Summary: I bought the Krups KM7000 Grind-and-Brew a couple of days ago so this is reviewed on only a few uses. I had the same Cuisinart Grind & Brew for 8 years and though it was a pretty decent coffee maker, I started noticing the years of wear & tear effecting the coffee flavor and it was not as hot as it once use to be. As others have stated, the maintenance/clean up on this particular coffee maker is tedious.
Summary: Two people in my family had this grinder/coffee maker before me. They loved theirs and now I love mine. This machine only requires that you add water for your cup(s) of coffee. Since I don't share mine, it is set exactly right for me every time. This is the only one of it's type that I know of that lets you set your preferences for coffee exactly right for you. I grind my beans, but you don't have to. You can also use ground coffee.
Good Cup of Coffee........ But Buyer Beware (5 Stars on Making Coffee, 3 Stars on Machine)
William J. Richards, Amazon
28 May 2009
Summary: First off this coffee pot makes a wonderful cup of coffee. I have had a Cuisinart gring and brew for years. Finally when mine went out (after about 4 years of use) I decided to look for another grind / brew coffee pot. The Cuisinart made a good cup of coffee, but I was tired of cleaning all the different parts to it. I stumbled upon this Krups coffee pot. When I got it, the set up was a simple and it did what it was supposed to do (make a good cup of coffee).
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.