Summary: Simply not worh the money unless you like cleaning up an ocean of water with each pot that you brew.
Pros: Makes great coffee.
Cons: The carafe makes a mess when pouring a cup of coffee. Krups will replace it if you contact them within the warranty peroid. Unfortunately a leak will develop at the seal between the water tank and the coffee maker. Krups has not made a design change.
Summary: Let me start by saying in the past I have been a fan of Krups coffee makers, but this one leaves something to be desired. I seem to replaced coffee makers about every two years and usually buy a Krups. I like my coffee steaming hot, and most of the other brands only produce warm coffee.
Summary: The carafe leaks like crazy, no matter what you try. Worst of all, Krups is well aware the problem exists, but still sells the product. And from Krups service, all one got was a hassle request for the original sales receipt, etc.
Summary: Krups is well aware of the carafe design flaw. I don't know how it ever made it past any inspection....German inspections, no less. :). If you will contact Krups USA, they will send you a new carafe that works perfectly well. I suffered with my original one for six months before discovering this.
Summary: The Type KM 100C, Ret KM100050/353111 is horrible and not worth the money. What a miserably bad design that could not have been tested well. The funnel device that you put coffee in must be pushed down, turned and locked in place before putting the lid on or its outlet below to the pot will be...
Summary: The tank heater failed after 3 months use. Krups did replace it; but 6 months later the hotplate material deterriorated. Krups Little Rock Service Center returned it 1-1/2 months later; unrepaired, very scratched, wet and filthy inside the housing unit (the shipping box was clean, this was inside...
Summary: ordered this but then realized it was a three or four year old model and returned it. ended up getting a new model coffee maker. Return went like clockwork, cannot say anything but positive about the seller. just didn't want the coffee maker.
Summary: Thanks for the reviews. I was about to buy the unit. You saved me from a mistake! The leaking water tank was the key - I don't need any more messes - or water leaks with products that plug into 120vAC...