Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer Review

Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer Review

The Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer is a two-in-one drip-type coffee machine that features a programmable timer with preset brewing options and 2-hour automatic shutoff. As its name implies, you get two options to brew coffee: just for one by using the single serve side, or brew for the whole family using the complementary 12-cup capacity glass carafe.

Perfect for People Who…

The Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer is perfect for those looking for an affordable high capacity coffee machine that does not lack in features normally associated with machines in its price bracket.

It is one that is hard to ignore considering the fully automated brewing capability for regular or bold brew options as well as the huge capacity, and in a fairly good looking package to boot!

Looks and Feel…

Before you go about purchasing the Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer for your home, be sure to make room somewhere that can accommodate its 13″D x 9″W x 13.75″H profile and 5 lbs. weight. When you have done that, you can stand back and enjoy its brush aluminum/black plastic color scheme.

It undeniably looks great especially when you turn it on and the small control panel above the carafe’s brew basket glows to life with a blue backlit background that is more prominent on the LCD display.

The easy to use button controls for power, hour and minute timer, programs, brew options, and single serve/carafe selector are well spaced within the console and the 12-cup capacity glass carafe is located just underneath. The single serve area located on the left side is height adjustable to accommodate short and tall coffee mugs is compatible for use with either ground coffee or with Senseo coffee pods.

Available in black or silver, the Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer also carries a one year limited warranty coverage.

Dual Brewing System

The Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer has a unique dual brewer system that allows you to brew either a single cup serving or a 12-cup pot for the whole family or friends, or whoever you have for visitors.

Automatic Pause & Serve Feature

Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer Automatic Pause and Serve Feature

Grab a cup on the go. The automatic Pause and Serve feature of the Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer allows you to sneak in a cup of coffee before the brewing cycle is complete. This is a great feature for those times when you are in a hurry to be somewhere else and need that jolt of caffeine to perk you up.

Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer Pros

  • Easy to use interface
  • Programmable feature
  • Affordably priced under $100
  • Offers single serve AND full pot brewing
  • Sleek design and useful components
  • No more extra cost for additional filters
  • Good value for money

Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer Cons

  • User complaints about a long brewing time
  • Uneven temperature – coffee from the single serve isn’t as hot as the carafe
  • Could use a warming plate feature for the carafe to keep the coffee warm for a bit longer


The Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer may not be the best 2-in-1 coffee machine in the market as it stands but the affordable price and decent features gives it a strong case to be highly considered when you are in the market for your next coffee machine.

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Product Name: Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer
Product Rating: 4.5
Summary: Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer
Reviewed by: patrick
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