Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 60-Cup

Last updated date: November 29, 2019

DWYM Score

8.4

Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 60-Cup

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We looked at the top Coffee Servers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Coffee Server you should buy.

Editor's Note December 26, 2019:
Checkout The Best Coffee Server for a detailed review of all the top coffee servers.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 110 expert reviews, the Hamilton Beach Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 60-Cup placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

All Stainless body coffee urn- makes up to 60 cups . Accelerated brewing system brews at above 1 cup per minute . One handed coffee dispenser valve for easy use . Heavy duty plug- rated for commercial application . For any further queries please contact Hamilton’s Technical Support Number/ Customer Support Number @ 1.800.851.8900

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.7
11 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

7.8
672 user reviews

What experts liked

The handles are of course made cool to touch and it has a firm base too. Just like the first model this one comes with a faucet style dispenser that does not leave a mess from dripping.
- Kitchen Review
September 12, 2019 | Full review
It is very easy to use because it was made for professionals
- Idea Hacks
October 31, 2020 | Full review
There’s also a keep warm feature that maintains the coffee’s temperature. Indicator lights warn you when the machine is on or when the water is ready, and cleaning is simple, because of the stainless steel exterior.
- Coffee Channel
October 23, 2019 | Full review
The interior resists annoying stains and easily cleans up.
- Top Ten Review Pro
April 30, 2019 | Full review
The stainless steel housing is without a doubt attractive, and it does help maintain the optimal temperature of our beverage.
- TenBestProduct
October 31, 2020 | Full review
The handle choice they went with is pretty neat too. It’s a one-hand dispensing system that really cuts down on accidental drips and drops all over your tables.
- Full Moon Cafe
October 27, 2019 | Full review
You can use the 2-way dispenser to either fill a large carafe or a single cup. Thanks to its locking lid, attractive finish, and comfortable handle, this urn is one you’ll grow to love more with each use.
- All Top 10 Best
October 31, 2020 | Full review
The on indicator and the ready indicator is helpful to know when you can serve the coffee. No additional filter required to brew coffee with it.
- Coffee Guide Blog
September 9, 2017 | Full review
With its simple design and functions, it’s easily among the best larger electric coffee percolators presently on the marketplace.
- Best Coffee Urns Review
Brewing capacity of 10 cups within 10 minutes.
- Barista's Choice
October 31, 2020 | Full review

What experts didn't like

The design might be too awkward for you to use.
- Idea Hacks
October 31, 2020 | Full review
If you don’t like noise, this urn is probably not a good choice for you, as it’s loud when operating. It also gives the coffee a metallic taste.
- Coffee Channel
October 23, 2019 | Full review
The glass lid holder might break if dropped on hard surfaces.
- Top Ten Review Pro
April 30, 2019 | Full review
But the dispenser lever is not very easy to use for styrofoam or paper cups because of the amount of pressure required when pushing the lever.
- TenBestProduct
October 31, 2020 | Full review
The dispenser may give some people trouble.
- All Top 10 Best
October 31, 2020 | Full review
Its weight is higher than most of the coffee urns. The dispenser is stiff which make problems to use a disposal cup.
- Coffee Guide Blog
September 9, 2017 | Full review
You need to be careful with the plastic knob since it goes really hot. So, you just have to refill the coffee maker carefully.
- Barista's Choice
October 31, 2020 | Full review

An Overview On Coffee Servers

Instead of making multiple pots of coffee throughout the day to accommodate the number of people in your office, use a coffee server. Coffee servers not only hold a large number of cups of coffee, but they are also able to keep the coffee hot and fresh all day long. They work great for any type of large gathering, including a book club, support group, bingo night or anniversary party.

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As you begin your search for the best coffee server, look for models made from 18/8 stainless steel, as this material is not only durable but also does not absorb flavors. That means you can serve hazelnut coffee one day and vanilla the next. Stainless steel is also resistant to stains, which coffee is known to cause.

Check the coffee server’s insulation next. The Cresimo Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz uses vacuum insulation technology to keep coffee and tea hot for up to 12 hours and ice tea and juice cold for up to 24 hours. It also has a double-wall interior lining to keep the internal temperature hot, but the exterior temperature nice and cool. Some German-engineered models can preserve the temperature of hot beverages for as long as 24 hours, which is only necessary if you have a long-running event, such as a lock-in or a dance-off.

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Examine the lid and spout to determine how they operate. The Vondior Coffee Server, 102-Oz has a wide mouth for adding ice to cold beverages and a pump-action top that works with just one press. Other models have a two-way dispenser so that users can either fill their entire mug or top off a mug that still has some coffee in it. Some units even have a safety lock to prevent spills that could lead to a harmful burn.

Look at the coffee server’s handle to ensure it’s comfortable to hold. The Pykal Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz has an ergonomic handle that is made of chrome. Not only does it making pouring the coffee a breeze, but it’s also heat-proof. Even though the contents of the server are hot, the handle won’t be.

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Consider any extras the coffee server may offer. With the Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 48-Cup, you’ll get a free cleaning brush, an indicator light that lets you know when the coffee has reached its intended temperature and internal water levels marking to guide you in properly filling the server to accommodate the number of people you are expecting at your event.

The Coffee Server Buying Guide

  • Consider going with a coffee server that has a warranty. Many offer a 1- or 2-year warranty, as they believe in the quality of their product.
  • Check for any outside testings, awards or acknowledgments. You may find that a coffee server has been tested by an accredited lab and found to live up to its claims about its ability to retain heat. That information can help you come to a decision when you’re wavering between two or three models.
  • Read the product label to determine how long the server takes to fully heat up. Some may take as long as 40 minutes to get the coffee to your desired temperature.
  • While coffee does come with some nutritional benefits, drinkers must be careful about how much coffee they consume in a day. One can suffer a caffeine overdose if they have too much.
  • You’ll need to clean your coffee server after each use. You’ll need to do this by hand. Once you rinse out any remaining coffee, add warm water and a drip of an anti-grease dish detergent. Use a cleaning brush to reach all the areas within the server and then rinse clean. You can dry the server with a lint-free cloth or allow it to air dry before the next use.
  • When comparing coffee server prices, you must first look at how many ounces the unit holds. The Cresimo Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz, for example, costs less than the Vondior Coffee Server, 102-Oz, as it holds 34 fewer ounces. Next, you’ll need to compare features. The Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 48-Cup is higher in price than the Pykal Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz because it has an indicator light and a 2-way dispenser.