4.9 / 10.0

Black+Decker CM618 Coffee maker

Black+Decker 16 oz drip coffee maker is equipped with a permanent filter, auto-shutoff, and a measured capacity of 17 oz. Soft pods are available.

Ratings Breakdown

At our testing facility, we reviewed the Black+Decker CM618 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.

1.8/5

Convinience Score

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

2.8/5

Brewing Performance Score

For optimal brewing, the water temperature must be between 195° and 205° F for five to six minutes; this rating is an indication of the ability to reach that temperature as well as the concentration of the coffee.

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

Our challenging test of coffee makers included brewing a full pot with a filter almost filled to the top, as some consumers might.
Based on the results of this test, the model did not overflow.

Cons

It fell short of recommended guidelines for brewing temperature and duration.
According to our assessments of setup, operation, and cleanup, this item is not very convenient to use.
While the coffee is brewing, the carafe cannot be removed.

In-Depth Review

The Black+Decker 16 oz drip coffee maker has a good overall performance and has a permanent filter with an auto-shutoff. It comes with a travel mug that accepts soft pods, as well as a thermal cup for ‘to-go’ coffee.

Testing products is a decision we make on our own. We only test products that we buy at a retail store and never accept payments from manufacturers. When a product meets our strict criteria, it gains the “Recommended” label. The Black+Decker CM618 Coffee maker meets our standards, so we are happy to recommend it.

Specifications

Brew Strength

This machine does not have a brew-strength control feature that lets you make weaker or stronger coffee depending on the brewing time.

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

The Black+Decker CM618 Coffee maker does not come with a thermal carafe.

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 4. Using 40 ounces of water in those coffeemakers that make 8- 14 cups of coffee, we measure the time needed to brew a pot of coffee in its regular cycle. In those models that make one or two mugs of coffee, we measure the time needed using 10 ounces of water.

Dimensions

The measurements of Black+Decker CM618 Coffee maker are as follows:

Height x Breadth x Depth – 12 x 6 x 7 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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