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Black and Decker DLX1050B 12 Cup Coffee Maker


Programmable DLX1050B / DLX1050W is a coffee maker from one of the leading coffee maker manufacturers, Black and Decker. Read on to know the benefits and the drawbacks of buying Programmable DLX1050B / DLX1050W.



This 12-cup programmable coffee maker costs more or less $29.99. The carafe is glass and this measures approximately 11-3/5 by 9 by 13-8/9 inches. The unit also comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

Key features of the coffee maker

- Programmable clock/timer - With the Programmable clock timer, you can set the time for the brewing. The coffee maker will automatically switch on according to how you program it.

- Soft-touch control panel - The soft-touch panel makes the control easy amd efficient for everyone. The feature also has a digital display which is easy to read.

- Sneak-a-cup - The sneak a cup feature enables the users to get their first cup of coffee while the coffee maker is still brewing.

- Glass carafe and removable filter basket - The removable filter basket is easy to clean. The glass carafe ensures that the carafe can be thoroughly cleaned.

- Auto shut off system - The automatic shut off feature ensures the safety of your home. With this feature the unit will automatically switch down after two hours.

- non-stick warming plate - The non-stick warming plate of the unit caters to the easy cleaning of the coffee maker.

Advantages

The unit offers a lot of advantages to consumers. Many said that the coffee maker is easy to program. Even those who are not really experts in brewing coffee don't have difficulty in using this coffee maker. The button on this brewer serves only one function, so setting the controls is not really complicated. Others said that the best thing about this coffee maker is that it does not leak. And even if it does so, the warming plate is not difficult to clean because of its non-stick feature. A lot of consumers commend the product because when they are going to leave very early in the morning, all they have to do is to preset the coffee maker and they could have their warm coffee waiting for them. This feature is considered by some consumers, especially those who wake up very early in the morning, as the best feature of the machine. Some people said that what they like about the coffee maker is that the coffee brewed here tastes really good.

Disadvantages

Not all consumers are impressed by this machine. Some of them complain about the overflowing cases that occured. There are those who claimed that when they brew coffee, the coffee overflowed about 1/2 through the brewing process. They say that the basket seems to fill up faster that's why it overflows. Some claimed that the water level indicator for black models is darkened that it is very difficult to see the water level.


Pros

- can produce more cups of coffee
- has two color options (white or black)
- Can shut off automatically
- can be preprogrammed
- the panel is soft to the touch
- the control setting is easy to manage
- the filter can be cleaned easily because it is removable
- the warming plate is also easy to clean because it is non-stick

Cons

- not energy-efficient
- overflows occasionally
- the water level indicator of the black model is not easy to see

Final Thoughts

This unit from Black and Decker has a lot of excellent features. However, it is far from perfect. It also has a lot of limitations. The consumers still need to evaluate the pros and cons that other users cite before deciding on buying this product.

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Jul 12, 2015
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Black and Decker coffee maker NEW
by: Bob Christiansen

I have used Black and decker products most of my life but never again. I purchaced the coffee maker model # 1050b and it over flows on counter top and leaves grounds in pot. I tried to contact Black and Decker about warranty and ended getting touch with Spectrum Home Appliances they told me send them seven fifty and they would send me a new or reman one??? So much for the two year warrranty, I will just go and purchace another but it sure won't be BLACK AND DECKER. I hope this will help someone thinking about buying this product.

Sep 05, 2012
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1050 black and decker
by: gene

i've been frustrated and angry over this coffee maker. i can't afford a bunn. the water delivery to the coffee is as good as a bunn, spreads evenly over the grounds. but i have had 3 over the last year they don't last. well i think i found out whats wrong. after a couple of months it slows way down pops and makes noise, takes a long time to finish. lift the lid the tube that comes up from the bottom there is a elbow at the top push down on it if it goes down it fixed the problem at least for a while. hope you find that it works for you. some times educated engineers don't see the problems right in front of them. i believe the have a good product if they would just cure this problem.

Aug 24, 2012
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Stopped Working after 4 months
by: Anonymous

This is the third and last B&D product I will ever purchase. Three coffee makers and they don't last more than 4 months, what is the problem here?

Nov 28, 2011
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can't see the water guage
by: Anonymous

It's my own fault. I foolishly bought the black coffee maker, preferring the black color in terms of looks.
However, I can't see the level of the water in the guage because it is a black pot. Do NOT buy the black coffee maker; you'll be sorry.

Nov 28, 2011
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loud noise
by: Anonymous

this coffeemaker makes constant loud popping crackling noise the whole time it is on and a while after turned off. will not buy this brand any longer

Jan 19, 2011
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No Good Product
by: Anonymous

I don't know how to rate this page but I will never buy another Black and Decker coffee maker. I drink one cup of java daily and like it to come off the coffee maker hot but this machine only makes it very warm. The worst thing is the warming plate. The plates on two machines thus far get scratched and the finish comes off within less than a year. I am very careful and do not wash the plates or handle them roughly but the finish on the plates just is too soft. I am a household of one and use the machine once a day but this coffee maker cannot endure even my light use. Oh sure, there's a l year warranty on mine but I did not save my receipt so I cannot prove the date of purchase. This is a piece of trash! Don't waste your hard earned money on it.

Sep 28, 2010
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Sour Coffee
by: Anonymous

I purchased this coffee maker about a year ago. From day one the coffee brewed by this maker is terrible. The coffee is sour and has a chemical odor. At first I blamed the coffee but after buying a french press I realize the coffee maker is to blame.

Jul 05, 2010
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water level window too dark
by: Anonymous

I purchased the black coffee maker and I am happy about everything except the water level window is very difficult to see (almost impossible unless you crouch down to eye level, in good light and really look close). I would not recommend because of this feature.

Jun 12, 2010
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carafe design
by: Anonymous

i recently purchased this coffee pot because i couldn't find a Braun like the one i was replacing.

in any event, now, every time i pour a cup, i get a mess on the counter. i wonder why they let the moron design the spout.

either way, first of the month and this Black and Decker piece of crap goes in the trash.

and no more Black and Decker products for me, if they do such a poor job designing a coffee pot, i got to figure everything they make is the same quality junk.

Apr 04, 2010
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warming plate losing coating
by: Debbie

I purchased this Black & Decker 12 Cup Programmable coffee maker 07/24/09.
I have not had any problems with this Model DLX1050B until a couple of months ago when I realized that the black non stick coating on the warming plate was coming off. I have taken great care not to scratch it or use harsh materials or chemicals when cleaning and once my pot of coffee is brewed I turn off the coffee maker and remove the carafe to a specific area in my kitchen. When all parts of the maker are cool I will wipe them down with a warm cloth. I give this item low marks because a deteriorating warming plate within one year of purchase is not a good thing.

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