In addition to its space-saving feature, the Black & Decker ODC425 also sports a few other handy features. A stainless steel, thermal carafe keeps coffee hot for up to four hours; it has a white plastic handle and brew-through lid which locks to become airtight. There's programmable timer and clock for setting up an automatic brew time, with a display and five-button control panel on the front of the coffeemaker. And there are two features that allow caffeine cravers to have their first cup of coffee before the brewing's done. Sneak-A-Cup interrupts brewing while a cup is poured; Tap-A-Cup, an actual tap built into the bottom of the carafe handle, draws off a cup without interrupting the brew cycle at all.
The removable brew basket is dishwasher safe (top rack). Hand wash carafe in hot water with a soft sponge and mild detergent; do not use abrasive cleansers or scrubbers on carafe. Rinse the brew basket and carafe thoroughly to ensure purity of coffee flavor. Wipe down the coffeemaker with a warm, damp cloth and dry completely; coffeemaker is not immersible. The carafe measures 10 by 7 by 6-1/2 inches and has a 10-cup (50-fluid-ounce) capacity. (An 10-cup coffeemaker produces 10 5-ounce cups.) The coffeemaker measures 11 by 14 by 12 inches. The Black & Decker ODC425 uses large flat-bottom paper coffee filters (not included). Black & Decker includes mounting hardware, a detailed instruction sheet, and a one-year limited warranty against materials or workmanship. --Garland Withers