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KitchenAid Architect KCM0402ACS coffeemaker

 
Approximate retail price:
$100
Summary: This KitchenAid 18 oz to-go model has:
  • auto-shutoff
  • a removable reservoir
  • a measured capacity of 21 oz.
  • a cone-type filter.
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Type: 1- to 2-mug to-go coffeemakers
About - KitchenAid Architect KCM0402ACS

The KitchenAid Architect KCM0402ACS is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker models like the Architect KCM0402ACS 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.
Features & Specs - KitchenAid Architect KCM0402ACS
info Programmable No
info Thermal carafe/mug Yes
info Small-batch setting No
info Brew-strength control No
info Dispenser-style No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 16 x 7 x 11
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User Reviews - KitchenAid Architect KCM0402ACS
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Makes great coffee
1/7/2015
Pros
Full Flavor
Solid Build
Cons
Best Uses
1 Large Or 2 Medium
Comment:
I use this at home once or twice a week. Noticeably richer flavor than the 8 to 12 cup cheap plastic makers at work. Has an end of brewing beep, metal basket in cone shape included for coffee grounds. Can fill the included tumbler to the volume of coffee desired then pour this water in the plastic reservoir through a small but sufficiently sized hole. Steam coming from the top can adversely affect the finish of kitchen cabinets above, so we moved it to a counter that has no wall or peninsula cabinets.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Worked only 4 months
10/28/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
Failed after 4 months. Kitchenaid would not honor warranty as was purchaseed from a non Kitchenaid authorized seller even though was new in box, all paperwork included and was registered. I purchased from an e-bay seller.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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