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Black & Decker Brew 'n Go Personal DCM18S 5 Star Rating: Cheapism Best Pick
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This single-serving model quickly produces one large travel mug of very hot coffee, according to Black & Decker DCM18S reviews. The design suits households with only one coffee drinker and keeps users from winding up with large pots of burnt, lukewarm coffee. Reviews indicate that many consumers consider this an affordable alternative to single-serve pod coffee makers. It's small enough that one user posting on Amazon tucks it into luggage when traveling. Most important, many user reviewers at Walmart say it makes hot, satisfying coffee -- and fast; under two minutes seems to be the norm.

This well-liked little appliance brews directly into a 15-ounce thermal travel mug (if that's more than you typically drink, you can always make less by cutting down the amounts of ground coffee and water). While the Black & Decker Brew 'n Go DCM18S (starting at $19, Amazon) comes with a permanent cone filter, some users have found that using a No. 2 paper filter makes for easier cleanup. That also seems to help prevent overflow, an issue this Amazon reviewer had. Others suggest in Black & Decker DCM18S reviews that the problem might occur if you use finely ground coffee, which can clog the machine.

Most consumers posting Black & Decker DCM18S reviews seem to find this single-serving coffee maker simple to use. As one reviewer points out at Sears, there are no fancy features to set and no specialized pods or capsules to buy. The coffee maker also doubles as a hot water dispenser for tea, oatmeal, or instant soup.

A few folks take issue with the build quality of this coffee maker, but others have been using it for years. One consumer who posted a Black & Decker DCM18S review on a product-testing site has had the same one for 15 years.

by Elizabeth Sheer (Google+ Profile) – April 24, 2012
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