Hamilton Beach | 49968 | Use and care guide | Hamilton Beach 49968 FlexBrew® WiFi-Connected Single-Serve Coffee Maker Use and Care Guide

Hamilton Beach 49968 FlexBrew® WiFi-Connected Single-Serve Coffee Maker Use and Care Guide
Parts and Features
To order parts:
US: 1.800.851.8900
Canada: 1.800.267.2826
Mexico: 01 800 71 16 100
Connected FlexBrew®
Single-Serve Coffee Maker
with DRS
Cup Sizes
8 oz. 10 oz.
14 oz.
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Guide or Troubleshooting, or call us – our friendly
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USA: 1.833.355.7038
Model 49968
Care and Cleaning
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, and/or injury to persons, including the following:
1. Read all instructions.
2. This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory, or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they are closely supervised and instructed
concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
3. Close supervision is necessary when any
appliance is used by or near children. Children
should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
4. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or
knobs. Care must be taken, as burns can
occur from touching hot parts or from spilled,
hot liquid.
5. To protect against electric shock, do not place
cord, plug or coffee maker in water or other
6. Unplug from outlet when the coffee maker
is not connected to Wi-Fi, is not in use, and
before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting
on or taking off parts and before cleaning the
7. Coffee maker must be operated on a flat
surface away from the edge of counter to
prevent accidental tipping.
8. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged
supply cord or plug, or after the appliance
malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged
in any manner. Supply cord replacement
and repairs must be conducted by the
manufacturer, its service agent, or similarly
qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
Call the provided customer service number
for information on examination, repair, or
9. The use of accessory attachments not
recommended by the appliance manufacturer
may cause injuries.
10. Do not use outdoors.
11. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or
counter or touch hot surfaces, including stove.
12. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric
burner, or in a heated oven.
13. WARNING! To avoid hot water spraying from
the piercing needle, do not lift the lid during
the brew process.
14. Do not use appliance for other than intended
15. WARNING! To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not remove the bottom cover of the
coffee maker. There are no user-serviceable
parts inside. Repair should be done by
authorized service personnel only.
16. CAUTION! Cut Hazard: Removable singleserve pod holder contains a sharp needle. Use
caution when handling.
17. CAUTION! Cut Hazard: Piercing needle is
sharp. Use caution when cleaning.
Other Consumer Safety Information
This appliance is intended for household use only.
w WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard:
This appliance is provided with a polarized plug (one
wide blade) to reduce the risk of electric shock. The plug
fits only one way into a polarized outlet. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the plug by modifying the plug in
any way or by using an adapter. If the plug does not fit
fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,
have an electrician replace the outlet.
The length of the cord used on this appliance was
selected to reduce the hazards of becoming tangled in or
tripping over a longer cord. If a longer cord is necessary,
an approved extension cord may be used. The electrical
rating of the extension cord must be equal to or greater
than the rating of the appliance. Care must be taken to
arrange the extension cord so that it will not drape over
the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by
children or accidentally tripped over.
To avoid an electrical circuit overload, do not use another
high-wattage appliance on the same circuit with this
Travel Cup Rest
Water Reservoir with Lid
Water Filter Pocket (inside Water
Lid Latch
Brew Indicator Light
Connect Light
Connect Button
Gray Needle Holder with Black Seal
Water Filter Handle
Water Filter
Water Filter Holder
Orange Single-Serve Pod Holder
Brown Brew Basket for Ground Coffee
Black Funnel
Drip Tray
Cup Rest Cover
Cup Rest/Storage Container
w WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard.
Do not immerse cord, plug, or coffee maker
in any liquid.
w CAUTION Cut Hazard.
Removable single-serve pod holder has a
sharp needle. Piercing needle on underside of
lid also is sharp. Use caution when handling.
General Cleaning
1. Unplug and allow to cool.
2. Hand-wash all removable parts in hot, soapy
water. Rinse and dry or wash in TOP RACK
only of dishwasher. DO NOT use “SANI”
3. Wipe outside of coffee maker with a soft,
damp cloth.
Descaling/Deep Cleaning
How to Connect
Using Water Filters
Your FlexBrew® Single-Serve Coffee
Maker is Wi-Fi-capable.To get connected:
1. Download the HB Connect app
from the App Store or Google
Play Store.
2. Create an account and set up
your FlexBrew® coffee maker. The HB
Connect app will walk you through this
For better-tasting coffee, use a water filter.
Filter replacement is recommended the lesser
of 90 brews or 90 days. Water filters can be
automatically reordered through Amazon DRS.
1. Before first use, soak water filter in cold tap
water for 15 minutes. Rinse for 15 seconds.
2. Insert water filter in filter holder. Snap water
filter handle onto holder.
3. Insert water filter holder into water filter hole
located at the bottom of the reservoir. Push
down gently to ensure a snug fit.
How to Erase Wi-Fi Credentials
You can erase the Wi-Fi information from your
coffee maker by pressing and holding the connect
button until the connect light turns solid red.
This is important for connecting to a new Wi-Fi
How to Brew
Automatic ordering
of K-Cup®* Pods
w WARNING Burn Hazard.
If overflow occurs, unplug and allow coffee
maker to cool.
To avoid hot coffee overflowing:
• Fill water reservoir with cold water with MIN
15 oz. (444 ml) and MAX 40 oz. (1.2 L).
• Always insert funnel before single-serve pod
• Fully insert cup or travel mug on drip tray.
