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Kitchen Selectives CM-688 coffee maker

This Kitchen Selectives 14 oz to-go coffee maker has:

  • a permanent filter.
  • a measured capacity of 14 oz.
  • an egg-shape filter.

About

The Kitchen Selectives CM-688 is part of the Coffee maker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Drip coffee maker models like the CM-688 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 and an indication of the coffee's concentration.

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.

Brew time: Our measurements of time, rounded to the nearest minute, to brew a pot of coffee in its regular cycle, using 40 oz. of water in those models that make 8- 14 cups of coffee. The one- or two-mug drip models are based on 10 oz. of water.

Specs

Programmable Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
No
Thermal carafe/mug Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
No
Small-batch setting Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
No
Brew-strength control Brew-strength control Adjusts brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
No
Dispenser-style Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call self-serve, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
No
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) Dimensions H x W x D The height, width, and depth of the coffee maker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
10 x 7 x 9