A very affordable coffee maker the Black and Decker coffee machine brews a really tasty coffee. The design is modern and stylish with digital soft touch buttons. The small and compact machine fits easily on the kitchen counter.
Anyone who has been around the kitchen appliances will recognize the brand of BLACK+DECKER. They have been in the business of making a number of different useful appliances for the kitchen earning the gratitude of folks for saving them time and energy. Like all their appliances this coffee maker is extremely user-friendly with a ton of useful features. They offer a 2-year guarantee on their coffee maker which shows their confidence in their own product.
While the coffee maker can brew 12 cups, you don’t have to wait for the whole 10 minutes to grab a cup of coffee. You can use the Sneak a Cup feature to simply pause the brewing for a few seconds to pour yourself a steaming hot cup. Enjoy the coffee while the rest brews.
Apart from this there are several other useful features that make the BLACK+DECKER 12-cup Programmable Coffee Maker an ideal mate in the kitchen or office. It is affordable which is a big plus point. This alone makes it attractive. Apart from that it has the soft touch buttons that make programming the coffee machine a simple task. The carafe is dishwasher safe. It is also be washed under the tap.
The auto-off is another useful feature that helps keep your home safe. The machine shuts off automatically after 2 hours of not being used. The light indicator at top of the BLACK+DECKER DLX1050B 12-cup Programmable Coffee Maker indicates when the machine is on. As it glow brightly you will know even from a distance about this. It has the 24 hour programmable capability. So you can put in the coffee and the water ahead of time and program it to begin brewing just before your usual waking up time. This way you can wake up to the smell of coffee every morning. A warming plate helps keep the coffee warm for the 2 hours that the machine is on.
Filling the tank is simple enough. An easy view water indicator window located on the side clearly shows the water level in the tank. There is no accidental spillage or overflowing tank to take care of because you are blindly filling it up. The levels are marked off. So, you know exactly how much to fill or how much water is already in the tank.
There are certain factors that might make the BLACK+DECKER DLX1050B 12-cup Programmable Coffee Maker not so attractive for some buyers. One it does not come with a permanent filter and so you have to buy those cupcake paper filters. While inexpensive and easily available you still need to buy them and keep them stocked in your kitchen for daily use. The warming plate does a good job of keeping coffee hot but this feature turns off after 2 hours for safety.
The lid opens upwards and you do need a fair amount of clearance above the machine to put in the coffee grounds or to fill the water tank. If you cabinets right above the appliance you might need to pull out the appliance from under the cabinet to do these tasks which can be pain to do everyday. Place the coffee maker in a more convenient location.