Last Updated: June 24, 2020 (Refresh Now)

Hamilton Beach Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker Fast Brewing Stainless Steel 49981A

Last Updated: June 24, 2020 (Refresh Now)
8.0
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Coffee
 586
maker, cup, cup of coffee, brew, grounds
+85%
-15%
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" ...  I love just having one cup of good quality coffee everyday.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and brews hot coffee.  ...  "
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" ...  It is simple to use, makes a good cup of coffee and is super easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought a winter home in Yuma and needed a new coffee maker.  ...  "
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" ...  Have had the coffee maker for 30 days now. ... Delivers a hot cup of coffee. ... Filling it with coffee is a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  recommend a coffee filter between the scoop and drip area to catch some coffee grounds.  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend it if you just want to make a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking for a coffee maker that didn't use k-cups. ... This machine stood out to me, because it's a single serve coffee maker that can brew up to 14oz. ... Brewing a cup of coffee with this machine is an extremely easy three step process and brew time is about a minute or less. ... If you have a real fine coffee grounds, with the bold button, brew time is about 2 minutes. ... Essentially there's four parts to the coffee machine, if you include the removable stainless steel resting plate. ... Just rinse out the cup you place your coffee in, rinse out the holder that contains a metal filter and then finally a drip cup that all you need to do is wipe off with a paper towel. ... With how easy and quick it makes a cup of coffee, you can easily make two or more cups, without having to brew a whole pot. ... If you are looking for more of a coffee pot amount brew, Hilton does have an upgraded machine that essentially takes this machine and a coffee pot machine and combines it, also for a reasonable price.  ...  "
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Cleaning
 255
clean, easy to use, coffee, cleaning, cup
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Two years and over 1000 cups later, with minimal cleaning, this coffee maker still brews like day one.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also very easy to clean and the parts are dishwasher safe :)  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice and easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  I regularly clean and descale it.  ...  "
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" ...  As for cleaning, I descale it by running diluted white vinegar through the machine a couple times, which makes the coffee come out smoother.  ...  "
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" ...  I definitely recommend getting filters because it’s way more convenient to clean and it’s less acidic.  ...  "
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" ...  WSU to use and clean and super efficient.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to clean up.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 172
easy to clean, easy, use and clean, simple, quick
+99%
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" ...  Very easy to clean filter.  ...  "
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" ...  It's super easy to use and easy to clean as well.  ...  "
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" ...  priced great and very easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to fill and easy to clean!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to clean, easy to use, very happy!  ...  "
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" ...  I love the size of this machine and it's simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to use and delicious!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use!  ...  "
Size
 73
size, cups, travel mug, counter, compact
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Small compact stainless look.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus I like the small footprint on my counter.  ...  "
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" ...  We are so happy with the small compact size and sturdiness of this product.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems well made, and the few removable parts fit well.  ...  "
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" ...  It's super easy to clean, convenient, and doesn't take up much space.  ...  "
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" ...  Large cups have to stay at lower level,to much splash outside of cup  ...  "
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" ...  The good news is you can fit a travel mug under it. ... The bad news is, you can fit a travel mug under it.  ...  "
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" ...  You pick the size up to 14 oz. ... Larger size cup or Travel Mug eliminates this issue.  ...  "
Usage
 72
cups, tray, counter, tall, scoop
+79%
-21%
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" ...  No pods, paper filters, etc and the grounds go in our compost, so it's environmentally friendly as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Small compact stainless look.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I saw an opportunity to reduce the space the coffeemaker was taking on our tiny countertop and decided to look into the Mini Kuerigs. ... The removable scoop and 2nd filter are also dishwasher safe! ... Oh yes, the stainless steel looks lovely and it takes up very little counter space.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn’t take up much space on the counter.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a very handsome machine as well, and doesnt take up much space on the counter.  ...  "
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" ...  I had a buddy who roasted the beans.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a Hamilton Beach toaster oven a  ...  "
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" ...  We only use fresh ground and I found that two tablespoons of beans in the grinder makes just enough to fill the basket to the highest mark. ... Once cool, I empty the grounds into our compost container (OXO Good Grips .  ...  "
Product Reliability
 62
months, lasted, stopped working, first one, years ago
+56%
-44%
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" ...  I bought this product 6 months ago and we love it.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve been using it for 6 months without any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish I would've found this years ago.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this 2 years ago and it's still going strong.  ...  "
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" ...  Still going strong after about a year.  ...  "
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" ...  Unit seems to be working very good.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s efficient and reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  I received this 2 months ago and it has been great.  ...  "
Price
 61
money, worth, worth the price, waste, price point
+74%
-26%
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" ...  Save enough money in Kcups to pay for itself in the first month.  ...  "
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" ...  Looking forward to saving money on kcups!  ...  "
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" ...  Highly recommend this machine for this price - very good deal.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product at a great price!  ...  "
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" ...  very satisfied got away from the pods tired of the high cost  ...  "
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" ...  I had concerns early on but I can now say I like the machine (especially for the price).  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this one "used" from Amazon and the price was fabulous.  ...  "
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" ...  Best for the money!  ...  "
Build Quality
 58
cups, stainless steel, taste, cup, plastic waste
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Nothing broke and still looks new.  ...  "
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" ...  Better than wasting daily plastic ready made krup cups.  ...  "
