Summary: I just received my Krups Grind and Brew KM7000 the other day. I never owned a grind and brew before. This Krups is so easy to operate and makes the very best coffee. I feel like a Starbucks store has moved into my kitchen! I'll never go back to a regular coffeemaker again.
Summary: I have had a number of grind and brew coffeemakers, Cusinarts (awful), Melittas (nice), and this one. The KM7000 is, by far, the easiest to clean, which solves the biggest problem with this type of appliance. Just remove the filter basket, throw out the filter, rinse, and you're ready to go again. My wife loves it as well. Unfortunately, after 2 weeks I was cleaning the filter basket and the spring loaded valve popped off the bottom (I was holding it by the valve; dumb).
Summary: After my fifth Cuisinart Grind and Brew Coffee maker (3 different models) stopped functioning I decided on choosing a different brand. There were no reviews so I crossed my fingers and hoped that Krups worked out the kinks with this new model. I had to wait 2 months for the coffee maker as it was ordered before it was released and I am so happy to say that the 2 month wait was MORE THEN worth it!!
Summary: Works great, grinder is slightly messy, tends to spray the beans especially on first use. Great tasting coffee and hot, after owning the Capresso Grind and Brew was looking for a similar set-up but wanted my coffee hot. Well worth the price.