Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Coffeemaker

Before kids, I wasn’t a coffee drinker, but now, with four of them running around, I need that boost to keep me going. I am definitely a coffee lover now. I have even learned to drink it black, which I never thought I’d say! Now there are many ways to brew coffee now days. From personal pod machines to regular ol’ coffee makers. How do you choose? Well cost is a big factor for me. Convenience is even better.

The Hamilton Beach® Stay or Go® Personal Cup™ Pod Coffeemaker is fantastic. I received this little machine to review a couple months ago, so I’ve had a lot of time to put it to the test.

First off, the Hamilton Beach coffeemaker is simple, which is exactly what you want when you are getting up in the morning. Whether you are stumbling around in your pajamas trying to get yourself some breakfast and start functioning before the kids come downstairs or whether you’re running out the door to work like my husband, who wants a complicated process? Not us!

To brew coffee with this Hamilton Beach Stay or Go coffeemaker, you just pour the exact amount of water you want into the back of the machine. I fill up my large mug with water and then pour it directly into the machine.

Next I get out a Senseo coffee pod. It’s all sealed up and you don’t need to measure or worry about spilling. I open the little drawer and drop the coffee pod into the “brew basket.” There’s no need to line it up properly, just drop it in and shut the drawer.

Then I put my mug underneath and push the button.

It brews just like a regular coffee maker except you are only using an exact amount of water so it won’t run for as long. It only takes a couple of minutes. You can also use travel mugs which is where the “Go” part of “Stay or Go” comes in. It can brew up to 14 oz of coffee.

Once the coffee is brewed, the machine shuts off. This is one of my favorite features. There’s no worrying about whether we shut the coffee machine off before we left the house. It does it automatically for you!

Clean up is super easy. The little brewbasket is dishwasher safe and because the Senseo coffee pods are sealed, there’s no coffee grounds or mess to clean up. Just toss the used bag away. Done.

Ok, so the machine is awesome – how about the coffee? Senseo coffee comes in 11 different varieties, all made with delicious, high quality coffee. The pods are reasonably priced at around $4.50-$5.50 for 16-18 pods. While it’s still a little more than buying regular ground coffee, it’s much cheaper than other coffee pod brands. As frugal as I am, the slightly higher cost of these pods is worth it when factoring in the time and hassle it saves me. Being able to get out of bed and dump a coffee pod into the machine vs measuring out coffee into a filter and spilling it all over (I’ve even spooned coffee onto the counter in the past because I’ve been so tired; I am not a morning person!) is quite nice!

For coffee strength, it’s pretty easy. For a regular size cup of coffee, just use one Senseo coffee pod. For a larger travel mug or if you like strong coffee, throw two pods in. Easy, peasy. I usually make about 10 oz of coffee in the morning and one pod is perfect for me.

I seriously love this little machine. I have had many different coffee machines and some much fancier and much more expensive. This Hamilton Beach Stay or Go coffeemaker is my favorite. To sum it up for you:

  • Great price tag – suggested retail price $29.00!
  • Convenient and quick
  • Can be easily customized to use your travel mug or regular mug
  • Automatic shut off
  • Pods are a decent price too

Buy It:
You can find the Hamilton Beach Senseo Stay or Go Coffeemaker at SenseoStore.com, HamiltonBeach.com and Amazon.

Disclaimer: Thank you to Senseo for the free product I was sent to review. I received no monetary compensation and my opinions are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor.

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About the Author

Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. mommajess5 says:

    I would use it here at my house cause my boyfriend and i drink coffee like crazy

  2. Deb Anderson says:

    I’m the coffee drinker of the family, so I’d definitely keep this for myself. :)

  3. If I won this I would give it to my husband for x-mas!

  4. Ashleigh Walls says:

    I would keep this

  5. i drink coffee everyday so i’d keep it.

  6. Diane Melendez says:

    We would definately keep this if we won. With a husband off to work in the AM followed by a son in college off to school, it would get quite the workout! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  7. I own two Senseo Coffeemakers already, this one looks awesome and I would give it to my son in college if I won!