• Do not open lid during brew process.
• If brew process is stopped early, you must
complete the brew process to empty water for
cup size selected. Place a large mug on drip
tray/cup rest. Press BREW REG or BREW BOLD
button. Failure to drain unit can cause next
cup brewed to overflow. Follow “How to Clear
Water from Unit” in the “Care and Cleaning”
• Remove single-serve pod holder before
adding coffee grounds to brew basket.
• To avoid overflow, keep ground coffee below
MAX fill line.
Once connected, your coffee maker can keep
track of your coffee usage and enable automatic
reordering of coffee. All replenishment of coffee is
reordered and processed through Amazon DRS.
1. When a brew cycle is run with the capsule
holder in place, the coffee maker will count
this as a used K-Cup.
2. When your K-Cup inventory is equal to your
average weekly consumption plus 10% a
reorder signal will be transmitted to Amazon
DRS. You will receive a confirmation email
from Amazon with the opportunity to cancel
the order 24 hours before shipment.
NOTE: Do not use any other manufacturer’s brew
basket. This will cause a miscount for DRS orders.
K-Cup is a registered trademark of Keurig Green Mountain,
Inc. Use of the K-Cup trademark does not imply any affiliation
with or endorsement of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
w CAUTION Cut Hazard.
Removable single-serve pod holder has a sharp
needle. Piercing needle on underside of lid also is
sharp. Use caution when handling.
1. Plug into outlet.
2. Lift lid latch until lid clicks into place.
3. Insert funnel in opening. Insert single-serve
pod holder or removable basket with
grounds into the funnel.
4. Close lid and snap into place to latch lid
5. Remove water reservoir with lid. Add water
up to at least MIN fill line (15 oz. [444 ml])
but not more than MAX fill line (40 oz. [1.2 L]).
Replace reservoir.
6. Press CUP SIZE button to change cup size.
7. Press BREW REG or BREW BOLD button to start
brewing. The brew indicator light will light
up when brewing. The coffee maker will
shut off automatically.
BEFORE FIRST USE: Wash all removable parts in
hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry. Brew one cycle
with water and discard water.
1. Pour 14 oz. (414 ml) of plain white vinegar
into water reservoir.
2. Place a 14-oz. (414-ml) or larger cup or travel
mug underneath to catch vinegar. Plug in.
Select travel mug size ( ). Press BREW REG
or BREW BOLD button once. When solution
starts dispensing, press BREW REG or BREW
BOLD button again to stop brewing and allow
vinegar to clean. After 30 minutes, press
BREW REG or BREW BOLD button and allow
it to finish brew cycle. When brew cycle is
finished, empty cup and rinse.
3. Run 2 to 3 cycles of cold tap water. The unit
is cleaned and ready to brew.
Unclogging Needle
1. Unplug and allow to cool.
2. Remove gray removable
needle holder in lid by
turning arrow from locked
icon ( ) to the unlocked
icon ( ).
3. Bend a small paper clip.
Insert tip of paper clip
through hole of the piercing needle and
up into shaft of piercing needle to ensure
grounds have been removed. Rinse.
4. To replace gray removable needle holder,
insert tab between locked icon ( ) and
unlocked icon ( ); turn clockwise to lock.
How to Clear Water from Unit
1. Place 14-oz. (414-ml) mug or larger on travel
cup rest.
2. Press either BREW REG or BREW BOLD button
and hold for 3 seconds to empty all water
from coffee maker. White brew indicator light
will flash during purging. Light will turn off
when purging is complete.
Supports routers with WEP, WPA, WPA2 802.11 b/g/n
2.4 GHz
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency, energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void your authority to operate the
Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
4421 Waterfront Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Limited warranty
This warranty applies to products purchased and used in
the U.S. and Canada. This is the only express warranty
for this product and is in lieu of any other warranty or
This product is warranted to be free from defects in
material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years
from the date of original purchase in Canada and one
(1) year from the date of original purchase in the U.S.
During this period, your exclusive remedy is repair or
replacement of this product or any component found to
be defective, at our option; however, you are responsible
for all costs associated with returning the product to us
and our returning a product or component under this
warranty to you. If the product or component is no longer
available, we will replace with a similar one of equal or
greater value.
This warranty does not cover glass, filters, wear from
normal use, use not in conformity with the printed
directions, or damage to the product resulting from
accident, alteration, abuse, or misuse. This warranty
extends only to the original consumer purchaser or gift
recipient. Keep the original sales receipt, as proof of
purchase is required to make a warranty claim. This
warranty is void if the product is used for other than
single-family household use or subjected to any voltage
and waveform other than as specified on the rating label
(e.g., 120 V ~ 60 Hz).
We exclude all claims for special, incidental, and
consequential damages caused by breach of express or
implied warranty. All liability is limited to the amount of
the purchase price. Every implied warranty, including
any statutory warranty or condition of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose, is disclaimed
except to the extent prohibited by law, in which case
such warranty or condition is limited to the duration
of this written warranty. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights. You may have other legal rights that vary
depending on where you live. Some states or provinces
do not allow limitations on implied warranties or special,
incidental, or consequential damages, so the foregoing
limitations may not apply to you.
To make a warranty claim, do not return this appliance
to the store. Please call 1.800.851.8900 in the U.S. or
1.800.267.2826 in Canada or visit hamiltonbeach.com
in the U.S. or hamiltonbeach.ca in Canada. For faster
service, locate the model, type, and series numbers on
your appliance.
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