The Best 5 Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Makers Review [2021]

Hamilton Beach Flexbrew Coffee Maker is a household name wherever you go. It is one of the most popular coffee machines that exist today. Plus, it is known for being multipurpose, easy to use, has excellent functionality, and coffee comes out hot every time!

This coffee maker line has definitely raised the bar when it comes to coffee making. For that reason, other coffee makers are always competing with it! This Hamilton Beach Flexbrew Review will teach you exactly what this masterpiece is all about. So, brace yourself!

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Maker

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Buying Guide: Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Maker

Since the bar has been raised by the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Maker, let’s take a look below at how they have done so. We will explore the amazing qualities of these coffee makers and compare them with other coffee makers in the market today.

This buying guide will also give you an idea of what you should be looking for when you are shopping for the best coffee machines. Take notes, guys!


Unless you miss the old days, we doubt you will use a non-automated coffee machine at this age. An automated coffee maker can generally brew and pour coffee on its own with a press of a button.

It’s an advantage of modern convenience that saves time for all the busy people out there. If you own or work at a cafe, efficiency is key in making a profit.

The Hamilton Beach FlexBrew (49976) coffee maker is fully automated with programmable features like brew-strength determination, timer, single-serving option, carafe option, and auto shut off feature.

The thermal carafe in the 49966 keeps the coffee maker warm automatically for a very long time. Even if you forget about your coffee, it won’t.

It is a step ahead of its sibling, having an auto timer, auto-pause, and auto shut off hallmarks. It also has a pot warmer that keeps coffee warm for 2 hours.

49950C has the same automatic features as the 49966, except the thermal carafe.


Size is an issue when it comes to the amount of space you have in your kitchen to store a coffee maker. Weighing only 6 pounds, the FlexBrew 49976 is 14 inches tall, 10.24 inches in length, and 10.63 inches in width.

It should be able to fit on any countertop easily. On the other hand, let’s look at the sizes of the other Flexbrew models.

The 49966 weighs 8 pounds and takes up more space than any of its siblings. In fact, it is the tallest of them all, standing at 15.13 inches. Its length and width are 13.6 inches and 14.5 inches, respectively.

So, make sure to measure the space of storage before purchasing.

49950C is bulkier, weighing 9.64 pounds with a height of 12 inches. Despite the weight, it’s smaller than 49976 (being 13.66 inches in length and 11.42 inches in width).

This model is recommended for small kitchens. Besides, spillage is particularly impossible with the structure of 49950C. 

Lastly, the single-serving FlexBrews (49948 and 49974) are super compact. Ideal for singles living alone.

List of Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Maker

1. Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Trio Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Trio Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Trio Coffee Maker

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2. Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single-Serve Maker with 40 oz.

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single-Serve Maker with 40 oz.

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single-Serve Maker with 40 oz.

3. Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single Serve Coffee Maker.

Single-serve coffee maker, brewed your way
Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single Serve Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single Serve Coffee Maker

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4. Hamilton Beach (47950) Coffee Maker Internal Storage Coffee Pot.

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Hamilton Beach (47950) Coffee Maker Internal Storage Coffee Pot.

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5. Hamilton Beach Programmable Front-Fill Coffee Maker (Thermal Carafe 46391).

Hamilton Beach Programmable Front-Fill Coffee Maker 46391

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Brewing Options

The best coffee makers have a number of useful attributes, such as brew-strength control, water temperature control, brew sizes, keep warm feature, etc. The brew strength is important for cafe owners as different customers have different preferences.

The FlexBrew can store brewed coffee in the reservoir to retain warmth. This removes the need for a breakable glass carafe or hot plate that might scorch your coffee.

Sounds like magic, doesn’t it?

Using the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew is extremely easy and needs just a few simple steps. These coffee makers can make both hot and iced coffee with just a few tweaks in the process!

On the other hand, the members of a family may like their coffee to be mild or strong. Keeping all that in mind, a good coffee maker must provide options for customizable brewing.

Hot Coffee:

Brew hot coffee, you need to first fill the water tank with water, depending on the amount of coffee you want to make. Then, place the reservoir in the coffee maker.

Next, line the filter basket with a round charcoal filter. Add one tablespoon of ground coffee for every cup you want to brew. After that, select how you want to brew the coffee– you can choose regular or bold, based on your preferences.

You can also select the ‘one to four cups’ option if you are brewing a small batch of coffee. Press the ‘Keep Warm’ button until you choose the number of hours you want to keep the coffee warm in the tank. This can be up to four hours.

After that, press the ‘On/Off’ button to start the brew cycle. After your coffee has brewed, place a mug or cup under the dispenser, and push the dispenser bar to pour the coffee into your cup.

Voila! You have a steaming cup of coffee, ready in just two minutes!

Iced Coffee:

To make iced coffee, fill the reservoir with 6 cups of water or less. Then, fill the tank with ice no higher than the 10-cup line. Make sure you can still fit the filter basket in there.

Place your coffee filter into the basket and add two tablespoons of ground coffee for every cup of iced coffee you wish to make. The coffee brewed needs to be stronger because the ice dilutes the coffee.

Put the coffee tank into your BrewStation and close its lid. Next, choose the ‘Iced Coffee’ setting on your coffee maker’s control panel. Then, press the ‘On/Off’ button to begin brewing.

Lastly, fill a glass with ice and place it under the dispenser. Push the dispenser bar to release the coffee.

Then, sit back and sip the refreshing beverage!


FlexBrew 49976 is a 2-way coffee maker, so it can brew a cup of coffee and, at the same time, a full pot of coffee (equal to 12 cups). The same can be said about 49950C and 49966.

While all the FlexBrew have 3 brewing options, 49974 has only one.

Furthermore, you want a coffee maker that can prepare a hot mug of love in the least amount of time. The FlexBrews take only about 3 minutes to brew a fine cup. You can trust them all in that sense.

Easy Maintenance

Despite the advanced technology these machines use, they are quite easy to clean and maintain. The parts of the coffee maker can be removed and washed separately to prevent clogs.

For a detailed guide on how to properly clean your Hamilton Beach FlexBrews, click here.

Compatibility with K-Cups

One of the best features of the Flexbrews is its compatibility with Keurig’s single-serve K-Cup pods. Although K-Cups are quite costly compared to ground coffee, who doesn’t mind a cup of luxury from time to time?

Besides, the FlexBrews support both ground coffee and K-Cups. So, enjoy the best of both worlds!


FlexBrew 49976 and 49974 come in a plain black cloak, while the 49950C and 49948 have a matte finish that prevents fingerprints. There is a presence of silver in the latter as well. Similarly, the 49966 has a cool black and stainless style. 

Value for Money

When you consider all the functionality the FlexBrews are providing while meeting your caffeine addiction every morning within 3 minutes, you won’t regret the money you spent. In fact, it is a good investment on your part.

But if anything happens, there is a year-long warranty.

Just so we are clear, FlexBrew 49950C is a little expensive since it comes with a gold filter. Not that there’s anything wrong with a regular paper filter.

49974 is the cheapest of them all.

Final Thoughts

Who knew that there were so many models of Hamilton Beach FlexBrew! But now you know.

To sum up, they are all capable of making fine coffee in 3 minutes, and they are compatible with K-Cups, cleaning is easy, and are part and parcel of a cheerful household!

We hope that you loved reading this review, and we hope to hear from you. Till then, take care!

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