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Black+Decker DLX1050B
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Coffee Makers Black+Decker DLX1050B Review

Overview

Black+Decker delivers its solution to our everyday coffee needs, in the form of the Black+Decker DLX1050B Programmable Coffeemaker — an instant classic. It provides a great cup of coffee with ease, thanks to a handy range of features including QuickTouch programming, Sneak-A-Cup, and optimal brewing temperature. Plus, cleanup is a snap with the removable filter basket and easy-clean control panel.

It comes with a programmable clock and timer, an auto-brew option, and the “on” indicator light for ease of use. Other features that make this coffee maker so easy to use are the brew-pause function, a nonstick warming plate, and 2-hour auto shut-off for safety. And to complete your coffee experience, the water-level indicator, glass carafe, and removable filter basket have been included.

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The Good

Our review of the Black+Decker DLX1050B put this coffee maker through its paces. Let’s take a look at some of the best features of the Ninja Black+Decker DLX1050B…

Intelligent Programming: The Black+Decker DLX1050B uses quick touch programming to help you quickly set the 24-hour auto brew feature so you can wake up to a fresh pot of coffee. Its digital controls follow an intuitive operation and programming with the soft-touch buttons, which are easy to wipe clean. It also comes with a programmable clock comes with a timer that can make a fresh cup whenever you need it.

Features that Work For You: The Sneak-A-Cup feature temporarily stops the flow of coffee so you can pour your first cup before brewing ends without making a mess. Other features to help you with the perfect cup of coffee are the Black+Decker DLX1050B’s Easy-View Water Window shows you the exact amount of water that will turn into coffee, and its Optimal Brewing Temperature allows the water to heat to the perfect brewing temperature for ideal flavor results.

Helpful Tools: The Black+Decker DLX1050B comes with a Removable Filter Basket to make cleanup easy with the dishwasher-safe brew basket, which is compatible with basket-style paper filters. It also makes use of its Duralife Glass Carafe, which is a sturdy, 12-serve carafe that has measurement markings for accurate filling and an easy-grip handle for comfortable pouring.

In the Box: The Black+Decker DLX1050B comes with (1) Coffee Maker, (1) Glass Carafe and (1) Filter Basket. Please make sure the water reservoir does not get filled beyond the 12 cup line.

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The Bad

The Black+Decker DLX1050B has much to offer, but it also has a lot to improve. While it worked well during the first few times of use, unfortunately, it stopped working after two months. Without any warning, it just stopped working, which is a massive inconvenience for people who need their cup of coffee before heading off to work.

Another issue with the Black+Decker DLX1050B is that the filter basket doesn’t allow water to come out fast. This flaw causes the filter to overflow whenever it makes full pots, and it leads to an unsavory mess that needs cleaning. It’s also because of this problem that the machine never makes past 6 cups of coffee.

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The Bottom Line

Black+Decker tried to provide us with the ultimate coffee experience with the Black+Decker DLX1050B but has instead given us a faulty product and charged us $25 for it. Perhaps if the manufacturers took more time to perfect the hardware on their coffee machine, then we could be reaping the benefits of drinking an excellent cup of coffee every day.

However, not everything about the Black+Decker DLX1050B is negative. Its array of useful and intelligent features are sure to make your day, as long as it keeps working at its best. And should you get your hands on a unit without any defects, you would be glad you gave this coffee maker a chance. In the end, the Black+Decker DLX1050B coffee maker can perform well, but with the issues that come with it, an average job is the best it can do for now.

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