Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel (49981) (Discontinued)
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- Brew your own ground coffee with single-serve scoop filter
- Scoop your favorite ground coffee and brew
- Brews up to 14 ozs. into travel cup or coffee mug
- Durable stainless steel construction
- Built-in stand for coffee mugs
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|Item Dimensions||9.80 x 7.60 x 13.50 inches||8.35 x 6.70 x 8.67 inches||7.30 x 5.40 x 11.60 inches||11.30 x 4.50 x 12.10 inches|
|Item Weight||5.58 lbs||5.58 lbs||2.53 lbs||2.00 lbs|
|Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel, Plastic||Plastic|
Hamilton Beach The Scoop Single-Serve Coffeemaker - 49981
The Scoop Single-Serve Coffeemaker goes where no coffeemaker has gone before, brewing hotter, faster and better-tasting coffee than most gourmet machines out there. And, its benefits don't stop there. The Scoop Coffeemaker utilizes the simplicity of ground coffee and brews a customizable cup quickly: an 8 oz. cup in less than 90 seconds or a 14 oz. travel mug in under two-and-a-half minutes.
Aside from its versatility in using inexpensive coffee grounds to brew a great-tasting cup, The Scoop Coffeemaker is designed for ultra-simple preparation in three straightforward steps: 1) Scoop 2) Place 3) Brew. It features a steel mesh scoop for filtering freshly ground coffee and comes with a built-in, adjustable stand that flips to accommodate a standard-size cup or a taller travel mug.
All in all, The Scoop Single-Serve Coffeemaker offers affordability and no fuss with lots of options. There's no need for extra equipment, high-tech buttons or extra equipment, either.
Product Uses & Unique Features
Allowing for Various Coffee Grind Types
The Scoop Coffeemaker doesn't need pre-packaged K-Cup packs or coffee pods, which can get expensive, and not to mention stale, over time. Instead, it comes with a mesh scoop filter that gives users the choice of any flavor (caramel, hazelnut, vanilla, etc), any brand (Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, etc.) and any strength (Regular or Bold) pleasing to their taste.
Differing Boldness Levels
With The Scoop Coffeemaker, versatility is key. Whether you decide to go with a mainstream brand coffee or stronger premium-brand coffee, you need a machine that understands and quickly adapts. Use the REGULAR setting for a quick basic, automatic drip coffee, or get an upgrade and choose BOLD for more fine grinds, decaf or stronger flavors premium-brand coffee like Starbucks or Melitta. Just remember that the finer the grind, the longer it takes to brew. For bolder coffee, the water passes through at a slower rate, but allows more contact time and better flavor extraction for a better-tasting cup when done brewing.
Measuring Proportions Appropriately
Not sure how much coffee to add when brewing? No worries -- each scoop filter is labeled with two measuring lines for exact serving amounts. And more isn't necessarily better, in this case. Overfilling the scoop doesn't allow room for brewing and water can overflow and spill over, ultimately meaning weaker coffee.
Adjusting the Cup Size
Before brewing, adjust the L-shaped cup rest to make sure your cup is as close to the dispensing nozzle as possible. For travel mugs, fit the cup rest against the coffeemaker and place your mug on top of the drip tray.
The Scoop Coffeemaker was awarded the "2012 Good Housekeeping Very Innovative Products (VIP) Award" by Good Housekeeping Research Institute. In addition, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) gave it high rankings for its ability to use coffee grinds, instead of packs or pods, and simultaneously give users the freedom to choose their own flavor, strength and cup size for their coffee.
Product Feature Benefits
- Costs pennies per cup, compared to leading competitors' single-size packs
- Proportions coffee exactly with single-serve scoop filter
- Brews an 8 oz. cup of coffee in less than 90 seconds
- Built-in adjustable stand holds standard-size cup and taller travel mugs
- One steel mesh scoop filter included; no need for paper filters
- Wide drip tray on base acts as a spill-resistant drain for excess coffee
- Settings for REGULAR (automatic drip) and BOLD coffee
- Durable, stainless steel features ensure coffeemaker's longevity
- Automatically shuts off after brewing
Tips & Care
Run one or two cycles through the machine before first use. When one cycle is complete, the coffeemaker automatically shuts off. When grinding your own coffee beans, remember to purchase beans that were recently roasted (within a week is best), and grind them every time you brew a fresh cup. When brewing, keep ground coffee below the MAX fill line and do not use more than 14 ounces (410 ml) of water. To stop brewing mid-cycle, press either REGULAR or BOLD, and the unit will shut off. If there is no water in the water reservoir and a brew button is pushed, the unit will not brew.
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Clean screens on baskets about once a week or so with brush & dish soap, I use an Ikea brush. I use a little baking soda for good measure after, with the brush. If you neglect this step too long, the oils will build up and coffee will overflow your basket and make a mess. How do I know this? … Just guess ... 🙃 When trip tray needs cleaned, unplug coffee maker, run drip tray under faucet with unit tipped forward. At first I would tediously clean with a rag or paper towel, then realized that part is sealed or it wouldn’t be a designated liquid catcher.
Regular setting is pretty fast, but makes weak coffee. Bold setting takes almost 5 minutes, which I don’t mind, makes a much better cup of coffee. Amount of coffee is personal, I use 2 Tbsp. Too much can actually make it not work well, not enough room for the water to sit on the grounds. I fill water to just over the “wheel well”, about 17 ounces of Brita filtered water.
I have a dedicated just-right size stainless travel mug that I always brew into, then pour that into my large coffee cup or taller travel mug. No splashing or mess, and no hassle flipping the tray back and forth or wondering if the mug is going to slide off. I don't mind the residue that this filter system leaves, but if I did, I wouldn’t pour the last 1/2 ounce out of my “carafe” into my cup. Prefer that to the paper taste of filters.
For those with issues, I have a few suggestions which may help. Make sure to run water through the coffee maker a few times before using the coffee maker to start. I also regularly run a cup of water through the coffee maker before brewing to flush out and standing water retained by the unit. This takes less than a minute and ensures that the water in your coffee is fresh. As to weak coffee, I suggest trying a darker blend or a finer grind and perhaps filling the scoop with more coffee for a richer taste. As to temperature, running a cup of water through the coffee maker first has the added effect of heating the cup. I also drink coffee black so I am drinking it the way it comes out of the coffee maker which, as I mentioned, is just the right temperature for me. If you're adding cold milk or cream, however, this is naturally going to lower the temperature. If you want your coffee steaming, you may have to microwave it or upgrade to a more expensive machine. To use an analogy, this is not the BMW of coffee makers, it is the Honda. There is a relationship between price and performance. For what it costs, it's a good choice.
My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that the website describes this coffee maker as made with stainless steel. This is very misleading. There is very little metal in this machine. It is almost entirely plastic. I don't know if the description was based on the few bits of metal it has or the appearance of the plastic which, as you can see from the picture, appears like stainless steel. But plastic is still plastic and I would not describe this as a stainless steel coffee maker by any stretch. So don't get this machine because you think you're getting a stainless steel coffee maker.
UPDATE: I've come to really like this machine. I haven't experienced any of the issues mentioned by others. As I said in my original post above, I use dark freshly roasted, freshly ground organic coffee with filtered water on the Bold setting. The coffee comes out quickly at just the right temperature (for me anyway) and tastes delicious. It's easy to clean. I am pleased.