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KitchenAid - KCM4212SX Cold Brew Coffee Maker - Brushed Stainless Steel-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great looking, functional cold brew coffer maker

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    aVeryNiceDUDE
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    Cold brew coffee's convenience, low acidity content, and distinct flavor have made it one of my favorite beverages. The process of making cold brew coffee is really simple but the industry have made it extremely complicated. All you really need is coarsely ground coffee, a filter bag, water, and a container. In fact, before I purchased this wonderful looking brew coffee machine, I used a ceramic bowl and a coffee filter bag; the coffee tasted great. So you might ask, what justifies this brewer's price tag? Personally, I paid $80 for the look and the convenience. This coffee maker looks great to me. Its brushed metal handle and the glass wall scream quality. The metal coffee dispenser is unique and turns so smoothly that it reminds me of the AC vent knobs on the 2018 Mercedes. None of these aesthetic and usability features are relevant to the end product it tries to make-the delicious cup of cold brew. But I have to say you can get there in a rather stylistic way. Functionally, the brewer offers a few things that other traditional brewers cannot. First, because of the dispenser and the form factor, you can easily store the brewer in your fridge without having to transfer the coffee to another container. In the morning, all I have to do is opening up my fridge and get the coffee without having to remove the brewer. Second, there is no guess work as to how much coffee ground is needed. There is a marking on the coffee basket tat tells you how much coffee to put in--about 250 grams. Lastly, cleaning is extremely easy. All you need to do is rinsing the coffee basket and the brewer itself. Make sure you run the dispenser a few seconds to get rid of the residual coffee that still remains in the dispenser tube. This Kitchen Aid cold brew maker adds a little more fine touches to the cold brew coffee experience. Its convenient features are not necessary but certainly feels polished and luxurious. Again, you DO NOT need this brewer to make delicious cold brew. So the ultimate question is probably, how much does the experience of making cold brew in a nice looking container cost?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality

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    deesselisa
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    We love it, saves us so much money on buying the cold brew that my hubs is addicted to. I guess I really had no idea what I was buying. There is no technology to this. It is basically a giant steel filter for your coffee grounds, like a tea ball of sorts that you steep your coffee in cold water for 24 hours. So it seems pricey knowing that. However, this is one of those products in your home that when you pick it up, you know expense was not spared in its making. You can feel the quality of the glass and steel. I would buy it again, but I have a feeling I won't have to. Seems like it will last forever as long as I don't drop it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and Poor Design

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    Kingsfan626
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    My wife purchased this for me and it's overpriced for a carafe with a slow spout. I normally make my own cold brew with some cheese cloth and a big pitcher and when I saw this thing I had to shake my head because it barely made a pot of coffee and the spout would poor very slowly and couldn't handle the coffee residue that made it through the metal strainer. Do yourself a favor and purchase a big 2 gallon ice tea mason jar (with spout) and some cheese cloth and use the savings to buy a coffee burr grinder for fresh tasting cold brew.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Struggled

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    Cntsitstill
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    I'm not the type to read instructions so I glimpsed through them just to see how you take this apart to wash. Let me say this makes very strong coffee and I only use a light roast. I added water for 2 weeks until I got to a point where 1tbls of concentrate didn't need 10oz of water. I used filtered water to brew just because it looks so clean in my refrigerator. My suggestion if you purchase is if your making coffee in this you should take it completely apart and wash it every time to prevent clogs. There's nothing worse than needing to beiutthe door in 1 min to catch a bus and your coffee won't come out the spout. I haven't used it for other beverages yet maybe when I switch back to hot coffee.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb!

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    JayJay
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    I am beyond satisfied with this product. Unlike pitchers and carafes, this product is very compact and fits in my refrigerator with ease. It doesn't take up a significant amount of space that requires me to rearrange things strategically. Because the strainer is designed to hold more grounds the cold brew produced is more of a concentrate. The intended ratio of coffee to water 1:3 and they really mean it! As a result, I am using very little of what's brewed and diluting it with water, but it doesn't compromise the flavor whatsoever once you discover what works for you. It is easy to clean and care for and a typical brew lasts me about a week-and-a-half.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good looking Cold Brewer

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    Mew2
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    You can make cold brew for much cheaper than this. I've used nut bags and a glass container and it worked fine. However, this brewer is not only aesthetically good looking it is so much easier to cold brew in. There are markings that you can follow so no need for measuring and clean up is a breeze. That being said I got this on sale for $50 so it's great at that price. I don't know if I'd pay over a $100 for it though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cold brew maker

