Black & Decker Versa Brew DLX850 12 Cup Coffeemaker
by Laura H.
When our fancy coffeemaker stopped working after only 4 months of use, we decided to buy something more economical and simpler. The Black and Decker VersaBrew seemed to fit the ticket. We bought it at Wal-Mart for a reasonable price about 2 or 3 years ago. We use it every day.
This coffee maker still works very well and is very reliable. It is programmable and makes 12 cups total. The parts and pieces of the coffee maker are easy to take apart and clean. I like the sneak a cup feature because often I am ready for my first cup of coffee in the morning before the rest has finished brewing. I like the simple look of this coffee maker and while the white has stained quite a bit from the daily brewing, overall the Black and Decker is still very nice looking.
While I feel this coffee maker is a good quality match to the amount we paid for it, there are still a few things that bug me. In my opinion the coffee always brews a little weak. We buy dark, bold type coffees and they never seem as strong and rich as they should.
Also, the coffee pot itself will not pour correctly if you don’t do it just right. If you are looking for a reliable and economically viable coffee maker, this is the one for you, but if you like rich coffee with a lot of flavor, look for something else. We bought this coffee maker because we didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a fancy one that didn’t work for very long but I miss the incredible flavor of the coffee that the more expensive coffee maker brewed.
Our next coffee maker will have a few more bells and whistles but I bet it will be a long time before our Black and Decker stops working!