Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Maker (49950C)

Those of us who enjoy aromatic and piping hot coffee will love the FlexBrew by Hamilton Beach. It has a sleek modular look and will add a touch of class to any kitchen. It is one of the most versatile coffee makers in the market right now.

Features That Make In Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Maker (49950c) Stand Out

Two-way Brewing
This machine allows you to brew a whole carafe pot of 12 cups for a large number of people or use the 10 oz. K-cups to prepare a strong cup of Joe within minutes. The 2-way coffee maker is ideal if you need flexibility when you have 2 or more coffee drinkers.

The carafe is sturdy and smooth with a lid that lets you refill the carafe and acts as a vent. As for the single-serve side, there is a black funnel that prevents any loose coffee grounds don’t slip into your final brew. The only slight downside is the machine allows you to brew on one side at a time.

Easy Operation
For coffee lovers who want to brew fast, this coffee maker comes with a “Brew now” button that lets you brew coffee instantly. It also allows you to select the brew strength between bold and regular depending on how strong you want your cup to be. The bold option takes a bit longer than regular because of more flavor extraction.

Fully Programmable
You can also program the coffee maker for up to 24 hours in advance. However, this setting works on the carafe side only. Once you press the “prog” button, set the time and let the coffee brew when you need it.

You can also use the auto-pause feature to pour a cup of coffee before the brewing process incomplete. This feature works handy for people on-the-go. In case you forget to switch off the machine, there’s a 2-hour auto-shutoff feature that prevents wastage of power.

Easy-to-clean 
Since most parts of the FlexBrew are easy to detach, it is super easy to clean. Some of the parts you can remove are the carafe, drip tray, and the k-cups. All of these pieces are dishwasher safe, which makes its cleaning effortless.

When rinsing the inside of this unit, you can fill it halfway with warm water and add some vinegar. Use the pulse mode to run the mixture through once or twice.

Pros

  • Has a large brewing basket
  • Allows you to customize the brew strength
  • Has a timer, auto-pause, and auto-shutoff
  • Has a programmable carafe side
  • Easy to clean and maintain

Cons

  • The single-serve side is not programmable
  • Can only brew on one side at a time

If you have enough counter space and need a coffee maker perfect for your modern kitchen, the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew can work for you. It provides sufficient capacity for a large group and is compatible with k-cups for small-batch brewing. Also, it brews fast, delivers delicious coffee and pours without the mess.