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.
Summary: Krups coffee makers have never disappointed me, so I just don't buy any other brand. This model is awesome. You can use it with whole beans, and the grinder works perfectly. You can program it so you get fresh ground coffee first thing in the morning, and you can choose the strength you want (super easy to program, too). It also works with coffee that is already ground if you prefer, it is simple to bypass the grinder.
Summary: I used this machine for about eight months and loved it. I valued its convenience, its smart design, and waking up to freshly ground and brewed coffee. Yes, I overlooked the coffee grind mess and drippy carafe because the coffee was top-notch. I wanted this coffee maker to last forever but it did not. First the grinder broke and I mailed it to a service center. After two months it came back with a new grinder.