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KitchenAid® 12-Cup Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker

KitchenAid® 12-Cup Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker helps you brew coffee just the way you like it. The variable brew strength selector allows you to choose between regular and bold strengths while giving you a full-bodied cup every time.


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Contour Silver  -  KCM1203CU
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Refined Brew Process

Refined Brew Process for Bold Coffee Flavor

Digital LED Display

Digital LED Display Shows information pertinent to the brew cycle, including warm indicator, brew strength indicator, 1-4 cup indicator and cleaning needed indicator.

Variable Brew Strength Selector

The Variable Brew Strength Selector allows you to brew coffee just the way you like it, choosing between regular and bold brew strengths.

Additional Features

Removable Water Tank

12-Cup Thermal Carafe

24-Hour Programmable Feature

The 24-Hour Programmable feature can be programmed for any time over a 24-hour period, so your coffee can be ready at a precise time, day or night.

Pause and Serve

Included: Gold Tone Filter and Water Filter

Dimensions & Weight


Product Dimensions

  • 12.48
  • 14.61
  • 8.8

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by some issues but overall great We have a few issues with the carafe leaking somewhere and we can not figure it out. But Kitchen Aid is replacing our carafe for us and that makes us very happy. Customer support is what it is all about. May 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great coffee maker We are happy to have a 12 cup coffee maker that has a thermal carafe. The coffee is still hot 6 hours after it's brewed! The only hang up is the leaking of the coffee as it is brewing occasionally. We discovered if you don't fill the water dispenser all the way to the 12 cup line, it is fine. We are happy with this product. May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent set up My new coffee maker is a joy to use. Features are prominent and easy. Coffee stays hot in carafe. June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best coffee maker we have ever purchased Designed for ease of set up - keeps coffee hot for unbelieveably long time - looks good on the counter. Leaves our previous Cuisinart coffee makers in the dust. Thank you Kitchen Aid. August 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by worst coffee maker This is my third coffee maker since may & from what I'm experiencing lately it won't be my last. Everyone of them has leaked coffee all over place. The digital clock doesn't light up only half the time. The customer service is awesome, its the product that's terrible. I wish I never bought it. August 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by It looks good We really loved the look and the name KitchenAid of this appliance but the thing leaks because the carafe lid sometimes does not let the coffee flow through and instead goes all over the counter. About 8 out of 10 times this will happen. My wife places the coffee maker next to the sink for ease of clean up. If I was making the coffee every morning, I would have thrown it out by now. September 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very Disappointed I found using this coffee maker very frustrating and cumbersome. The stainless carafe cannot be filled from my refridgerator's filtered water spigot nor can the removeable water tank. This means I have to fill the water tank with a separate pitcher. The lid of the carafe is difficult to remove/attach and when trying to pour coffee, only a trickle streams out. The inner rim of the carafe is about an inch wide and doesn't allow me to pour out the last 1/4 cup of coffee without removing the lid, turning the whole carafe upside down and shaking it. Obviously, this cannot be done over the cup, it has to be done over the sink. I also think the menu is more than it has to be.....keep it simple, KitchenAid! I prefer my $39.99 Black & Decker coffeemaker! October 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the looks of this coffee maker!! Setting up the coffee maker before using is a breeze. I love the looks of the coffee maker on my counter. Stainless steel carafe keeps coffee hot for longer period of time. October 3, 2013
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Use & Care Guide

Comprehensive information about your new appliance - from getting started to cleaning and maintenance.


Warranty Information

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