Good day good people and coffee aficionados. Let’s get straight to the point:
These are just some of the comments of satisfied customers who use Black and Decker coffee makers regularly. People love them because they get top quality at affordable price. The technology used for the design and production of the machine makes it one of the most wanted products in the world of coffee brewing.
All Black and Decker Coffee machines are made with long-lasting materials that ensure you get best value for the investment you make.
An extra key reason why people are thrilled with these elegant and powerful gadgets are innovative features like:
- Sneak a cup option – this feature temporarily stops the flow of coffee so you can pour your first cup before brewing ends without making a mess or simply allows you to taste your coffee before the brew process is over.
- Non stick “Keep Hot” carafe plate – the carafe plate keeps your coffee warm after brewing is done and it’s nonstick for easier cleaning.
- Evenstream Showerhead technology – exclusive design evenly saturates coffee grounds for full flavor extraction.
- No drip function – the carafe spout is designed to pour a perfect stream of coffee without dripping or splashing.
- Vortex technology – optimal water flow for maximum flavor.
- QuickTouch programming – lets you set the time and program the auto brew feature simply and quickly.
- 1-4 Cup Brewing – this setting optimizes water temperature and brew duration to maintain coffee’s flavor and strength in smaller brew sizes.
With all the things we just named it’s not hard to understand why people go for Black and Decker.
Today, we will introduce you to the 3 key lines of Black and Decker coffee makers and their handy features, you will learn how to handle programming in the most practical way and we will spice it all up with some tips for great coffee and best practices in cleaning your device.
3 Types of Black and Decker Coffee Makers
SINGLE CUP – Welcome Easy & Quick Mornings
These little coffee buddies come in 2 models – 15oz and 16oz capacity. They do not have digital programming options and are very easy to use.
The single-serve coffee maker brews directly into your travel mug via one-touch option and when it does its work, it automatically shuts down. You can use it with coffee grounds and pre-packaged soft pods.
5-CUP – The Popular Choice
Black and Decker 5-cup line holds some of the best-sellers. These coffee machines are among the most popular models with great reviews. They come with no digital commands and are designed to refresh your day with maximum of 5 coffee mugs at once. What people love about them are features like the removable filter basket, non-stick “Keep Hot” carafe plate and Duralife glass carafe.
The biggest highlight of this line are 4-in-1 coffeemakers that enable you to brew your coffee in 4 different ways – a standard mug, a tall travel mug, a 5-cup carafe and as pour over coffee. One of their coolest feature is permanent ground filter!
12-CUP – Premium Choice
One word to describe a wide range of 12-cup Black and Decker coffee machines.
We will dedicate most of the time to this series as they have digital programming system that helps you brewing the most desirable coffee cup tailored to your specific taste at the perfect timing.
There are many 12-cup models but we classified them into 3 groups:
- STANDARD 12-CUP MODELS
- 12-CUP THERMAL COFFEE MAKERS
- 12-CUP MILL & BREW COFFEE MAKERS
1. STANDARD 12-CUP MODELS
Includes Models: CM2020B, CM1070B-1, CM1100B, CM1100W, BCM1410B, CM4100S, CM1160B, DLX1050B-1
They come with tons of features that make a simple coffee cup an extraordinary one. Black and Decker has implemented the VORTEX Technology in 12-cup models and it’s one of the key benefits of these coffee makers – this technology evenly saturates coffee grounds to achieve rich coffee flavor using optimal water temperatures. The brew strength programming option enables a slower brewing process and stronger cup of coffee, while you can choose how long you want to keep your coffee warm with the adjustable timer. Other useful features include: Sneak-A-Cup Technology, 12-cup Duralife glass carafe, 2h auto shutoff, washable brew basket, and “Keep Hot” heated carafe plate.
2. 12-CUP THERMAL COFFEE MAKERS
These models proudly show off with the large 4 layer vacuum sealed thermal carafe that has the superpower to keep your coffee nice and warm up to two hours.
Simple digital controls help you in customizing the brew by controlling its strength. Thermal coffee makers also have the Vortex Technology Plus feature and the unique LCD display with a fresh brew timer that will show how much time has passed since the coffee was brewed (up to 2h).
The greatest benefits of these models are a Fresh Brew Timer option and their stainless steel thermal carafe. The 12-cup doublewalled vacuum-sealed carafe will keep your coffee fresh for hours, so it is important to take a good care of it. If you wish to brew half a carafe or less of coffee, be sure to prewarm the carafe. Make sure the lid is correctly closed, otherwise the coffee may run over. Also, never lean your carafe backwards.
Includes Model: CM5000B,
Forget about the groggy mornings with this sophisticated Diva among coffee machines…
The best thing about this model is the fact you won’t waste a bunch of paper filters while preparing your drink.
