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  • When my old cofee maker died, I decided to do a bit of research to get the best bang for my buck
  • It also helps that the basket actually cost less

    • by Karen Jacobs

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      Since I have more than an hour commute to work and must wake up at 4:00 AM, a fresh, hot cup of coffee is essential. When my old cofee maker died, I decided to do a bit of research to get the best bang for my buck.

      I finally decided on the Black & Decker SmartBrew Coffeemaker.

      I was looking for some basic features. First, the machine had to be easy to clean. As a bachelor, I don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning appliances, and this unit is a breeze to clean. The old Mr. Coffee machine used those antiquated cone filters which can be a bit messy. The SmartBrew uses the basket-type filters which I now prefer to the paper cones. It also helps that the basket actually cost less.

      Next, I needed a coffee maker with a good timer feature. This one has a state-of-the-art timer with a two hour shut-off. I have it set to stop brewing about fifteen minutes before my alarm clock sounds. The ...

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      handy warmer keeps my coffee fresh and hot.

      I have two minor compaints. When I made my first cup of coffee, the pot did overlow. I called the customer service department and they told me to remove the rubber stopper which was put in place for the sneak-a-cup feature. It popped out easily and I can replace it

      at any time.

      The second complaint is based on asthetics. I like sleek looking countertop appliances. The plastic used for the coffee maker’s housing looks a bit cheap. My other machine was better looking, but at this price point, I can’t afford to be too picky. The most important feature of all…the Black & Decker SmartBrew makes an excellent cup of coffee.

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