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.
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.
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)
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.
Our old coffeemaker stopped working 2 weeks ago and I went to Target and blindly purchased this model. All of the negatives reviews describe the Black & Decker CM4000S (Target) Coffeemaker marker to the T. Excessive steam, water pooling around the coffee grounds basket rim and weak coffee makes this one of the worst coffeemakers I have ever purchased. The clock lighting is awful and the coffee has a burnt taste to it. I am so glad I kept the box. Returning!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
By Paul El
from Houston, TX
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Would Buy Again
Auto Clean Feature
Not Bulky Large
Clock Not Luminated
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Needs A New Coffee Maker
from Mechanicsville, VA
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Happy. . . at first
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.