I really love this coffee maker. I also have the 14 cup kitchen aid coffee maker which is another excellent product. I use the full size coffee maker daily and for crowds, but when I want just a single cup or a cup to go, I use this one. I also use it when I want a flavored coffee rather than the regular brew..It is sleek and modern looking, brews an excellent cup of coffee quickly,and the coffee is screaming hot (which I like) and it stays that way for quite a while in the thermal cup...I only wish that I could purchase extra thermal mugs to go with it...If I could do that, it would be perfect...however, you can use any to go mug under it for brewing as long as it's the same common size. I would highly recommend this product.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Best coffee maker you can purchase. Look no further. This is the bomb. Beautifully designed and mades wonderful coffee. The only thing I am not happy about is the gold filter that is included. It will not stop grounds from seeping through. I just use #2 filters and it is fine. Kitchen Aid products are top notch anyway, but this thing is wonderful. Not a complain other than the filter. Buy this and you will be blessed.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? better in person
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. top notch quality in a world of junk, quality is first rate
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
I WAS A BIT INTIMIDATED AT FIRST. IT IS TALLER THAN I EXPECTED. BUT FITS GREAT UNDER THE COUNTER IN MY SMALL CONDO. THE QUALITY IS THE SAME AS A KEURIG, BUT I DONT HAVE TO BUY THOSE ANNOYING PRE FILLED CUPS. IT HEATS THE WATER TO BOILING AND THE COFFEE IS TASTY AND REALLY HOT! IT IS EASY TO CLEAN. THE ONLY DRAWBACK I CAN SEE IS FILLING THE WATER CONTAINER. ITS NOT HARD, JUST A BIT ACKWARD. ALL IN ALL I LOVE IT! A REAL SOLID KITCHEN APPLIANCE.
This coffee maker has been in use almost daily for about a year. I've find it very reliable and it makes good coffee in 2-3 minutes depending on how much you fill it ... good enough for my simple tastes. A few of things come to mind that may be helpful to others. First, the water reservoir holds just 18 ounces max, so this is hardly 4 8oz cups of coffee. At 18 oz. it pretty much fills the included thermal travel mug, which is not as well insulated as other travel mugs. This coffee maker will NOT make four 8oz cups of coffee unless you refill and run it 4 times. Once filled and turned on the unit heats the entire capacity in the reservoir and empties into the mug non-stop. To get the described 4 servings you'd need to slip 4 small cups in turn under the drip spout. I think of it as a single serve 'morning mug 'o coffee' machine. *If you need a second or spare mug you can purchase the same thermal mug from **** online store.* The design puts the water reservoir on top of the unit however the smokey colored plastic obscures the ounces fill markings, I employ a measuring cup to fill it. The start button is right where you would handle the unit to move it, easily bumped and activated by items on counter top so I keep the unit unplugged when not in use. Though it includes a 'gold mesh' filter I dislike the clean-up mess so I use #2 ******-type paper filters set inside the plastic basket holder. I fold up the crimped bottom and side seams for a perfect fit. All in all a great little unit!
The coffee maker is well made and looks good. It has nice features such as the removable water reservoir and the swing-out coffee basket. I liked that it has a small footprint, so doesn't take up too much space on the counter. But, it is a litte too tall for my needs, though this doesn't take away anything from the way it functions. It does a good job brewing the coffee and the thermal cup can be used to pour the coffee in a cup or you may drink from it.