BLACK and DECKER Coffee Maker  CM2045B-1 Review

A Detailed Review of the BLACK+DECKER CM2045B-1 Coffee Maker

By: Alicia Walters     Revised by: Mark Cambell    Last updated: Jun 8, 2024

This remarkable appliance has seamlessly combined cutting-edge features with a user-friendly design, making it a standout choice in the world of drip coffee makers.

One of the most impressive features of the BLACK+DECKER CM2045B-1 is its exceptional 4-layer vacuum sealed thermal carafe. The combination of the stainless-steel exterior, vacuum seal, copper coating, and stainless-steel interior work together to keep your coffee piping hot for up to two hours. I was amazed at how the coffee maintained its temperature and flavor profile, even long after the brewing process was complete. This feature is a game-changer for those who enjoy savoring their coffee throughout the day or for entertaining guests.

And then there's the innovative Vortex Technology. This cutting-edge brewing system leverages the power of a precisely controlled vortex to ensure a consistently excellent extraction of flavors from the coffee grounds. By creating a gentle, swirling motion during the brewing process, the Vortex Technology ensures that the water thoroughly saturates the coffee, extracting the optimal balance of aroma, body, and flavor. The Vortex Technology is a true testament to the engineering prowess of the BLACK+DECKER team, and it sets this coffeemaker apart from the competition, delivering a perfected brew with every use.

Another standout feature of this coffeemaker is its innovative Auto Clean System. This automatic cleaning cycle helps to improve the overall performance of the machine, ensuring that it continues to brew consistently great-tasting coffee. I found this feature to be particularly useful, as it takes the guesswork out of maintaining the coffeemaker, allowing me to focus on enjoying my coffee rather than worrying about the upkeep.

The 24-hour auto brew feature on the BLACK+DECKER CM2045B-1 coffee maker is a true lifesaver. I was able to easily program the machine to have a fresh pot of coffee ready for me first thing in the morning, eliminating the need to stumble through my morning routine in search of a caffeine fix. This programmability is a huge advantage for busy individuals who value the convenience of a freshly brewed cup of coffee without the hassle.

One of the features I particularly appreciated was the Brew Strength Selector. This allowed me to customize the strength of my coffee, ranging from a mild to a bold, robust brew. I found this level of control to be a fantastic addition, as it caters to the diverse preferences of coffee drinkers, ensuring that everyone in the household can enjoy their coffee just the way they like it.

Lastly, the removable filter basket on the BLACK+DECKER CM2045B-1 coffee machine made cleanup a breeze.  Cleanup is easy with the dishwasher-safe filter basket, which is compatible with basket-style paper filters.

Our Verdict: The BLACK+DECKER CM2045B-1 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker stands out as an exceptional appliance, offering superb brewing performance, user-friendly features, and a well-considered design. With its impressive four-layer vacuum-sealed thermal carafe, convenient Auto Clean System, and programmable brewing options, this coffeemaker enhances the coffee-making experience. It's an excellent choice for both seasoned coffee enthusiasts and those looking for a dependable, versatile machine for their home, promising to make a lasting impression.

BLACK and DECKER Coffee Maker - CM2045B-1