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Black & Decker DCM2160B coffeemaker

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$34.78 - $42.29
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Summary: This Black & Decker 12-cup drip model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a measured capacity of 63 oz.
  • a cupcake-type filter.
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Type: 8- to 14-cup drip coffeemakers with carafe
About - Black & Decker DCM2160B

The Black & Decker DCM2160B is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker models like the DCM2160B 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 DCM2160B
info Programmable Yes
info Thermal carafe/mug No
info Small-batch setting No
info Brew-strength control No
info Dispenser-style No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 14 x 8 x 12
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User Reviews - Black & Decker DCM2160B
User Reviews
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Clock Still Works
Lasted 5 Uses
Stopped Pumping
Best Uses
Absolute piece of junk. Hardly used it and same stopped pumping. Unfortunately I did not keep my receipt and B&D would offer no support.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
coffee tastes bad
Bad taste
Best Uses
I cleaned the new coffee pot according to directions and made a pot of coffee. It was a horrible chemical or plastic taste. I repeated cleaning 3 more times with vinegar and rinses then brewed two more pots of coffee but couldn't get rid of the horrible taste!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
My experience with the black and decker
Looks Clean And Nice
Clogs Up A Lot
Clogs Up Water Grains
Coffe Grains In Pot
Huge Mess Grinds All Over
Spills Over When Pouring
Best Uses
Stick to Mr. Coffee. Black and Decker is great for tools. from my experience it is not good for coffee makers.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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