KitchenAid KCM534WH JavaStudio 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, White

by admin on May 7, 2010

  • 14-cup coffeemaker with digital display and programmable clock/timer
  • JavaSpa showerhead soaks filter basket evenly to ensure uniform extraction and enhanced flavor
  • 1100-watt heat pump; 1- to 4-cup brew cycle; brew-pause function; 2-hour auto shut-off; cord storage
  • Includes glass carafe, gold-tone filter, 10 paper filters, a coffee scoop, and water filter
  • Measures 11-1/2 by 8-1/4 by 13-3/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Product Description
KitchenAid Javastudio Coffee Maker grants you the ability to enjoy rich flavorful coffee.

KitchenAid KCM534WH JavaStudio 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, White

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C. Renfro May 7, 2010 at 4:55 pm

The item is in good condition and runs well. It arrived about a week later than the expected arrival date stated.
Rating: 4 / 5

P. Charles May 7, 2010 at 7:36 pm

My wife worked at Starbucks and we bought this from her Starbucks store. It looked nice and we thought Kitchen Aid made good products.

It is extremely difficult to clean. On many occassions coffee grounds have clogged it and subsequently coffee doesn’t go into the pot and overflows. This has happened on many occassions, it happened just now and that is why I am writing this review. I had a Braun coffee maker and never had this problem.

It is somewhat wasteful. Because the pot is insulated, you have to run warm water through it to heat it up.

Most importantly, it makes an inconsistent cup of coffee. We have changed the water filter but it still makes coffee with a funny taste. It isn’t user error, it is the coffee maker.

Bottom line, don’t buy this coffee maker! You will be extremely disappointed.
Rating: 1 / 5

D. Garber May 7, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I purchased this coffee maker on a recommendation from a friend who used to own a coffee shop. He recommended KitchenAid since it has the java spray feature that gently showers the coffee for brewing. I read all the reviews about this coffeemaker and was a little concerned about the grinds spraying out as others mentioned. I have not had that issue at all whether I make 3 cups or 12 cups. I encourage you to read the manual since it gives some simple suggestions about making sure the carafe is put back in properly and the grounds are level in the filter. The only criticism I have is that it is not convenient to pour water directly into the coffee maker since you can’t read the water line level inside the maker very easily. An external water level indicator would have been a nice feature. So, instead, I get the carafe out (which is a good thing since it forces me to clean it if I haven’t done so already), measure the water in the carafe and then pour it into the back left side of the machine. The coffee tastes great. I fresh grind my beans every morning, so I haven’t used the timer feature yet, but it’s nice knowing I can if I have to get up real early. It fits nicely under my cabinet, looks great with my black and stainless kitchen decor, and makes great, hot coffee quickly. The key to good coffee, per my coffee perfectionist friend, is fast brewing. I’m also going to enjoy the cleaning indicator feature since my friend also tells me its essential to keep the coffee maker clean in order for it to keep working properly (clean out with vinegar and water per the instructions in the book). Enjoy.
Rating: 5 / 5

JM Barrie May 7, 2010 at 11:20 pm

This coffee maker is so good we bought two for the office: black for regular and red for decaf. Multiple users have had no problem figuring out the straightforward process of brewing great pots of coffee. Easy to clean inside and out, too.
Rating: 4 / 5

Linda R. Midtlyng May 7, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Wanted a new coffee pot this year and was wanting a KitchAid due to the fact the mixer and the burr coffee grinder is great. Couldn’t find one, sold out. We went with Cuisinart and coffee brewed over. Then found the red Kitchaid and bought it,much more expensive, and the same thing happened after making two pots. One with six cups and then with ten. The condensation is awful, spilling on to the counter when you open the lid and we like stronger coffee and Starbucks and D & D us 2 tablespoons for each cup. We tried both ways, then the second time with your measure and the grounds backed up and went into the water reserve and into the basket place outside the filter and down into the pot. It is going back tomorrow. It is just a bother to box it up again and return for another. This shouldn’t happen. The carafe says 14 cups but the coffee basket is a bit on the small size and the paper filters seem too small for the basket.
Rating: 2 / 5

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