Hamilton Beach The Scoop Review

Hamilton Beach The Scoop Review

The Hamilton Beach The Scoop™ (model#49981) is a single-serve auto drip coffee machine that features a simple but sleek profile coupled with coffee brewing performance that can rival those of machines that cost twice as much. It uses a quick drip method of delivering freshly brewed coffee straight to your mug thanks to 1300W of brewing power which gives a hotter brewing temperature than competing brands.

Perfect for People Who…

Since it only has a single serving capacity, the Hamilton Beach The Scoop™ coffee machine is perfect for coffee loving individuals who wants a personal brewer sitting pretty on their tabletop.

Although it is lacking in certain areas such as serving capacity and limited settings, it makes up for in the ease of use and brewing department. So just choose between a regular or bold brew with your favorite brand of coffee ground and the machine delivers the rest.

Looks and Feel…

Hamilton Beach The Scoop Looks

The Hamilton Beach The Scoop is one of those rare single serve coffeemakers that brews a perfect cup just as good as it looks. With a dimension of 9.8” x 7.6” x 13.5″ and portable weight of just 5.6 lbs, the entire unit is awash with durable stainless steel construction and high quality, thermal plastic components.

Operation is pretty straightforward with a simple 2-button layout which consists of a choice between a regular brew and bold brew.

It has a tall profile that can accommodate travel mugs and a water reservoir located behind the unit which can hold up to 14 oz. of water. An integrated temperature control in the showerhead water delivery system sets the optimal hotness before dispensing the water into the brew basket. The single-serve scoop basket which also serves as a secondary filter sits on top of a filter holder with a fine mesh bottom.

An additional scoop that also serves as coffee filter is included in every package along with a standard one-year limited warranty coverage.

2012 Good Housekeeping V.I.P. Award

The Hamilton Beach The Scoop coffeemaker is proud to be one of the recipients of the 2012 Very Innovative Products (V.I.P.) Award from the experts at Good Housekeeping Research Institute which says a lot about the quality features being offered at such an affordable price.

Hamilton Beach The Scoop Pros

  • Affordable
  • Easy to use and clean
  • No additional costs for coffee pods, capsules, or filter replacements
  • Brews coffee quickly and efficiently
  • Compact design and sleek finish

Hamilton Beach The Scoop Cons

  • Single serve
  • Short power cord
  • Only makes regular coffee
  • Minimalist layout


Although the Hamilton Beach The Scoop has limitations on serving capacity, it isn’t enough to prevent it from getting recognized and awarded for its originality by no less than the Good Housekeeping Institute. An award like that certainly gives it an advantage over the competition regardless of pricing of which, this solo brewer is also well positioned to compete. Good looks, good coffee, good pricing… what more can you ask for?

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Product Name: Hamilton Beach The Scoop
Product Rating: 4
Summary: Hamilton Beach The Scoop
Reviewed by: patrick
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