The Black & Decker Home BCM1410B is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the Home BCM1410B 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.
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
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 Home BCM1410B
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 water flow 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.
The glass makes it hard to handle when half asleep. Easy to clean. Very hot and fast so couldn't ask for anything better. The price is good
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Too old
from Colorado Springs, CO
Hard to see clock
Clock hard to see
Fill lines hard to see
Reservoir cover sticks
I have a Black & Decker coffee maker which I find good except that it has to be pulled out from under the cabinets to open the reservoir cover.<br /><br />I bought this model for when I make decafe and regular for my friends. I found that i could not see the clock or the fill line easily. When pouring in the water using my right hand can't even see the fill line section. It is still too tall to open without pulling out on the counter and with arthritic hands it is hard to press and pull open the reservoir cover (which I did not have to do on the other one) I didn't even make coffee in it and it is going back to the store.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Bob the java drinker
from Jacksonville, Florida
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Wow!! Price,Carafe,Taste,Speed... 5stars
Brews coffee fast
Coffee temp perfect
None so far
Only purchased a week ago
Fewer trips to get coffee
Sit on patio and enjoy
Take carafe with you
I enjoy my morning coffee in the backyard with fewer trips inside for another cup of java...This is the first inexpensive coffee maker I've owned in years and I am impressed.