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Kenmore Elite 12 Cup Programmable Thermal Coffeemaker

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Kenmore Elite 12 Cup Programmable Thermal Coffeemaker. The average rating for this product is 1.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability. The usability is also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability and noise, while there are some mixed views about the price.

design, usability, durability

maintenance, noise, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Kenmore Elite 12 Cup Programmable Thermal Coffeemaker is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: WTH (

Messy and annoying, Kenmore Elite 12-Cup Programmable Thermal Co


Messy and annoying, Kenmore Elite 12-Cup Programmable Thermal Co

May, 2010

Consumer review by: TedMcArthur (

Very disappointed with this coffeemaker.


Very disappointed with this coffeemaker.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Cokeman99 (

very cheap


This coffee pot has problems all over from the internal parts breaking to external parts falling off. when i bought it i thought i was purchasing a quality kenmore product. this was a big disappointment i will never buy another kenmore product again.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Jay4 (

This is the worst coffeemaker I have ever owned.


This maker is a mess. The carafe drips when your pour, And the coffee maker drips when you remove the carafe. It does not keep coffee hot for very long at all. Also is has no outside level indicator for the water. On a side note, it looks great. This...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: qiball (

Purchased 2, neither lasted a month!!!


First of all let me say, we decided to add this coffee maker to our wedding registry over several models at a couple different stores.  The appearance is great and it matches stainless steel appliances, like the models in our kitchen, very well.  It...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Pineapplehead (

This unit breaks down after a short period of time.


The stainless steel carafe lid desintergrates over a short period of time so be sure that if you buy this machine buy lots of lids as it renders the machine useless without one. Would not buy this machine ever again!

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: marksy (

A lot of money for junk!


This is the worse coffee maker I have ever owned. The latch on the lid hasn't worked since the first week, the fake hot plate has chip, cracked and faded. The coffee doesen't stay hot, half the lights don't work, etc.  I usually read reviews on these...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: fraies (

kenmore elite 12 cup prog. thermal cmkr, awesome


my husband bought this for me in may for my b-day, as this was the one i was interested in.  i have had this for about 3 months and i love it.  true, the carafe can leak from the top when pouring coffee, but i found out by not filling all the way to...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: ThePittsburghShopper (

Nothing Elite About It!


Although Sears should be commended for having a full five-year warranty on this product, I went through two of them within less than one month before obtaining a full refund from my local store (Penn Center - Pittsburgh, PA). The first one lasted about...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: SueZQue (




Jun, 2009