Summary: I've had three other grind and brew machines before Krups, and this Krups machine has them beat hands down. I had a Cuisinart Grind & Brew for about 4 years before it died. I loved the fresh ground beans and it made a great cup of coffee. Trouble was, the steam would get into the grinding chamber and chute and the residual grounds would get all gummy and jam up the machine. Cleaning was a pain and after four years, I was pretty much done with Cuisinart.
Summary: We replaced our previous auto-grind coffee maker with this one. Our $300 CoffeeTEAM Therm (Model #455) by Capresso just couldn't make strong coffee. We had taken to pre-grinding half a filter's worth just to get drinkable coffee. What an expensive lesson that was. We've had the Krups KM7005 for a month now and what a difference! Set at "Medium" strength we get a very nice full-flavored cup without any additional work required.
Summary: so far great machine to grind fresh coffee beans and brew in the same machine.i was tired of expesive kcups and useing a seperate grinder for my beans so far so good a touch noisey but i can live with that easy to clean also.
Summary: Absolutely the best coffepot ever! Bought this upon recommendation of another owner and he was right. This replaced my Melitta Smart brew which made good coffee til the weatherstation suddenly died and the lid would not open to put coffee in. That replaced a Cuisinart Grind and Brew which made OK coffee but would occasionally overflow and spill coffee all over the counter in the morning.
Summary: This coffee maker with the coffee bean grinder makes excellent coffee! We were grinding our coffee and using a press before we purchased this machine. It took a lot of our time to get a good cup of coffee. With this unit we set it up at night and it automatically comes on in the morning and we wake to the smell of great fresh coffee. Absolutely delighted with it!
Summary: It is hands-down the best coffee maker I've had. But my first one broke after 12 months. It stopped heating the water. My second one broke after 18 months. It stopped grinding. Both have been replaced for free because I bought the ~$20 extended warranty. Highly recommended for this unit. Do some Google searches and you'll see that people love this machine, but it will break before 2 years is up.
Summary: My wife and I have used the Krups KM7000 series coffee maker for over a year now and we're both very particular about how our coffee is prepared. This particular maker allows us to prepare the perfect cup every time. Maintenance is key; keep the duo filter changed out as recommended and you will experience the best cup of coffee each and every morning.