Black & Decker 12-Cup Coffee Machine model CM2020B
This machine might not have the most favorable reviews but it does offer some value for your money, in fact finding a coffee machine at this price that brews delicious cups is a real steal, no matter how you brew it!
Perks to the Black & Decker 12-Cup Machine
The Black & Decker 12-cup machine has a lot of perks, such as you will know exactly how long your coffee has been siting in the pot before you take a cup, with the digital reader that will always keep you in the know about your coffee’s lifeline. Also, the coffee will stay warm for quite some time after it finishes brewing, as it has a built in hot plate that will remain on for 2 hours. If you do not want to make 12 cups, and simply want a small individual sized portion, there is a ¼ cup brewing option that allows you to get the perfect amount of coffee and water into your machine for the most delicious taste and boost of energy.
Do You Get What You Pay For?
One particular annoyance is that they have set an alert for everything with this machine—when the coffee is done, that’s one thing, but your machine will also let you know when the heating boards are turning off—with a long beeping sound! Another annoyance is that the LED screen is not backlit, which can make it hard for people to read in dim lighting. The coffee does take longer to brew—about 20 minutes for a full pot. Although, if you use the preset feature on the machine you can have your coffee ready to go when you wake up, and you won’t even notice how long it takes. Although offsetting these negatives is the too-good-to-be-true price point.
Black & Decker Reliability
If you purchase something at such a low price, be prepared to not get the same shelf life out of the product. For many people, this coffee maker typically lasts about 9 months to a year with multiple daily uses.
The service offered for this device is not that bad, if you do happen to get a lemon or can’t seem to get around a certain problem your machine is facing, the company is rather good about getting you a replacement—with waived shipping costs in many circumstances.
Is this the Coffee Machine For You?
If you need a back up coffee machine or a machine for a vacation house, this is an awesome option, as it will last longer the less that it is used but it is cheap enough to be a painless purchase. If you are willing to not nit pick this item, you will be thrilled with the great deal and tasty coffee. To anyone who is skeptical about purchasing this Black & Decker machine, I ask where else can you get a year supply of coffee for under $50?