Black Decker Spacemaker ODC450 12 Cups Coffee Maker

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  • A Curse!

    Aug 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Separate water Container, No need to move machine
    Cons: Everything Else ***UPDATE*** No Backlight on Clock - Basket Design flawed

    Summary: After owning my former B&D Space Saver Coffee Maker for 12 years, it began to leak water on the counter from the spot where the water container meets the machine. No problem. I certainly had gotten my money's worth. So off I went to replace it with ... read more

  • More trouble than its worth

    Oct 25, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: OK if you need the space and have no other options
    Cons: Unreliable.  Parts hard to get and expensive

    Summary: This is my second (actually 3rd, see below) B&D ODC450. Between the two I have had two water reservoir valves go bad, a flickering backlight, and a carafe that had the the plastic top separate from the glass carafe (It's glued and the glue came ... read more

  • I really want to love it, but it's difficult!

    Nov 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Space saver; Pours without dripping; automatic timer and shut-off; makes great coffee
    Cons: Stopped working with NO warning

    Summary: I received this coffee pot for Christmas 2006, and in September 2007 I woke up to find my coffee was not ready. It broke! The display was gone...there was no warning. Of course, I had thrown the box and receipt away, so what to do? Well, while trying to ... read more

  • A waste of time and money

    Sep 11, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: saves counter space and doesn't leak like the older models.
    Cons: It should work for more than a week or two.

    Summary: I have had a B&D spacemaker since the late 80's or early 90's. They have all lasted a reasonable length of time. But not the ODC450. I've had 2 in less that 1 month! Both made a few pots of coffee and then the power just goes off. Since everything ... read more

  • UPDATE 18 months later---the ride is over

    Dec 29, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Programmable feature and under the counter mounting concept are still valuable selling points.
    Cons: Mounting screws protruding into cabinet is unforgivable; if pot lip leaks you'll curse it daily.

    Summary: First, we have had many versions of Black & Decker's "Spacemaker" coffee makers since they first came out ages ago. They have been very good for us. Every new design seems to have a different mounting pattern, however, so that the underside of our ... read more

  • Ugh. I'm not asking for much.

    Jun 27, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes decent Coffee and Timer Feature seems to work well.
    Cons: Basket pops out, no battery back up for timer,no "on demand" hot plate.

    Summary: I bought this unit as a present, my lady likes her morning coffee. The mounting bolts do protrude into the cabinet area, flat head bolts going down would work much better and make more sense. The Basket pops out about 1/2 an inch while brewing (usually ... read more

  • Don't waste your time or money

    Jun 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The product looks rather nice on the store shelf.
    Cons: read review

    Summary: Terrible product, terrible installation instructions and even worse customer service. We had 2 spacemaker coffee pots prior; they worked great, and each lasted about 8 years so we didn’t hesitate to buy the ODC450. Our pleasure with B&D products ... read more

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  • Black and Decker Coffee Maker and small appliances

    Jul 15, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: inexpensive
    Cons: pump faulty, heating unit faulty, overall not good kitchen appliances

    Summary: Black and Decker makes outstanding power tools--and that is their area of expertise. When they bagan making small appliances they were awful, and I have always been hoping for improvement, but this has not happened. They are substandard, and still ... read more

  • How to fix the ODC450

    Jul 19, 2009 by
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    Pros: The LED / no power / no coffee problem has an easy fix. See below:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/84058798@N00/3735381454/
    Cons: No power, no LED, no coffee.

    Summary: Like others, my less than year old Black and Decker ODC450 just stopped working. No power, no LED, nothing. After reading these reviews, I will never buy another product from B&D again. To me, their name used to be synonymous with ... read more

  • I love it

    Jan 5, 2009 by
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    Pros: Great coffee, sturdy carafe.
    Cons: None for me, but obviously there are some common flaws

    Summary: It makes great tasting coffee, and I think I had the leaking problem once. I just make sure to put the pot all the way in, and it is fine. Granted, I may have just gotten lucky, since it is made in China where the have no quality control. Another plus ... read more

  • My third spacemaker coffee pot

    Dec 27, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: I love the space saving convenience.  I also like the removable water reservoir. 
    Cons: The hot plate rust and water all over the place.

