Rated 2 out of 5Â by wfb108 Buyer Beware!
This coffee maker did its chore nicely for the first 4-5 months and then the finish started to blister off the hot plate resulting in bare metal that rusted in short order. The rust transferred onto the bottom of the carafe and then onto my countertops when set aside. The coffee maker is never left on more than one hour and B&D claims "The hot plate peels due to wear and tear of the machine" and suggested I was using abrasive cleaners on the hot plate (which I don't, unless a damp sponge is too abrasive). Other than this issue, so far it does make coffee quickly and has nice features - I just don't expect to get 7-8 years use out of it like my last (non- B&D) branded coffee maker.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Sharon563 Good Coffee Maker
I bought this coffee maker as a back-up to use on my days off when I like to brew a whole pot of coffee
instead of single cups with my Keurig. It is not fancy compared to other expensive brands but it does the same job.... it makes coffee. Many people have given it negative reviews but I think it is just fine. Remember people,all this machine does is brew what you put into it.If you use inferior coffee and city tap water you get out what you put in. I use fresh ground coffee and filtered water and this coffee maker makes a very good,very hot pot of coffee each time.Can't beat the price either!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ChurchOrganist I love my new coffee maker
When carefully looking for the tank measurement, I was able to see it. As a result, I didn't have to worry about accidental spill while my coffee brewed. Even though the brewing part of the coffee maker is not made of solid metal but rather plastic, as long as I am careful, I know this coffee maker will last a long time. Though I don't care about the brewing aroma too much, it is a nice feature. I like having a clock on my coffee maker. My house is not a restaurant. Therefore, this coffee maker perfectly fits my lifestyle. The only bad part is cleaning up my coffee maker after every use.
Rated 2 out of 5
Â by Coffeeguy10 ...but for one major flaw
Good value, works fine, but the digital display is all but IMPOSSIBLE to see, The LCD is not backlit (or possibly mine was broken out of the box), there's very little contrast between the background and the black 7 segment characters and can't be viewed even in a well lit kitchen without bending in close. Any reflection on the display renders it useless.