The Black & Decker Brew'N Go DCM18S is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the Brew'N Go DCM18S are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.
Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.
About This Brand
The second-largest brand of coffeemakers is now part of the new Applica Organization, which includes the Salton brands. Black & Decker offers a wide range of very affordable products through retailers such as Target, Walmart, department stores, and many online retailers. Prices range from $15 to $90.
Features & Specs - Black & Decker Brew'N Go DCM18S
Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Adjusts brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call brew-and-dispense, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
I have this coffee maker for years . I make at least 2 16 oz. cups a day. Great taste and no paper filters to deal with.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Retired forest worker
from Flagstaff & Glendale, AZ
DCM18 has been replaced for good reason
Quick Mug Of Coffee
Dcm18 Switch Failure
About 10 years ago, I bought 3 original DCM19 Brew n Go's models at about $10 clearance price. First one lasted 7 years at 250 mugs per year! Used #2 cone filters with seams I first folded back and 1 oz of coffee. Used 2nd one as a replacement, gave 3rd one away as a gift, and bought this new DCM18 for work. That one last only for about 30 mugs and switch stopped working. Found B&D changed manufacurers and quality dropped. Now B&D has a new taller Brew n Go out in Target stores. They must have got the message about the switch problems. Anyway, I found another old DCM19 at a thrift store as a 2nd backup and am happy. Note that I bought a 15 oz all stainless steel mug that fits under the older model with it's 5-1/4 clearance, but still have the original mugs.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Jacksonville md
Nice personal coffee maker
Brews good coffee
Convenient to Use
Drips A Bit After Finishe
No Ounce Marks Inside
The first one I had for many years with no problems. The second one I bought just a few months ago stopped working for no reason. The switch just will not turn on.<br /> I still am going to buy another one to replace it. Next time I will keep the receipt and box for a while.