Summary: I have owned this coffee maker Black and Decker TCM450B for approximately four years and the spring in the filter basket has rusted and a broken piece fell off the top of the carafe into a cup of coffee. Luckily I noticed before I swallowed the sharp rusted metal half circle.
Black & Decker TCM450 8-Cup Coffee Maker is great
9 February 2012
Excerpt: I love this coffe pot. I always had a tendnecy to leave mine plugged in too long and burn the coffee. I would get busy and not drink the whole or even a half pot. I would really hate the smell in the kitchen after two hours or so leaving the pot on. Now I don't have to worry about it.
Summary: I have used the Black and Decker thermal coffeemaker for over 13 years. Good product, great company, so it was a very easy decision to order another when the one I had finally died. The only difference is the all of the previous ones had the stainless steel 'looking' carafe.
Summary: I bought this coffeemaker to replace the older version of this. I am disappointed to say that it does not keep the coffee as hot as the old one, and the buttons for setting the time, etc. are incredibly sensitive, so be careful when you're wiping off the counter!!
Summary: After owning an earlier model of this unit, one that lasted and lasted, I was so satisfied that I bought the TCM450B no questions asked. What a mistake! When I got it home it didn't even turn on. I packed it up drove to the nearest store that would take it back and picked up a second.
Summary: This is a dreadful product, originally supplied by 6AVE and sold by Amazon and now only sold by 6AVE. The thermal carafe began leaking and we originally thought is was just dribbling when pouring. Then it began pouring--out of the bottom seam and also the bottom.
Summary: I agree with a previous reviewer. The temperature is luke warm, it constantly drips from the bottom no matter what you do or how careful you are. I bought because it was a Black & Decker as I have had great luck in the past. They really blew it this time. Do not buy this disaster!