Summary: There's definitely a learning curve after using the same Grind 'n Brew for 9 years, but once you get the hang of this coffee maker, it's very cool. Pros: - It's WAY easier to clean than my old Grind 'N Brew! Throw the used filter away, rinse out the pot, and voila! You're done! - The coffee is definitely better tasting with the burr grinder in the Krups...slower grinding doesn't burn the bean while grinding.
Summary: I bought it for my fiance for a Christmas gift-had tried several places and everyone was sold out. I found this one and I do mean one offered at Christmas. I love the fact that only on E-bay could I find one. Also, it is an awesome coffee maker-does everything. Great item for the coffee drinkers in your life. I would highly recommend this item to anyone who drinks coffee.
Summary: Krups coffee makers have never disappointed me, so I just don't buy any other brand. This model is awesome. You can use it with whole beans, and the grinder works perfectly. You can program it so you get fresh ground coffee first thing in the morning, and you can choose the strength you want (super easy to program, too). It also works with coffee that is already ground if you prefer, it is simple to bypass the grinder.
Summary: A very nice looking design on the counter and makes great tasting coffee, but the grinding noise is very loud. It can be used as an alarm clock. The loud grinding last for about 45 seconds, but the slow speed dosen't burn the beans so the flavor is great. Very poor design on the glass carafe. The lid on the carafe dose not come off so it makes it difficult to clean.
Summary: I bought it for convenience sake of the self grind & brew feature. First time users make note that you must leave the lid ajar for the beans to brew or you will only receive boiled water in your carafe. Although the grinder is loud it makes a great pot of coffee. It has several settings for grinding the beans and how many cups you need to brew. It's difficult at best to take apart for cleaning.
Summary: Bought in April 2008 and have used it daily since its arrival. Also invested in a washable Gold mesh filter that was the correct part number to match the unit. I am very satisfied with the maker. It is easy to wash and prepare for the next use. It is very universal with respect to strength of brew, cups, etc. The maker has some short comings that I will pass on. 1. It does spit out some flakes of coffee grounds during the grind process.
Summary: I have had nothing but good luck with my Krups KM 7000. I have not had any problems with leaking or coffee grounds left on my counter. I highly recommend this coffee maker. I have previously owned a Cuisinart Grind & Brew, it was extremely hard to clean. The Krups is easy to clean. The unit is tall and will require it to be moved forward for water filling.