Summary: I read all the reviews before I bought this coffeemaker. I knew that many people had problems with the heating element not working soon after they purchased but it seemed that from the manufacturer's opinion was the problem fell to the consumer not changing the filter as directed. So I took a chance. :( Very sad this morning. It is the first cold snap of fall and it isn't working. The heating element isn't heating up.
Summary: I have now purchased two of these KM7000 machines. In both cases they performed very well initially, then shortly after the warranty expired, some kind of thermal fuse blew, rendering the unit inoperative. The first time this happened was at about 17 months (that is, 5 months after the one-year warranty).
Summary: I've had three other grind and brew machines before Krups, and this Krups machine has them beat hands down. I had a Cuisinart Grind & Brew for about 4 years before it died. I loved the fresh ground beans and it made a great cup of coffee. Trouble was, the steam would get into the grinding chamber and chute and the residual grounds would get all gummy and jam up the machine. Cleaning was a pain and after four years, I was pretty much done with Cuisinart.
Summary: Remember when appliances lasted 25-30 years, and you finally got rid of them just to get a newer model that had more features, looked better or because you had remodeled your kitchen? Well, I'm sure you realize by now that refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers and microwaves all have much shorter lives than they used to. Coffeemakers also seem pretty short-lived nowadays, as I can testify to. I have recently purchased my third Krups Grind and Brew.
Summary: We replaced our previous auto-grind coffee maker with this one. Our $300 CoffeeTEAM Therm (Model #455) by Capresso just couldn't make strong coffee. We had taken to pre-grinding half a filter's worth just to get drinkable coffee. What an expensive lesson that was. We've had the Krups KM7005 for a month now and what a difference! Set at "Medium" strength we get a very nice full-flavored cup without any additional work required.
Well worth the buy, but add a 3 year warrantee for piece of mind,
4 March 2013
Summary: So far, so good! This baby makes a delicious cup 'o joe. It took us a few pots to get all the variables to our liking. We initially felt the coffee was too strong, even on the lightest strength setting. We found that it's perfect to our taste if you put in 10 cups of water, but set it to grind only 8 cups of coffee.
Summary: so far great machine to grind fresh coffee beans and brew in the same machine.i was tired of expesive kcups and useing a seperate grinder for my beans so far so good a touch noisey but i can live with that easy to clean also.
Summary: The grinder on this is great and not too loud. It uses paper or re-usable filter, so it's easy to set up the next batch without a bunch of complicated cleaning. It makes great coffee because it heats the water to the optimum brewing temperature. Most coffee makers don't do that. The cuisinart coffee was practically cold when it came out. If you use dark roast, you have to clean the oils out the grinder every so often or the coffee will not come out.