The Black & Decker Brew'N Go DCM18S is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the Brew'N Go DCM18S are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.
Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.
About This Brand
The second-largest brand of coffeemakers is now part of the new Applica Organization, which includes the Salton brands. Black & Decker offers a wide range of very affordable products through retailers such as Target, Walmart, department stores, and many online retailers. Prices range from $15 to $90.
Features & Specs - Black & Decker Brew'N Go DCM18S
Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Adjusts brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call brew-and-dispense, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
My father and I have used the the Brew-n-Go for about 10 years. It works for us, we don't waste half a pot. we save money by not wasting coffee. I just purchased 2000 #1 coffee filter off the net. The only problem we have had was due to Melitta coffee filter plugging up. we changed to a different filter, no more problems. I keep 2 of these coffee pots, brand new in the box, just in case B&D stop making this product (which would be a mistake) best $17.99 I have ever spent.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from San Francisco, CA
Issues with Coffee Maker
Single Cup Serving
Overflow Of Coffe
Water Pump Gets Clogged
This is a great idea that didn't work. I like the single-cup feature (especially that it brews more than a 1-cup serving).<br /><br />The problem I've encountered is the coffee reservoir overflows with water and spills back into the water reservoir which causes the water pump tube to get clogged with coffee and has clogged the pump.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Bonita Springs, FL
User Friendly Coffee Maker
Fresh cup every time
Cup Tips Easily
I have used this model coffee maker for several years. I drink decaf and my husband drinks regular coffee. We usually have two cups each and enjoy the fresh cup of coffee rather than one that has been sitting for an hour or so. It takes up very little room on the counter in my kitchen or in my motor home. It usually lasts for 2 yrs or longer before needing to be replaced. I do like the sleeker slim model a little better. I do not like the cup that comes with this model. It tips easily.<br /> I just wish I could find paper filters to fit it better than the #2 cone.