Produces excellent coffee; fast & efficient. Easily to program.
1 October 2012
Summary: Krups Coffee Maker is fast and efficient. Great tasting coffee is delivered in a matter of minutes. The programmable features are super easy to operate and understand. The readout is easy to read; probably the easiest I have ever used. Although it doesn't say, you can almost make 14 cups with this and it gives you a readout of 12 cups or full pot on the water level guide. The front pull out coffee dispenser is easy to access.
Summary: Normally I wouldn't sit down and write a review for anything since I own and operate 3 companies and just don`t have much free time, but after reading some of the negative reviews that made Krups sound like it was responsible for the start of Armageddon I felt I needed to say something in the interest of honesty.
Summary: This is the BEST coffee maker I have ever owned! And I've tried them all! It's not only top quality its a beautiful, elegant maker and very easy to handle. I loved it so much that I orderd two of them. One for my husband's coffee and one that I use to make green tea. You won't be disappointed with this one! If there was only one drawback it would be the spout for pouring. Very annoying! You have to pour VERY slowly!
Summary: I ordered the KM8105 in early January, 2010. I was hoping that krups would be shipping units with the redesigned carafe by then. They weren't. Knowing this was a possibility, I called Krups and they sent a new, redesigned carafe that works perfectly. The old one has a more rounded pouring spout, the new one is more squared off. The new one is also missing the kind of weir-like piece behind the spout.
Summary: I really wish I'd read some reviews of this coffee maker before I bought one at the local kitchen store. I got it because out of all the coffee makers there, only this one and a more expensive espresso machine had a removable water reservoir, which was the one feature on my wish list. I've already had to take it back for a replacement after less than a month when it wouldn't brew, even after trying all the troubleshooting advice.
Summary: I had the same problems as everyone else with the poor design of the original carafe, but I just called Krups, gave them some information over the phone, and they sent me the newly designed carafe in just a few days. The new carafe works perfectly: no drips. This machine has a more powerful heating element than most, so the water really gets hot enough to properly brew coffee. It also has a great spray head.
Summary: My family and I love this coffee maker. It makes amazing coffee every time. I too had the same problem with the leaky carafe and was about to return it when I called Krups. They shipped me a new carafe that does not dribble, so now I can say I am 100% satisfied with this coffee pot. If you do purchase one, make sure it has the squared off spout, not the rounded one.
Summary: I had really high hopes for this coffee maker, but unfortunately it was very disappointing. The carafe leaks terribly when you pour coffee into your cup. It dribbles down and spills all over the place. I will try to communicate with Krups to see if they have a different carafe that can replace this one.