Make no mistake, the Kitchenaid Precision Press Coffee Maker is not your all-in-one coffee machine and it certainly is not fully-automatic. In other words, it cannot do all the work for you. Users are still advised to do some of the coffee-making procedures manually such as pouring ground coffee beans into the container and filling it with hot water. It is, at its core, still a French press, but with some added extras.
The Kitchenaid Precision Press Coffee Maker is a Simple French Press Coffeemaker With Extras
Sculpted in a traditional form factor, the Kitchenaid Precision Press Coffee Maker presents itself as a stainless-steel coffeemaker that is double-lined for improved heat retention. However, it is not as insulated as a robust vacuum-sealed thermal carafe, but it still does a pretty good job at retaining heat. It is designed to preserve the heat of your coffee blends longer than the basic glass-walled containers found in many other French presses in the market.
If you’re the type of coffee-lover that loves making coffee beverages out of a French press, then you would find the mechanics of the Precision Press Coffee Maker to be nothing out of place. Covering the kettle’s contents is a steel lid that has a round plunger handle at the center. This plunger is just a thin rod that is attached to a circular handle and a metal filter found at the bottom. When you press down on its plunger (just like what you would do in just about any French press), it will case the rod and the filter to travel down inside the kettle.
Examining its black carafe will reveal more of its hidden capabilities. On the topmost surface on the handle, there is flat section wherein you will naturally place your thumb. There is a series of three buttons and a small LED screen. The largest of the three buttons is the Power button to activate the unit’s display. Below and to the left of said Power button lies the “timer” button, and to its right there’s the “scale” button. The purpose of having the screen on the device is to let it show the readouts on the weight and time.
However, there is one flaw on the display of the Kitchenaid Precision Press Coffee Maker, and that is the text shown on the screen will reset to zero at a very fast pace. So if you just glanced over your shoulder for a few seconds, you may miss out on said reading. Other than that, the Precision Press is feature-packed French press that has a traditional design and has modern functionalities.