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Black & Decker Coffee makers - Other - Adam Reisner's Review
Posted: January 28, 2005, 2:47pm
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Black & Decker Coffee Makers - Other
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J A 10.00
Simone LeGris 10.00
Bonnie Raymond 8.50
Steven Head 8.00
Fred Langer 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.2
Product Reviewed: smart brew
Manufacturer: Black and Decker Quality: 4
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $40.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: target Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: cheap useable coffee maker for unexciting coffee with occasional treasure hunt for catipulted basket spring.
Positive Product Points

easy to use   -  simple filter basket loading  easy to fill with water no complicated tubes or moving spray heads or basket locks or releases

Negative Product Points

filter basket shutoff valve lever  pops out and the spring flys across the kitchen if you bump it while handling  or washing or loading
easy to lose spring

replacement filter basket  from black and decker took so long (3 months)  they gave me a free rebuilt brewer (different model) while i waited,
presume the smart brew filter basket was back ordered cause there were so many being replaced????

Detailed Commentary

simple pulse pump coffee maker not particularly high quality... never checked temp but presume its low and pump operation doesn't steep grinds long enough before delivery into pot.

brew time is typical.. steamy noisey gurgles, coffee spashes against back of brewer.... tendancy to spash grinds out of paper filter when filled for 12 cups.

Loads easily cleans easily

The search continues for a commercial like  simple sub $100  brewer for 12 cups with a thermal pitcher that produces 200 degree water into a simple removable filter basket with no latches, springs, levers, etc.

(would buy a bunn but i make 1/2 a pot a day and don't want constant heat device on 24x7 )

Buying Experience

still around in discount retail stores  for quick easy buy

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