I own a keurig b70 but this makes the tastiest coffee ever. The brewing method is done in short spurts so the extraction is more efficient. The coffee comes out smelling unbelievable, i used a hazelnut kona blend. The front kitchenaid labeled panel opens up to reveal the brew basket/filter. You pull it out and handwash it and voila. It can be used with paper filters or the included gold tone cone filter. The water tank is generous, enough to fill up to 14 cups water. Now my biggest gripes with pots, this one doesnt leak and spill during pouring.
We have always owned a kitchen aid coffee maker, but this one is by far the best one we have ever had. I like the tank lifting off so i can fill it, and it makes very good coffee. The only draw back is that it’s difficult to program. Took me ages to get the settings right, and i’m keeping my fingers crossed that there isn’t a power failure so i have to do it again. Programing this coffee maker is quite a challenge, so i hope the company will improve this feature in the future, but i will still purchase kitchen aid regardless.
This replaced a cuisinart dcc 1200 coffee maker that was just plain annoying. If you want starbucks strength coffee the cuisinart can only make 8 cups if you’re lucky – try to do the full 12 and it will either be weaker than weak, or there will be coffee grounds all over the place and a real mess to clean up. The kitchenaid makes the best tasting coffee we’ve ever brewed, and it does so using noticeably less coffee grounds. The bold setting is just great. It has different temperature settings for the warming plate which actually work (take note cuisinart) and avoid burning the coffee. One star knocked off for the silly programming, but the coffee’s great.
Every kitchenaid appliance i have owned was the best i have ever used and this coffee maker is no exception. Based on my previous experiences with kitchenaid products and even though there is only a one year warranty verses the three year warranty for the cuisinart, i expect to have this coffee maker for a long time. I have had to have replace, either through warranty or repurchase, about 6 cuisinart appliances in the last 10 years but have never had to replace a kitchenaid product. You can’t go wrong with kitchenaid. Has anyone ever told you that they had to replace their kitchenaid stand mixer. Never and this product should last a long time as well. The coffee maker brews fast and if you read the instructions is easy to setup. You will like the quick brew time and the ability to keep the pot hot for up to 4 hours. I believe the quicker brew time is due to the fact that the coffee maker uses the flat bottom coffee filters (mr coffee style) rather than the cone type filter (melitta style). The flat bottom filter also allows the pot to have a lower profile than the cone style filters would allow.
As avid coffee drinkers, our major concern was the 14 cup capacity in choosing this coffee maker. Have had it over a year now and not one problem.
The gentleman who helped me from the company that supplied the kitchenaid was outstanding. When the first order was lost, he made certain i got the coffee maker i wanted and that it was shipped immediately. I hope this message is relayed to his manager. Customer service is very important. I will add, that the coffee maker was a christmas gift for my sister, kitchen aide is her favorite product. She is very happy with the product, loves the coffee, the size of the maker and that it is round. ;0) and, please don’t forget to let the source that distributed the gift that i appreciated their good service. One of my many assignments at gm was a manager in customer service so you can trust that i know what good customer service is and what it means.
- Love-Hate relationship; upgrading review
- Updated review not as happy!!!
- In One Word.GREAT !
Liked both the look of the coffee maker and the 14 cup size. We also preferred the glass carafe so we could see the remaining coffee level. The only issue with the first purchase was leaking around the band at the spout of the carafe. Contacted kitchen aid and they replaced the carafe. Have been careful to hand wash ever since and have had no more issues. When we needed a coffeemaker for a lake home, chose to order another. It’s superficial, but the coffeemaker pictured is not what you get. The kitchenaid logo is on the silver band under the heating tray at the bottom of the coffeemaker not on the flip out brew basket door as pictured (the flip out is blank). Have really enjoyed both purchases-programming wasn’t that difficult for us. As stated only negative was the leaking on the carafe-have not experienced this with the second purchase, but kitchenaid really does need to make improvements on this.
This replaced an earlier version that had done its duty for years. I read the other reviews, and hesitated to purchase another as our first one also kept popping its door open – annoying, but nothing worse. This one, however, is perfect. Love the removable water reservoir, which is the biggest reason i wanted another.
