We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Hamilton Beach Brew Station Summit 4846 , although it may vary in price and features. It has more stainless steel.
The Hamilton Beach BrewStation Summit Ultra 48465 is part of Consumer Reports’ coffee maker testing program. In our lab tests, coffee maker models such as the BrewStation Summit Ultra 48465 are scored on several criteria, as listed below.
Brewing Performance The ability to reach between 195° and 205°F for five to six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing and an indication of coffee strength.
Convenience Reflects the ease of filling the tank, inserting the filter, measuring the amount of coffee remaining and cleaning. It also reflects how clearly we rate the controls.
Pitcher Handling Covers provide convenience, the tendency to drip when pouring, the balance of a full pitcher and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. The unrated models here are made in individual cups or are self-service models. The latter store the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.