  8. kindra baron says:

    I won’t lie…I would keep it in our house for myself & the hubs :)


  9. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I would definitely keep this for myself–I’d appreciate it more than anyone I know 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    We would use this at home…I think. It looks like a great item for travelling, too–those little pots they give you in hotel rooms (if you’re lucky!) just don’t cut it.

  11. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I would give this to my husband for Christmas.

  12. since I”ve always wanted one……I”ll win it for me!

  13. I would give it to ME :)

  14. Darlene Owen says:

    I would give this to my husband

  15. I would give this to my husband, its definitely not leaving the house!

  16. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Awesome Christmas gift for my coffee loving Hubby!

  17. JoAnna Kane says:

    I would give it to my sister in law for Cristmas

  18. My husband

  19. Jennie Swencki says:

    I would give this to my inlaws for Christmas

  20. Jessica Compton says:

    I would totally use this for myself!

  21. Shannon Foust says:

    If I won, I would be giving this to my mom for Christmas. She has always wanted one like this and its not like I’d never use it! 😉

  22. I don’t have one…and would be nice because it isn’t a big pot :0)

  23. I’d totally keep it…great for the office!

  24. This would be a gift for my husband. I’m not a coffee drinker but he is, so this would definitely come in handy for just him.

  25. Debra Fraley says:

    It would definitely go to my husband.

  26. I would give to my mom.
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  27. I wouldn’t give it to anyone. This would be a gift for myself. I get one cup of coffee a day, so I want it to be a good one.

  28. I`d give this to my hubby for Christmas

  29. Robin Quick says:

    I` would give it to my husband for Christmas. He loves coffee!

  30. Debbie jackson says:

    i would give it to dad

  31. Annmarie W. says:

    I would love to give this to my friend Tracy to take to work with her!

  32. I think I’d like to keep this one for myself :-)

  33. I’m sorry I would keep this…

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  34. crissi mcveay says:

    i have wanted one of these for the longest time so i would keep it :)

  35. I would give this coffeemaker to my dad because he is so obsessed with coffee, but it too cheap to get rid of his million year old one.

  36. Cheryl Free says:

    I would keep it for myself ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  37. I would love to own one of these. Very handy.

  38. Jennifer Johncock says:

    I would totally keep this for myself!

  39. This would be for my mom who loves coffee and has an older version of the Senseo.

  40. Amy Carlson says:

    This would be for my sister-in-law.

  41. I would keep it.

  42. I’d keep it. Am in need of a new one!

  43. I give it to my hubby…but lets be honest –it would really be for me =^D

  44. Kimberly O'Hanlon says:

    I would give this to my husband which is kinda like keeping it but doesn’t sound as bad. :)

  45. I would give this to my hubby. He is a daily coffee drinker and would love to have something like this! Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway!


  46. i would keep it… mine has been acting out for a while i just havent had the $ to replace it

  47. taylormarves says:

    i love that its so small and compact its the perfect size for me as im not a huge coffee drinker but do like a cup every now and then

  48. I would keep this for myself. It’s awesome you can fit a large “to-go” cup in the coffee maker!

  49. Michelle I says:

    This would be great for my husband. He is the only one that drinks coffee. He reheats the extra, but I feel bad, because you know how bad old coffee can taste. He doesn’t complain, but something like this would be perfect for him.

  50. Becky Davis says:

    i would give it to my mom or daughter
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  51. i would give this to my daughter in law

  52. Julie Witt says:

    I would keep this for myself because I’m the only coffee drinker in the house!

  53. this would be my hubbys gift to me! :)

  54. I would share this with my hubby! We both LOVE coffee!

  55. This would be for my Mothr in law

  56. I would love to say I would give this to someone…but I would be lying! I love coffee way more then I should and this would be a great addition to my home or my office at work. But in the off chance I wouldn’t keep it I would give it to my co-worker (whose office is next to mine)!

  57. Cheryl Chere says:

    This is great…I’m going to get me one since I need something that will brew quick!! oh and I love your mug by the way… :)

  58. Trung Nguyen says:

    I’d keep it for myself

  59. These are great coffee pots for people on the go and I’m person on the go and would enjoy this for myself.

  60. tiffany dover says:

    I would totally keep this for myself. I need a new coffee maker so bad!

