Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer Single Serve and 12 cup Coffee Maker Review

Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer Single Serve and 12 cup

The Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer Single Serve and 12 cup Coffee Maker lets you brew coffee for a single cup or for a 12-cup carafe. This coffee maker sports an adjustable timer with an automatic function that shuts off the machine when it stays unused for 2 hours.

The single serve option uses a filter scoop that allows you to filter and measure the coffee. In addition to that, the single serve option lets you make more than 10 ounces of coffee for a travel mug or make adjustments to prepare smaller cups of coffee.

Product features:

• Options to brew your coffee in two ways- full or single serve

• Ability to brew into a traveling mug or into the standard mug

• Utilizes coffee that is ground and the scoop filter keeps impurities from the brewed coffee

• Strength feature for an intensely flavored or stronger coffee

• 12-cup glass carafe

• Fully configurable with auto function shutoff

• Durable stainless steel construction

• Measurements: 12.5 inches x 9.5 inches x 13.5 inches

• One-year warranty

The Good

The Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer Single Serve and 12 cup Coffee Maker not only offers convenience but is also very easy to use. This coffee maker’s controls are very easy to figure out with minimal knobs making it a very straightforward machine to use straight out of the box.

Users who have been looking for a machine that can brew both a single cup of coffee and a full pot will find this coffee maker very convenient. The two-way function for brewing means that there is minimal waste and the time needed to brew a single serve is also reduced.

The single serve function uses Senseo coffee pods which are easily available at local grocery shops. It is also possible to use other types of pods which make this machine very flexible.

The 12-cup carafe is placed on a heated plate allowing the coffee to stay heated for up to 2 hours. This coffee maker helps conserve energy by automatically shutting down after it is left unused for two hours.

Brewing for both a single cup and a full pot of coffee is extremely quick and the whole process takes about 5 minutes, allowing you to enjoy your brewed coffee as fast as possible.

The Bad

Even though this machine is pretty impressive, it is not perfect. For starters, the filter scoop that is placed inside the carafe does not fit perfectly and it doesn’t have anything to firmly hold it in place. The filter has a tendency to bend inwards as you brew the coffee resulting to flooding. For this reason, many people may not feel comfortable leaving this coffee maker unattended.

The interior of the coffee maker is not made out of stainless steel, but rather a sort of plastic coating. Initially, the plastic smell may actually overpower the smell of coffee which can be a significant turn off. However, the plastic smell fades away over time. Besides these two minor issues, this machine is virtually flawless.

Our Verdict

The Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer Single Serve and 12 cup Coffee Maker is yet another reliable product from Hamilton.

This coffee maker is recommended for any household that is looking for an affordable brewing machine that provides the convenience of a two-way serving option.

All in all, this offering by Hamilton is sure to keep coffee lovers happy for a long time thanks to its durable frame, quick brewing time and convenient brewing options.

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