Reviews and Problems with Black & Decker ODC450
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Most dependable small appliance I have ever owned.
9 February 2013
Summary: I have had a black and decker coffee maker for the last 20 years. I bought one when they first came out with the under cabinet mounting style. Like every product they do get worn out by constant use. This is the second ODC450 I have had. The first one was damaged during a storm and lighting damaged the coffee maker along with other electrical applicances. I have never had any problems other than simiply using the product so much it does begin to ware out. I'm sold.
Summary: This coffee maker fits the countertop perfectly due to where/how the water reservoir is designed. Love the removable cannister it is reason I have been using this type of coffee maker for the last 10 years. Unlike other coffee makers where you have to pour the water into the top, this is much handier! Hope they continue to make them in the new silver colors and not phase out the current style.
Summary: This model is a nightmare....the brew basket has been recalled by black and decker and by the time I got the replacement basket the machine had stopped working. Bought the newer model it is longer and the water container is a pain to fill. Really wish black and decker would get it together and go back to the quality control they once had.
Summary: Bought this to replace my previous Spacemaker on our houseboat that fizzled out in just under two years of service. Love the design as it frees up counterspace. It's a great coffeemaker if it only lasts!
Summary: Still own and love the our original spacemaker probably about 15+ years. Therefore when I was in the market to purchase a coffee maker for our new boat we wanted another spacemaker. We were not sure spacemakers were available anymore, had to do a lot of searching to find the unit. We have not installed the unit yet, it is sitting on the counter but have been very happy with the unit so far. The pouring lid of the new carafe is much better than the original.
Summary: If you disconnect the sneak a cup feature on this unit you will love it. We had 3 floods before I weakened the spring. Then we went 1 month wihout a flood. I popped the lever off of the filter basket and this unit was great for years. This is my 3rd one. Since it is no longer available, you gotta find it on e-bay.
Summary: I love the coffee pot and the space it saves in my motor home. It makes good coffee and brews fairly quick. It does have one drawback. The steam sometimes drips on the counter when brewing and makes a puddle. In my case it has been okay because it is mounted directly above the sink. I would not recommend putting it anywhere that you don't want to get wet.
Summary: I have owned this coffeemaker for about a month, and I found it to be exactly what I want. It has a removable water resovior, which you fill and snap back into the coffemaker. This eliminates the messy step of pouring the water into the coffeemaker, and, more inportantly, also elimantes the overhead space you would otherswise need. This allows me to place it on the counter top under the cabinets, out of the way, so it's great if you have limited counter space.
Summary: We had the original model and loved it. It was probably 10years old and the seals were starting to leak. We looked locally but no retailer carried them. I started looking online and was elated to find one on ebay. My only complaint is that condensation collects on the basket and drips on the counter top when it is removed.