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3.0 out of 5 stars
Black & Decker should focus more on function than looks., April 29 2012
We have had the older model of this and it was better. The coffee is not hot enough (it is almost cold once I pour the milk in) and it is hard to pour the water into the small opening at the top without spilling outside the unit. The thermal mug is also lined in plastic so who knows what kind of plastic it is! Could be the toxic type. It should be a stainless mug. The whole darned machine is plastic so my guess is you're getting more than your fair share of chemical laden coffee. The older version made hotter coffee (even then it was still too cool for my liking). It IS inexpensive and makes a decent cup if you like it black or use very little milk/cream and/or have a microwave to heat up your coffee (or milk) to make it hotter. I would look at the Hamilton Beach model as it is more of a quality appliance but I have not tried it so can't speak to the taste of the coffee. Wish someone would make a half-decent cup at a time quality coffee maker that was lined in stainless and made delicious hot coffee! I would pay the price to forego these cheap plastic units.