We bought this because it is a 14 cup carafe. The problen with this is the basket is too small. No matter if we use the reusable filter or paper filters it always spills coffee grounds over into the carafe with any brew setting we use. It is a gorgeous unit and we have learned to just make smaller pots of coffee at a time just more often.
When pouring coffee into my cup all the coffee goes in the cup. What i dislike, the door does not close good. Sometimes when the coffee is brewing the door pops open.
I researched the daylights out of coffeemakers before settling on this one. Overall, i’m very happy with it. I have it set for making bold coffee, and delicious,bold coffee is what i get. I have found that i use approximately 15% less grounds with this machine than i used with my last one, which was a bottom of the line mr. I’ve noted other reviewers comments regarding the difficulties with programming, but i haven’t run into any problems or inconveniences with it at all. That may simply be due to the fact that i set the program and never have occasion to change it. I’m head-over-heels for the removable reservoir; it’s probably the greatest feature of all. In my primary home i have a big ol’ expensive capresso machine that has a removable reservoir, so was looking for a more economical machine for this place that had that feature as well. The only reason i didn’t give this unit a 5-star rating is that the carafe intermittently leaks when pouring a cup of coffee; meaning that it dribbles coffee on the countertop, but only once every 6 or 8 days. I think i had read that in a few of the reviews, but was hoping i wouldn’t run into that problem. Kitchenaid is sending me a replacement carafe, no charge, and once i receive it, will attempt to repair the faulty one i have—just the kind of stupid tinkering thing i do to waste great blocks of time. At any rate, i am really quite pleased with this coffeemaker. We’ll see how i feel a year or so out.
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The kitchen aid 14 cup glass carafe was one of a handful of recommended coffee makers in this price range (~$100). It does make pretty good coffee. Using less coffee per cup than our previous braun unit, the kitchen aid cup is richer and hotter than that from its predecessor. However, the unit is difficult to fill, even when one carries the removable water tank to the sink. Also, programming all the functions before the first use of the coffee maker and after it is unplugged is a real chore – not for the technophobic. The antidrip valve on our unit does not function fully. We cannot remove the carafe until about 3 minutes after brewing completly stops without coffee dripping on the hotplate. I contacted customer service (which required a long phone wait) and was told they never heard of this problem. Anyway, they sent a new basket.
The water chamber makes filling the reservoir easy and convenient. There is no dripping when you pour the coffee from the pot. And it seems to be economical in it’s use of coffee. All this and great tasting coffee.
This coffeemaker was a replacement for the cheaper, simple coffeemakers i had used for many years. I wanted one that would make good coffee, but make it quickly. I like the options, and the status window is easy to read. It was not mentioned in the description that a water filter cartridge was recommended. The coffee is very good, and i don’t have to start the coffeemaker at the beginning of the meal to have it ready by dessert. The coffee also stays hot on standby. The filter has a tendency to float up out of place when the reservoir is being filled, and the maker is a little larger and more awkward than the simple machines of the past, but well worth the trouble.
Awesome coffee pot, can make tea or coffee in this. Works great, i love kitchen aid products.
This replaced the same unit we bought five years ago which still worked but the carafe was broken. It was almost the same price to buy a whole new maker than just a part. It runs fast and smooth, better than the old one so i guess that one was on its last leg. I like the size and ease of use.
If you realize when they say a cup that is 8 oz. All coffee cups or mugs are bigger than 8 ounces.
Easy-to-fill & clean removable water tank
I purchased it in february of this year (2015) and 8 months later all the teflon on the hot plate is coming off. I have done nothing more than wipe it with a damp rag for cleaning (no cleaning products). I would like to purchase another one for my cottage, but now it has increase $20.
We go this as replacement for cuisinart dgb-900bc coffeemaker we’ve purchased about 2 years ago. Its simple, but yet very well ‘features’ balanced appliance. The great part is it keeps coffee hot for 4 hours (you can reset this for 4 more after each time) without burning it. I heaven t found any cons, so if i will, ill update this review.
