Pros: makes great coffee, easy to use
My husband drinks coffee every morning. I only drink it occasionally but I do make it quite often so I know the workings of this coffee system quite well. It has been a good “friend” to us for several years now!
The Coffee Pot
The Black & Decker DCM2160B Coffee Maker makes good drip coffee. We have had this machine for over a year now and it is still going strong. It is a 12 cup coffee pot and comes with a glass carafe. It has a filter basket that is removable for ease of cleaning. It has a digital clock and a timer so that it can start making coffee even while you are still asleep! It also has an automatic off feature so that it will turn the hot plate off after 2 hours if you have not.
This coffee maker is easy to use. You simply put a paper filter into the filter basket and add the appropriate amount of coffee grinds. Using the glass carafe, fill with water to the appropriate level and pour into the reservoir on the top of the machine. Either turn it on or set the timer and you will have coffee! And, if you can’t wait until the whole pot is brewed, it has a feature where you can take the pot out, pour your cup and replace the carafe. It will not drip while you have the carafe out!
I love that this coffee maker is so easy to use. It has only a few features but it does them well and makes good coffee. I really like being able to set this up the night before and when my husband wakes up, he has his coffee to drink. He’s a bear in the morning until he’s had his coffee! My husband is happy that even he knows how to use this appliance and can make coffee whenever he chooses to.
This coffee maker has the fill lines on the side of the pot and a window in the side to see how high it is filled. Both of these have numbers that are large enough for me to read without trouble. The digital clock and timer features also have decent sized numbers and are easy to use. Resetting the clock when necessary, like after a power outage, is simple to do. The coffee is good tasting (if you like coffee!) and it comes out nice and hot. The hot plate keeps it hot for up to 2 hours, which is more than ample time, in my opinion. The glass carafe has a good spout on it so that the pot pours easily and does not leak.
Black & Decker DCM2160B Coffee Maker works for us. This is an inexpensive coffee maker but it does it’s job and that’s what counts. My husband has his fresh coffee every morning and that makes everyone around here happier!