Summary: A friend got me this for Christmas. What I like about it is that you can use your own Coffee like Maxwell House or Folgers...not those little individual paks from Starbucks that cost more than 5 bucks a box. You get a quick brew of coffee like the Ku ... regs, for a lot less money. You also don't have to buy filters. Very simple and quick to use and does just exactly what a coffee maker should do....Make Coffee!!!
Summary: Like many others have stated, Black and Decker used to be a truste, reputable name. Not anymore! Too late to return it so into the trash it goes. I see Newegg has it on sale again, I would think they would quit doing that to their customers.
Pros: Worked great for awhile.
Cons: After 2 weeks, it started shutting off before finishing brewing. Had to push the on button again to finish, then it became 3 times restarting, then 4 and sometimes it wouldn't finish. I have no idea when I start brewing a cup how many times I'll have to restart it to finish.
Summary: You get what you paid for...CHEAP! Don't buy it.
Pros: Convenient when it works, pretty fast brewing.
Cons: Very cheap plastic coffee maker. Mug is also in poor quality and does not seal well between the plastic & steel body with water sipping through & stay there. Well, it lasted a month & suddenly one day, white smoke came out while brewing & dead after that. I have emailed Neweggs so let's see if they honor their 60 day return policy and give me a replacement. B& D has a 2 year warranty on this cheap plastic machine too if they honor it cause I didn't keep the paper box.