The Black & Decker Personal Coffeemaker, with its integrated travel mug, is very popular and very well rated. This machine is great for commuters, students, and office professionals. This is a great drip coffee maker for the on-the-go coffee drinker and has many well-conceived features.
Instead of having a large coffee pot, this machine brews coffee directly into a 15oz (440ml) travel mug, which has been designed to fit with most vehicle cup holders. The mug is insulated, is made from sturdy stainless steel, has a rubber handle for a safe grip, and it has a lid to prevent spillage.
The coffee maker is compact in size and makes a quick brew in a simple process. It has a built-in Perma filter, which means that you never have to worry about running out of filters. Tip: in order to keep your coffee brews tasting good time after time, and to prevent overflows, you should wash this Perma filter properly in hot water, or in a dishwasher. The coffee machine brews a full cup in a couple of minutes, and then there is an automatic shut-off feature.
Why People like the Black & Decker Personal Coffeemaker
There are more than 1400 reviews on Amazon from customers who have bought this brewer! This is a popular machine! Most people like it for its speed, convenience, and size. It is also an exceptional price. Several people have bought the same machine more than once – it seems to have a life span of about 4-5 years (not bad for under $20!). Customers like it because it is very simple, very easy to use, and makes great coffee very fast. This is especially useful for those who are the only coffee drinkers in the house.
What people do not like about this coffee machine
Almost all the negative reviews for this coffeemaker date back to the period between 2002-2007! Since then, most reviews have been extremely positive, as the manufacturers have clearly taken note of complaints. More recently, returns have been honored (a problem in previous years). One of the stated problems is the tendency for the Perma filter to overflow, but this can mostly be alleviated with regular cleaning. If the filter gets badly blocked because of infrequent cleaning, it is easy to order a spare.
This is a great little coffee maker that is excellent value for money, easy to use, easy to clean, and, best of all, it brews good coffee!
Get it from Amazon: Black & Decker DCM18S Brew ‘n Go Personal Coffeemaker with Travel Mug