Hamilton Beach - BrewStation 12-Cup Coffee Maker - Black

Serve delicious cups of coffee to your guests with this Hamilton Beach BrewStation 47950 coffee maker that features a carafe-free design and 1-handed dispensing for simple use. The warming heater maintains your coffee's temperature for optimal flavor.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Hamilton Beach BrewStation 12-Cup Coffee Maker
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (98 out of 117)

Features


From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores

Bold, regular and small-batch options

As well as a programmable iced coffee function let you brew coffee to suit your preferences.

12-cup capacity

Makes plenty of coffee, so you and your guests can each enjoy a cup.

Forget the Carafe carafe-free design

Dispenses 1 fresh cup at a time and eliminates the need to pour, so you can serve coffee without spilling.

1-handed dispensing

Allows you to serve coffee with ease.

Gentle warming heater

Maintains an ideal temperature to help prevent scorching and ensure optimal flavor.

Adjustable auto shutoff

With user-selectable time from 0 to 4 hours ensures safe use.

Removable water reservoir

Makes filling easy.


Customer rating

4.1
84%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    quality not as good as previous brewstations

    Posted
    lahome
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We replaced our old brewstation with this unit after waiting months for it to become available. We were excited when it finally arrived. However, we are EXTREMELY disappointed and dissatisfied in this model, and are returning it for the following reasons: 1) Coffee taste is very weak, and a little bitter - even on the bold setting. We made it exactly as we have done with our previous brewstation, then tried adding more coffee (6 coffee measure scoops -the limit according to the instructions), and it's still weak. But it's not just weakness, the coffee does not have the same full flavor as before. That's probably due to the basket having multiple (way too many) holes, thereby not allowing water to sit long enough on the grounds. I can't understand the purpose of so many holes. I've never seen another coffee basket made like this. Also, the basket doesn't have lift up handle which makes removing it when it's hot difficult. 2) The dispenser is much more difficult to operate than on our previous brewstation, which has an identical looking dispenser. You have to push the cup against it just right or the coffee either doesn't come out or doesn't come out full force. Also, the depth of dispenser makes it more difficult to see the coffee going into the cup. This may be something I could get use to, but bad coffee flavor isn't. 3) Brewing noise is continuous - doesn't stop until the maker is turned off. The only improvement over our previous model is the removable water tank - which is why we bought this model. That is a great idea. But that is not enough of a reason to put up with inferior quality elsewhere. We will be returning to our previous model. On a positive note - I am very pleased that I can return this item to our Best Buy store and not have to mail it back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Carafe-less Coffee Maker around.

    Posted
    SupremeBamaFan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am a long-term Brewstation alumni, owning 3 before this one. They were and still are the best carafe-less coffee maker on the market and are very competitive in price. Coffee Quality: Brewstation brew at the right temperature, the Bold setting allows plenty of contact with the beans, the hot plate doesn't burn the coffee when warming, and the coffee tastes good for hours. New Feature: Hamilton Beach could never build a water container that would not spill when transferring water from the sink to the pot, the new water chamber is a welcome feature. The Bold setting definitely changes the flavor of the coffee to a bolder taste, though regular is fine also. Competition: Cuisinart is the only real competition for Brewstations, but their reviews are bad and they are 2x as expensive. I would love Hamilton Beach to build these as metal, substantial appliances ... I'd buy that, but this is a no brain purchase if you wan't 12 cups of coffee and no glass. The sole weakness: I have now replaced 3 Brewstations for an upgrade. Each time the Brewstation was still working as a machine, but failed due to a $.50 piece in the coffee chamber (rubber gasket and/or filter screen). You cannot repair these things (they are permanent), so leaks or clogged screen are terminal. My Brewstations last 3 years or so. Enjoy, you can't go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Coffee Maker Design

