#2 Black & Decker DCM500B SmartBrew 5-Cup Coffeemaker, Black

Black & Decker DCM500B SmartBrew 5-Cup Coffeemaker, Black

  • Compact black 5-cup electric drip coffeemaker with removable brew basket
  • Sturdy black plastic housing; tempered glass carafe; nonstick warmer plate
  • 120 volts; lighted on/off switch; 3-foot power cord; uses flat-bottomed paper filters (not included)
  • Dishwasher-safe, removable brew basket; hinged lid and dripless pour spout
  • Measures 8 by 6-1/2 by 10 inches; carafe measures 6 by 4-1/2 by 5 inches; on-year warranty

Black & Decker DCM500B SmartBrew 5-Cup Coffeemaker, Black

Product Description

Black & Decker SmartBrew in black. Includes 5-cup capacity, lighted on/off switch, water filter, removable brew basket, water window, non-stick keep warm plate, and Perfect Pour Carafe.

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Black & Decker, long known as a maker of quality tools, brings that same dependability to the kitchen in small countertop appliances such as the DCM500B SmartBrew 5-cup coffeemaker. Ideal for apartment dwellers, office workers, RV owners, or anyone else who might have kitchen counter space constraints, this compact drip coffeemaker is a smart answer to the question, “where’s my next cup of coffee coming from?”

The body of the coffeemaker, built from heavy-duty, glossy black plastic, has a one-piece, hinged lid that allows access to both the water reservoir and the removable brew basket. There’s a see-through water level indicator on the coffeemaker, and the carafe has clearly marked fill and brew lines. (The lines take into account the extra water needed to brew a cup of coffee.) The carafe also features a broad Perfect Pour spout, a dripless design trademarked by Black & Decker. Nonstick coating on the warmer plate prevents the carafe from sticking when occasional coffee drips scorch on the plate. The 3-foot power cord offers some flexibility for convenient counter placement.

The removable brew basket is dishwasher safe. Hand wash carafe in hot water with a soft sponge and mild detergent; do not use abrasive cleansers or scrubbers on carafe. Wipe down the coffeemaker with a warm, damp cloth and dry completely; coffeemaker is not immersible. Rinse brew basket and carafe thoroughly to ensure purity of coffee flavor. The carafe measures 6 by 4-1/2 by 5 inches and has a 3-1/2-cup (28-fluid-ounce) capacity. (A 5-cup coffeemaker produces five 5-ounce cups.) The coffeemaker measures 8 by 6-1/2 by 10 inches. Flat-bottomed paper coffee filters are not included. Black & Decker includes a detailed instruction sheet and a one-year limited warranty against materials or workmanship. –Garland Withers