Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker Review

Editor rating

8.3/5 on July 12, 2016

User's rating

2,799 reviews

PROS

  • Easy to use design and pleasant form function.
  • Steel surface for controls and buttons.
  • Auto shutoff for operation with option to change it from 0-4 hours.
  • Dispensing bar for easy dispersion of coffee. No carafe required for operation.
  • Can make cold coffee unlike other machines which make hot beverages only.
  • 3 more modes to prepare different strength of coffee. Bold mode to make stronger coffee.

CONS

  • There is no temperature control. As a result sometimes the coffee doesn’t reach the required temperatures.
  • The water tank is inside the machine and cannot be removed. As a result cleaning can be messy and while pouring water, there may be spills.
  • There is no way of knowing the water level while pouring it into the tank. The water level indicator is on the outside and one needs to keep checking in between to see the level.

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Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker Review

Today we are reviewing the Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Machine. It is a part of the Brewstation line of products and we will see how it stacks up against other products in the same range and with the competition products.  Hamilton Beach is famous for its quality products and has produced some real winners in the past. As a result the bar for any of its product is already set very high. We will see today if the coffee maker we are reviewing meets or even beats the high standard set by previous Hamilton Beach models.

Accessories Included

There are very few accessories included in the package for the coffee maker. We received the machine in a neat package. Let’s see what there was.

Key Features

The Key features according to us for the Hamilton Beach programmable Coffee machine that we reviewed are as below.

  • As part of the Brewstation products, the machine supports one hand dispensing.
  • It can use any type of ground coffee.
  • It lets you brew multiple cups of coffee and then dispense one fresh cup at a time
  • It can brew different batch sizes as well as different strengths of coffee.
  • The auto shutoff feature can be activated for safety. You can change it from 0-4 hours.
  • It doesn’t use a hot plate to keep the coffee warm. As a result no burnt taste for a pot sitting for long.
  • The clock and timer on the machine can be programmed to make coffee at certain times.
  • No glass carafe is required for operation. It helps in keeping things simple.

Procedure

First you need to place a paper filter or a permanent filter in the filter basket. Then you can pour the coffee ground into the basket. For each cup of coffee to be made, you need to add 1 tablespoon of coffee ground. Next the coffee tank needs to be filled with the required amount of cold water. As there is no water filter in the system, you need to take care that the water is soft and doesn’t contain too many dissolved minerals. You need to set the keep warm hours before switching the on/off switch. The 0 hours setting is only for cold coffee. All other settings from 1-4 hours are for hot coffee. Next one needs to press the on/off switch to start the coffee preparation process. A red LED light indicates if the coffee maker is in use. Once the brewing is complete, the machine will beep once. You can press the dispensing bar to pour coffee into your coffee mug or container.

The Coffee Quality

In our review, we found the Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Machine to make excellent tasting coffee. The machine may look simple due to the ease of use and its looks. But there was nothing simple about the taste of its coffee. We found the taste to be consistent over a period of use and not even once did the coffee taste burnt or bad. On the taste front this coffee maker gets a massive 9 out of 10 from us.

Ease of use

The coffee maker from Hamilton Beach lives up to the name of the other Brewstation products in its ease of use. It can be easily used with one hand due to the dispensing bar. The coffee ground is easy to put in the basket and the cleaning of most parts is easy. There are not many steps involved in making coffee using this machine and for most part it will be an easy 3 step process. Also making cold coffee is super easy with this machine. The only change is a single setting between hot and cold coffee.

Warranty details

The coffee maker comes with a 1 year warranty which is standard for such products. We felt that if Hamilton Beach had given an additional year of warranty it would have made this product a winner on all fronts. Hamilton Beach customer care and after sales support are among the best in the industry and have never disappointed us.

Replacement parts availability

Hamilton Beach makes finding replacement parts for any of its products. The Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Machine we reviewed was no different in this regard. The parts were available on Hamilton Beach’s website or on most popular ecommerce sites.

Final Thought

In our review of the Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee machine we were left impressed by how simple the coffee maker was to use and the consistent high quality of the coffee it brewed. Also the option to make cold coffee did it no harm in our books. For its price it’s one of the best products available in the market. It should be an automatic choice for anyone looking for a quality product which is easy to use. If you want to have simple good coffee without a lot of bells and whistles this is the perfect machine for you.

 

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    This machine looks good. Does it have auto shut off feature?

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