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BLACK DECKER CM2020B 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker Manual

BLACK DECKER CM2020B 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker featured


BLACK DECKER CM2020B 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

BLACK DECKER CM2020B 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or injury to people including the following:

  • Read all instructions.
  • Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  • To protect against fire, electric shock and injury to persons do not immerse cords, plugs, or appliances in water or other liquid.
  • Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  • Unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
  • Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
  • The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may result in fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
  • Do not use outdoors.
  • Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  • Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  • To disconnect, turn the timer control to OFF, then remove the plug from the wall outlet.

Product may vary slightly from what is illustrated

BLACK DECKER CM2020B 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker 1

  • Do not use this appliance for other than intended use.
  • Keep the lid on the carafe when in use.
  • Scalding may occur if the lid is removed during the brewing cycles.
  • The carafe is designed for use with this appliance. It must never be used on a range top.
  • Do not set a hot carafe on a wet or cold surface.
  • Do not use a cracked carafe or a carafe that has a loose or weakened handle.
  • Do not clean the carafe with cleansers, steel wool pads, or other abrasive material.

POLARIZED PLUG (120V Models Only)
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.


  • A short power-supply cord is to be provided to reduce the risk resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
  • Longer extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
  • If an extension cord is used,
    • The marked electrical rating of the detachable power supply cord or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance,
    • If the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord should be a grounding-type 3-wire cord, and
    • The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.

How to Use

This product is for household use only.


  • Wash removable parts as instructed in CARE AND CLEANING.
  • Pour fresh cold water up to the 12-cup level mark into the water reservoir.
  • Place a basket-style paper filter into the removable filter basket. Place basket into filter basket holder.
  • Plug the cord into a standard electrical outlet.
  • Brew water through the appliance without adding coffee grounds. This removes any dust or residue that may remain in the system during the manufacturing process.
  • Discard water from the carafe and paper filter from the filter basket.
  • Turn off the appliance; unplug and allow it to cool down.


  1. Plug the appliance into a standard electrical outlet.
  2. The digital clock display flashes noon.
  3. To change the time: Press the HOUR button until the correct time appears on the display. When the time passes noon “PM” illuminates to let you know you are in PM time. If the “PM” is not illuminated it is AM time. 4. Press the MIN button to select the minutes.


  1. Open cover.
  2. Fill the water reservoir using the carafe with the desired amount of cold tap water. Do not exceed the 12-cup (MAX) level on the water reservoir.
  3. Insert removable filter basket into filter basket holder.
  4. Place an 8-12 cup basket-style paper filter into the removable filter basket.
  5. Add desired amount of ground coffee. Close cover.
  6. Make sure the carafe lid is properly attached to the empty carafe. Close the lid.
  7. Place the empty carafe on the carafe plate.
  8. Plug the power cord into an outlet.
  9. If regular brew strength is desired, your coffeemaker is set to brew coffee.
  10. If strong coffee is desired, press the brew strength button to select the strong brew. The word STRONG is displayed.
  11. Press the ON/OFF button and brewing begins.
  12. When coffee stops flowing into the carafe, the brew cycle is complete. The coffeemaker beeps when the brew cycle is finished. The time since brewing will be visible at the bottom of the digital display.
  13. Once the coffee grounds have cooled, carefully open the cover and, discard the used grounds. Close cover.
  14. The coffeemaker will keep brewed coffee hot for 2 hours and then automatically turn off.
  15. To turn off the coffeemaker at any time press the ON/OFF button. The ON/ OFF light goes off. Unplug the appliance when not in use.


This feature slows down the brewing to extract the best flavor when brewing a small amount of coffee.

  1. Add the appropriate amount of water for the number of cups to be brewed (from 1 – 4).
  2. Fill the paper filter with the desired amount of coffee grounds.
  3. Press the 1-4 CUP button. 1-4 CUP is displayed.
  4. Press the ON/OFF button, its light illuminates and the brewing cycle begins.


  1. Follow steps 1 through 10 under BREWING COFFEE.
  2. Make sure the clock has been set to the correct time of day.
  3. Press the program (PROG/AUTO) button and hold until the noon display flashes.
  4. Start to change the delayed brewing time as desired within 2 seconds.
  5. To change the time: press the HOUR button until the desired correct time appears on the display. Press the MIN button to select the minutes.
  6. Press the PROG/AUTO button to activate the delayed brewing. The word AUTO is displayed.
  7. To check the preset auto time, press the program (PROG/AUTO) button and hold it. Once the button is released, the clock time will display again.
  8. If you want to change the preset auto time, press the (PROG/AUTO) button to cancel the preset time. The word AUTO goes off from the digital display.
  9. Follow steps 3 through 6 under AUTO BREW.
  10. To cancel auto brew, press the PROG/AUTO button. The word AUTO goes off from the digital display. To brew coffee immediately press the ON/OFF button.

Care and Cleaning

This product contains no user-serviceable parts. Refer service to qualified service personnel.


  • Be sure the unit is unplugged and has cooled.
  • Open the cover.
  • To remove the filter basket, grip the handle and lift it straight up. Discard the paper filter, if used, and the coffee grounds.
  • Wash the filter basket, carafe, and carafe lid in the dishwasher, or top rack, or wash by hand in hot water and soap.
  • Wipe the appliance’s exterior surface, control panel, and carafe plate with a soft damp cloth. Do not use abrasive cleansers or scouring pads. Never immerse the coffeemaker in water.
  • To clean the inside of the cover, open the cover and leave it in the open position. Wipe surfaces with a damp cloth.

We recommend cleaning your coffeemaker once a month.

  1. Combine 6 cups of white vinegar and 4 cups of cold water in a carafe.
  2. Pour into the water reservoir.
  3. Place an 8 to 12-cup basket-style paper filter in the removable filter basket. Insert filter basket into filter basket holder and close cover.
  4. Make sure the lid of the carafe is in place and place the empty carafe on the “Keep Hot” carafe plate.
  5. Plug power cord into an outlet.
  6. Press AUTO CLEAN to activate the cleaning cycle; the word CLEAN is displayed and the POWER ON light illuminates.
  7. Part of the mixture will brew through. The remaining mixture will be held in a coffeemaker for 30 minutes before completing its brew through.
  8. When the coffeemaker completes the AUTO CLEAN cycle, it beeps and shuts off automatically.
  9. Brew fresh water through the appliance following instructions given in GETTING STARTED before brewing coffee again.


For service, repair, or any questions regarding your appliance, call the appropriate 800 number in front of this sheet. Please DO NOT return the product to the place of purchase. Also, please DO NOT mail the product back to the manufacturer, nor bring it to a service center. You may also want to consult the website listed on the cover of this manual.


What does it cover?

  • Any defect in material or workmanship provided; however, Applica’s liability will not exceed the purchase price of the product.

For how long?

  • Two years from the date of the original purchase with proof of such purchase.

What will we do to help you?

  • Provide you with a reasonably similar replacement product that is either new or factory refurbished.

How do you get service?

  • Save your receipt as proof of date of sale
  • Visit the online service website at www.prodprotect.com/applica, or call toll-free 1-800-231-9786, for general warranty service.
  • If you need parts or accessories, please call 1-800-738-0245.

What does your warranty not cover?

  • Damage from commercial use
  • Damage from misuse, abuse, or neglect
  • Products that have been modified in any way
  • Products used or serviced outside the country of purchase
  • Glass parts and other accessory items that are packed with the unit
  • Shipping and handling costs associated with the replacement of the unit
  • Consequential or incidental damages (Please note, however, that some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so this limitation may not apply to you.)

How does state law relate to this warranty?

  • This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.

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