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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.