Mill & Brew models have permanent filter attached to the integrated grinder – another handy characteristic. You can remove both parts and clean them easily.
The QuickTouch programming panel includes brew strength selector (you want your coffee regular, strong or bold?) as well as auto brew feature that lets you set the perfect time for your coffee to be ready as soon as you open your eyes.
How to Program 12-cup Black and Decker
Setting the clock
In order to use different brewing options first you need to set a clock.
Once you plug in your coffee maker the display will flash “12:00.” Press the HR button to set the hour. The display cycles from 1 to 12, then “PM” appears in the top right of the display and it repeats the cycle. Release the button at the correct hour. Press the MIN button and release it at the current time. Done!
Using the Delay Feature
You can use your machine to brew coffee at the certain time of the day.
To do so, press the PROG button and select the time you want brewing to begin, using the digital commands you used for time settings. Once you’ve set the time, the display will flash several times, then go back to the time of day. Press the AUTO button to activate the program.
Brew strength selection
Manu 12-cup models let you pick how strong your perfect cup of coffee will be.
If you wish your coffee with regular strength the STRONG light will be off. For strongly flavored coffee simply press the STRONG button – the light will be on and the brewing process will extract the maximum flavor from the grounds.
Keeping the carafe plate warm
You can select how long you wish for the carafe plate to stay warm after brewing. Press KEEP WARM button until your preference is shown. Options are – 30, 60, 90, 120 minutes or OFF. Once the timer expires the machine will turn off.
For basic brewing, open cover and fill water reservoir with desired amount of spring or filtered water. The 12 Cup line represents a full carafe of coffee. Place an 8-12 cup basket-style paper filter into the removable filter basket and add desired amount of ground coffee. Close cover and make sure carafe lid is properly attached to the empty carafe. Close the lid. Place empty carafe on the carafe plate. If you crave for regular brew know that your coffeemaker is set to this type of brew. If you wish strong coffee cup, you will press the STRONG button once to select the strong brew and activate the process by pressing the Start/Power button. Once coffee grounds have cooled, open the cover and throw away used grounds. Your coffeemaker will automatically turn off.
Additional Options for Mill & Brew Models
These models come with a cool feature called 3-level Brew Strength Selector.
Unlike some models that only give REGULAR/STRONG option, Mill&Brew coffee makers enable you to customize the flavor of your coffee by selecting from three brew strength settings: regular, strong or bold.
Press the STRONG button to cycle through the different Brew Strength settings. Regular brew will show no bars on the digital screen, strong brew will show one bar and the bold one 2 bars.
People also love them for 2-in-1 grinder, permanent filter and permanent filter basket.
With this model you can brew your coffee using whole beans or ground coffee.
If using whole beans, push the GRIND button to cycle through and select the optimal grind setting (4, 6, 8, 10, 12) in accordance with the number of cups.
When you use pre-ground coffee use the same command until you reach the symbol to turn the grinder OFF.
Cleaning your coffee maker
You should clean your coffee maker after every use. After throwing away the grounds and filter, you can easily wash the filter basket and carafe by hand or in the dishwasher in hot soapy water.
For cleaning the outside of coffeemaker, control panel and carafe plate use soft, damp cloth. Never use abrasive cleansers and do not immerse the coffeemaker in water.
It is, also, a good idea to deep clean the coffee maker with vinegar once a month to prevent scale buildup from hard water. Fill the reservoir approximately half full with white vinegar, then fill it the rest of the way with water. Put a clean filter in the filter basket. Push the ON/OFF and start the brewing cycle.
When carafe is full halfway, turn off the coffee maker. Let the coffee maker and carafe soak for 15 minutes, then turn on the machine to complete the cycle. Discard the vinegar solution and filter, then fill the reservoir with fresh water and run the machine through a brewing cycle to flush out the vinegar. Repeat the brewing cycle until the smell of vinegar is gone.
Quick tips for delicious coffee
To make the most out of your coffee maker, it’s handy to know some tricks.
While you brew, have this in mind:
☕️ To help keeping coffee at the brewed temperature, fill the carafe with hot tap water and empty before brewing, this will warm up the carafe.
☕️ Do not refrigerate your daily supply of coffee – contact with moisture will cause the coffee to deteriorate.
☕️ Never re-use your coffee grounds. After brewing, all the juicy coffee flavors have been extracted and you’ll be left with nothing but the bitterness.
☕️ Use spring water or filtered water to brew. Distilled water lacks the minerals necessary to bind to elements of coffee.
☕️ Enjoy your coffee cup as soon as you brew it! If coffee sits for too long it will heat up and that will impact the flavor.