  61. tiffany dover says:

    commented on the myachi paddle review

  62. I would definitely keep it as we all are big coffee drinkers here.

  63. Corinne Soto says:

    i would totally keep it, we don’t drink a lot of coffee in the house, so it would be nice to be able to brew it just one cup at a time

  64. Jennifer Anderson says:

    I would want to keep it as i like coffee and no one else in my family does and it would be perfect for me. I have always wanted one!

  65. Kristin Sawatzke says:

    I would love this for myself!

  66. Olivia Lynnette Merifield says:

    I would give it to my in-laws so my father-in-law could make one cup of coffee at a time, without any hassle!

  67. Holly Hennessy Swint says:

    I would probably gift this to my Mom for Christmas

  68. i would give it to my dad

  69. Keep it!!! Rita

  70. Allison Downes says:

    This would be for me!

  71. I would give it to my husband

  72. I would give this to my parents. They are in desperate need of a great coffee maker like this one!

  73. I would keep this because I really need a better coffee maker!

  74. Jennifer Landers says:

    I would probably keep it

  75. We could definitely use it ourselves!

  76. evelyn goettner says:

    I would give it to me lol. I’m a coffee addict!

  77. Toni Allen says:

    This would be for our family, we love coffee

  78. Jennifer Lachman says:

    I really need a new coffee maker so I would keep it for myself. sorry dad!

  79. Michelle Hayden says:

    I would give this to my mom for Christmas. She loves coffee and would love to have this at her desk at work. Thanks for the chance to win!

  80. I’d give this to my son for Christmas.

  81. Tiffany LaCourse says:

    I would give this to my fiance :)

  82. handy way to make a cup o joe

  83. I’d love to have it for my husband and I :)

  84. Jessica T. says:

    I would love to give this to my parents.

  85. I’d donate this to our church for their break room.

  86. I’ll give it to my brother

  87. Oh I have been wanting to get one of these so bad for my grandma. My grandpa recently passed and my grandma has had a hard time making coffee, she tends to make too much and forgets it on turning it too sludge. Something like this would be perfect for her.

    Thank you so much for hosting, I am so glad I found your blog!

  88. Debra Fraley says:
  89. Since I’m a big coffee drinker I would keep it.

  90. Donna Marie says:

    If I win this it would be a gift for hubbys office for Christmas. The one I got them a few years ago is not going to make it much longer so this would be great! ageorgiamomma@gmail.com

  91. Corey Olomon says:

    I would love to win this! Thanks!!

  92. Mickey Coutts says:

    I would love for my husband to have this at his office!

  93. Melanie Johnson says:

    I would give it to my husband for Christmas!

  94. Pearl Maxey says:

    I would keep it for my husband and myself.

  95. This would be perfect for my dad for Christmas. He’s on dialysis and has to leave in the a.ms at 5:45. Often he rushes out without his much needed coffee b/c lack of time. This would be simple and convienent for him!

  96. My mom :)

  97. Jill Kecseg says:

    Would give this to my sister!

  98. would give to my dad

  99. I am a new coffee drinker so this would be a wonderful gift for me!

  100. great for the teachers lounge :) :)

  101. would keep it for me =)

  102. I would keep it

  103. give this to my husband

  104. I would give this to my mom!

  105. Id have to keep for myself because I would use it the most.

  106. My husband (but I would use it too!)

  107. Melissa Doyle says:

    I would give this to my mother.

  108. Linda Merillat Komondy says:

    I would put this in the breakroom at work. There are only 3 of us, so making a whole pot of coffee doesn’t make sense. This would be awesome; plus everyone can make the kind of coffee they want!

  109. Stephanie Grant says:

    I would give this as a Dirty Santa gift at our annual Christmas party at the in-laws :)

  110. Erica Heft says:

    I would keep it since our coffee maker is on the fritz!

  111. Debra Fraley says:
  112. cool coffee making tools

  113. I had thought about giving it to my hubby, but he drinks so much coffee he prefers his regular size pot. I am going to instead give it to my son who just moved out on his own and does not have a coffee pot as of yet.


  114. katklaw777 says:

    I’d give it to my coffee loving Hubby, thanks!

  115. I would give the coffeemaker to myself (for Christmas). 😉

  116. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would keep it for myself.

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