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Black & Decker CM4000S (Target)
 
Approximate retail price:
$35.99
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Summary: This Black & Decker 12-cup drip model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • cleaning cycle
  • a measured capacity of 65 oz.
  • a cupcake-type filter.
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Type: 8- to 14-cup drip coffeemakers with carafe
About - Black & Decker CM4000S (Target)

The Black & Decker CM4000S (Target) is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker models like the CM4000S (Target) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Brew performance:
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.

Convenience:
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.

Carafe handling:
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
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 CM4000S (Target)
info Programmable Yes
info Thermal carafe/mug No
info Small-batch setting No
info Brew-strength control Yes
info Dispenser-style No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 14 x 9 x 12
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User Reviews - Black & Decker CM4000S (Target)
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4.0
I've had no problems with mine
3/30/2014
Pros
Good price
Makes good coffee
Cons
Display is hard to read
Best Uses
Comment:
I've had mine for nearly two years and I've never had a problem with it. I'd buy another one.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Model CM4000S
1/29/2014
Pros
Can't think of one
Cons
Many
Best Uses
Coffee In A Pinch
Comment:
I agree with the other negative reviews. Target obviously doesn't consider consumers when offering an inferior appliance. The coffee maker is extremely difficult to use. It makes weak coffee no matter how much coffee vs the amount of water required. It is nearly impossible to read the ridiculous auto-brew clock setting against the monitone background. You need direct overhead lighting in order to see the water level inside the reservoir. The carafe does not separate from the lid which makes it impossible to sterilize in the dishwasher. There is constant leaking between the coffee basket and the carafe and always a puddle forming beneath the carafe long after the brewing is complete and the grounds removed. This is without a doubt the most inferior small kitchen appliance that Black and Decker has had the audacity to put on the market. I rate it as a piece of JUNK! It's destined for the next garage sale.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Solid performer
1/28/2014
Pros
Makes a good cup of coffe
Cons
Can't see water level
Doesn't Show You How Much
Best Uses
Daily Use
Comment:
Haven't had any of the issues that some other reviewers have seen. Doesn't leak/drip. Makes strong enough coffee that is hot enough. We usually make at least 5 cups, so I can't comment on the 1-4 cup feature.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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