Out of 16 Ratings

Owner's of the Black & Decker Coffeemaker DCM100B gave it a score of 4.1 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    4.06 out of 5
  • Durability

    3.94 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.12 out of 5
  • Performance

    3.94 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    4.31 out of 5
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container. Once opened, coffee should be used within 1 month.
If filled carafe is left on the hot plate, be sure to remove the coffee grounds
from the filter basket as soon as they have cooled slightly. This will keep the
coffee from developing a bitter taste.
For a special occasion, whip some heavy cream with 1 or 2 tablespoons of
hazel nut, chocolate or almond liqueur. Use to top off each cup of coffee.
Add a 2-inch piece of vanilla bean to the sugar bowl. You’ll be surprised at
how good it tastes.
Keep your coffeemaker very clean; you’ll be pleased with the flavor.
For iced coffee, brew the coffee with twice the normal amount of grounds, as
ice dilutes the coffee flavor. You may also make coffee ice cubes from left over
coffee and brew your coffee at its normal strength.
Remember when pouring hot liquid into a glass, always put a spoon in the
glass before adding the hot liquid.
Rinse both the carafe and the brew basket holder with warm water
immediately after each use to maintain good coffee flavor.
Care and Cleaning
This product contains no user serviceable parts. Refer service to qualified service
Caution: Do not overexpose the control panel to water. Water may cause
permanent damage and make the coffeemaker inoperable.
1. Make sure the unit is unplugged and cooled before cleaning.
2. Open water reservoir cover.
3. Remove the brew basket by its handle and lift straight up.
4. Discard the paper filter with the grounds.
5. Clean parts as follows:
Brew basket, carafe and lid are all top rack dishwasher safe; or they may be
hand washed in warm, sudsy water.
Wipe the exterior and the "Keep Hot" carafe plate with a soft damp cloth. Do
not use abrasive cleansers or scouring pads. Never immerse the coffeemaker in
water or other liquids.
A damaged carafe may result in possible burns from a hot liquid. To avoid
Do not allow all liquid to evaporate from the carafe while on the "Keep Hot"
carafe plate or heat the carafe when empty.
Discard the carafe if damaged in any manner. A chip or crack could result in
Never use abrasive scouring pads or cleansers; they will scratch and weaken
the glass.
Do not place the carafe on or near a hot gas or electric burner, in a heated
oven or in a microwave.
Avoid rough handling and sharp blows.
Mineral deposits left by hard water can clog your coffeemaker. Excessive steaming
and/or a prolonged brewing cycle are signs that a cleaning is needed. The
frequency of cleaning out deposits is affected by the regularity of usage and water
hardness. During cleaning, more steaming occurs than when brewing coffee and
may emit spurts of steam. Cleaning is recommended every 60 brewing cycles.
1. Pour white vinegar into water reservoir up to 7-cup line on the water level
window. Add water up to 12-cup line.
Caution: Be careful not to exceed the 12-cup maximum level, to avoid water
running out the overflow hole in the back of the coffeemaker.
2. Put a paper filter in the brew basket and close the one-piece water reservoir and
brew basket cover. Set empty carafe on the "Keep Hot" carafe plate.
3. Turn on coffeemaker and let half the cleaning solution brew into carafe (till
water level goes down to around the 6-cup line on the water level window).
Turn coffeemaker off and let it soak for at least 15 minutes to soften the
4. Turn on coffeemaker and brew remaining cleaning solution into carafe.
5. Turn off coffeemaker, empty carafe and discard filter.
6. Fill reservoir with fresh water to 12-cup line, replace empty carafe on the “Keep
Hot” carafe plate and then turn on coffeemaker for a complete brew cycle to
flush out remaining cleaning solution. You may wish to repeat this step again to
eliminate any remaining vinegar smell/taste.
7. Wash the brew basket and carafe as instructed for normal cleaning.