Summary: We love the taste of the coffee that this machine brews but you definitely need to keep your warranty. After about one year the machine would no longer brew a cup of coffee. The problem seemed to be electrical although it would still grind. We sent it a away to be fixed under warranty ( the metal came back a little dented). The machine worked for another 6 months and the same thing happened the other day. The machine will no longer brew.
Summary: This is my second Grind and Brew, the first lasted about 18 months until the heating element stopped working. Both my wife and I really liked it, and even though we though 18 months was a pretty short life span for a $150 coffee maker, we decided to purchase another. The second unit has a major issue with grinding enough beans. The grinding cycle length is set by selecting number of cups and strength.
Summary: I was surprised how "plastic-y" this coffee maker is. The parts make that "plastic" noise when you open and close them...which makes me feel this won't last much more than 1 year. It is a little messy (like other reviewers, I find if you pour too fast, the coffee pot spills), coffee grinds do fly about, but it is sort of all worth it. This coffee maker makes a GREAT cup of coffee.
Summary: My brother wanted a coffee maker for his birthday. I have a Cuisinart which is very hard to clean and very loud when it is grinding the beans. So after doing some research I bought this one and he seems to love it. I've read several things about how the cone shape filter makes a better cup of coffee, so I thought that this model was one of the better ones out there for price.
Summary: I was looking for another coffee maker with a coffee bean grinder combination. I had been using the Cuisinart model for several years. I disliked having to take the machine apart every day and clean each piece in order to make coffee. This Krups model was actually the only other one I could find. Boy, am I glad I did! Everything about this coffee maker is superior. Preparing coffee is much simpler, and the coffee tastes much better. The burr grinder is fantastic.
Summary: This is a great coffee maker! It is the best I have ever had. It was sold to me as "new", however, there were coffee grounds in the coffeemaker when I went to use it for the first time. So whether it was a demo or used I do not know.
Summary: I loved this coffee machine hard for three months, then it up and died. The grider just stopped grinding. Do some research before you buy or at least take good care of your warranty information becuase it seems like this is par for the course with this machine. Oh, KM7000, it was beautiful but brief.