    Posted
    bena2008
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Okay, so it seems that small kitchen appliances have gotten very inexpensive, and throw-away. At least this my experience with coffee makers, been going through 1-unit per year for the past many. Good brands, and high end units, from Cuisinart, Mr. Coffee and most recently Delonghi, all failed for one reason or another prematurely (less than a year). Well, when the last unit (Delonghi) stopped working after only 9-months, went out and picked up the Hamilton Beach - Brewstation 12-cup Coffeemaker, so far so good. Nice to see a change in design, this unit brews and holds up to 12-cups of coffee and dispenses it as needed. Easy clean-up and very convenient. The programming was easy, and straight forward, but most of all it brews a good hot cup of coffee, and gently warms it for two-hours. So, heres hoping it works this well for years, not just months like the aforementioned brands. Check out the detailed features on BestBuy.com and view the Demo Video from Hamilton Beach. Only negatives, as others have mentioned... condensation can drip down when lifting lid, to clean. I also think it needs 4-rubber feat, versus just two on the unit, to keep the unit from moving when filling your cup, but with a hand in the back to support, it works well. I think if you try it, you will be happy with it. But, I would love to help Hamilton Beach make improvements for the next version of the Brewstation Elite?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    revised model coffee maker

    Posted
    JohneGadget
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    After each brewing cycle, I have it on the warming cycle for 2 hours. During this time, it sounds like it's boiling my coffee and it persists the whole 2 hour cycle. I contacted the Hamilton Beach company customer service and was told that it's due too the two plates meshing so closely together. They told me to take a tablespoon and rap it on the plate of the coffee holder. The only thing I can take out of this, is, I'm mushrooming the metal plate. IF YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS AN ISSUE, WHY DOESN'T THE MANUFACTURE TAKE CARE OF THIS ??????? Doesn't make since that you wait for a customer too complain so you can give them this kind of remidy. NOT RIGHT !

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this coffee maker!

    Posted
    Watchininreno
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Are you frustrated with breaking glass carafes?? We were and we switched to this pot and have had no regrets. This is the second HB Brewstation we have owned. The first was broken in a move :(. we loved that pot so much we didn't consider any other make/model for the replacement. The design of this water container is different from our first pot and we actually like it much better. It is much easier to fill the water from our frig water dispenser with this current design. You can program several things.....start time, length of time to keep the coffee warm (up to 4 hours), boldness. It is very easy to clean...all the parts come off and can even go in the dishwasher. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great coffee maker, nice to get cup without drips

    Posted
    cmphoto
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Last brew station the water had to be carefully poured in, this one has a side compartment. Well engineered unit. Easy to set up, options for 1-4 hours on time, programming easy. Best part is that you don't have to wait for the brewing to stop to get coffee. Wish it had a larger capacity. 12 cups capacity is closer to 7 or 8. Capacity is not true 12 8 oz cups. Looks great sitting on our counter and makes great coffee. Got on sale at BB with free shipping. Best price on internet. Highly recommend this unit if you want straight forward easy to use coffee maker without the fuss of a "pot".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love these Hamilton Beach coffee makers

    Posted
    MDC05
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is our third Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker. We love the no carafe design. The old one was working fine, but slow, and we had let it get pretty gunked up, so decided that at the $40 price we could make the purchase of a new one. We especially like the container that you fill with water and then just "plug" in to the unit. That was my only complaint on the old model - too many spills and a narrow slot to pour water in. The new coffee maker has solved this problem and still has the other features we loved on the old one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brewed Simplicity

    Posted
    OdeToCoffee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When I went to Best Buy I had already but made up my mind for which coffee brewer I would purchase, but then I saw this option. One of the things that we have seen is once the coffee brewer goes bad, you're left with useless carafes, unless you get one that fits your current carafe. I realize replacing coffee brewers to fit my carafe was not what I wanted. I love how easy this brewer is not only for brewing fresh pots of coffee but also for the ease of how to clean the brewer. This coffee brew station soared in both categories and if you're looking for a great brewer that is simple, then look no further.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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