Like others' reviews, unit died after 18 months. Don't Buy!
30 November 2012
Summary: The coffee maker is seriously cheap quality. The unit decided after 18 months to stop heating and pouring the water through to make coffee. Sure Krups will repair it ~ but I have to pay the shipping and I have to go without a coffee maker for about a month to get it fixed. Besides the unit just outright dying, the filter baskets that Krups uses are CHEAP.
Summary: I received this at the end of August/beginning of September 2009. It stopped brewing all of a sudden in the middle of October 2009. I wish I had seen that so many others have experienced the same problem. As it is too difficult to return this to the service center, and because I am not convinced I will not be sent another defective machine, it will end up in the trash after I buy another coffee maker. Too bad. I was a loyal Krups customer until now.
Summary: The krups coffee maker with burr grinder performed perfectly for one month. The coffee maker made a perfect pot of coffee. It was easy to use and I loved it. One morning the coffee ground and the water did not go throught the pot. I hope this was not normal for this machine. I loved it.
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 loved this coffee machine hard for three months, then it up and died. The grider just stopped grinding. Do some research before you buy or at least take good care of your warranty information becuase it seems like this is par for the course with this machine. Oh, KM7000, it was beautiful but brief.