Summary: Had 2 Cuisinart grind and brew before I tried the Krups. I almost wish I had stayed with Cuisinart. The Krups is a bit akward to operate, but with some time I'm sure I'll get used to it. Quality of the coffee is very good, but you have to play with the "grind" and "strength" options to try and get things right. I have had no problems whatsoever with spraying grounds all over the counter as others have reported. Read the directions and you will have no problems.
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 was skeptical of the grinder contraption at first, but it has worked flawlessly since we purchased ours in March 2008 (6 months ago). Makes excellent coffee. I highly recommend a burr-grinder, which the Krups KM7000 has, which allows the bean to be ground once only, with the grinds falling straight through to the filter, rather than the more-common blender-grinder, which regrinds and causes inconsistent particle size, from powder to chunks.
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......
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: The grinder failed after a few weeks. The instructions say not to grind "oily beans". My Capresso (also a burr grind-and-brew) worked for 6 years with the same kind of beans, and the grinder still worked fine when the heating element failed. Too bad, really, because this would be a very nice coffeemaker if the grinder were reliable.
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.