Black and Decker CMD3400MB 12-cup Coffee Maker
This coffee maker has a lot of great features and is reasonably price. The clock on the front of the unit is nice, and you are able to program the coffee maker to start making your coffee before you are even awake. It brews the coffee quickly and keeps it warm for up to two hours after brewed and then shuts off automatically.
This is a really nice feature if you like to have a few cups of coffee during your morning. It does have a 12 cup capacity, although you can make any number of cups you would like. This machine is easy to clean and does look nice, although it does take up some space on the counter.
One of the nicest things about the unit is that it makes the coffee very quickly, and even if you don’t use the programmable feature you can have your coffee right away. Problems with the temperature setting on unit compromise confidence in leaving it plugged in and ready. The unit I have is likely to not shut off when needed, although this may be in only isolated cases, it does influence the my choice to recommend using the automatic settings.
This problem occurred after many uses in my case, and I don’t leave the machine plugged in when I am not using it. It stayed very hot when it was on and did not shut off. I still use the machine, since it was a gift from my kids and I do love that it makes coffee quickly. I just won’t leave it plugged in when I am finished.Pros
- Keeps coffee hot after brewing
- Brews a good cup of coffee quicklyCons
- Problems with the unit not shutting off
- Takes up a good bit of space on the counter topRating
2 out of 5