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If you’re like the rest of the population, you likely live for your morning brew. There’s no better way to wake up than to the smell of delicious, hot coffee brewing in your kitchen.
With coffee machines ranging in prices, features and results, there’s something for everyone nowadays, so choosing the right one for you can be a daunting task. Whether you want a simple machine to make your morning concoction or something with all the bells and whistles, there is one that simply brews a delicious cup of coffee without any of the overwhelming features: The Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Maker.
What is it?
The Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Maker can make both a single cup and a full pot. It has a programmable clock so you can ensure your brew is ready when you wake up it the morning.
This coffee maker also has an auto-pause feature, so you can treat yourself to a cup on the run if you don’t have time to wait for the whole pot to brew. With both regular and bold brew options, it has every coffee drinker covered.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $90
How does it work?
The Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Maker features easy-fill and easy-view water reservoirs and a programmable timer. It can brew 8-10 oz single cups, as well as a 12-cup pot of coffee. You can determine whether your coffee is a regular or bold flavour by choosing your brew strength.
A gold-tone filter eliminates the need for paper filters and comes with the machine, free of charge. The best part of the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Maker? It’s extremely easy to clean.
What people are saying
A definite bestseller, this coffee maker rates 4.4 out of 5 stars and has more than 4,400 ratings. Customers simply love the easy-to-use machine.
“I have only owned this coffee maker for three-four months now but I love this machine! It comes with a reusable metal filter for both the carafe and the single-cup makers. It makes fantastic flavour and is the exact same tasting no matter which way you make it - a pot, a single cup or if you use a K-cup. I will say you do have to fine-tune your measurements for the ground coffee, but the overall operation of the machine is super easy with no more than a three-button operation. The machine is fully programmable so you can wake up to that great morning coffee smell. You can even have it set to fill your traveler's mug so you can avoid those crazy morning drive-thrus at Tim Hortons,” said one customer.
“My Keurig broke and I needed a quick, inexpensive replacement to get me through the holidays. I ordered this thinking it would be fine for a week. I used it and was really surprised. It makes good coffee whether you use pods or your own ground. It comes with two pieces, one is for pods and the other has a built-in filter for ground. You just pop one in depending on what you have/what your preference is, and add a cup full of water to the reservoir. In one minute, you have a really good cup of coffee. The coffee maker is small but it looks nice,” adds another.
While the machine has received a lot of love on Amazon, some customers wish it had a programmable clock for the single-serve option while others believe the coffee pot takes too long to brew.
“There is no multi-cup water reservoir, which means each time you want a single cup you need to add water. It does take longer to brew one cup over the Keurig, about two minutes and little longer if you want a bold cup,” reads one review.
“The programmable timer doesn't work with the side brewer! Meaning, if you have a travel mug that you want to dispense before you leave for work, you can't use the timer. The timer is only usable for the carafe side. Who needs to brew a full pot every day before they leave for work?” asks another.
The Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker is a great option for anyone looking to make a single cup - or full pot - of coffee, but if you’re concerned with brewing time on the single-serve option, then this machine may not be for you.
If this doesn’t sound like what you’re looking for, shop our top five alternatives for under $100 below.
The Black + Decker 12 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker is a well-loved machine on Amazon. With the ability to program your morning cup of java, it has a “keep warm” function that lets your know how long the coffee has been kept on, promising freshness.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $60
Sleek, chic and streamlined, the Keurig K-Select Coffee Maker brews a delicious cup of coffee while looking great. A single-serve brew, this machine makes you the perfect cup of coffee every day with 4.5 stars.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $98
A no-frills, affordable coffee machine, this AmazonBasics coffee maker promises to make five perfect cups of coffee. With a reusable filter, it doesn’t require paper filters and promises to keep your coffee warm while you get ready in the morning.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $29
The Braun KF7170SI BrewSense Coffee Maker has pure flavour technology to ensure a consistent flavour across every pot. Promising perfect flavour and temperature, this programmable coffee machine has a 4.4-star rating.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $100
Sleek in stainless steel, this Oster 10-Cup Thermal Coffee Maker makes the perfect cup of coffee every time. Simply program it before you go to bed and wake up to the smell of fresh java brewing in the morning.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $88