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Kalorik CM 38933
 
Price range:
$42.60 - $69.99
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Summary: This Kalorik 12-cup drip model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a permanent filter.
  • a measured capacity of 60 oz.
  • a cone-type filter.
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Type: 8- to 14-cup drip coffeemakers with carafe
About - Kalorik CM 38933

The Kalorik CM 38933 is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker models like the CM 38933 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Brew performance:
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.

Convenience:
Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.

Carafe handling:
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
About This Brand

This Belgian brand also recently debuted in the US, and its contemporary designs are available through Target, Sam's Club, Bloomingdales, Amazon, and other online retailers. The brand offers models with and without grinders at various capacities (6 to 10 cups). Prices range from $25 to $270.

Features & Specs - Kalorik CM 38933
info Programmable Yes
info Thermal carafe/mug No
info Small-batch setting No
info Brew-strength control No
info Dispenser-style No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 14 x 8 x 11
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User Reviews - Kalorik CM 38933
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Cheap for the price
7/18/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Large Pot
Cons
Fussy Reservoir Filling
Best Uses
Home
Comment:
The Kalorik CM38933 makes a decent pot of coffee but I can't recommend it for several reasons, the most important of which is that it quit working after about 6 weeks; stopped right in the middle of brewing a pot, just quit working. The power light comes on, the clock still works, but no coffee.<br /><br />We were already unhappy with the Kalorik. It feels cheap. There is an unpleasent plastic smell when brewing although the coffee itself is free of plastic flavor. The lid does not come off the carafe, making it harder to clean. It is difficult to fill the reservoir from the carafe without spilling--there is just enough clearance (and not one bit extra) for the carafe with lid attached to tilt enough.<br /><br />I think perhaps this coffeemaker was designed by an engineer who never actually made coffee with it.<br /><br />After reading user reviews on other coffee makers, I have to wonder about what strikes me as a disconnect between favorable CR ratings and unfavorable reviews.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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