KitchenAid's Contour Series 12 Cup Coffee Maker with thermal carafe exists to serve you in style, saving steps to the kitchen as well. Programmable settings will have a steaming hot brew at your beck and call in the morning or any time of day. Preparing fewer cups requires only a simple adjustment to preserve full-bodied flavors. Even at full capacity, the carafe remains easy to maneuver. Contributing to flavor enhancement, the flat basket with gold-tone filter included delivers cleaner taste. The showerhead design distributes water evenly for full saturation that also contributes to well-developed flavors. At the table, you can entertain with ease as coffee remains at perfect temperatures for hours. The sophisticated tapered design with accenting components is discreet in silhouette while keeping the control panel and digital clock highly visible without distracting. Remove the water tank for filling at the sink for less mess, or leave it in place if desired. A replaceable charcoal filter is included to reduce impurities. Cleaning is a simple operation with an alert sensor that lets you know when residue is developing. The KitchenAid 12 Cup Thermal Coffee Maker redefines convenience in brewing and serving.