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Hamilton Beach BrewStation Summit Ultra 48465 coffee maker

We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Hamilton Beach BrewStation Summit 4846[4] although it may differ in price and features.

About

The Hamilton Beach BrewStation Summit Ultra 48465 is part of the Coffee maker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Drip coffee maker models like the BrewStation Summit Ultra 48465 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 and an indication of the coffee's concentration.

Convenience: 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.

Brew time: Our measurements of time, rounded to the nearest minute, to brew a pot of coffee in its regular cycle, using 40 oz. of water in those models that make 8- 14 cups of coffee. The one- or two-mug drip models are based on 10 oz. of water.

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.
Yes
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.
15 x 9 x 12