I purchased the Black & Decker 12 Cup Coffeemaker when my other coffee maker started taking too long to brew. I liked the looks of this coffee maker. I have other Black and Decker items so I thought it would be a good purchase. I was wrong. The flavor is not the same after coffee is brewed. I don't have any idea what is wrong, why the flavor is so weak. It's not the amount of coffee I put in, as it's the same amount of grinds and same size as my other coffee pot. Brew Performance I do not like the way my coffee comes out after it is brewed. Weak coffee taste, It doesn't brew faster than normal, so I ruled out that reasoning. Ease of Cleaning The canister is easy to clean either on top rack of dishwasher, or with hot soapy water. The cup the filters sit in comes out and can be cleaned also with soap and water. I use vinegar and water on the outside of the coffee maker, it cleans the coffee off nicely. Easy to clean as with most makers. Ease of Use This is a very easy machine to use. You can program the coffee maker to come on when you want. Fill with water, put coffee in liner inside, and it will be ready in the morning. I do not use this feature on this maker because of the flavor lacking. Water sitting in the pot overnight would not help. All and all it is very easy to program, set the clock and run the machine. Design I liked the design. Doesn't take up a lot of room. The white with a stainless steel strip looks very nice in my kitchen. I like the large 12 cup capacity. Durability I haven't used this maker that much because of the lack of brewed flavor. But it seems like it would last. Good design. Great construction on the outside.
Palm Springs, CA