Black & Decker CM4000S (Target) Coffeemaker

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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.

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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Would Buy Again
Auto Clean Feature
Auto shut-off
Brews Nicely
Compliments Kitchen
Not Bulky Large
Clock Not Luminated
Best Uses
This is an inexpensive coffee maker that compliments any stainless steel decor without the gaudiness. After nearly two years it brews as good as the first day. It uses the standard 3/4 inch (8.75 cm) basket filter and the coffemaker has rubber feet. Very little steam vents from the top which can damage cabinet. <br /><br />Negatives: the warming plate is now showing some wear from dripped coffee and the digital clock is hard read because there's no back-light. Otherwise, this is a very good coffemaker.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Happy. . . at first
Best Uses
At first, this made coffee. That's what I needed it to do and it did it. After three months of daily use I noticed that it was brewing weak coffee (more water in the carafe than coffee), the grains were not all wet either. I found the spout leaked onto the cover and dripped around the coffee grounds and basket. I fixed it by bending and pushing it. Now it seems that after about four months it gets too hot at normal brewing temperature for the computer to work and it shuts itself off. The clock gets on the fritz and blinks flashes erratically, and the power won't come back on. Done.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Makes for a great home humidifier!
Easy to use
It Makes Great Coffee
Leaks Under Filter Basket
Releases A Lot Of Steam
Best Uses
The model makes great coffee, but there is a major design flaw. <br /><br />Near the end of the brewing cycle, it releases an excessive amount of steam from the vent holes near the back of the unit. The water condenses on to walls and the underside of nearby kitchen cabinets. So much steam is released, that the condensation begins to drip off the underside of the cabinets. It almost looks like a home humidifier the last 4 minutes of the brewing cycle. <br /><br />We are already seeing water damage to the finish of our cabinets, so this model will be moved to the garage sale box. <br /><br />It is hard to imagine how C.R. could have missed this issue during their testing.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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