This coffee maker actually makes great coffee, consistently. With our previous coffee maker, sometimes the coffee was bitter, or too strong or too weak, regardless of the fact that we used the same amount of water and the same amount of coffee each time. This one delivers great coffee every single time.
Everything works as it should. I love coffee and use it everyday. Some time several times a day with the same good results. If this one goes up i’ll be sure to go to amazon to get another kitchen aid product.
This coffeemaker does make excellent coffee except it is not hot enough. And i love the removable water tank. But the programming is not user friendly and i find that inexcusable in this day and age. I did read all the warnings of other reviews but thought since i found programming a vcr easy and had worked and retired from silicon valley where i had started right out of college in production, processing, quality control, planning, and then programming and went on to become a first rate knowledgeable buyer of semiconductors that i could overcome the programming of a simple coffeemaker. All i am trying to do is program this machine for bold and to hold it there ==== one of the main features of why i choose this coffeepot. Only twice have i been able to achieve that lofty state and then it is lost. I have now had this machine three days brewing coffee every morning and have yet to have strong brewed coffee. Nor have i been able to get the warm off (the default) and go to high. The defaults want to over ride whatever i want. There is just no excuse for this difficult of programming in electronics these days —- and especially in a machine costing this much.
My previous model of this kitchenaid coffee maker was well over 6 years old and brewed 2-3 pots of coffee everyday. Although it was amazing, it was beginning to fail, so i borrowed my daughter’s extra kitchenaid 12-cup coffee maker. It was exactly 6 years old, and it was a much cheaper quality–the brew interrupt worked horribly. At least half the time, when brewing a pot of coffee, the brew interrupt lever would not open up and the coffee brewed all over the counter.The coffee basket lid also popped up, which was part of the problem with the brew interrupt. This was obviously a cheaper version of my older coffee makerit now seems that kitchenaid has gone back to its original quality. This new coffee maker makes excellent coffee, has a cleanly functioning brew interrupt, and a cleanly pouring spout on the carafe. A previous comment regarding the tippy coffee basket is correct–i wish it had a flat bottom. The water reservoir is also a little fussy in its placement. If it is not set in completely, the coffee will not brew.
Refined brew process for optimal coffee flavor
My wife and i are kitchenaid nuts so this may be a little biased. . That’s life and the way we live it. We bought this 14 cup coffee maker to replace our six year old 10 cup maker (kitchenaid, of course). At first we thought the larger unit was just a little too large for just the two of us. . After talking with the kitchenaid people on line, we were assured that it wasn’t that much bigger than the 10 cup unit. The red, which we purchased, showed to be 16 1/2 inches tall (on the description page) and all the others show 14 1/2 inches. The kitchenaid representative assured us that it was a typo and that all the units are the same height, regardless of the color. This new design is better than the older units and the function choices are more and better.
Love kitchenaid products and this one didn’t disappoint as far as quality. It makes delicious coffee and the display lights up my kitchen in the dark so i can navigate without tripping over something. The only complaint i have is that it’s a bit confusing to program but i guess it’s a matter of getting used to it. Just crossing my fingers that we don’t have a long power outage right now.
No need to waste time and money on buying expensive coffee on the way to work. I got so tired of the trendy coffee shops that sell $5 cup of coffee that is no better than what i can make at home for a fraction of the cost. This is a great coffee maker. Super simple to set the timer and i like the refillable reservoir and the simplicity of filling the filter. Great coffee maker for the price.
I purchased this coffee maker in april of 2011. It makes a great cup of coffee. I love the bold setting and how hot the coffee gets in the carafe. I also like that i can set the warmer for an extended period of time. If there is anything better than waking up to the smell of coffee i don’t know what it is. I have used this pot every day and sometimes twice a day for six months. The carafe started leaking between where the plastic part meets the glass carafe. It leaks only when it is hot. I have contacted kitchen aid and i hope they send me a new carafe.
