Summary: Don't understand so many poor reviews. If you overfill the reservoir past the max point it will overflow out the back...but common sense solves that. I haven't had any issues with seating the carafe. It's easy to set a new pot of coffee. I've used it a couple of times a day for over a month, and I love it. Pros-Coffee taste good after only one rinse of new pot. Most makers seems to take several pots to get rid of the plastic taste. Easy to use. Like the design.
Summary: Brews fast and coffee is very hot not like some where you have to wait for a while after it brews. Also rhe coffee doesn't get that burnt taste if you keave it sitting for a while. In fact even a few hours after you brew it. I especially notice it if I have a cup right before ithe 2 hour auto shut-off. The only thing I don't like is the cheap handle is loose but doesn't interfere with making coffee.
Summary: The spring loaded lever that opens the valve allowing the coffee to flow into the carafe has a tendency to push the empty carafe off the burner and closing the valve. This results in coffee grounds and coffee all over the coffee pot, counter top, floor etc. Timer works great, however when you get out of bed and go for that first cup in the morning and discover this mess it gets your day off to a lousy start. Do not buy one of these unless you want mine...
Summary: In the late 70's my mother entered a Black & Decker contest that gave out kitchen appliances. She won. One of the items was an undermount coffee maker that lasted for years. Years later, after the company was sold, I purchased a B&D coffee maker that was trash right out of the box. It didn't last long. The quality took a nose dive. I wrote B&D. I wasn't going to purchase another B&D product again.
Black & Decker DCM100B 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker w/ carafe
28 December 2013
Summary: I bought mine from Target back in early 2010, [for less than $27] Purchased this specific model primarily because it did not require the lid to be in place for the pause brew to function. (IMHO, carafe lid should not be required for any coffee making feature/function) Especially when the trigger is a spring loaded ball valve, prone to rust that can corrupt the coffee or make it dribble all over the coffee maker.
We own 3 of these - one for each place and an extra in reserve....
Locksley S. Simmons, Amazon
17 November 2013
Summary: We like these so well, we keep one in reserve. You can pull out the coffee filter box, and fill it outside the coffeemaker because it has a flat bottom, unlike another that will remain nameless. Just works well.
Better experience than most, but still temperamental
Marc Cooper, Amazon
16 September 2013
Summary: The Good: Makes a very decent cup of coffee at a very reasonable price (My wife likes Peet's French Roast Whole Bean). The Bad: Temperamental and not built to last. Our unit lasted about two years. It is temperamental. Violating any of the following will almost guarantee an overflow and grounds in your coffee, if not on your countertop. You must fit the carafe in just right to ensure the pivoting arm moves the stopper out of the way at the bottom of the basket.
Summary: Makes a decent American style coffee. But the carafe will drip at several pouring speeds. You'll make a mess of the counter top and the kitchen floor first thing in the morning, every morning. Why can't mankind solve this problem? Is it a conspiracy by a psychology school to test our patience? The carafes have been doing this dripping thing since I started drinking coffee 38 years ago! WTF B&D?