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    Brdyoung
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    This cold brew is easy to do. Just add coffee grind, water and let it sit for 12hours and then take out grinds and then drink away. I wish it came as a pack with a scale and grinder. Bc you need 250 grams of coffee beans. I also wish that it was easier to tell how much is left once it gets low it’s hard to tell. I normally just put it in another container so I can make another batch. Don’t want to run out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it so far

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    Zoey
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    My first cold brew coffee maker and so far I like it a lot. it is very attractive and appear to be well made. I made my first frappe mix and it tasted almost like the Starbucks Frappuccino. I used Starbucks espresso beans, grounded coarsely and soaked for 12 hours in the fridge. It took a few tries to get the taste I wanted but it was all worth it. This will save me some money making my cold drinks at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reduce the mess of making Cold Brew Coffee

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    jetbiz
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    I used to make Cold Brew the hard way - NO MORE! I bought this at the local Best Buy when it was on sale. What a bargain. The grounds go into the filter basket, (which is about the finest mesh I've ever seen). It doesn't let any grounds escape into the Cold Brew! Ingenious! It's cheaper to make your own than to buy it at a coffee shop. You should go and get yourself one now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You HAVE to try cold brew coffee!

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    superfly30
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    Me and my wife have recently discovered cold brew coffee and love the smooth, less acidic taste. We had a smaller cold brew coffee maker, but were looking for something with more capacity since it takes 12-24 hours to brew it. I got her this for her birthday and we LOVE it. It's simple to clean and allows us to drink it for several days before we need to brew more. It's very sturdy and built solid. Highly recommend it...worth it for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wash it with kid gloves!

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    bees
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    The handle seems to be made of some other type of material because after I washed it once, there are all these white stains and discolorations on it. I also received one with a big scratch on the nozzle. Other than that, the rest is high quality. I think the handle might be coated or treated specially.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cold Brewskies

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    Kells
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    This thing is amazing, just add your favorite coarsely ground coffee, let it sit and boom coffee. Really easy to dismantle and clean, has a very sturdy design, glass is extremely thick. my only gripe is the spout pouring slowly, other than that this thing has saved me so much on not going to Starbucks, plus the coffee is less acidic

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best cold brew

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    TDawg
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    I have used a bodum for about a year and been eyeing the kitchenaid. SO glad i took the plunge with a coupon. The glass and stainless construction is very durable handling daily use. It keeps the cold brew fresh for weeks, and the pour spout doesn't drip making it a perfect addition to a modern kitchen. You will not regret this purchase, quality as are most kitchenaid products of which my kitchen is filled!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love

    Posted
    None

    I just bought this and I absolutely love it. I love that I can make it stronger if I chose to. I'm very happy with my purchase and this will save me money for sure. I use to stop at Starbucks almost on a daily basis to grab an iced coffee. Now, I can make it at home for less! It last a couple days but it also depends on how much coffee you consume.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Cold Brew Coffee Maker

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    63tpalmer
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    I've been making my own cold brew coffee for quite some time now, and this product is well-made and makes a nice cold brew. The fine mesh of the stainless steel steeper allows very little coffee dregs through, which is a huge improvement over the cold brewer that I used before buying this one. I just wish the brewer were larger!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing cold brew coffee

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    TheCook
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    First cold brew coffee maker I purchased leaked, manufacturer defect. I exchanged it for a new one. I haven’t gone back to a coffee shop since, not only is it easy to prepare a batch of cold brew, but you can also taste the difference. It sits perfectly on the top shelf of my refrigerator. Best coffee maker I’ve purchased!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes great cold brew!

    Posted
    LRS15
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    I recently jumped on the cold brew coffee bandwagon, and decided to purchase this brewer. It's very simple to use, and while it doesn't look like a lot due to the concentration it makes a LOT of servings! I keep it in my fridge for up to 2 weeks per the instructions and it stays fresh during that time. Also easy to clean which is a bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Brewer I’ve Ever Had

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    Fuhrang
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    This Brewer is a 12-24 hour process of placing coffee grounds in and letting the water pull all the flavor out creating a full body and bold concentrate that lasts for days. I brew about once a week and use the tap until I’m ready to brew again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Size!

    Posted
    Estrella
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    I'm a big coffee drinker, but I don't like to drink it hot during summer time. I like that I can let it brew overnight, and in the morning, I can grab and go! You can also make tea, which I like to drink on occasion. Item feels overall of quality construction, which I can't expect anything less from Kitchen aid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The vote is still out.

    Posted
    Shelley
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    I am not sure this is worth the money. The first problem is that the directions use metric measurements for the amount of coffee and water. There is a lot of experimentation involved. I have found it takes upwards of 36 hours to brew the coffee. The coffee has good flavor but it is a lot of work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend