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snooopcat
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 12:21pm
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I just bought this mach at Costco yesterday for $60 &  made my 1st cup this A.M. The 1st thing I noticed was that the coffee was not very hot-which was a red flag for me implying that the brewing temp as too low. The coffee I used was a Costco Kirtland "house blend" which did not have a very remarkable taste anyway so I can't really judge the coffeemaker. Does anyone have an opinion of this particular coffeemaker? I just found this forum & love it because I love good coffee. I see some drip machines touted that I would be willing to spring for if necessary.

Ron (snooopocat)
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 2:44pm
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snooopcat Said:

The 1st thing I noticed was that the coffee was not very hot...

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If you didn't preheat the thermal carafe first before making your coffee, that could be the reason.
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Posted Wed May 9, 2012, 4:49pm
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Hi Chasemonster,
Thanks for replying. Fair enough, but I have another coffee maker at our other house that is always hot & I never heat the carafe. Maybe its hotplate is hotter but I always pour the coffee into a thermos as soon as it's brewed. Two of the negative reviewers on Amazon also mentioned that the coffee was warm (not hot).
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Posted Sun May 13, 2012, 8:22am
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I returned the Kitchenaid & bought a Bonavita. Happy as a clam.
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