"The most impressive aspect of this top-quality coffee machine is the way in which it brews and stores coffee."
Hamilton Beach have really focused on designing the 48465 coffee machine with the user in mind. It's a great-value coffee machine priced at between $40 and $80, which is fantastic for entertaining or simply having great quality coffee on tap, whenever you want it. With its internal 12-cup heated brewing station, great-tasting coffee is available for up to four hours at the push of a button. If you’re looking for an affordable, easy-to-use coffee machine that will also save you plenty of time, you should seriously consider the Hamilton Beach 48465.
The Hamilton Beach 48465 doesn’t fall behind its competitors when it comes to appearance. It has a sleek, modern design which is simple enough to suit any domestic kitchen without looking cheap. The 48465 does not have an overbearing presence like some coffee machines on the market, which is nice. The controls on the 48465 are also simple and unimposing, which adds to its uncomplicated appearance. It is constructed in the majority from sturdy black plastic, but it has stainless steel panels in areas which are likely to get messy. This is a thoughtful design feature by Hamilton Beach, as well as helping the 48465 to look great.
The Hamilton Beach 48465 is a slim, compact coffee machine, which doesn’t take up too much room on your kitchen countertop. However, with a height of 15.6 inches, it is quite tall. This is accentuated by the fact that you need to lift the lids which are located on the top of the device, in order to clean the interior. So, make sure you put it in a place with plenty of overhead space.
The most impressive aspect of this top-quality coffee machine is the way in which it brews and stores coffee. Unlike other coffee machines which attempt to use warming plates to keep the drinks hot, or dispense the coffee into carafes, Hamilton Beach have used an internal, heated brewing station. This is a much more efficient way of doing things, as it keeps your coffee hot and delicious for up to four hours which is very impressive, especially for a such a budget-friendly coffee machine. You can even programme the 48465 to keep your coffee hot for a shorter amount of time if this suits your schedule a little better. So, with the 48465 you have up to 12 cups of perfect coffee available on tap whenever you want them.
The Hamilton Beach 48465 has the option of only brewing enough coffee for 1-4 cups if you’re not entertaining quite as many people, or only need enough for yourself. You can also choose between a regular or bold strength brew, depending on what you fancy. There is even the option of an iced coffee when the weather gets a little warmer; some brilliant features from this great-value coffee machine. The fact that this coffee machine uses ground coffee is a real plus for several reasons. Firstly, it will help you to save money as it is the cheapest form of coffee out there. Also, you get the choice of a large variety of brands and flavors, which is always nice. Furthermore, it has much less impact on the environment than using coffee pods, as they have disposable, non-recyclable casings which can just end up in landfills. Not to mention the fact that ground coffee gives you a much more authentic coffee experience.
Ease of Use
Unfortunately, coffee grounds do have one negative aspect to them; they are tricky to remove without making a mess. However, Hamilton Beach have made sure the 48465 has several removable parts, which make this process a little easier. For example, the internal water tank, filter and drip tray are all removable for easy cleaning. The drip tray itself helps to keep the mess to a minimum. Be careful with the water tank however, as some have noticed that it gathers a lot of condensation which can drip over your countertop when the water tank is removed.
The 48465 also showcases some great time-saving devices, such as an internal storage coffee pot. This saves you having to top up the coffee every time you start a new brew. The Hamilton Beach 48465 is also travel mug compatible, which is really handy if you’re running late in the morning. Lastly, you can programme the 48465 up to 24 hours in advance, to start brewing when you wake up. It doesn’t get much more convenient than that!
In terms of controls, there are just 6 buttons which have all been clearly labeled, to help you choose the setting you need. There is also a tactile bar which you press down in order to release the coffee from the brewing container. The water reservoir has water level indicators, which is something to look out for in every coffee machine, as it really helps you to make sure you are not under or overfilling the tank. They also tell you when it needs to be topped up which is always handy. Lastly, the Hamilton Beach 48465 comes with a one-year guarantee, so you can rest assured that you’re getting a top-quality coffee machine.
If you’re looking for an affordable way to create great quality coffee in the comfort of your own home, without any overly complex functions or attention seeking appearance, take a look at the Hamilton Beach 48465. With its simple, in-keeping design and easy-to-use coffee dispensing system, the 48465 provides everything you could need. Hamilton Beach don’t cut corners either, with handy additional features like programmability and water level indicators. At such an affordable price, the 48465 is an obvious choice for your next coffee machine.