Summary: This unit makes good coffee. It is simple, convenient to use, and does what it says it will do. Pros: Brews enough coffee for me and my wife to each have two large cups. Keeps the coffee warm for two hours after it is made. The "sneak a cup" feature while still brewiing works perfectly. It is easy to program the unit to start brewing automatically at a future time.
Summary: I was using the previous generation Black and Decker coffee maker for many years after reading Consumer Report: simple, no fuss, gets the job done. I decided to stick with the brand, hoping for the same quality. But this item is badly made: cheap, not fitting details and it LEAKS all over! DO NOT BUY! Rather spend this money on buying a coffee cup in a shop.
Summary: I purchased this and the first time I used it, the water was leaking everywhere from the reservoir! Moreover, unlike the old Black & Decker coffee maker I used to have, this model looks really cheap and not well made. I purchased Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Chrome instead, which works much better. It is programmable and it also allows you to select the brew strength.
Summary: I ordered this coffee maker to replace my old one, same brand. I give it 4 stars instead of 5 because even though the well is much larger than other brands, the carafe still leaks when filling the machine. Programming is easy and reliable.
Summary: This coffeemaker is classic and easy to use. It can be programmed, which my husband and I love, and the coffee always comes hot and delicious. PLUS, it has a stopper so when you take the pot off while it is still brewing, it won't drip or spill. Great product for the cost.