Good design and quality materials combined for an easy and tasty cup of coffee.
Positive Product Points
Smooth design, easy controls, quality feel, good coffee.
Negative Product Points
Lid drips when lifted, pot difficult to remove from hotplate.
KitchenAid provided the JavaStudio at no cost due to a recall. It brews good regular-strength coffee without fuss or bother and has a slower-brew button for 1-2 cups. The controls are easy to use without having to refer to the manual. The surface and control buttons easily wipe clean.
The two-piece lid drips water to the rear when raised and a rubber seal which contacts the top of the pot requires a tug to remove the pot from the hotplate but both are minor annoyances. It has a replaceable internal water filter and sounds an alarm when the unit needs descaling.
A digital display allows for a delayed start-up, automatic shut-off and indicates how long the coffee has been kept warm in 1/2 hour intervals. We grind whole beans in the new KitchenAid Pro Line grinder and the two make a great combination.
No-cost exchange handled on-line by KitchenAid without delay.