Black and Decker DCM18S Coffee Maker Review

Overall Rating

  • Performance 81%
  • Design 85%
  • Conveniences and Safety 80%
  • Warranty and Support 87%

PROS

– 15-ounce mug capacity
– Thermal mug
– Ergonomic design
– Automatic shut off properties
– Permanent filter
– Dishwasher friendly

CONS

–    It doesn’t have programmable feature
–    Drips a bit after it finishes brewing
–    No ounce marks

Black and Decker’s brand have never failed to surprise us with the innovations of its products. This particular coffee maker comes with a travel mug which is the only brand that gives the travel mug. This coffeemaker as it can be seen is smaller than the rest of the coffeemakers in our reviews. This is because this brand made the coffeemaker that is perfect for a person on the go, and for the individual who is busy with his/her work. Aside from that, the Black and Decker coffee makers make perfect and freshly brewed coffee. Sometimes there is simply no time to prepare coffee, and this is why this coffeemaker is the real savior. It has enough coffee to give, and that alone is perfect for any coffee lover. It will look simply elegant and stylish in any kitchen. Being smaller in size than the rest of the coffee makers, it is perfect for a smaller kitchen or a kitchen that needs more space.

The specifications

Dimensions: 10.3 x 7 x 6.1 inches

Weight: 1.6 pounds

Coffee Mug capacity: 15-ounce mug

Additional features and accessories

Ergonomic Design

This brand went out and sought to make the perfect design for one drinker and to make it look both beautiful and functional for use. It has a durable lid and filter basket that is necessary for your fresh brewed coffee. Another thing that comes with this brand is a lid of mug and basket filter that you will find very useful.  It has a grip handle that won’t fly out of your hand, and overall enjoyable exterior that will fit into any space it is set.

Coffee on the Go

For the people who are always busy with their work and shuffling through certain things, there just isn’t enough time for everything that needs to be done. Making or preparing the coffee won’t take much of your time, but sometimes it does seem like it takes a lifetime to make one cup when you are rushing somewhere. The Black and Decker coffeemaker are designed just in the way that when you make your coffee, you just take the mug and go on your daily mission! Because the mug is made of stainless steel, you won’t have to worry about the coffee having that strange taste like something else tampered with it. Not to mention that it will fit into most of the cars cup holders. Because of its thermal properties, your coffee will stay warm for at least 2h which is more than enough if you have to arrive somewhere and finish a cup of coffee. In just two minutes you will get your steaming cup of coffee. It is especially praised because of its simplicity in design but also quality and practicality.

Machine Can Make Tea Too

What most people love is probably the multi-functionality of any appliance they buy. Just like that, this coffee maker can brew tea for the tea lovers as well! It heats the water, and you can easily throw in the tea bags and wait for your tea to be brewed. It will be the same great taste and quality as the coffee that you will drink out of it. Having the option of brewing tea as well, there is no reason why you shouldn’t buy this appliance. When it comes to a temperature that this coffeemaker uses, all you need to do is flip the switch on, and it will provide you with the temperature control. With this control, you will get the best flavors you can imagine.

Automatic Shut Off

After a while, if you don’t use the coffeemaker, it will shut down on its own. This way the system protects itself from any further damage and overall breaking down. This is the most necessary feature because some of the coffeemakers don’t have this option and it can be frustrating when you have to unplug the whole thing off just to turn it off.

Permanent Filter

Because the coffeemaker has to pour over and over coffee into the pot, normally it will have to have its filters. And you know the filters have to be changed more often because bad filter means bacteria and awful taste that goes into whatever drink you take. This Black and Decker have the permanent filter and you won’t have to fuss about having to go to the store to buy new ones every once in a while.

Dishwasher Friendly

Also, another thing that some other coffee makers don’t have an advantage is dishwasher friendly. If your appliance gets dirty, all you need to do is either wash it by hand or put it in the dishwasher. Truly designed to be fast and efficient, you won’t have trouble cleaning this appliance whatsoever.

Easy To Use

Because its design is so simple, it does not have programmable feature. It is intended to be simple to use, and therefore it does not possess programmable features, which means that you can’t program it to prepare your coffee when you need it. But other than that, it has easy on and off switch and overall it is not difficult to use which many appreciate.

The pros and cons

Pros

It has 15-ounce mug capacity. The mug that comes with the product is thermal, meaning that it can stay hot hours at a time. Ergonomic design makes it fit into any hand comfortably and it fits into almost any car cup holder.

Automatic shut off properties.

Great coffeemaker for the people who are in a rush because it brews coffee quickly and still has the same good taste. It can use pod and ground coffee. It has a permanent filter that doesn’t need to be changed.  This coffeemaker can also prepare tea aside from coffee.

It is dishwasher friendly.

Cons

There is no programmable feature. It drips a bit after it finishes brewing. There are no ounce marks on the mug.

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