I wanted a Keurig so I could make just one cup of coffee in the afternoons but wasn't going to pay [$] when I have a perfectly good Bunn coffee maker. This Black & Decker was a great alternative. Its small, easy to use, and makes a decent cup of coffee. Saw the exact same unit at [retailer] for just under [$] so know I got a great value.
This is a great little coffee maker. Had read reviews that said that the coffee did not get hot enough. It gets plenty hot enough. You don't want to scold your mouth. You are able to drink it right after it brews and it stays hot for quite some time afterwards. You get a nice insulated mug with it. Also the reusable filter that comes with it is nice. The coffee tastes great too. It shuts itself off after brewing, which is nice. I would always forget and leave my other pot on. It is super light and feels kinda cheap, but it gets the job done. I would recommend this coffee pot.
When our old toaster was, well, toast, I popped over to Target because the selection of toasters is very good. The ones in the "I don't want to spend much" range were just OK. Except for this Sunbeam. I liked the sleek look, and the wire rack thingies inside the toast slots looked sturdier than on other toasters in the price range. The settings for toasting were easy to get just right, and we've been enjoying this toaster ever since!
Zuzana Jul 12,2012
2 of 5 stars
Toasts semi evenly. One side stopped working after a month
When making toast, one half of the piece of bread always is darker than the other.
In addition, the left side stopped working after a month.
Not the worst toaster, but for [$], I was expecting a little better quality. May as well go back to the [$] [Brand] toaster and save a couple bucks.
Do not buy this. It does not toast evenly on both sides of the bread. Large bread does not fill well. The lever does not stay locked down. It takes me several tries to get the bread toasting. The dial does not have anything gripping on it and makes it difficult to turn. When you turn it it doesn't have any markers on it, so you don't know which number you ended up on. The cancel button feel like they will fall off if you touch them. When you pick this toaster up it is so flimsy it feels like it will fall to pieces.
We drink water ALL DAY! We used to use the pitcher but we were constantly filling it. This one we can refill every night and it's good for the day, unless it's ice cube making day, lol! Has it's own space designated in the fridge and we LOVE IT. I now use the pitcher container to refill through the top so it's super easy!
I love going to the fridge and getting water from my Brita dispenser. I have difficulty drinking water from the tap. Brita makes my tap water so pleasure to drink. I don't buy bottled water and I don't buy or drink sugary drink. My brita water supply all thirst and and liquid requirement for my body.
Hi everyone, this is just a little tip for those of you that are having a difficult time in taking the white insert out.
I don't know if many of you are trying to pull the insert via the side walls of the insert. The side walls are smooth and have no ridges on them so it is kinda difficult to get a grip on it. If you look at your dispenser and look at the back side of it, you will see a notch out. Take a small screwdriver or a butter knife and pry forward the insert. Keep in mind that you DO NOT HAVE TO EXERT THAT MUCH FORCE. Pry it forward until it "pops". Once it "pops" it will allow you to grab hold of it with your fingernails as well as the front side by the spigot. You'll notice that both front and back have a slight ridge to it, I'm assuming that the ridges are there to keep the insert from floating upwards when the dispenser if completely full. At this point it is very easy to slide up and out.
On a separate note, some have complained that the spigot leaks. That is also not a hard fix. You can go to any local hardware store or big box home improvement center and buy the flat rubber washers to have as a replacement. When you clean the unit, I would recommend unscrewing the spigot and inspecting the rubber washer. Sometimes you can get small pieces of debris stuck in it or it just may be worn. Fluctuation of temps will make the rubber contract and expand as well, which can cause leakage. Also clean the rubber piece with warm soapy water. Do not over-tighten the nut when replacing the spigot as this can stress crack the dispenser, hand tightening should suffice.
I hope this helps those of you who already have the Ultramax Dispenser and helps those that are looking to purchasing the unit.
And no, I do not work for Brita, Being in construction, I'm just one of those guys that likes to know exactly how things work and how they are built! Hahaha