    Summary: This is our third spacemaker coffee pot.  I loved the first two.  When the first one failed after 8 years, we bought the second.  When that one failed, I bought the third, thinking I could again slip it into the previous under-the-cabinet ... read more

  • Buy a different brand ans save yourself!

    Oct 5, 2008 by
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    Pros: Removable water resevoir
    Cons: Breaks often. Not worth the box it came in!

    Summary: This ODC450 was the first B&D coffeemaker we purchased (Oct. 2007). Within two weeks it had leaked coffee all over the counter! With much difficulty, I got "Applica" (who now makes B&D) to send me a replacement coffee basket. That worked okay for ... read more

  • Unreasonably Defective!!!

    Sep 14, 2008 by
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    Pros: None I can think of.
    Cons: Everything about it, and especially the cheap foreign electrical parts.

    Summary: I bought a Black & Decker ODC450 2 years ago when replacing all my kitchen appliances with black and stainless. I was reasonably satisfied for the first year. Except for a little condensation drip from one corner of the filter, it worked fine -- no ... read more

  • Waste of Money!

    Feb 18, 2008 by
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    Pros: None.
    Cons: One second it works, the next it doesn't.

    Summary: We have purchased two of these coffeemakers in the past year. The first one quit working while we were away and we thought that maybe we had a power surge. We purchased another one because the space saving hardware was already in place and we are short ... read more

  • Not a good product

    Feb 15, 2008 by
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    Pros: Appears to be only under cabinet machine on market
    Cons: leaks from many places, clock loses time, controls aren't backlit,pot is hard to clean

    Summary: Harder than necessary to install, leaks from many places, clock loses time, controls aren't backlit,pot is hard to keep clean, seems to be only under cabinet mount machine on the ... read more

  • So bad it almost makes me swear off drinking coffee.

    Oct 24, 2007 by
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    Pros: Modern, sleek-looking. Under cabinet design saves on counter space.
    Cons: Parts break easily, weak carafe, buggy electronics, poorly-designed, replacement parts not available.

    Summary: This piece of garbage deserves to be taken out back and sledgehammered! I've had it less than 6 months, and in that time a plastic piece broke off surrounding where the water container hooks into the rear section, which my husband in a caffeine-depraved ... read more

  • I like it

    Oct 22, 2007 by
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    Pros: Works great, no problems. Good coffee. Carafe doesn't drip.
    Cons: Back light on display doesn't stay on long enough. Not as good as old model.

    Summary: I bought this new model after I broke the carafe on my 12 year old previous spacemaker. My old unit still worked, but given the age, and the price of the replacement carafe ($15!), I decided it was time for a new model. I bought it at my local hardware ... read more

  • everyone's correct

    Sep 23, 2007 by
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    Pros: only undercabinet available. This is actually a con because you're stuck with it
    Cons: basket pops out causing messy overflows while brewing

    Summary: It may brew a decent cup of coffee, but any appliance can do that with a good coffee brand, and someone who knows how much to use. The design stinks, and I don't thing anyone should have to do what others have resorted to - to fix it. B&D should be ... read more

  • Way to ruin a great coffeemaker!

    Mar 14, 2007 by
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    Pros: Sleeker look, easier pour from the pot than the older version
    Cons: COFFEE ON THE COUNTER! This thing LEAKS!

    Summary: This is coffeemaker #2 from Black and Decker. The first one still worked but was looking "old" so I thought these newer version would be a great Christmas gift! MISTAKE!The thing seems to have a mind of it's own! When you push the pot too hard at night ... read more

  • Same problem with clock

    Feb 17, 2007 by
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    Pros: Great design
    Cons: Computer modules don't work. Poor quality control.

    Summary: We have had the same experience. The first one's clock would gain 1/2 a day. We returned it and the second would not allow us to set the time. It kept going into program mode. Nothing we tried worked. Returning for final time. Sounds like B&D got a ... read more

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