What's a Drip Coffee Maker?
A drip coffee maker creates a drip-brewed coffee. Drip brew coffee making is one of the many methods you can make coffee. The process consists of pouring hot water over roasted, ground coffee, enclosed in a filter.
There are two general ways you can make drip brew coffee. You can use a drip brew coffee machine, or you can use a pour-over filtering cone. For this article, we'll be focusing around the drip brew coffee machine since it's a faster way of making coffee.
For drip brew coffee makers, using the automatic type is the best.
The machine does all the measuring and timing for you, which is a time saver! And ensures accuracy every time - that's why automatic drip-brew coffee makers are so loved.
How Does it Work?
While the drip brew coffee machine does most of the work for you, it also comes down to your choice of ingredients to make a great tasting coffee.
With this coffee maker, you choose what ingredients to use. And how much. You get to make your coffee exactly to your taste.
There are many elements that you need to keep in mind.
First is the ground coffee. There are many available pre-ground coffees you can buy, but I don't recommend it. It's better if you have control over how finely grind your coffee is. The quality of the ground coffee can affect its taste. Too coarse and water seeps in too fast and some solubles will pass through the filter. Have it perfectly balanced, and it will result in a strong taste from the coffee.
The quality of water also affects the taste. To have a great tasting coffee, you need the right proportion of minerals in the water.
This means tap water isn't great (it contains too many minerals) as does distilled water (no minerals).
The best water to use is spring water because it contains the right amount of minerals for making a nice cup of coffee.
The best temperature level would be between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit. Ideally, this would be the temperature the coffee machine brews at. Make sure to check if the coffee brewer does reach this temperature.
KitchenAid Drip Coffee Maker
KitchenAid offers a variety of coffee maker products. One of them is the KitchenAid 12 Cup Drip Coffee Maker w/ Spiral Showerhead. You can also opt to have a programmable warming plate.
The product boasts of optimal extraction of coffee grounds that results in a flavorful cup of coffee with the help of its spiral showerhead.
You also won't have to worry about getting up early to make the coffee before you leave for work. With its 24-hour programmability, your coffee can be ready to go any time you need it!
How Well Does KitchenAid Spiral Showerhead Drip Coffee Maker Work?
The 29-hole spiral showerhead helps to evenly saturate the coffee grounds resulting in a flavorful cup of coffee. There's also a dosage guide placed on a dosage ladder and the water tank.
You won't have to worry about measuring the right amount of coffee grounds and water to get that flavorful cup of coffee you want.
The product is easy to clean and doesn't get messy. The water tank is removable for ease of cleaning. And the spout design prevents any spill or drips for hassle-free coffee pouring.
KitchenAid Spiral Showerhead Drip Coffee Maker Features
29-hole Spiral Showerhead - Evenly saturates coffee grounds for optimal extraction, for a better-tasting cup of coffee.
Dosage Ladder - Hassle-free measurements use the dosage ladder on the gold-tone filter and dosage chart on the water tank. Get the flavor you want consistently.
Removable Water Tank - The easy to remove water tank makes for quick cleaning and make the tank easy-to-fill.
Variable Brew Strength Selector - Choose between regular to bold strengths for a variety in your coffee.
24-Hour Programmability - Have your cup of coffee ready at any time you want. The KitchenAid Drip Coffee Maker will have it available for you.
Pause and Pour - You can pause the brewing process and pour yourself a cup of coffee if you can't wait for it.
KitchenAid offers a 1-year warranty which covers replacement parts and the cost of the labor repairs.
- Product Dimensions - 13.4 x 14.3 x 7.2 inches
- Item Weight - 11 pounds
- Capacity - 12 cups
Quick Video Review
The KitchenAid 12 Cup Drip Coffee Maker is a new product for KitchenAid's line of coffee-making products.
It's a great product that delivers what it's expected to do.
Its features highlight its ease of use and how it makes coffee making less of a hassle.
We'd recommend that you try it out.
We'll be comparing this product to other brands as well in our future articles.
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