Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 48-Cup

Last updated date: November 29, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 112 expert reviews, the Hamilton Beach Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 48-Cup placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 6, 2019:
Checkout The Best Coffee Server for a detailed review of all the top coffee servers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.1
13 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.3
1,636 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This is a very stylish coffee urn that will look great on any formal event. Set it up on the serving or banquet table without any problem. Plus, there are ergonomic handles for easy transport and a locking lid to prevent any spill or mess.
- TenBestProduct
It’s also got a two-way dispenser, which means you can quickly fill a single mug or prop it open to fill a carafe.
- Wiki EZ Vid
July 2, 2018 | Full review
May take up to 40 minutes to perk an entire urn of coffee, however will keep it warm for hours and even in chilly outdoor temperatures. Ideal for other hot beverages including cider and tea. Loved by large families as well.
- BestReviews
December 6, 2019 | Full review
They have water levels marking in their inside to help you properly fill them up with the necessary level of water. They also come with locking lids and heat-proof handles for comfort and no spillage.
- Toppers World
January 1, 2019 | Full review
The design is very elegant and will look good anywhere.
- Idea Hacks
December 6, 2019 | Full review
This is easy to fill and has a twist-lock lid that prevents spilling and helps to maintain an even temperature.
- The Spruce Eats
This coffee urn is your best choice for the money. It is significantly more affordable than most coffee urns.
- Coffee Channel
October 23, 2019 | Full review
The opening is large enough to access while cleaning and filling.
- Top Ten Review Pro
April 30, 2019 | Full review
The lid on this coffee urn is completely removable and dishwasher-safe which makes cleaning easy and simple.
- Village Bakery
January 21, 2019 | Full review
The other feature is the comfortable cool-touch handles that make handling a breeze.
- Closeup Check
July 1, 2019 | Full review
Easy to fill water and water level marks are included.
- Coffee Guide Blog
December 6, 2019 | Full review
The interlocking lid snaps right into place, holding your grinds perfectly in place while you get everything else set up.
- Good Coffee Place
October 14, 2019 | Full review
This coffee machine is known for rapidly brewing coffee and you can fill up the entire capacity in less than 45 minutes.
- The Coffee Inspector
December 6, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Likely to get cold quickly if moved from its power source for travel purposes.
- BestReviews
December 6, 2019 | Full review
It might be too small and complex for you.
- Idea Hacks
December 6, 2019 | Full review
The coffee has a metallic taste, and the lack of effective insulation means it cools off quickly.
- Coffee Channel
October 23, 2019 | Full review
The spigot is raised a bit above which waste some coffee.
- Coffee Guide Blog
December 6, 2019 | Full review
The cleaning process might be a little tough and discouraging.
- The Coffee Inspector
December 6, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Makes 15-45 cups. Cup-per-minute brewing speed. Water-level indicators. Ready-to-serve light. Easy to fill. 2-way dispenser. Twist-lock lid and large handles. Removable cord. Glossy aluminum finish. Comfortable handles. Easy to clean and store. Dishwasher safe twist-lock lid and brew basket. Amazon.com Ideal for buffet-style entertaining at home or as a self-serve option at a large business meeting, this coffee urn brews and holds between 15 and 45 cups of coffee. Designed to serve crowds, the polished aluminum urn brews about a cup of coffee per minute and has a ready-to-serve light that lets you know when you can start pouring. The two-way dispenser depresses to fill a single cup or can be propped in the vertical position to fill a larger carafe. Water level markings inside the urn help you accurately fill the urn to the proper water level. For safety, this coffee urn has heat-resistant handles and a locking lid for easier carrying without spillage. Other convenient features include a dishwasher-safe lid and brew basket and a detachable cord for easy storage. Hamilton Beach provides a 2-year limited warranty on this appliance. --Cristina Vaamonde

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Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 26
2. Vondior Coffee Server, 102-Oz
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 6
3. Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 48-Cup
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 13
4. Pykal Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 17
5. Cresimo Thermal Coffee Server, 101-Oz
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
6. BUNN Coffee Server, 102-Oz
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Vondior Coffee Server, 68-Oz
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 7
8. Brijo Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Bellemain Coffee Server, 74-Oz
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 1
10. Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 60-Cup
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 11

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