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Hamilton Beach 2-Way FlexBrew 49983 coffee maker

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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.

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

Specs

Programmable Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Yes
Thermal carafe/mug Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
No
Small-batch setting Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Yes
Brew-strength control Brew-strength control Adjusts brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Yes
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.
No
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) Dimensions H x W x D 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
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