46205 Coffee Maker Review 2020
The Hamilton Beach 46205 coffee maker is a solid drip coffee machine that has solid brewing and a narrow body. Sitting squarely at the value end of the market, its most noteworthy design choice is that the entire base sins on a base, like a lazy susan, so you can reach the back. On the back is the removable water tank.
However, it also has good programmability and a few other surprises that make it a solid choice.
Whether you like the design or not may determine if you decide to buy the 46205-coffee maker. It looks and feels inexpensive, which it is. Machines like this are so simple that they can last a long time and they brew a range of coffee types pretty well all things considered.
Hamilton Beach 46205 Review
Hamilton Beach 46205 Coffee Maker has an interesting, rotating base so you can spin the appliance and access the rear water reservoir. It has a programmable auto on feature so you can set it up the night before and have hot, freshly brewed coffee waiting for you.
The 46205 also has adjustable brewing options with 1 to 4 cup brewing options and a total max capacity of 12 cups. It also brews in “bold” and “regular” modes. It has a no-spill pouring spout which works pretty well to reduce dips.
The brew basket releases from the front with a handy button for filling and emptying spent grounds.
The Hamilton Beach 46205 Coffee Machine also has an automatic pause feature. This allows the impatient coffee drinkers (including me) to pour a cup during the brewing without risk of overflow and spilling hot coffee.
Three brew strength options and an adjustable warming plate lets you customize your coffee taste and temperature for the perfect cup each time. And with automatic pause and serve, mess-free pouring and a nonstick warming plate, spills and messes aren’t an issue. The water reservoir removes for easy filling and cleaning
The swivel feet under the base of the 46205 coffee maker means allows you to easily spin it so you can access the back. This allows you to access to the rear water reservoir. The water reservoir removes for easy filling and cleaning. The 12-cup capacity is large enough for several people, a family or small office setting.
With a single touch of the button you can release the brew basket from the front of the 46205 coffee maker. This is how you add your coffee grounds. This Hamilton Beach coffee maker has three brew strengths including bold, regular or 1-4 cups.
Automatic pause and serve lets you grab a cup during the brewing process without any overflow. Plus, the mess-free pouring spout and nonstick warming plate make for easy, clean serving
- Wake up to fresh coffee with programmable clock
- 2 hour automatic shutoff
- 3 brew strength options: Regular, bold & 1-4 cups
- Adjustable keep warm setting
Hamilton Beach 46205 Features
- Rotates for fast, easy access to water reservoir
- 3 brew strength options
- Removable water reservoir
- Automatic pause & serve
- Programmable clock with 2 hour automatic shutoff
- Swing-out brew basket
- Adjustable warmer plate is nonstick
- Removable water reservoir
- Brew basket release button
- Mess-free pouring
- Fits Hamilton Beach® water filter model 80674R (sold separately)
Optional Reusable Filter
46205 Permanent Filter 990018700
Hamilton Beach makes a metallic filter so you don’t need to use disposable filters.
Permanent filters have several advantages, especially if you worry that disposable fiber filters change the flavor of your coffee or you have environmental concerns. The filter is plastic and metallic and can be easily emptied and washed for daily use. It costs about $8 and should last a long time.
Review Conclusions and Other Resources
If you want to compare the 46205 to other models and manufacturer options take a look at these recommended articles
- Breville Coffee Maker Buyers Guide for 2020
- Mr. Coffee Thermal Coffee Maker Guide
- Miele Coffee Machine Guide
- Nespresso vs Keurig
Our Hamilton Beach 46205 review concludes that this is a fine, value priced automatic drip coffee machine. For less than $30 can you really go wrong? There are several great Hamilton Beach coffee maker models and this lives up to the reputation. The narrow design and swivel base is an interesting way to address the issue of a rear mounted removable water tank as well.