As with most of the reviews here, this is a very well designed coffee maker. Love the removable water tank, multi-function timer, etc. However, i am now on my fourth carafe. Two ordered as carafes and one ordered as an additional new coffee maker. The price of the carafe is a third of the entire package price. After six months of daily usage the carafe begins to leak around the bottom seam of the top plastic band. It drips coffee just shy of the coffee mug. We need to lay down a paper towel every morning to handle the drip. I’m ready to buy another carafe, but wonder if i should just upgrade the device again. This is a rough way for kitchen aid to make a profit, but if you had our freezer, you wouldn’t be surprised.
I am so incredibly tired of coffeemakers that can’t seem to make a decanter that i can pour into a cup without spilling all over the counter. I had 2 krups that did it so i decided to try a whole new brand. Here’s what i love: the coffee is hot and delicious, the tank is easy to fill right from the sink sprayer thingie and i like the way the brew basket works even though the latch is not the best; i’ve never had it pop on me as others have. Maybe i have that to look forward to. I have had this thing for 3 months and i almost wish it would break down because it’s hard to rationalize a new purchase when something works, but the darned thing spills coffee all over the counter. Or if i carry the pot to the table to pour friends another cup it dribbles all over the table, all over them, all over whatever is in the way. We’ve tried holding the top, lifting the top a little, all sorts of tricks. Nothing worksa friend told me to buy a bunn, but they only make 10 cup. I ‘googled’ and actually found message boards full of unhappy people who say no one makes a decent pot anymore that doesn’t drip.
You fill the water at the sink and able to rinse it out before filling, which is a blessing for me as we have a lot of iron in our water. Just be sure water container is inserted correctly or it won’t make coffee. Makes excellent coffee and so far have had no problems.
We have always used kitchenaid products. When our old coffee make gave up, we went to the stores to check out new ones. It was love a first site, this was the one for us. I went to amazon and ordered it. We are always making more coffee each morning. Now we are mornings are complete. We enjoy the easy of making coffee, quick clean up and set up for the next morning. The coffee maker has a graceful style, and a perfect fit with our kitchen.
Looks like this may be another great product from kitchenaid. I have only been using it a week but so far it has been perfect. I read the other reviews before purchasing and so i have been watching carefully for problems. I do believe that coffee makers are something that many people are particular and fussy about so i don’t think your are ever going to find one that makes everyone happy. However i have had no problems with the ‘brew temperature being too cold’ or ‘the programming being too difficult’. If you read the instructions through completely you’ll have no trouble setting this machine up and programming it to make great coffee for you when you wake up in the morning. I also appreciate the ability to remove the water tank for easy no-spill filling and the fact that this carafe does not drip when you pour a cup. It’s also a nice looking machine, kind of. So now if it proves to be reliable and durable over the long term, then i will feel that it may possibly the ideal coffee maker. Only time will tell but right now, i love it.
Great choice if you want a larger capacity unit.
I won’t rehash what everyone has been saying about the maker. It’s decent, it makes proper coffee, the brew cycle is about the right length, etc. The most notable feature about it, to me, is the detachable water reservoir, which is precisely like how a humidifier works. This means you don’t fill the pot the water, and then pour that into the built-in reservoir. Rather, you take the reservoir itself off the maker, and fill it at the sink, and if you have one of those squirty things in your sink, then the danger of water spillage is zero. Of course, this has the disadvantage that there is never any reason to remove the pot from the maker until the coffee is made, so, occasionally, i forget, and i’ve left a half cup of coffee in the pot and i go ahead and brew a fresh pot right on top of those remnants in the carafe. (the unit is dark colored, so a splash of coffee at the bottom of the carafe is basically invisible). Anyway, yes, i say buy buy buy.
The menu instructions for setting the operational parameters (time, brew strength, keep warm timer, etc. They do not explain how to save a selected setting – hold the prog/set button down until the audible beep. It took multiple attempts to just set the time until i held the prog/set button down out of sheer frustration.
Coffee gets nice and hot, but i do not care for the beep when it starts up and the three beeps when it is done brewing, mornings i need quiet.
Digital display with variable brew strength selector
I just loved this coffee maker, it matched my ge slate appliances great but the electronic settings wouldn’t set anything, so i called kitchen aid to see if i was doing it wrong and i wasn’t, so they sent me the same color and design in their newer model and i sent this one back to them. The new one works perfect and looks amazing.