Removable parts are all dishwasher safe. Each brewing function has its own visible water tank, which is easy to fill. Coffee can be brewed at regular strength or bold. Carafe warmer keeps coffee hot for two hours, then shuts off automatically.
Only the carafe side can be programmed. As it's a larger machine, it may not fit on smaller countertops.
Filter not needed for the single-cup side, as it includes a removable filter basket for ground coffee or soft coffee pods. Adjustable height on the single-serve size to accommodate cups and taller travel mugs. Can set timer for up to 24 hours ahead.
Cannot be used with K-Cups. No permanent filter included on carafe side, so will need extra filters.
Removable and clearly-marked reservoir makes it easy to add just the right amount of water for 1-12 cups. Programmable to shut off up to four hours, twice the time as similar coffee makers. Coffee can be poured mid-brew, and made in regular or bold strength.
When lid is flipped up to remove tank or add coffee, it may not fit under low cabinets; entire machine will have to be moved.
Mesh filter doubles as a coffee scoop, and stores on the side of the machine. Customizable brewing for regular strength or bold coffee. Lower height that fits under most kitchen cabinets. Easy to fill reservoir, so fresh water used for each cup. Heats quickly.
Brews up to 14 oz., so larger travel mugs won't fill completely. Some users actually prefer to use paper filters, feeling the taste is better.
Water reservoir is located at the front of the unit and basket slides forward so not a lot of space is taken up under cabinets. Controls are simple to program and use. There's a reminder when it's time to clean the machine and change the filter.
Some users have to constantly move their coffee maker, as their cabinets are too low for lid to flip up completely.
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Hamilton Beach offers a versatile range of coffee makers from a single server to two-way models that brew a full pot and/or a single-serve cup. If you love to wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee, digital programmable models allow you to set a start and stop time. Designs vary in shape, size, and look so you've got a few choices if you want one that blends in with the rest of your kitchen appliances. Do you want to leave your coffee maker safely stored under a cabinet? Hamilton Beach has a few models with front access to the water reservoir and brew basket so the coffee maker stays safely tucked away while you fill it. With a Hamilton Beach coffee maker, you've got plenty of options to brew your perfect cup of coffee.
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