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Black & Decker SmartBrew DCM500 5-Cup Coffee Maker

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and size are overall positive. The capacity and usability also get good opinions. There are mixed opinions on the build quality and noise. The reliability and maintenance get negative views.

value for money, usability, capacity, size, design

maintenance, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Black & Decker SmartBrew DCM500 5-Cup Coffee Maker is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon review summary for Black & Decker SmartBrew DCM500 5-Cup Coffee Maker


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Black & Decker SmartBrew DCM500 5-Cup Coffee Maker from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers on

value for money, usability, size, design

56% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Black & Decker DCM500 SmartBrew 5-Cup Coffeemaker, WhiteBlack & Decker DCM500B SmartBrew 5-Cup Coffeemaker, Black

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Rating: B


When I was in the market to buy a 4-cup coffee maker, I was looking for three major factors, viz., price, pot design and ease of use. I bought the Black and Decker DCM500 at an unbeatable price, $13.50 at KMart. This is a big plus point for the coffee ...



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But first a word: Another review of this product says that the filter basket doesn't come apart for cleaning. Apparently this product has been redesigned, as mine does lift out quite easily..... I bought this little coffee maker to replace a Mr. ...

Looks nice

Totally unuseable


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Black and Decker Smart Brew 12-cup Coffee Maker (DCM2000): An Efficient Workhorse


I've never written a review about a coffee maker, but this one merits mentioning. The Black and Decker Smart Brew 12-Cup Coffee Maker (DCM2000) is a workhorse. It has served our office faithfully, almost every weekday for around two years. ...

Efficient Coffee maker, a real workhorse

Size is good for office, may be a little large for some homes counter-tops

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Looks nice.

Totally unuseable

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I like my coffee in my CUP, not on the COUNTER...


I just moved in with 2 friends and we were shopping at Target, to minimize our costs on all kitchen expenses. I'm a coffee-a-holic and had to have a coffee pot immediately, but I'm also a poor recent college graduate, so price was definitely an issue. ...

Price, design, weight, ease of cleaning

Carafe is poorly made

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Not durable


I liked the price and look of this coffee maker when we bought it 1 1/2 years ago. However, now that I'm in need of a new coffee maker because this one had such a short life span, I think I will look at a more mid range maker that I'm hoping will last...


Old fashioned filter, broke after 1 1/2 years, hard to keep clean

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Perfect Little Desk Mate


Size, Temperature, "Prefect Pour" Carafe, Great Tasting Coffee

No Timer for the Heating Element

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Black & Decker DCM2000 Coffeemaker Shines!


The Black & Decker DCM2000 is a great coffeemaker. It is a basic unit which has only an on/off switch. This is perfect for those who don't need the electronic timers and want to save money. It does not leak water from the bottom of the unit like my...

Unit takes up little countertop space.Carafe pours without spilling.Sneak a cup shutoff works

The cord could be one foot longer. Does not have auto-shutoff

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Great little coffee gadget


Makes really good coffee, best way to brew single serving, better than press pot

Cannot take apart to clean bottom side of filter screen


Product Specifications

Black & Decker Smart Brew digital programable coffee maker with the perfect pour carafe technology. With the perfect pour carafe technology provide no more drips when pouring your cup of coffee.