Summary: After buying other grind and brew coffee makers that start to fall apart after a year this seems to be much heavier in component parts. The coffee is supreme. We look forward to the morning's first cup. This is like having a professional coffee grinder---maker. Wish it were a twelve cup with a thermal pot. The pot could be heavier grade of glass and is tricky to pour. Even with those minor problems we are happy with our purchase.
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: 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: 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. Then I read about the burr grinder, and how people were saying that it gives more of a coffee shop flavor to fresh ground coffee.
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. Another month and they sent a second replacement which was fine for 3 months and the heater went out. I am currently awaiting their evaluation and replacement.
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 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 like Krups might have better quality. Well, dream on......