Summary: I received this coffee maker as an employee reward. Paper cone filters constantly clog and then overflow everywhere. I am afraid to try the espresso maker after reading the above reviews. Do not buy this! Try another brand!
Summary: Yes, the espresso and coffee comes out good, but on the coffee pot side, the back where you put water in clicks when you open it, and sounds broken. The coffee pot leaks all over the counter when you pour water in the back and when you pour your coffee, always need to pour over the sink and visitors don;t always know this. big mess each time. you can only put the pot back straight, it doesn't fit if placed with the handle on the side.
Summary: crap. i am SO bummed. we bought this machine a few years ago, and i loved it, while it worked (except the crafe does spill all over). my latte-filled dreams were short lived. the espresso maker quit working (it was a day out of warranty) and i was convinced i'd be able to get it fixed. i was very wrong. krups doesn't make the valve that needs replacing. they don't support any local appliance shops and basically consider this a disposable item. never buying krups again.
Summary: I've had this Krups unit for almost 3 years and have made countless pots of coffee and used the Espresso side multiple times with no problems to date (knock on wood, haha). I've cleaned the unit using vinegar to get who knows what possible build up could happen inside the unit. I've read other reviews saying they have had multiple problems but for me i guess i got the golden goose!
Summary: I bought this machine as a replacement for another, smaller Krups coffee maker that started leaking after a year. Krups would not honor the warranty but they gave me rebates towards another machine. So I bought this machine and was happy for a while, although the carafe leaks from day one (you must pop open the lid to have it not spill while pouring, an asinine design).
Summary: In theory I love everything about this machine but there is a chemical burn smell when turning on the espresso machine - I assume the motor will burn out soon. Also, there is accumulation of water in the lower tray that I can't explain, not harmful but why?
Summary: I think Krups cuts some corners on this one. Cheap parts, made even more frustrating by the fact that they do (used to?) make good products that would last years. The espresso part is awkward and difficult, and I've been a barista. The regular coffee side is also a mess because the actual water tank leaks.
Summary: I purchased this unit from a retail store that was discontinuing it. It was a display model, so I got it on markdown for $50. Employee discount, also! ;-) I have always wanted an espresso maker, and this one even had a coffee pot, so I didn't hesitate to make the purchase. That was 3 years ago (approximately), and I must say, it has been relatively good to me in those 3 years. BUT I'll start with the bad just to get it out there.
Summary: I liked the equipment it was a good buy fast del with expert packing! I had read the reviews on the product and it seemed no one liked but I gave it to my mother and she absolutely loved it she later went on the net and got the manual for it it has been a great machine!