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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I bought this from a local store and didn't check any reviews or anything, I just bought it because it looked nice and seemed to provide all coffee functions and from a reputable brand... what a mistake!
Summary: A total piece of junk. Never buy this machine! In fact, never buy any combination-type machine. Bite the bullet and buy a separate coffee machine and espresso machine. And also buy a decent little stovetop espresso maker (Bialetti)as a backup for when your NEW, separate machine craps out.