I'm a heavy coffee drinker, and I can blow through the heating coils of coffeemakers in less than a year. So when I find a coffeemaker that lasts me more than two years, I'm very pleased with the quality of it.
This the second Black & Decker Programmable 12 Cup Coffeemaker that I've owned, and I intend to buy this same model for my next coffeemaker. The Black & Decker Programmable 12 Cup Coffeemaker can be programmed to start brewing about a half hour before I wake up so that I have fresh coffee in the morning. And just in case I forgot to shut the coffeemaker off again, the Black & Decker 12 Cup Coffeemaker has an automatic shut-off after two hours, which saves on my heating coils and electricity bill. I won't even consider a coffeemaker brand that doesn't have an automatic shut-off feature anymore, having learned my lesson the expensive way with constant coffeemaker replacements. I can set the Black & Decker 12 Cup Coffeemaker to brew my coffee mild to strong, and it's dishwasher safe, so cleaning the pot and filter basket is easy. The Black & Decker Programmable 12 Cup Coffeemaker gets high scores from me.