Heed the warnings about failure 6-18 months after purchase!
C. L. Reynolds "Teacher and Learner", Amazon
4 April 2015
Summary: We took a chance on the 7500 even after reading numerous reports of this coffee maker failing between 6 months to 18 months after purchase. It makes the best coffee we've ever had at home, but of course, it has failed on us at the 15 month mark.
Summary: I really wanted to love this (mostly because it looks really cool) but it just didn't function (and I really can't begin to understand what they were thinking with the weird coffee grinder swing door function?
Summary: I used a Cuisinart machines with built-in burr grinder for many years. After the grinder gave out I decided to give this Krups machines a try. Pros: -The grinder is much quieter than the Cuisinart -Sleek and compact Cons: -Doesn't brew strong coffee.
Summary: Out of the box, when grinding beans, a horrible toxic/burnt smell fills the room. Took some time to try and find where's it's coming from: bad beans, dirty hopper, etc. Finally have concluded that it's a bad grinder motor. Oh, and, I figured that out too late to return.
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.