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Love, Love, Love - Simple and Functional!
on November 26, 2011
I bought this coffee maker when our Mr. Coffee maker quit working after 6 months. I was very skeptical to purchase another "simple" coffee maker and did a lot of research on more expensive options. Ultimately, I purchased this maker because I needed my morning coffee and was willing to invest in a cheaper model while I finished my research on my "dream" coffee maker. We've been using this maker for about 2 weeks and I am very impressed! We make one pot of coffee each day and the sneak-a-cup feature works perfectly.... no leaks whatsoever! My husband used to dribble coffee all over the counter with the previous maker, but this one hasn't leaked during pouring at all! I also love the shower style water spout. Other makers I've owned had a movable spout that seemed to always be in the way. It brews coffee quickly and the flavor is quite good too! It's simple to program and the 2 hour auto shutoff is the ideal timeframe for our family. Plus, it keeps the coffee hot enough for the full 2 hours so that, even with cream added, the temperature is perfect for drinking.
I've postponed my search for a more expensive maker because this little dream machine is already meeting my needs! Thank you Black and Decker for making a simple and functional coffee maker!!!
UPDATE: 4 months later. I STILL love it! After a daily pot of coffee for 4 months straight, this coffee maker is still working perfectly. Just as new! Buy this and you won't be disappointed.
2nd UPDATE: As of January 2014, this coffee maker is STILL going strong. Still functions like new. We've run two vinegar maintenance/cleaning cycles since we have really hard water. The sneak a cup feature still works as well as all the other buttons and features. I LOVE this coffee maker. Don't waste your money on a super expensive coffee maker when this one will do the same thing.