Makes great-tasting coffee that's hot. Features a removable water tank that can be filled in seconds. Users also have the option of brewing a smaller pot of coffee but can make a full 12-cup carafe and use the warming plate to keep it hot.
Pouring from the carafe isn't always mess-free. Sometimes drips and leaks.
Comes with an 18 ounce travel mug that keeps coffee hot. Brews quickly and is compact enough to fit even in small kitchens. Doesn't require special coffee pods. Runs quietly and makes delicious java.
Some found the coffee maker a little expensive considering its size. Various user reports of defective units.
Easy to program so you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning without having to wait. Controls are user friendly and an indicator lets you know when it's time to clean the machine. Users liked the attractive design of the machine.
Clock doesn't keep time very well.
Siphon-style machine makes smooth-tasting coffee. Works particularly well with freshly ground beans. Makes a brew without a bitter aftertaste. Beautiful aesthetic. Quickly heats up water. Neat to watch when brewing.
Making coffee with this machine takes a bit of practice. Can be a little difficult to clean thoroughly.
Machine is simple to operate and a breeze to clean. Makes good quality coffee and features a warming plate with an automatic shut off. Attractive machine looks great sitting on the counter.
Some reviewers say they would have preferred a larger carafe. Not programmable.
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KitchenAid makes a wide variety of quality coffee makers, so you’re sure to find one that meets your coffee-brewing needs, whether you need a lot of coffee quickly or have a particular brewing method that you prefer. The company offers several 12-cup coffee makers, some that are programmable and some that focus on brewing coffee quickly. If you don’t drink much coffee at a time, one of KitchenAid’s single-serve coffee makers might be a good choice. The company also offers different designer coffee makers, including a siphon coffee maker and a pour-over coffee maker. Many different models feature warming plates to keep your coffee warm after brewing as well.
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