Black & Decker Kitchen Tools 12 cup Programmable Coffee Maker
great coffee maker with options
i'm not a coffee snob however i do enjoy a good coffee. so i bought this coffee machine, it was a little more expensive than an entry line one, however the results are fantastic. i like that it has special settings for whether you're making 1-4 cups, or more. as well, there is a dark and light setting which i haven't used yet but i guess i had better give it a shot! this machine makes great coffee and is stylish to boot.
May 12, 2013
Black & Decker 12 Cup Programable Coffee Maker
We purchased our Black & Decker Coffee Maker just after Christmas after our 12 year old model quit working. We like the features & they're easy to program so we have coffee ready & waiting for us in the morning...all we have to do is pour. Clean up is a breeze as well. We're happy with our purchase & hope to have this coffee maker with us for a long time!
May 12, 2013
we bought it at promotional price and used it only for once. the next day we found there were 4 metal screws right on the lid. one of the screws had rusted stains. i watched 1 drop of the yellowish water fell right into the water tank. i knew this was a product design problem. so i returned to store. they just gave me a credit, sort of same amount of the money that i could use within next year. they said they could not refund me at original condition because i already used it.
April 21, 2013
I purchased this coffee maker while on sale for 1/2 price at CTC. I first read the reviews from other people ( Thanks to all who did reviews ). I washed the parts as per the instructions and did not get any plastic smell or taste as some people have said. The coffee is great tasting and I am enjoying a cup as I type. The only drawback was that it does not brew as fast as my old Cuisinart did and that is why I gave it 4 stars. But when all is said and done it is a fine coffee maker and I would recommend it to anyone.
April 13, 2013
Our 3-yr old Cusinart "passed away suddenly" and left us potentially coffeeless. Horrors! Good old CTC is only a few blocks away and I chose this new Black & Decker 12-cup coffee maker. (I had read all reviews for several brands. Thank you, friends.)
For "plastic smell" I washed the "cone areas" with mild detergent, rinsed well and left open to air. No "plastic smell" at all. We prefer our paper filters to the permanent ones.
I noticed that in the water reservoir there was a small well where the water is sucked up for brewing. I placed a Cusinart charcoal coffee filter in that little well and it works fine. (You'll need tongs to duplicate this, if you happen to have a spare Cusinart filter.)
The "beep" when the water is all sucked up is not very loud at all. We like it. (Our dog hears the beep as her signal to wake us up in the am.) The blue lights are nice. The "Auto Off" (keep warm) feature changes each time you press it for 1, 2, 3, or 4 hours. Set it before you press the Auto On (start time), or the "l/0" (instant on).
This coffee maker is easy to set, nice looking, and makes the best coffee one could ever hope for at home. (Which is why we bought it.) But be careful to lift lid slightly when pouring the first cup of coffee from a full pot. (Wide spout can spill.)
It was not on sale when our other one died but it was the one we wanted and we have no regrets.
Good purchase, nice guarantee = happy camper.
March 19, 2013
Hot coffee, annoying beep
Overall I am pleased with this coffee maker. It produces good hot coffee and comes with a permanent cone filter. The electronics cast a nice calming blue light in the room at night.
However, nowhere on the box did it state that it would let out a loud, annoying beep when done brewing. Not great if you have light sleepers in the house and there is no way to turn it off. This is the reason I cannot give this coffee maker 5 stars.
March 8, 2013
Love This Coffee Maker!
We bought this coffee maker when it was on the 1/2 price sale. Now I always read the reviews befdore buying a product. This coffee maker had some really great reviews and not so great reviews, but I really liked the look and the price was right, so I took a chance. I have to say I love it! As far as the coffee tasting like plastic, it taste find and makes real great coffee. As far as the beeping goes, we never hear the beep unless we are in the kitchen and by the way I am a really light sleeper and my bedroom is not that far from the kitchen even when I get up with the baby I still do not hear the beep. Now we have not had the maker that long so not sure if it will break down, but there is a two year warranty on this product anyway. In my opinion I would recommend this coffee maker. Gread Product!
March 8, 2013
Great coffee maker
I was tired of lifting the cover to pour with my old coffee pot, this one pours without a drip! There is a short and not too loud beep that lets you know it's finished brewing and I really like that feature. I was worried it would be too loud and become annoying but the actual brewing makes more noise that the beep. It's easy to program and make a good cup of coffee! I recommend it to anyone.
February 4, 2013
The coffee had a plastic taste and I couldn't get rid of it. Did the recommended water through machine before first pot of coffee, did water and vinegar twice and then water again. The only good thing is that it makes really hot coffee.
January 9, 2013
While I've only had this coffee maker for a week, I am more than satisfied with it. I had considered buying a Cuisinart but this one had all the same options, and being on 1/2 price sale made the purchasing decision easy. I am also very impressed with Canadian Tire's two year over the counter exchange warranty. No hassles. I will purchase all my small appliances here from now on.
December 26, 2012
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