Hamilton Beach has a line of single-serve coffee makers that offer both convenience and versatility. In this post we will be talking about the Hamilton Beach Scoop and how it compares to the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew. Let’s get an in-depth look into the features of each coffee maker to understand how they work and the difference between them.
Features of Hamilton Beach Scoop Coffee Maker:
- Brew a single cup using your favorite ground coffee using the included single-serve filter.
- Brews up to 14 oz of coffee.
- Can accommodate a mug using the built-in stand or a tall travel mug.
- Reusable mesh filter is included, no need for paper filters.
- Adjustable strength, choose from regular or bold brew.
- Automatic shut-off after brewing.
- Stainless steel construction makes it easy to clean and more durable.
Features of Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single Serve Coffee Maker:
- Brew a single cup of coffee using ground coffee or K-Cup pod.
- Can brew up to 10 oz using a K-Cup pod or 14 oz using ground coffee.
- Adjustable brew strength: choose from Regular or Bold brew.
- Adjustable drip tray allows you to fit a regular mug or a tall travel mug.
- The drip tray also works as a storage area for holding the K-Cup pod holder or brew basket.
Hamilton Beach FlexBrew is available in three models:
- FlexBrew 49979 which features adjustable brew strength.
- FlexBrew 49975 which has adjustable strength, cup size selections and 40 oz water reservoir.
- FlexBrew 49974 which has only single brew setting, regular brew.
What Is The Difference Between Hamilton Beach Scoop and FlexBrew?
There is one main difference between the Hamilton Beach Scoop and FlexBrew:
- The Scoop model only brews ground coffee,
- While the FlexBrew can brew both ground coffee and K-Cup pods.
Other than that, the difference is mainly in the design.
So, Which One Do You Choose?
This is a simple pick, and it all relies on whether or not you want to use K-Cup pods:
- Having the option to brew K-Cup pods means that you can brew a lot more than just coffee, since K-Cup pods are available in a large selection of brands and drinks like hot chocolate, tea, cappuccino, latte, hot cider and more. If that’s something you want, then go for the FlexBrew.
- If you don’t want to brew K-Cup pods, then your best choice would be the Hamilton Beach Scoop.
Hamilton Beach Scoop Compared To Other Brands:
Hamilton Beach Scoop vs. BUNN MCU:
BUNN MCU is another single-serve coffee maker that uses coffee ground. What makes it special though is that it has additional attachments for brewing K-Cup pods, soft pods, tea bags and loose tea, as well as hot water. This makes it a lot more versatile than Hamilton Beach Scoop.
Like the Hamilton Beach scoop, the largest capacity BUNN MCU can brew is 14 oz. Although the BUNN is faster at brewing, since it can brew a cup in under a minute, while it takes the Hamilton Beach up to 90 seconds to brew a cup.
Hamilton Beach Scoop vs. Keurig:
While there are many Keurig models to compare, we’re comparing the Hamilton Beach Scoop to Keurig K15 Mini since it’s the most comparable in terms of features and price point.
Keurig machines are made to brew K-Cup pods. However, like the Hamilton Beach Scoop, it can also brew ground coffee, but only by using a K-Cup pod filter. This K-cup filter is purchased separately.
Capacity wise, the Keurig K15 can brew up to 10 oz and cannot accommodate travel mugs.
You can learn about Keurig K15 here.
Demo of Hamilton Beach FlexBrew: