Don’t buy the KitchenAid KCM1208DG Spiral Showerhead 12 Cup Drip Coffee Maker Before Reading This!

KitchenAid KCM1208DG Drip Spiral Showerhead Coffee Maker, 12 Cup, Matte Grey

In this review I’ll be looking at the Affiliate LinkKitchenAid (KCM1208DG) spiral shower head coffee maker.

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KitchenAid 12-Cup Coffee Maker Review
Design
4
Taste of Coffee
3.6
Brew Time
7.6
Clean Up
9.6
Pros
Separate water reservoir makes filling easy
Machine is programmable
Multi-hole spray head soaks grounds completely
Cons
Large size, takes up a lot of counter space
Plastic taste and smell
6.2

The design of this coffee maker is similar visually to KitchenAid’s famous kitchen mixers. It features a spiral shower head that makes sure all of the coffee grounds are soaked thoroughly. It also had 2 brew buttons, one on the front and one on the side of the machine. So you can position the coffee maker either direction on your countertop. While it makes a decent cup of coffee it isn’t without its flaws.

Features of the KitchenAid spiral shower head 12 cup drip coffee maker

  • 12 Cup Capacity
  • 29-Hole spiral shower head
  • Removable water tank
  • Dosage ladder on gold tone filter
  • 2 hour warming plate

Don’t break the carafe

As many reviews of this coffee maker state, it’s impossible to get a replacement carafe, not from Amazon and not from KitchenAid’s official website (their website always says “Temporarily out of stock” and it has been for a while now. So be careful if you chose to try out this coffee maker!

Plastic taste?

Another point of disappointment with this coffee maker is the plastic taste and smell. Despite cleaning many users have stated that machine still having the taste and smell of plastic in the brewed coffee.

thoughts on the KitchenAid 12 cup drip coffee maker

While this coffee maker can make a decent cup of coffee. It’s flaws outweigh its appeal. There are other coffee makers out there that may not have all of the features of this coffeemaker, but on the same hand they do not have the same flaws, namely the plastic taste. While KitchenAid makes great mixers ( I even have one in my kitchen) they should go back to the drawing board with this coffee maker.

What coffee makers do you recommend?

Glad you asked! I currently have 2 coffee makers i recommend the first is the Affiliate LinkKeurig K-Duo as it can make both K-Cups and whole pots of coffee using your own ground coffee. Second is the Affiliate LinkNinja Speciality coffee maker, for the variety of coffees you can make with this one machine.

Keurig Duo Coffee Maker

K-Duo Coffee Maker, Single Serve and 12-Cup Carafe Drip Coffee Brewer, Compatible with K-Cup Pods and Ground Coffee, Black- 1 Pack

Ninja Speciality Coffee Maker

Ninja CM401 Specialty 10-Cup Coffee Maker, with 4 Brew Styles for Ground Coffee, Built-in Water Reservoir, Fold-Away Frother & Glass Carafe, Black