Black & Decker DE755B 12 Cup Coffeemaker
by Mary Hysong
(Claypool, Arizona, America)
My daughter gave me this coffeemaker as a Christmas gift last year. I'm not sure where she bought it, from Walmart or Target most likely. She bought a coffee maker because my old one was on it's last legs. She bought this model because of the programmable feature and it's price.
I like it because it is black, so it doesn't show stains. I also like it because it is programmable to turn on and make the coffee before I get out of bed. Getting up and knowing the coffee is already done and waiting for me is a big plus. Another exciting thing for me is that it has a permanent filter basket, so I don't have to buy paper filters anymore.
The carafe, filter basket and it's holder are all easy to clean, as is the machine itself.
I like the digital clock, with separate buttons for the hours and the minutes. This means I don't have to go through every minute of 12 hours to arrive at the time I want, like the older Mr. Coffee machine I used to have.
The major thing I dislike about this model is that the buttons to change the time are stand alone. What I mean is that all you have to do is push the button and the hour or minutes change. You do not have to hold down another button while you press the hour or minute buttons. While you would think this would be handy, especially if you have trouble with your hands like arthritis, it is not. What happens is that when you are wiping the machine down with your wash cloth, you hit the buttons and the time changes. This is very annoying, especially if you don't notice you've changed the time.
Unfortunately this coffeemaker also displays one of my pet peeves. I haven't ever found a coffeemaker that doesn't dribble water from the carafe when you use it to fill the water tank and this one is no exception.
All in all though, I am pretty happy with this coffeemaker.