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KitchenAid Architect KCM0402ACS coffee maker

This KitchenAid 18 oz to-go coffee maker has:

  • auto-shutoff
  • a permanent filter.
  • a removable reservoir
  • a measured capacity of 21 oz.
  • a cone-type filter.

About

The KitchenAid Architect KCM0402ACS is part of the Coffee maker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Drip coffee maker 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 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.
Yes
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.
16 x 7 x 11