Summary: I purchased this looking for the perfect solution of convenience and great coffee, however, didn't end up with either. First- I had the similar problem to several other reviewers. After grinding the coffee, the machine proceeds to SPRAY THE GROUNDS ALL OVER THE COUNTER. I would say 30% of what was ground never made it into the basket.
Best cup of coffee I have had, but very unreliable quality
1 September 2011
Summary: To start with, this makes the best cup of coffee of any coffee maker I have ever owned. The downside is that it is very unreliable in the long term. So far I have purchased one unit where the grinder quit working and one where it just would not brew the coffee. I went to buy another unit which was in an opened box, but before I bought it I asked the seller to try it, the grinder did not work!
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: I've owned 3 other Grind n Brew varieties from Cuisinart including the DGB-600 thermal one. This one from Krups beats them hands down. Easier to clean, uses less coffee, coffee is hotter, and more user friendly and customizable and NO MORE MEASURING BEANS!! I've noticed a huge difference in taste with the burr grinder in this machine rather than the blade grinder in my previous coffee makers.
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.
Summary: My 4 year old Cusinart stopped working and although it served me well over the years, it was time to find a coffee maker that served "hot" flavorful freshly grounded coffee. My husband bought this coffee maker for me after I researched every grind & brew currently available. I also sampled coffee from a relative's Capresso. It was good but not very hot and really cooled down over time.