KitchenAid 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe in Contour Silver-KCM1203CU - The Home Depot


Model # KCM1203CU

Internet # 204151455

12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe in Contour Silver

KitchenAid 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe in Contour Silver

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$129.99 / each


Model # KCM1203CU

Internet # 204151455

The KitchenAid KCM1203CU 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe, in contour silver, is an easy to use coffee maker packed full of features designed to simplify and speed up the process of brewing coffee. Choose between brewing a full 14 cups perfect for jump starting the morning of an entire family or for serving coffee after dinner, or brewing between 1 and 4 cups for the individual drinker. The handy 24-hour programmability means that your coffee can be ready and waiting the moment you get out of bed, kept piping hot by the impressive thermal carafe.

  • 12-cup drip coffee maker includes thermal carafe with dripless spout
  • Refined brew process combines showerheads and a flat bottom brew basket for uniform extraction and maximum flavor
  • Removable water tank with printed water level indicators
  • Replaceable charcoal water filter
  • Push-button, easy front-access brew basket door
  • Extra-large digital display and clock with "time since brewed" feature
  • 24-hour programmability
  • Variable brew strength selector
  • 1 to 4 cup brew cycle
  • Pause and serve feature lets you drink a cup before the entire cycle is complete
  • Self-clean cycle with clean alert

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Assembled Depth (in.)  12.5 in  Assembled Height (in.)  14.6 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  8.8 in  Product Depth (in.)  12.5 
Product Height (in.)  14.6  Product Width (in.)  8.8 
Appliance Type  Coffee Maker  Built In Grinder  No 
Capacity (oz.)  96 oz  Clock  Yes 
Coffee Maker Type  Drip Maker  Color/Finish  Contour Silver 
Color/Finish Family  Stainless Look  Dishwasher Safe Parts  Yes 
Number of Cups  12 cup (US)  Pause/Interrupt  Yes 
Product Weight (lb.)  8 lb  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  90-Day  Thermal  Yes 
Voltage (volts)  120  Wattage (watts)  1100 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  ENERGY STAR Certified  No 
Manufacturer Warranty  1 year limited replacement warranty  Safety Listing  UL 


Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 45 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Thermal carafe overflows We have had this good looking coffee pot, which we purchased mainly for the 12 cup thermal carafe, for over 6 months. We couldn't figure out why the pot would sometimes overflow all over the counter, and learned to fill the reservoir to only 10 cups. We descale as recommended and have all the parts aligned properly. Sometimes it still overflows. Finally we researched online and found that this is the main complaint on any site with customer reviews-for a very long time. The theory I found from someone that the carafe builds a vapor lock from hot coffee and steam, and simply won't allow the rest of the brewed coffee to enter the pot makes the most sense. Why in the world hasn't Kitchen Aid addressed this very annoying and inconvenient issue? This is a relatively expensive coffee pot, and Kitchen Aid traditionally has a better reputation. We're ready to give up on it. January 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nice looks, bad design, undocumented "feature", sloppy mess You shouldn't have to work FOR your appliance, it should simply work right for you. A coffee maker should be the simplest thing to operate and this unit has BAD programming. At the end of the brew cycle, the door holding the coffee filter / basket swings open prematurely and lets the coffee drip out before the last ounce of water is dispersed through the system. The documentation doesn't even state that the latch opens to automatically release the basket but it happens EVERY time. So "poor" documentation. See the photo, this is what I woke up to this morning prompting me to post this review. I state the basket swings open EVERY time, but not every time is a complete mess like this (but maybe 25% of the time) and I've used this for several months now to the point I'm fed up. December 22, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Frustrating We bought this model 2 months ago to replace our beloved 10 year old Starbucks Aroma Grande, which they sadly no longer make. We have used coffee makers with thermal carafes for at least 15 years. My kitchen is completely furnished in KitchenAid appliances, so when we needed a coffee maker, I didn't think twice about purchasing this model. I should have paid more attention to the reviews..... the coffee this pot makes is great tasting, BUT we cannot make more than 8 or 9 cups without having coffee all over our countertops. I agree that there is a design flaw in the thermal top and a vacuum is created in the carafe that results in the last 2 or so cups of coffee spewing onto the countertop. We are going to try the suggestions in other reviews, but if the problem is not resolved, this brewer is history. I do not want to keep cleaning up acidic coffee from my light colored granite counters - it's only a matter of time until the sealant is damaged. December 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Solid,dependable and easy to use. We have had numerous coffee makers but this unit is the best. It makes great consistent coffee every morning and keeps it hot till everyone's done. Much easier to clean and fill than our old one. December 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by New Coffee Maker I received the new Carafe Coffee Maker and really like it with the exception of one thing. When the basket is closed, whether because it has made coffee or because it is empty, the carafe always gets caught on the basket. It is rather annoying, but I do enjoy everything else about the coffee maker. December 9, 2014
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