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KitchenAid Coffee Maker User Guide


  1. Water Tank Lid
  2.  Water Tank Handle
  3. Water Tank
  4. Cord Storage in Base (not shown)
  5. Brew/Cancel Button
  6. Warming Plate
  7. Glass Carafe
  8. Carafe Handle
  9. Carafe Lid
  10. Brew Basket
  11.  Gold Tone Filter
  12. Dosage Ladder
  13.  Showerhead
  14.  Brew Basket Lid
  15.  Auto Icon
  16.  Remaining Keep Warm Time Icon
  17.  Control Panel
  18.  Clean Icon
  19.  Bold Icon
  20.  Brew Icon
  21.  Clock

NOTE: Default measurement for 1 cup = approximately 147 ml.


Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kil or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER’ or “WARNING:” These words mean:

  You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.

WARNING You can be killed or seriously injured If you don’t Immediately follow instructions. 

All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always befollowed, including the following:

  1. Read all instructions. Misuse of appliance may result in personal injury.
  2. European Union only: Appliances can be used by persons with reduced physical,sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and  knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance.
  3. European Union only: This appliance shall not be used by children. Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children.
  4. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  5. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions or is dropped or damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the nearest Authorised Service Centre for examination, repair or adjustment.
  6. To protect against fire, electric shock and injury to persons do not immerse
    appliance in water or other liquid.
  7. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
  8.  Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  9. Do not let cord hang over the edge of table or counter or touch hot surfaces.
  10.  This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  11. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  12. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  13. The use of attachments not recommended or sold by KitchenAid may cause fire, electrical shock, or injury.
  14.  Do not use the appliance outdoors.
  15. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
  16. Do not use appliance without lid properly placed on Carafe.
  17. The Carafe is designed for use with this appliance. It must never be used on a range top or in a microwave oven.
  18. Do not set a hot Carafe on a wet or cold surface.
  19.  To disconnect, press the button, then remove plug from wall outlet
  20.  Scalding may occur if the lid is removed during the brewing cycles.
  21.  Do not use a cracked Carafe or a Carafe having a loose or weakened handle.
  22.  Do not clean Carafe with abrasive cleaners, steel wool pads, or other abrasive
  23.  Do not fill the Water Tank above the marked maximum fill line.
  24. Do not overfill Glass Carafe. If the Glass Carafe is overfilled, brewed coffee may be ejected.
  25. This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as:
    •  staff kitchen areas in shops, farmhouses, offices, or other working environments;
    •  farmhouses;
    • by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments;
    • bed and breakfast type environments.
  26.  Refer to the “Care and Cleaning” section for instructions on cleaning the surfaces in contact with food.
  27.  If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
  28. The heating element surface is subject to residual heat after use. Do not touch hot surface. w



  • Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into an earthed outlet.
  • Do not remove earth prong.
  • Do not use an adapter.
  • Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
  1. Voltage: 220-240 Volts AC
  2. Frequency: 50-60 Hz
  3. Wattage: 1100 Watts

NOTE: If the plug does not fit in the outlet, contact a qualified electrician. Do not modify the plug in any way. Do not use an adapter.

Do not use an extension cord. If the power supply cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or service technician to install an outlet near the appliance.

The cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter top or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.


Disposal of packing material
The packing material is 100% recyclable and is marked with the recycle symbol

  • The various parts of the packing must therefore be disposed of responsibly and in full compliance with local authority regulations governing waste disposal.

Scrapping the product

  • This appliance is marked in compliance with European Directive 2012/19/EU, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
  • By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
    potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.
  • The symbol on the product or on the accompanying documentation  indicates that it should not be treated as domestic waste but must be taken to an appropriate collection centre for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.

For more detailed information about treatment, recovery and recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop where you purchased the product.


This appliance has been designed, constructed and distributed in compliance with the safety requirements of EC Directives: 2014/35/EU, 2014/30/EU, 2009/125/EC and 2011/65/EU (RoHS Directive).



  • Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into an earthed outlet.
  • Do not remove earth prong.
  • Do not use an adapter.
  • Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.

NOTE: When the Coffee Maker is first plugged in or when power is restored after an interruption, the display will initially show 12:00.

  1. Cord is stored in the base. If needed, gently pull cord outwards. Plug into an earthed outlet.
  2. Press H to set the hour. The hour digits will change with each press; or press and hold to scroll rapidly.
  3. Press Min to set the minutes.
    To save the current displayed time and exit clock set-up: Press any other button or do not press any button for 10 seconds.


  1. To switch between Regular and Bold brew strengths: Press button.

NOTE: Regular is the default setting.

TIP: While brewing small batches (2-4 cups), using the “Bold Setting” is recommended.


TIP: Brew 2 Carafe of fresh, cool water and discard before brewing the first Carafe of coffee.

  1. Pour fresh water in the Water Tank. Use the level markings. Then, close the lid properly.
    1. Lift the Water Tank up gently. Pour fresh water in the Water Tank. Place the Water Tank back in position properly.
  2. Place the Carafe in the Coffee Maker. Make sure the Carafe lid is in place and bottom of the Carafe is fully seated.


