Very happy with this purchase and NOT having the problems described in bad reviews
William Katz, Amazon
28 January 2013
Summary: Pros: very easy to program, and coffee stays hot for hours without a heating tray to burn the coffee. Have NOT experienced the coffee all over the counter problem referenced in several reviews, and think Krups may have updated the lid on the carafe in response to this issue. Cons: water "meter" is difficult to read, and you can't see the actual water line to measure out a single cup (i.e. meter jumps from 6 to 8, so 7 isn't an option).
Summary: OK, if you are like me, when you make coffee in the early morning (0500) you're not firing on all cylinders. Unfortunately, the nice feature of insulated caraff works against the "bleary" mind. So, if you forget to dump yesterday's coffee and make fresh, the unit (obviously) overflows, making the first task of the day "clean-up" not wake up. Too bad they didn't figure out a way to have an indicator that there is still liquid in the caraff.
Summary: I've used various Krups products for years. I bought this item based on its design and features. Bought it despite warnings about the quality of the carafe and a tendency to malfunction and pour coffee all over your counter top. Well duh. The carafe issue was solved by pre-heating it with hot water. That keeps the coffee very hot for several hours, well past what I need for my morning's three cups. But recently the spillage problem has reared its head.
Summary: I wanted a coffee maker that could be programmed, would keep my brew warm without burning it (or the house down), and would, in general, make coffee. It can do the first two of those requirements, but it fails so solidly on the last that one tends to forget anything else. First, the designers of this model were clearly tea drinkers.
Summary: I have used this coffeemaker for the last time. Despite my efforts to make sure the pot lid and the filter hole are perfectly aligned, the coffeemaker is on a perfectly level surface, and the little hole stopper in the pot lid is positioned correctly, this coffee pot overflows onto the countertop almost as often as it makes a pot of coffee correctly.
Summary: I've had this coffeemaker for over a month now and I love it. My husband makes the coffee before he goes to work and I don't get to it until an hour later. It is still piping hot! If you take an extra second or two and pour slow you'll have no problems.
Summary: Ok... So, after reading these reviews I was a lil skeptical about buying this machine. But I like good coffee!!! Krupps has always provided a great tasting coffee for a reasonable price. If you dont care about good tasting coffee by all means go buy a mr. coffee or Bunn.. My wife insisted on having a thermal pot so I went ahead and bought this one even though the reviews were horible. To my surprise THIS COFFEE POT WORKS AWESOME!
Summary: Our office got this coffee maker to replace one that was working fine before (?!) and I HATE it. I was willing to give it a good chance, but it constantly disappoints. 1) the thermal carafe actually does keep the coffee warm without burning it, but you can't see how much coffee is left in it. Apparently this is an even better excuse for my coworkers to leave a quarter-cup of coffee in the carafe and not make a new pot.
Summary: I read all the reviews on Amazon before finally purchasing this coffee maker at a local store about 4 months ago. My objectives were to get a better quality cup of coffee out of a drip coffee maker that kept coffee hot for more than 20 minutes. On these two fronts this coffee make exceeds my expectations. Coffee stays HOT for 1 hr+. For the ease of use - I have never had a problem. Neither of the other two people I live with have had a problem.