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Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 49988 coffee maker

This Hamilton Beach single-serve coffee maker has:

  • a height-adjustable drip tray.
  • auto-off.
  • programmability.
  • Accepts loose grounds.
  • It uses K-Cup packs.
  • It has a separate hot water dispenser. It's also a 1- or 2-mug drip coffee maker.


The Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 49988 is part of the Coffee maker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Coffee maker models like the FlexBrew 49988 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Predicted reliability: <p>Predicted reliability icons are based on estimated breakage rates for newly purchased coffee makers, not under service contract, within the first four years of ownership.</p>

Owner satisfaction: Owner satisfaction icons are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their single-serve coffee makers to their friends and family.

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.


Can use two pods at a time Can use two pods at a time Reflects the ability of the coffee maker to accept two pods or other capsules at a time to make a stronger or larger cup of coffee.
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
Average coffee temperature (°F) Average coffee temperature To the nearest 5 °F.
Maximum mug height (in.) Maximum mug height Maximum height a mug can fit, measured roughly from the base to just beneath the spout.

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