  1. Raise the Brew Basket lid and remove the Brew Basket.
  2. Insert the Gold Tone permanent filter or cone paper filter into the Brew Basket.
  3. Gold tone permanent filter: Add coffee grounds. Use the “Dosage Ladder”. For example: If you need 8 cups of Brew Coffee, then add coffee grounds till 8  cups scale level.
    1. Cone paper coffee filter: Add desired coffee grounds. Use the “coffee dosage chart” on the back of the Water Tank as a guide for how much coffee grounds to use. Pre-wetting the paper is not required.

      IMPORTANT: Do not use both types of filters at the same time. Using both filters might cause water and coffee to overflow the Brew Basket
  4. Place the basket into the Coffee Maker 12 aligning with the slot.
  5. Be sure the Brew Basket lid is fully closed before brewing.


IMPORTANT: Set the correct time as per the instructions in “Setting the clock” before using the Auto Set feature.

  1. Press the Auto button one time.
    The Auto indicator light will flash and the time display will change to the currently set Auto Set time (12:00 is the default time).
    To set the time the Coffee Maker should begin brewing: Press the H button to set hour. The hour digits will change with each press; or press and hold to scroll rapidly.
  2. Next, press the Min button to set minute.
    The hour setting will stay solid and the minute setting will begin to blink.
    To save the Auto set time and exit set-up: Press any other button or do not press any button for 10 seconds. The Auto indicator will remain lit and the time display will go back to the current time.

TIP: To cancel the Auto Set time after programming is complete: Press Auto button again; or press the button.

NOTE: Default standard brewing cycle time for a full Carafe (12 cups) is approximately 10-minutes.


These steps can be followed to save the Auto Set time after following the steps in the “Programming the Auto Set feature” section.

  1. Press the Auto button. The Auto indicator will flash and the time display will show the previously set Auto time.
  2. To save the current displayed time and exit set-up: Wait for 10 seconds, or press any  button. The Auto indicator will remain lit and the time display will go back to the current time.


  1. Press any of the buttons provided on side or on front to begin brewing coffee.
  2. The Coffee Maker will beep 3 times when the Brew cycle is complete.
    Then, 30 minutes Warm mode will start.
  3. After Warm mode end, the Coffee Maker will automatically turn off.
    To Cancel Brew cycle or Warm mode, press the  button once.


The “Pause and pour” feature enables you to remove the Carafe and pour a cup of coffee before brewing is finished. When the Carafe is removed, a special valve stops the flow of coffee from the Brew Basket. However, brewing does not stop.
Make sure to place the Carafe back in the place within 25 seconds to avoid the overflow of the water and coffee grounds from the Brew Basket.


NOTE: Unplug and allow the Coffee Maker to cool down before cleaning.

  1. Dishwasher-safe parts, top rack only: Brew Basket and Gold Tone Permanent filter. Wipe the Showerhead with a damp cloth to remove any coffee splashes.
  2. Wash by hand in warm and soapy water. Dry thoroughly: Carafe and Water Tank.


Mineral deposits (scale) from water will build up in the Coffee Maker over the time and impair brewing efficiency and coffee quality. The “Clean icon ()” will flash in display after completing 100 brew cycles. Then, it is time to descale the Coffee Maker.

  1. Empty the Brew Basket.
  2. Fill the Water Tank with 1.4 L (6 cup) vinegar and 1.4 L (6 cup) cool water.
  3. Press button. Then, press any of the  buttons button to begin the Clean cycle. After the Clean cycle ends (approximately 30 minutes), 3 beeps will sound, and the “Clean icon ()” will turn off.
  4. Run 2-3 fresh, cool water-only cycles after the Clean cycle is complete.


  • Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into an earthed outlet.
  • Do not remove an earth prong.
  • Do not use an adapter.
  • Do not use an extension cord.
  • Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
Problem Solution
If the display is not illuminated: Check if the Coffee Maker is plugged into an earthed outlet. If it is, check the fuse or circuit breaker on the electrical circuit the Coffee Maker is connected to and make sure the circuit is closed.
If only a portion of the water added to the Coffee Maker actually brews: The Coffee Maker requires immediate descaling. Please refer to the “Care and cleaning” section.
Coffee Maker takes longer than usual to brew:
If you hear 3 rapid tones: There is no water in the Water Tank. See the “Filling water for brewing” section.
If “Er1” flashes on the display and you hear 1 tone: A button may be jammed. Unplug and press each button several times. Plug the Coffee Maker. If “Er1” appears again on the display, repeat this procedure.
If coffee overflows the Brew Basket: The Brew Basket is not correctly in place. See the “Assembly Of Brew Basket” section.
Too much coffee ground was placed into the Brew Basket.
Used both Gold tone filter and paper filter together.
If water exits from the back of the Coffee Maker: Too much water was poured into the Water Tank.

If the problem is not due to one of the above items, see the “Product warranty and Customer  Care” section. Do not return the Coffee Maker to the retailer. Retailers do not provide service.


Length of Warranty: KitchenAid Will Pay For: KitchenAid Will Not Pay For:
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 5KCM1208 Two years full warranty from date of purchase. The replacement parts and repair labour costs to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an Authorised KitchenAid Service Centre.
  1. Repairs when Coffee Maker is used for operations other than normal household drip coffee preparation.
  2. Damage resulting from accident, alterations, misuse, abuse, or installation/ operation not in accordance with local electrical codes.



For any questions, or to find the nearest Authorised KitchenAid Service Centre in your country, please find our contact details below.

Phone : 00800 3810 4026




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