Summary: The CM works fine. A few not to intuitive things to learn to set the clock and timer but not bad. What is really poorly designed is there's a space between the glass pot and the plastic rim that holds the cover. This space traps the coffee or soap water and doesn't allow you to pour out all the liquid in the pot! No matter how hard you try! Why didn't they seel the plastic rim to the glass so it doesn't trap liquid?
Summary: like the brand in that it easy to use and makes great coffee. have the same brand in a 14 cup model and enjoy the ease in preparation with the removable water container and filter system. i purchased the 12 cup for my daughters birthday because of the same features.
Summary: We are on our second one of these in less than 2 years... our first we had to exchange because the carafe was leaking badly, so much so that we were left with no coffee when trying to pour a cup! Now, our second one is finished already, as the water just steams so much, it makes a few tablespoons of coffee and thats IT. The lid gets crazy hot, and the entire glass part is filled with moisture, and wont do a THING anymore.
Summary: I thought I'd give this maker a try when the old Mr Coffee died. Seemed like a decent set of basic features that fit my needs / coffee style. The biggest thing I don't like about it is the fact that it makes the hottest coffee I have ever had. It more than "brews", it boils the water at such a high temperature that the taste is affected - ruins it in my opinion. Make the coffee taste like bad restaurant coffee.
Summary: The Kitchen Aid Coffee maker with the plastic ring around the urn (like this one) is one of the few on the market which doesn't drip down the side. It brews quickly and makes great tasting coffee. I just wish it would it would have come with the water filters and instruction book. Searching for those online was a pain.
Don't waste your money! WHAT IS THE POINT OF A COFFEE MAKER THAT DOES NOTHING BUT FLASH AND BEEP AND LEAK???
MorbiusMike "Morbius", Amazon
23 June 2013
Summary: Thought we'd upgrade to a new machine after our B & D tucked-under-the-cabinet model that we got second hand then used for 15 years ourselves finally gave up. This $99 Kitchen-Aid is now in the garbage can after 3 months (too late to return). - Floods the counter top endlessly - Would only brew maybe 2 cups at a time as the rest goes out as a steam humidifier. - Burns the coffee.
Summary: As many other reviewers have said this coffee maker is crap. The carafe leaks where the plastic meets the glass so every time you pour a cup of hot coffee it spills some on the counter. You are always fighting with the front and back lid to try and get either one open. It also makes a ton a steam and drips water all over the the coffee maker and the counter when you open the lid even a day after making the last pot.
I would recommend Kitchenaid coffeemakers based on my experience.
18 May 2013
Summary: I'm very happy with my purchase. It works as expected and the coffee tastes great. I recently upgraded my refrigerator and microwave to stainless steel and this matches. I like how hot it keeps the coffee too. My old coffeemaker didn't keep the coffee at as hot a temperature.
Summary: Pros: Removable water tank with filter. (Best selling point at after coffee taste) Brewing pauses without leaking if you interrupt to pour a cup. Coffee taste is very good. Attractive cosmetic design. Cons: Programming it is not intuitive. You will need to read the manual and keep it handy the first few times you program it. Carafe is, operationally, poorly designed. Spills during pouring-If you tip it just this much while pouring it spills coffee everywhere!