Black & Decker DCM2500B SmartBrew Coffeemaker

by admin on June 8, 2010

  • 12-cup coffeemaker features digital clock and delayed start
  • Wake up to a pot of freshly brewed coffee
  • Perfectly drip-free pouring spout; 2 water windows
  • Sneak-a-cup feature; automatic shut-off after 2 hours
  • 13 inches tall, raised lid requires 22 inches; 1-year warranty

Product Description
Black & Decker SmartBrew coffeemaker in black. Includes 12-cup capacity, lighted on/off switch, removable brew basket, water window, cord storage and Perfect Pour carafe.Amazon.com Review
This is one programmable coffeemaker that’s actually very easy to program. The touch-pad buttons are intuitive, and the printed directions clear, so there’s no excuse for not waking up to the aroma of a freshly brewed pot of java. To prepare for making a pot at any hour, the lid lifts up (hinges in rear), exposing the brew basket: add a flat-bottomed paper filter and the ground coffee of your choice. There’s ample pour space for water, the level of which you can view through a convenient window on either side. Simply close the lid and push the On button. Auto/On and the clock buttons set the time for delayed start.

The most satisfying thing about the glass carafe is that the wide lip pours without a single drip. In addition, the broad bottom on the carafe affords good surface contact with the stay-hot plate for up to two hours; at that point, the machine shuts off automatically for safety. Those who can’t wait for a sip before the entire pot is brewed will appreciate the Sneak-a-Cup feature. While the coffeemaker stands 13 inches tall, it must be pulled forward on a counter to clear most cabinets since the raised lid requires 22 inches. The DCM2500B features a sleek hourglass shape, comes in black or white, and is covered by a one-year warranty. The brew basket and carafe are dishwasher-safe in the top rack. –Ann Bieri

Black & Decker DCM2500B SmartBrew Coffeemaker

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Dexbet June 8, 2010 at 8:35 am

Not only does this coffee maker tend to overflow and render the maker unusable, but the coffee it makes is only luke warm. You have been warned.
Rating: 1 / 5

DH June 8, 2010 at 10:00 am

Made cheaply, leaked, bulky. Replaced it with a Farberware percolator.
Rating: 2 / 5

Cindy K. June 8, 2010 at 12:16 pm

After two months I am tossing this coffee maker out. It overflowed and spewed coffee grounds and water all over the kithen. Once is enough!
Rating: 1 / 5

coffee addict June 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I bought a Black & Decker two years ago – the coffee it made was fine (a little weak…I had to double what I normally use), but the carafe is pretty flimsy. It cracked and broke this morning, even though I drink coffee fresh and never leave the machine on for more than 45 minutes.
Rating: 2 / 5

Bill Woolen June 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Bought this Black n Decker coffeemaker on recommendation I noticed Instapundit blog.

Worked fine. For 3 months, until the on/off control button quit working.

End of coffeepot. For about $29 it’s not worth returning to Amazon.

Rating: 1 / 5

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