Summary: After going crazy trying to find the right grind and brew coffee maker, I first tried the Cuisinart grind and brew. I found that one to make good coffee, and it kept the coffee hot for four hours on the hotplate, but it was such a hassle to clean.
Don't buy this coffee maker - it is poorly designed junk
B. G. Dickstein, Amazon
7 November 2008
Summary: I purchased a Krups KM7000 coffe maker and within the first 3 months the heater went out. It took an additional 3 month to get Krups to replace it as it couldn't be repaired. The new coffee maker they sent was difective as the clock didn't work.
Summary: I bought this coffeemaker in June '08 and the grinder broke in early October '08. We only made one pot of coffee each day, which I don't consider excessive. Now I have to pay to ship the coffeemaker to the repair center for warranty service.
Summary: I was skeptical of the grinder contraption at first, but it has worked flawlessly since we purchased ours in March 2008 (6 months ago). Makes excellent coffee. I highly recommend a burr-grinder, which the Krups KM7000 has, which allows the bean to be ground once only, with the grinds falling...
Summary: I was initially excited by this product as it seemed to work pretty well even with the flaws that others have noted in their reviews. We had been through two Capresso Coffee Team grind and brew models that lasted 4 years and 1.5 years respectively, so I thought that an equally reputable manufacturer...
Summary: Best coffee I've ever made at home! It looks great, it's quiet and makes wonderful coffee. It stopped cycling water after 6 months use. Of all the things that could go wrong with a machine like this, the water stopped cycling?!?! I will miss it, but I will not buy another Krups!!
Summary: The grinder failed after a few weeks. The instructions say not to grind "oily beans". My Capresso (also a burr grind-and-brew) worked for 6 years with the same kind of beans, and the grinder still worked fine when the heating element failed.
Summary: As one might guess we are sitting here with a malfunctioning KM7000 two months after an Amazon purchase... outside Amazon's return policy but within Krups warranty. Krups providing lip service thus far instead of repair or replacement.
Summary: When our old Cuisinart Grind and Brew bit the dust (the unit would go dead many times during a brewing cycle and need a restart), I researched the options. Conical burr grinder, many options for brew strengths and quality, etc., convinced me to buy one despite some of the negative reviews.
Summary: There is nothing to dislike about this machine. It solves the problems associated with the Melitta (flimsy construction) and the Cusine Art (insanely intense cleaning requirements). It solves these problems with aplomb and with only a modest increase in price.