KitchenAid Programmable Drip Coffee Maker - 12 Cups - Onyx Black
- Glass carafe with a 12-cup capacity allows you to brew enough coffee for a crowd
- 29-point spiral shower head evenly saturates your coffee grounds for optimal extraction
- Variable brew strength selector lets you choose between regular and bold brew for personalised flavour
- Removable water tank makes filling easy and mess-free
- Pause and pour function lets you pour a cup in the middle of the brewing process
- Digital LCD display offers 24-hour programmability so you can wake up to a fresh pot of coffee
- Programmable warming plate will keep your pot at the right temperature for up to four hours
- Coffee Maker
- 12 Cup Glass Carafe
- Gold Tone Filter
- Removable Water Resevoir
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Of the 187 reviewers who responded, 163 would recommend this product.
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- Really Good Coffee- November 11, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I'm picky about my coffee -- I was married in a coffee house. This KitchenAid coffee maker is wonderful, I love the programmable features. There is something about how the spiral showerhead works that really improves the taste of the coffee. Being able to set the warming plate time is something I've never seen in another coffee maker. If there is one minor feature I don't like, it is that the water container has white text, and it is somewhat hard to see. Even with that minor complaint, I would highly recommend this coffee maker!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- An absolute must for a coffee-addicted household!- November 27, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am beyond satisfied with my new coffee maker. This has a couple features that make it stand out among its peers, from the flavor of the coffee brewed to the convenience and ease of daily use. One of my favorite things is that, just like my single-serve Keurig, this offers a removable water tank. The tank slides off at an easy angle away from the coffee machine and allows you to fill up right from the sink! Gone are the days of using the carafe to fill up the water tank and spilling water all over the counter! I tend to ignore hype, but the whole spiral water distribution sprayer head that this boasts to have honestly does seem to be resulting in much better consistency and aromatic qualities of our usual Folgers and BRC Beyond Black coffee grounds. In a blind test, my more palate-accomplished friends and family at a recent gathering definitely seemed to be able to tell which coffee was from the new machine and which from the old. This brewer has a ton of useful settings and timers, including when you want the warming plate on and for how long. This is useful for those lazy Saturday mornings where I want my first cup of coffee when the sun rises, but then I can keep working on the pot through the late-morning, all while enjoying it at an excellent temperature (that is controllable). All in all, this is the coffee brewer I wanted and I am so happy to have. Get it. You won't be disappointed. Just note that this is a bit longer than most brewers and seems to favor being flush against a counter-wall as opposed to jutting straight out at any sort of angle.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome Machine- November 13, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I received this the other day and I am very pleased with it. It was everything we were looking for in a coffee pot. It is sleek and modern looking has a built in plate warmer to keep coffee at right temp, has up to 12 cups and even has a measuring system for the perfect coffee measurement. The spiral head seems to make coffee better cause it covers all the coffee instead of running straight through. I could not be happier with this unit and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Kitchen Aid for an awesome product.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Makes decent coffee, terrible carafe design- December 1, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This 12 cup KitchenAid coffee maker is large. Controls on one side dictate how the coffee maker will sit on your counter. Water tank on the left and Carafe on the right. Works fine for my counter. If you prefer the tank in the back and the carafe in the front, there is a 2nd brew/cancel button on the front under the warming plate but the main control panel will be on the left side of the machine. Odd. It makes good tasting coffee. Good to the last drop? You may never know because the carafe has a ½ inch lip around the entire inner circumference. This makes it almost impossible to pour the last bit of coffee even when you turn it completely upside down. This also makes it difficult dry unless you stuff a towel inside. There doesn’t seem to be a way to detach the lid from the carafe for easy washing and drying. There is nothing in the care and cleaning section of the instructions that show how to remove the lid and the illustration of the carafe and water tank in a sink show the lid still on the carafe. The pins that allow the lid to pivot like a hinge are small and appear fragile so I’m not going to apply force. I’ve never seen a coffee maker carafe with a lid that can’t be removed for cleaning, until now. The opening of the lid at the pour spout is wide. When the carafe has been sitting on the warming plate for a while, condensation builds up under the lid. When you pour another cup of coffee, this condensation runs off the underside of the lid onto the counter/table on either side of your cup, unless you are pouring your coffee into bowl. You access the coffee basket by flipping up a lid that has the shower head. This requires almost 22 inches of vertical clearance if you want to put this under cabinets. You can slide the machine out and push it back again, but you don’t need to do this for coffee makers with a swing-out basket design. You can use the included reusable gold tone filter OR #4 cone paper filters but not both at the same time. I have plenty of cone filters I use with my clever coffee dripper and I prefer to use those for easier cleanup. After brewing a pot of coffee there will naturally be condensation that builds on the underside of the brew basket lid and showerhead. The shower head slides along a track in the lid as both pivot while raising the lid. This area inside the lid is hollow and collects a LOT of condensation that can’t be wiped away. When you flip the lid up to remove the coffee filter for cleaning, this condensation runs out of the lid and showerhead and flows underneath the basket containing the pause and pour stopper. This liquid will spill onto the warming plate if the carafe is not in place. I’m not a fan of this design. There is cord storage within the base that might be good for long term storage if you don’t use the machine often. It isn’t practical for daily use. Where the power cord exits the base, the hole is wider than the cord so you can manually push the cord back into this hole. If your coffee maker is close to the power outlet, this is great for “shortening” the power cord by stuffing the excess into the cord storage. You have no control over how the cord folds or bends when shoved into this storage area. This puts temporary kinks in the cord, so it is “twisty and crooked” when you pull the cord back out of the storage. I use it to store the excess cord and use a cable wrap to organize the length of cord I need to reach my outlet. Overall this is an ok coffee maker, it does make coffee, but I expected better from the KitchenAid brand. I’m sure it was cheaper to mold the pour spout out of plastic and slap it on top of the glass “jar” with a ½ inch inner lip instead of a nice smooth pour spout. That and the lid opening being too wide at the pour spout dribbling on your table and not being removeable for cleaning is terrible design work. The flip up brew basket lid and shower head is overly complicated, requires much more height and holds condensation for many hours. When you think it is dry and move the machine, more water pours out. Whose idea was it to put all the controls on the left side making the device really wide?No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
- Coffee the way you like it- November 26, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] So let me start of by saying that is not some special, smart or high tech coffee maker. This is your normal drip coffeemaker with the exception of the brew strength. This coffee maker allows you to control how strong you want your coffee, also this coffee maker also comes with a permanent filter which does not need to be replaced nor would you ever need to buy filters again. This coffee maker also has the ability to set two timers functionality. Again nothing high tech but it does look nice, makes a mean cup of coffee and it is larger than you average coffee machine.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.