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" ...  Product was very well thought out, made and is high quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn't hurt that you get a personal cup without paying for exorbitant, environmentally damaging plastic cups.  ...  "
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" ...  Appearance and quality: a bit taller than our Keurig that died, but with stainless parts and accents, it looks smart in the kitchen. ... It seems well made, and the few removable parts fit well.  ...  "
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" ...  Heavy duty stainless sharp looking.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice stainless steel. ... Works for big cup or little cup as there is a stainless steel piece that comes out and flips over to use it for a small cup.  ...  "
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" ...  The scoop and filter are sturdy and mess free.  ...  "
Design
 34
design, look, counter, screen, grounds
+100%
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" ...  It also makes cleanup even easier as very little grounds get to the lower screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The size and look is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the look of this.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks good, small profile.  ...  "
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" ...  I cannot fault the design or construction in any way.  ...  "
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" ...  Small compact stainless look.  ...  "
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" ...  Look forward to using every morning  ...  "
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" ...  It seems to be made well with good "fit and finish". ... And I also think it's a neat little design trick that the metal plate that your cup sits on during brewing can be flipped upside down at it fits into the machine as an elevated stand for shorter cups or a standard mug.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 32
hamilton beach, cup, retained, grounds, amount of water
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The water all ran out the bottom.  ...  "
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" ...  It clogs pretty quickly, spills water everywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  The first two days it dispensed all the water. ... The last four days it will dispense only about two thirds of the water that I pour in top.  ...  "
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" ...  You need to test out the amount of grinds vs water volume when first using it.  ...  "
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" ...  Will not buy Hamiltin Beach again.  ...  "
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" ...  Water temperature of the Hamilton Beach topped out at about 158 degrees, vs 175 degrees for the Aeropress.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried everything including using filtered water .  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased November 30 and on February 11 it is broken with the blue light flashing that there is no water in it.  ...  "
Returns
 28
return, returned, return window, amazon, refund
+4%
-96%
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" ...  I decided to return this item due to this fact.  ...  "
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" ...  Will be returning this item.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit was returned after 1 week.  ...  "
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" ...  I have contacted the company and will be returning, what a waste of money!  ...  "
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" ...  I am returning it.  ...  "
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" ...  And I missed the return date by 6 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Of course by now my return window has expired.  ...  "
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" ...  Return window is closed.  ...  "
Family
 24
family, rv, room, kitchen, home
+96%
-4%
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" ...  It's perfect for one person in a small apartment.  ...  "
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" ...  Very sleek and compact for small spaces.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for the family, and had to try it.  ...  "
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" ...  they're good for house plants!  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for college kids (like me!)  ...  "
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" ...  My whole family uses it!  ...  "
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" ...  We are keeping the new one at our home and taking the other one to our travel trailer.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it on our trips in hotel rooms.  ...  "
Heating
 16
water, cup, tea, coffee, heats
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I like that I can also use it for tea or hot chocolate.  ...  "
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" ...  Quickly brews a hot fresh cup.  ...  "
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" ...  This system *uncomplicates* the process of heating the water to the perfect temp to brew the ultimate cup of coffee, making the process ’self-serve’!  ...  "
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" ...  tall size and has a screw top drink lid that does a great job of keeping beverages hot.  ...  "
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" ...  Used for hot tea.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the speed that this brews / heats up the water.  ...  "
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" ...  it's plenty hot.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes one cup at a time, but it is speedy, gets the water hot enough.  ...  "
Marketplace
 11
company, time, thank, shipping, service
+55%
-45%
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" ...  Exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described  ...  "
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" ...  The company shd provide information for its European customers also .  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon was spot on with fast delivery. ... Thank you Amazon for your World-Class service!  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product and shipping  ...  "
For Travel
 7
travel mugs, travel, works, trailer, one
+100%
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" ...  This works well and we use it for our travel mugs in the morning.  ...  "
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" ...  It starts quick, doesn’t trip much when finished and is easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Probably better suited for travel mugs, if anything, but I still like it ok.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent, prefect for one cup, even travel size, works great  ...  "
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" ...  Great for RV camping.  ...  "
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" ...  We are keeping the new one at our home and taking the other one to our travel trailer.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it on our trips in hotel rooms.  ...  "
Delivery
 7
delivered, time, delivery, shipping, packaging
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Bottom line, I have 0 issues with the seller, product, and delivery time.  ...  "
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" ...  So it did arrive on time, just delivered to a different address.  ...  "
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" ...  This unit was delivered yesterday, and though we’ve only used it one morning, we are thus far, extremely impressed!  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon was spot on with fast delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  It was shipped quickly and the packaging was minimal.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product and shipping  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 6
maybe, keurigs
+17%
-83%
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" ...  Maybe the item I got was defected.  ...  "
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" ...  Hamilton finally agreed to replace the defective unit.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe it's defective.  ...  "

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