Think there’s only so many ways to improve on something people have been buying for ages? Think again. We’ve been making coffee makers here at Hamilton Beach for decades, but that doesn’t mean once we perfected a design we decided to call it a day. Here, three upgrades in design and technology that you’ll definitely want in your next coffee maker.
1) A coffee maker with a FrontFill™ water reservoir and grounds basket, so you don’t have to pull it out from below your upper cabinets every time you try to fill it up.
We interviewed people who love their morning cup just as much as we do, and they told us that an easily-accessible water reservoir and grounds basket were among the most important features they wanted in a coffee maker.
Think about it: typically, when you’re using a regular automatic drip coffee maker, you pour the water into the back of the machine and fill the coffee grounds via a flip-up lid. But if your coffee maker sits on the countertop under your upper cabinets, you first have to pull the coffee maker out towards you so you have enough room to fill it up.
That’s why we created a line of coffee makers where you can fill the water tank from the front of the machine, instead of the back. You don’t need to move your coffee maker an inch—just flip the front lid up to fill the water reservoir. When you’re ready to load up the coffee grounds, the brew basket swings out towards you from the front for easy access.
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2) A coffee maker that works with Amazon Alexa, and will have coffee ready and waiting for you before you even set foot in the kitchen.
Sometimes you wake up and need coffee “right this second,” but that requires getting up and making it. Or sometimes you need to shave a couple minutes off your morning routine—but aren’t willing to totally forego your morning caffeine fix.
This coffee maker allows you to start brewing simply by asking Alexa from your smart speaker, or using the Alexa app on your phone, so your coffee is fresh and hot as soon as you’re ready for it. You can also change the brew strength, and use the Alexa app if you accidentally forget to turn off the coffee maker before leaving home.
It’s also great for people who want to program their coffee maker to automatically brew in the morning, but also tend to hit the snooze button a few times. In this case, you can just start the brewing through the app or smart speaker when you’re just about ready to get out of bed rather than face a cold pot of coffee. Plus, it is also designed with our special front-fill feature, so it’s really several solutions in one.
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3) A coffee maker that automatically reorders single serve coffee pods on Amazon —so you never run out of coffee again.
Running out of coffee pods just as you’re about to brew your morning cup is one of the worst ways to start your day. Luckily, it’s 2020 now, and there’s no reason for that to ever happen again. This coffee maker works with Amazon’s Dash Replenishment to automatically reorder your favorite single serve coffee pods when you need them, helping ensure you never run out.
That means, in order to procure a never-ending supply of coffee, all you have to do is open the Alexa app and pick your favorite pods when you set up your new coffee pot. That’s pretty much it. You don’t need to keep track of how many pods you have used or have left—Amazon does the math for you, and ensures they’re at your door waiting for you when you need them. It really doesn’t get any more convenient than that.
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