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Black & Decker (Applica) 12cup Smartbrew Coffeemaker Black AP4 DCM2000B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design. The value for money is also mentioned favorably. The build quality and maintenance get negative comments.

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maintenance, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Black & Decker (Applica) 12cup Smartbrew Coffeemaker Black AP4 DCM2000B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

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Its a coffeemaker!

 

it just works! although, it can't seem to make enough coffee scent to fill the entire house. tried a variety of beans but still no aroma. not a big deal, scented candles will take care of it. what's important is the coffee tastes good.

pauses drip when you need a cup right away ; heats up really well

a bit of a power guzzler(understandable, hot plate has to be hot), don't leave it on 24/7

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Second Purchase

 

Glad to find this coffeemaker again! The first one lasted about 3 years (not bad for the lifespan of most inexpensive electrical items these days), and always made a great cup of coffee. I chose it again for it's ease of use, easy maintenance, and...

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Better than expected

 

I have used this Coffee Maker at least 3 times since receiving it.I have been pleasantly surprised. The pot doesn't drip when pouring, the coffee tastes good and stays hot. It doesn't turn off on it's own but I can live with that .

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Power switch failed, fire hazard, unit barely used

 

I've owned this coffeemaker for a number of years, but only used it a handful of times (7-9x). It's in pristine condition.

Easy to use, good temperature, made OK coffee, affordable

Poorly made, no service centres, no spare parts, no assistance from Black

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Power switch failed, fire hazard, unit barely used

 

I've owned this coffeemaker for a number of years, but only used it a handful of times (7-9x). It's in pristine condition.One day I turned it on and heard a soft *snap* from the power switch. Something internal to the switch broke and was ...

Easy to use, good temperature, made OK coffee, affordable

Poorly made, no service centres, no spare parts, no assistance from Black & Decker/Applica

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Bought for a gift

 

Product was mailed during holiday rush - was received by the recipient in time for holidays and they seemed thrilled. Would definitely order appliances or other gifts from Overstock again.

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It's fine

 

If you want something without bells and whistles which makes a simple cup of coffee, this does the trick. This is the second purchase I have made of the same model, so that is a review in and of itself.

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My Smartbrew was possessed! ;o)

 

I was looking for a simple 12- cup coffee pot with a digital timer so our coffee would be ready in the mornings.

Easy to program! Coffee made when you want it! No drip pouring carafe

Has a mind of it's own! Time resets itself

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My Smartbrew was possessed! ;o)

 

I was looking for a simple 12- cup coffee pot with a digital timer so our coffee would be ready in the mornings. After seeing what I thought was the perfect coffee pot for the $$$ on clearance at Amazon, I ordered it. The coffee pot arrived in a ...

Easy to program!Coffee made when you want it!No drip pouring carafe

Has a mind of it's own! Time resets itself

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Piece of Junk- sent it back to the company

 

(2/7/08)We purchased the coffee maker for my elderly parents, who have difficulty with any coffee maker model with a digital display. My mom is fussy, but when she saw this uncomplicated switch model and liked it, we thought we had things solved. ...

Cheap? Easy to use until it craps out

Worthless piece of crap didn't even last a year

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