Reviews and Problems with Black & Decker DCM2500
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Hard to see display
Jane D. Wilson, Amazon
18 January 2015
Summary: This coffeemaker brews a good cup of coffee, but I wouldn't recommend buying it unless you have a good flashlight to read the digital display. The display is not backlit, so programming it has been a real pain. I didn't expect this type of issue from a Black and Decker product.
Summary: I bought 2 of these, completely on accident I had only meant to buy 1. It does its job all the features work beautifully, but the glass cup, broke on BOTH the ones I bought. I gave one to my mom, she used it for about a month then the cup broke to the point she can no longer use it.
Summary: I got this as a gift and was going to give it 2 stars until I saw the low price. So I'll add a star. But my gripe has to do with the incredibly dark LED clock and auto set. Seriously, did the QC folks try to see this without using a flashlight? You don't even get a tiny green dot to confirm the auto set. You get the word "auto" which isn't any more visible than anything else. Ugh. But it does look more pricy than what its going for here and the coffee is hot.
Summary: I bought this along with the blender of the same model/line of B&D kitchen products and got the same results. A few months in the problems showed up. The only point of failure I experienced was with the buttons. They began sticking and the coffee maker would just turn off half was thru brewing. I attempted to clean them up because there is a sliver of space between them and I can see where water/particles of debris may eventually get in there and cause problems.
I spend about $20 every 3 or 4 years for a coffee pot that routinely makes excellent coffee. I got this new pot only because ...
25 November 2014
Summary: I make about 3 pots of coffee daily. I know there are drawbacks to this coffee pot but for the price it cannot be beat. I spend about $20 every 3 or 4 years for a coffee pot that routinely makes excellent coffee. I got this new pot only because the old one looked rather beaten up, not because it had quit running. When I use the sneak-a-cup feature a drip or two more sometimes comes out and lands on the heating element so this Black & Decker isn't perfect.
Summary: A serious design flaw ! The lid needs to be tightly seated for this maker to work correctly . If it's not seated , the floating grounds trap with no-flow valve will stop coffee from flowing into pitcher, causing overflow ( and a mess ) . Also , It did not work for me in AUTO , after many attempts to program it .