6.6 / 10.0

Black+Decker Mill & Brew CM5000B Coffee maker

With this Black+Decker 12-cup grind-and-brew coffee maker you get: an auto-shutoff, a permanent filter, a measured capacity of 60 ounces, and a cupcake-type filter.

Ratings Breakdown

At our testing facility, we reviewed the Black+Decker Mill & Brew CM5000B 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.

3.7/5

Convinience Score

Using this rating, you can get a fair idea of how easy it is to operate, refill, and clean an appliance.

2.7/5

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.

2.9/5

Owner Satisfaction Score

This rating is an indication of the reputation of a brand is based on owner feedback and reviews. This rating also considers the percentage of customers who are extremely likely to recommend it to others.

3.8/5

Product Reliability Score

Based on estimated problem rates for new coffee makers not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, this rating can help you estimate how reliable your new coffee maker will be in its first four years.

Pros

Based on our observations of setup, operation, and cleanup, it is exceptionally easy to use.

We had no trouble using, holding, pouring from, and emptying the carafe.

Cons

It fell short of recommended guidelines for brewing temperature and duration.
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.

In-Depth Review

It comes with a convenient built-in grinder, so you can use pre-ground beans on occasion. If you use pre-ground beans occasionally, simply turn the grinder off. Although the basket handle can be difficult to grasp, testers noted that it’s easy to use and clean.

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 Mill & Brew CM5000B Coffee maker meets our standards which is why we are happy to recommend this product.

Specifications

Brew Strength

This coffee machine features a Brew Strength Control, which allows you to adjust the brewing time to make weaker or stronger 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

Unlike some coffee machines, Black+Decker Mill & Brew CM5000B Coffee maker does not come with a thermal carafe.

Programmable

The Black+Decker Mill & Brew CM5000B Coffee maker has programmable features, this includes a clock that can be set to brew at a set time.

Brew Time

According to the manufacturer, the brewing process takes between 8. The brew time measurements corresponds to our measurement of time to brew a pot of coffee in its regular cycle, using 40 ounces of water in our models making 8 to 14 cups of coffee. We use 10 ounces of water in our models making one or two cups of coffee.

Dimensions

The measurements of Black+Decker Mill & Brew CM5000B Coffee maker are as follows:

Height x Breadth x Depth – 15 x 13 x 11 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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