A pet peeve of mine
The DeLonghi makes excellent coffee, stronger and more full-bodied on the same amount of coffee than the Black & Decker.
Now I realize that personal tastes vary but I hate the stronger is better coffee motif. Usually when people are talking about stronger coffee they are talking about a darker roast. In the days of Starbucks that generally means burnt. I personally have found that a lighter roast coffee gives a much more subtle taste without the ashtray aftertaste of French, Italian or Turkish roast coffees. In addition you get more bang for your buck because the lighter the roast the higher the caffeine content.