strength control Adjusts brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call self-serve, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions HxWxD (in.) Dimensions HxWxD The height, width, and depth of the coffee maker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
14 x 10 x 11