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KitchenAid Brewers - Other - Steven Tock's Review
Posted: July 5, 2004, 3:00pm
review rating: 6.0
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Arrow The KitchenAid Brewers - Other has been rated 8.44 overall by our member reviewers
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Name Ranking
Lance Goffinet 9.00
George Wachsmuth 8.25
Steven Tock 8.18
John F 7.00
Scott Robinson 6.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.8
Product Reviewed: Ultra KCM-200
Manufacturer: KitchenAid Quality: 6
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $74.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Sears Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 years Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Braun, Krups, Melitta
Bottom Line: I do not want to replace this brewer, but also do not want to get burned!
Positive Product Points

Brews hot, delicious coffee.

Negative Product Points

Sputters hot water during and after the brew process which can sometimes result in grounds all over the counter and in the fresh brewed coffee.

Detailed Commentary

Back in Jan 02 I wrote a very positive review of this product, it appeared to be the best drip brewer I had ever owned.  For the first year or so I would only use it for guests, or when a full 10 -12 cups
were needed.  After a year of part time use I started to use the brewer every day, that's when the problems started. The machine started to make a sputtering sound during or after brewing, which sounded like steam being sprayed from the head into the filter holder.
This would at times cause hot coffee grounds to be ejected from the
filter holder and into the fresh brewed coffee, or onto the counter. A couple of times I had hot steam spray from the machine when the filter holder was opened for disposal of the used filter/coffee, even after several minutes of the completed brew process. If the machine is moved for cleaning of the counter around it, it would sputter even more. I am not going to chance being burned, so have decided to replace it with a different brewer. I have also noticed that KitchedAid does not make this brewer any longer, I wonder if this problem has anything to do with that.

Buying Experience

Purchased over 2 years ago at Sears, nothing much to report here.

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