Why Distilled Water should not use in KitchenAid Coffee Makers
KitchenAid® does not recommend distilled water because of issues with the flow rate through the coffee grounds.
- Because distilled water is such a good solvent, it causes the coffee grounds to swell and slows the flow of water. This leads to bitter, over-extracted coffee or possible brew basket overflow. It is even worse with decaffeinated coffee.
- Distilled water also causes the metal brewing element to slowly deteriorate the hot water tube, causing premature failure of the coffee maker.
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