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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Black & Decker (Applica) 12cup Smartbrew Coffeemaker Black AP4 DCM2000B. The average rating for this product is 1.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and price are on the whole positive, but some have doubts about the durability and maintenance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Black & Decker (Applica) 12cup Smartbrew Coffeemaker Black AP4 DCM2000B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (epinions.com)

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

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (shopping.com)

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

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (shopping.com)

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

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

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

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Piece of Junk- sent it back to the company

 

Cheap? Easy to use until it craps out

Worthless piece of crap didn't even last a year

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

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

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Smart brew's too hot?

 

Coffee tasted O.K. the first two times and the look was great. However after second use, not only did the kitchen smell of burnt plastic, that's how the coffee tasted too! Ultimate destination: garbage bin

Appearance and cost couldn't be beat

the smell & taste of overheating plastic discouraged from further use

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Great price - REALLY BAD COFFEE

 

I bought this coffee maker because all I wanted was a simple coffee maker without all the bells & whistles. I brewed 5 pots with it and packed it up and took it back. The coffee tasted like weak dishwater. Apparently, the water is not hot enough to...

simple & basic operation, low price

poor performance, tasteless coffee

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (shopping.com)

It looks nice....BUT....Looks can be deceiving!

 

Ok...My husband bought this coffee maker at a local discount store for $20.00 tax. My Krups coffee maker had finally brewed it's last pot after all of the years, and it was time for a replacement. I opened it up, and washed it thoroughly, inside and...

NONE

Everything about this coffee maker

Dec, 2005