Great little machine for the price!
Inexpensive, small, keeps the coffee hot, very easy to use
Display is a little small, carafe is not marked on the inside
The Bottom Line:
Great machine for the price, does the job well.
When my husband and I needed a new coffee maker, we decided to go for a small machine with a little footprint. We are not coffee aficionados and will pretty much drink anything caffeinated. Our only requirements when buying this machine were that the coffee stay hot and have an auto-off feature.
This Black and Decker 5 Cup with Stainless Carafe fit the bill. We paid about 24.00 at Target and it does exactly what we need it to do. I usually make about 4-5 cups anyway so the size works out perfectly. I have drank it over a 2 hour period and it stays hot. The warming plate will stay on for 2 hours and then turn off automatically. The coffe pot is programmable although I have only used that feature once. It was intuitive and easy to do without even using the instruction booklet.
The scoop it comes with measures out just the right amount of coffee to make one scoop = one cup of water.
Some things I do wish were different: I wish the carafe was better marked on the inside. Since I make a full pot each time it doesn't really matter to me but I can see how a 1 or 2 cup coffee drinker may have a problem with this. Another thing I wish this coffee maker had was a larger display and buttons.
Overall I am happy with this purchase (after owning it for about 2 weeks)