5.5 / 10.0

Black+Decker Brew’N Go DCM18S Coffee maker

The Black+Decker 15 oz drip coffee maker features a permanent filter, a 15 oz measured capacity, and a cone-type filter.

Ratings Breakdown

At our testing facility, we reviewed the Black+Decker Brew’N Go DCM18S Coffee maker as part of our Coffee machines review program. The criteria below were used to evaluate Drip coffee makers like this one in our lab tests.

3.8/5

Carafe Handling Score

Describes handle comfort, drippiness while pouring, carafe balance, and how easy it was to empty the last bit of liquid. Models without a score here brew into singles or are self-serve. In the latter case, the coffee is stored in a tank and is dispensed by pressing against a lever.

1.9/5

Convinience Score

In this rating, we consider how easy it is to operate a unit, refill the water reservoir, and clean the appliance afterwards.

3.8/5

Brewing Performance Score

This rating is indicative of whether the coffee’s concentration can be achieved as well as the ability to reach the optimal temperature for optimal brewing. The ideal water temperature for optimal brewing is between 195° and 205° F for five to six minutes.

2.8/5

Owner Satisfaction Score

A brand owner’s satisfaction rating is based on the proportion of owners who would highly recommend their automatic drip coffee maker to a friend or family member.

3.8/5

Product Reliability Score

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on the average number of problems per unit in the first four years of ownership among estimated newly purchased automatic drip coffee makers.

Pros

The brew performance and brew duration were close to the recommended guidelines.

Cons

According to our assessments of setup, operation, and cleanup, this item is not very convenient to use.
To test coffee makers, we brewed a full pot using a filter filled almost to the top, as some consumers might do.
In this test, the machine sometimes overflowed.
The results of initial break-ins still showed that some plastic off-tastes could be detected in hot water poured through the machine, but not in brewed coffee.

In-Depth Review

It scores Very Good for brew performance and drips your java directly into a 15-ounce thermal travel mug. If all you want is a single, hefty cup of decent coffee before you rush out the door, this single-serve machine is a decent choice.

The products we test are always chosen by us, we buy them at retail and we never accept any payment from manufacturers to test or rate their products. If a product meets our criteria, it receives a “Recommended” rating. Black+Decker Brew’N Go DCM18S Coffee maker meets our standards which is why we are happy to recommend this product.

Specifications

Brew Strength

This machine does not have the brew-strength control feature. Machines with this feature allow you to adjust the brewing time to make stronger or weaker coffee.

Small Batch

Unlike many machines, this one lacks a small batch setting that promises to make a partial pot of coffee without sacrificing coffee quality.

Mug

There is a thermal carafe included with this machine. A thermal carafe keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs can lose heat more easily.

Programmable

This machine does not have any programmable features, this means it does not have an internal clock that can be set to brew at specific times.

Brew Time

According to the manufacturer, the brewing process takes between 3. Time indicated is rounded to nearest minute, for brewing a pot of coffee in its regular cycling mode, using 40 ounces of water for models that brew 8-14 cups of coffee, and 10 ounces of water for models that make one or two mugs.

Dimensions

The measurements of Black+Decker Brew’N Go DCM18S Coffee maker are as follows:

Height x Breadth x Depth – 10 x 7 x 9 inches.

These measurements are rounded to the next whole inch. Height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.These measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch. The height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.All dimensions are in inches; height, width, and depth are rounded to the nearest half-inch.

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