Summary: Easy to use, after you read the instructions. Makes great coffee. This is by far the best coffee maker I have ever used. The only negative thing I could say is that the grinder gets a small amount of coffee grounds on the counter and the outside of the machine. Over all though, this machine is excellent.
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. Product arrived promptly, in perfect condition. My wife (the non-technical one among us) set it up after reading the manual. Everything worked perfectly! Best cup of coffee in years!
Summary: We had a Krups Coffee Maker for 15 years and it finally called it "quits." Since we had such a wonderful experience with it, we decided to check Krups for a coffee maker that also ground the beans. I was having to grind each pot before making coffee. I had read all the reviews on this particular model and although I was a bit unsure from a couple of the reviews, I decided to go for it. We have had the coffee maker for about a month now and what JOY! It is so easy to use.
Summary: I've had the same Krups drip coffee maker for 20 years (yes, it still works) and decided it was time to upgrade. After a good deal of research, I settled on the Krups grind and brew and I am glad I did. This is the real deal here folks. While I do have to measure the beans, and I had to set the strength to my liking, this machine makes a superb cup of coffee.
Well designed grind & brew system - but flawed electrical system
R. Schultz, Amazon
6 March 2008
Summary: ---- UPDATE May 2010 --- I am changing the original enthusiastic 5-star review to a 1-star. The original unit suffered the same fate as many have noted in their reviews - the heating element suddenly ceases to work. The problem appears to be a fusible link that will eventually fail even though there is no short or other problem in the electrical system to cause the failure.
Perhaps the best...? IT IS THE BEST AFTER 5 YEARS!!!
Mr. Benjamin D. Tweedle "Murkereedime", Amazon
2 February 2008
Summary: I drink a lot of coffee a pot a day two pots a day on the weekend. I'm a stickler for quality and taste, I'm a former Starbucks Batista,store manager and Coffee Master with a sip of coffee I can tell you the region of the coffee and perhaps how the coffee was processed and how long it was roasted.
Summary: This is my first coffee machine so I don't have much to compare it against but I LOVE it! It makes superb, rich coffee that is easily the rival of Starbuck's. The burr grinding works well and only takes a few seconds to grind the necessary amount of beans. The unit is 16 inches high so make sure you have counter space for it. The only downside I've found is the brew pail is tricky to replace after cleaning the filter.
Summary: This coffee maker was a christmas gift so I've had it for about three weeks. I only have a few coffee grounds on the counter (fewer than when I ground them separately). The grinding noise is not too loud for us. The automatic brew starts when our alarm goes off (I always hit snooze once so the coffee is finishing up as I'm wobbling toward the kitchen). It took about three days of adjusting the strength and grind to find our preferred strength.
Summary: I bought the Krups KM7000 through Amazon.com and have had it for a few days. This is my first grind and brew machine, so I cannot compare against other grind-and-brew machines. Although, I've owned a stand-alone blade grinder and a typical drip coffee maker for a long time. THE FACTS: The bean hopper holds enough coffee to make 2-3 full pots of coffee. The bean grinder has 5 settings for the fineness of the grind, from fine to coarse.