Summary: After buying other grind and brew coffee makers that start to fall apart after a year this seems to be much heavier in component parts. The coffee is supreme. We look forward to the morning's first cup. This is like having a professional coffee grinder---maker. Wish it were a twelve cup with a thermal pot. The pot could be heavier grade of glass and is tricky to pour. Even with those minor problems we are happy with our purchase.
Summary: First off, I loved that this coffee maker would store beans - eliminating the need to measure beans - in my opinion an EXCELLENT feature - you tell the machine how many cups of coffee you want, how strong you want it, and it does all of the measuring for you. I really really want to love this thing! I have, however, been disappointed with four things: (1) During the grinding process, grounds are thrown all over my counter. I have to clean up each time I make coffee.
Summary: Paid about $120 for my KM7000 in November 2007 and the grinder quit working in January 2009. Used it every day. Doing the math then, the KM7000 cost me about 30¢ per day to own, or about 5¢ per cup. Was it worth it? Absolutely! I went right out and ordered another one. This is the best coffee maker I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot.
Summary: There's definitely a learning curve after using the same Grind 'n Brew for 9 years, but once you get the hang of this coffee maker, it's very cool. Pros: - It's WAY easier to clean than my old Grind 'N Brew! Throw the used filter away, rinse out the pot, and voila! You're done! - The coffee is definitely better tasting with the burr grinder in the Krups...slower grinding doesn't burn the bean while grinding.
Summary: Ok, so after months of using a grinder, then taking the grounds and putting them into a regular coffee maker i decided to take the plunge into the grind and brew world. I can say that after owning the Krups for over 4 months now, I am completely satisfied. I did my homework, read all the reviews, even talked to some cuisinart users about the pros and cons of their coffee makers.
Summary: I bought it for my fiance for a Christmas gift-had tried several places and everyone was sold out. I found this one and I do mean one offered at Christmas. I love the fact that only on E-bay could I find one. Also, it is an awesome coffee maker-does everything. Great item for the coffee drinkers in your life. I would highly recommend this item to anyone who drinks coffee.
Summary: I was tired of the Cuisinart and then it broke very predictably as other reviewers said, so I purchased the Krups. What a mistake. First of all it is huge and an unusual shape so it takes up lots of space. Then if you place a full hopper of beans in the dispenser, it will use up most or all of them, wasting beans. Also, when you fill the water storage section, you have to wait for the water to sink down and then fill it to the cup level or you will not have enough water.
The 2nd one finally works! (First one came broken)
M. Keough, Amazon
31 January 2009
Summary: I just received the 2nd coffeemaker yesterday. The first one I ordered came broken, (the basket lid cover did not automatically swing over the basket and the cycle just stopped dead) and I had to send it back to Amazon. Amazon has excellent returns policy and pre-paid shipment back, but watch the "clock" as it's only good for 2 weeks (I think?). The problem was not caused in shipment, as the unit is very well packed in the protective box.
I hate this coffee maker! My husband hates this coffee maker! Stay away!
A. Gutierrez, Amazon
21 January 2009
Summary: I bought the Krups Pro Grinder-Brewer to replace Melitta grinder brewer. Given the fairly steep price, we have been very disappointed: 1. It is huge, and I mean HUGE and in order to use it the unit cannot be under a top cabinet (cannot access the water reservoir) and cannot be in a corner (cannot access the filter.
Summary: After one year of use, it would no longer heat the water. Gave up and bought a Cuisinart. I hated the mess of the Krups-it left grounds everywhere, and the carafe is so poorly designed that it is impossible to pour from it without spilling. I had been looking for a good coffeemaker for quite a while. I have a Capresso that cannot be used to grind the coffee anymore, because the LEDs no longer function, so you can't set amount of cups or brew strength.