Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup Review

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup
Overall Rating
75
Coffee Quality (40%)
75
Design & Features (20%)
70
Durability (20%)
75
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
78
The Bottom Line
A cheap single-serve coffee maker, the Hamilton Beach 49970 Personal Cup's only selling point is its price. It also brews ESE soft pods and isn't K-Cup compatible. Check out the Mixpresso for a discount K-Cup machine.
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Key Features of the Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup

Key Features of Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup Overview

Ranking the best bargain brewers is an interesting exercise.

In some cases, like the Mixpresso K-Cup Brewer, it’s about finding a reasonably priced machine that performs well for the price. In other cases, like with the Hamilton Beach 49970, it’s about finding a dirt cheap unit that gets the job done.

This brewer only works with soft coffee pods, such as the Melitta brand pods, which means no K-Cup compatibility.

Pros
  • Brewer and required soft pods are cheap
  • Incredibly compact size
Cons
  • Not compatible with K-Cups
  • Mediocre quality coffee
  • Not many features
  • Not compatible with travel mugs

Is the Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup for you?

Is Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup for you?

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup Review: An In-Depth Look

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Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup
A cheap single-serve coffee maker, the Hamilton Beach 49970 Personal Cup's only selling point is its price. It also brews ESE soft pods and isn't K-Cup compatible. Check out the Mixpresso for a discount K-Cup machine.

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