The Kalorik CM25282 is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the CM25282 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.
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.
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 CM25282
Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Adjusts water flow to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call brew-and-dispense, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
After reading some reviews, I bought this coffee maker and there were two issues that made me return it. First, the reservoir opening is really very narrow, making it difficult to pour the water. Second, the carafe is hard to to pull out and put back onto the heating element.<br /><br />I'm staying with my Capresso MT-600.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By anna kath
consistent brewer; hard to clean
Stays Hot Well
Hard To Clean
Everyday use is 2-4 cups; more on weekends. A bit tough to fit the carafe into it's space and very hard to clean. The reservoir is really tricky to fill to the top as it's very narrow and wraps around the side of the machine. Programmable timer has worked well when used (which was rarely).