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Coffeemakers

Hamilton Beach 49754
 
Approximate retail price:
$26.99
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Summary: This Hamilton Beach 12-cup drip model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a cupcake-type filter.
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Type: 8- to 14-cup drip coffeemakers with carafe
About - Hamilton Beach 49754

The Hamilton Beach 49754 is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker models like the 49754 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.

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.

Carafe handling:
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
About This Brand

Hamilton Beach is a major brand in small countertop appliances. Models include pods, single, and multiserve coffeemakers that are sold by almost all major retailers. This brand offers products from the lower to upper mid-price tier. Prices range from $15 to $180.

Features & Specs - Hamilton Beach 49754
info Programmable Yes
info Thermal carafe/mug No
info Small-batch setting No
info Brew-strength control No
info Dispenser-style No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 13 x 7 x 12
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User Reviews - Hamilton Beach 49754
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1.0
Weak coffee
2/4/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Cons
Weak
Weak Brew
Best Uses
Comment:
I'm actually using it at a condo I'm staying in for daily coffee. I grind my custom roast beans for each use, use bottled water and use a stainless mesh filter instead of paper. I started at 1 Tbs/cup, experimented with different grinds and up to 2Tbs/cup. The coffee was watery and never drinkable. The inadequate temperature and short contact time does make it fast, but not good. The carafe does poor nicely and the unit is attractive, but I'll take function over form.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Very Good, Reliable for the Price
8/13/2013
Pros
Brews Quickly
Durable
Easy To Use
Stylish
Cons
Carafe Dribles Down Side
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
Good day to day coffeemaker for two to four people. I use one coffee scoop for every two cups plus an extra scoop for flavor. The one downside of the unit is that the pot (carafe) dribbles down the side if pouring too quickly. Friends like our unit's bright red color in the kitchen.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Leaks Water OUT overnite
12/7/2011
Pros
Easy To Use
Multiple Settings
Stylish
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
OK Loved the color and the fact that it is programable. Bought first @ [@],Overnite-all 12cups of water leaked out over the kitchen counter. Discovered little hole bottom right. Returned and tried the second one. Same Thing!! What's up with this. Don't figure I'm gonna try 3 times.
How long have you owned it:
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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