"Hamilton Beach is a well-known manufacturer in the coffee maker world, so it’s no surprise that the 46205 model is reliable and sturdy."
The Hamilton Beach 46205 is a programmable 12-cup coffee maker that comes with a glass carafe and top-quality finish. With a price of between $30 and $50 (yes, that’s correct) it’s hard to believe this coffee machine comes with a range of features and gadgets to bring you fresh tasting coffee cup after cup. Hamilton Beach is a well-known manufacturer in the coffee maker world, so it’s no surprise that the 46205 model is reliable and sturdy. This is an extremely cheap coffee machine, and although it’s a standard model, it certainly won’t let you down when it comes to features and coffee quality.
The appearance of the Hamilton Beach 46205 is a simply stylish coffee machine, in a black finish with a silver frontage. Given the price, you might have expected a lesser quality design and cheap feel, but that’s not the case with the 46205. The best coffee machines don’t necessarily have to come with an expensive price tag. The Hamilton Beach is a trendy and sophisticated looking coffee maker and will complement any kitchen style. Its dimensions are 9.3 x 7.4 x 13.8 inches, so its slimline design means it will fit on the countertop without taking up too much room. The glass carafe is included in the purchase price, and the overall elegance of this coffee machine shines through, your guests are sure to envy you when they realize what price you can get it for! This coffee machine weighs just over five pounds, so although the materials used won’t be the heaviest and most durable in quality, it's light-weight enough to move where you want it and sturdy enough to last too. There is an attractive blue display screen on the front which clearly shows the time, and the function buttons are clear to read and comfortable to press. This coffee machine also comes with a brew basket that swings out to the side in one touch of a button, meaning you can fill it up easily with your favorite blend of ground coffee.
Although it’s a relatively inexpensive coffee machine compared to numerous other home coffee makers, the Hamilton Beach is still packed full of features like you would expect a more expensive coffee machine to have. The control panel on the front of the coffee machine comes with six buttons in total, which program the coffee maker when used together. For example, you can set the 46205 to automatically brew a coffee so it’s hot, fresh and ready for you in the morning or whenever you prefer a freshly made cup of coffee prepared for you. So, if you know you need to be up early and you’ll be in a rush, you can program the coffee maker to brew the coffee at a certain time automatically, so it’s ready when you’re ready. This is a handy tool and is even better considering even some of the most expensive coffee machines don’t have this feature!
Furthermore, the Hamilton Beach coffee maker also gives you three different brew strength options, either bold, regular or 1-4 cups instead of the full 12 cup capacity. Depending on what brew strength you’re in the mood for, this coffee maker can accommodate it. The 46205 also comes with an adjustable warmer plate that you can adjust the timing for in the settings. This means you can make your coffee to your desired brew strength but don’t have to drink it right away or worry that it will go cold, which is incredibility useful. There is also an automatic pause and serve function, so you don’t have to worry about overflowing, leaking and dripping cups of coffee.
Ease of Use
Thanks to its simplicity, the 46205 coffee machine is relatively easy to clean. There’s no automatic cleaning function on this coffee maker which is expected with a cheaper model, but the carafe and brew basket are dishwasher safe which is ideal and makes the cleaning process that much easier. The water filter is removable so it can be taken out of the coffee machine and cleaned separately. You don’t always have to fill up the water tank to remove it as the lid can lift up as an alternative method. To make tasks like refilling the water tank and the brew basket easier, the coffee machine can be rotated with ease. Also, once the carafe is filled up with coffee, it is poured into your cups of choice via a drip-free spout so that mess is minimized when using this machine. The programmable clock also comes with a 2-hour automatic shutoff, which saves you money and efficiency. The features on this coffee machine are easy to program, and it’s simplistic yet classy design means it’s easy to maintain cleanliness and not be overwhelmed by its components.
Overall, the Hamilton Beach 46205 coffee machine is superbly affordable, costing a fraction of what other more expensive coffee machines cost, without limiting its charm. Although it may take a few goes to get the coffee taste that suits you, the 46205 delivers excellent coffee taste in a variety of brew strengths. The fact that you can keep the carafe of coffee warm at optimum temperature is a big plus with this coffee maker, as is the timer setting that gives you automatically brewed coffee at a time to suit you. There’s nothing better than the aroma of fresh coffee filling the house. Price isn’t everything and Hamilton Beach have done a great job in creating a simple coffee machine that ticks all the boxes. If you’re looking for a simplistic, affordable and stylish coffee machine, the 46205 could be for you.