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There is always frustration anytime I look for the perfect machine to meet my high standards but the KitchenAid KCM222CU coffeemaker was a nice and refreshing surprise because of the great price and value combination. The overall design is simple yet modern which was what initially caught my attention. But after using it at least everyday for over a year now, I am confident that I made the right choice with this product. See for yourself whether the KitchenAid KCM222CU is the machine you are looking for to make the perfect brew with ease.
Most coffeemakers I have tried do not offer the generous capacity of 14 cups like the KitchenAid KCM222CU does. On most days, the carafe offers more than enough for me and my family. But when I am hosting a dinner party with about 15-20 guests, this coffeemaker does a great job because it works quickly and helps me keep everything under control.
The machine I had before the KitchenAid KCM222CU would require almost a half hour wait between brews which means that some guests are watching others enjoy their coffee. Since I have bought this product, I have not had this problem even once. Another feature even allows me to stop the brewing process and pour a cup without waiting for the entire brew to finish.
After brewing my coffee each time with the KitchenAid KCM222CU coffeemaker, the traditionally painful process of cleaning is a breeze. The water tank is removable and does not require the entire machine to be lifted over the sink. This is a great benefit for me because I use my coffeemaker very often and would not want to deal with a pain-staking maintenance routine.
For great convenience, the KitchenAid KCM222CU coffeemaker also helps with the programmable settings feature. The timer is located on an extra large display that also includes a clock. Whether I am presetting my brew the night before or timing a second brew while entertaining guests at my party, the KitchenAid KCM222CU never misses a beat and is always on my personalized brewing schedule.
Basic features are not enough for most people but the KitchenAid KCM222CU also offers unique functions that I have never seen in an affordable machine like this one. For one, there are options to set the brew cycle for 1 to 4 cups which does an amazing job to enhance the boldness of the coffee flavor. Even for those who do not prefer their coffee too strong, there is an option to set a lighter choice.
Another major difference between the KitchenAid KCM222CU coffeemaker and others is the tight seal that prevents leaking and dripping. The worst possible scene to wake up to is a kitchen counter or floor covered with coffee stains. So far, I have brewed a full 14-cup carafe numerous times without seeing even a drop overflow or leak.
Some bonus features like being able to see the time since last brewed, replaceable filters, and a self-cleaning function with alerts also make a huge difference. I do not have to worry about checking the KitchenAid KCM222CU every single brew because it offers an alert that will remind me when to do a quick clean.