Summary: My siblings bought this machine for my husband and I for our 10 yr. wedding anniversary. It worked for about 1 year, and then began giving us fits of various sorts. When simply making coffee, the water runs out of the overflow reservoir--and not just a little bit of water.
Summary: This was my first pricey coffee/espresso machine, so I considered a splurge back then at 300 bucks! I bought it a Crate and Barrel, enjoyed making espresso every now and then (I work from home and don't want to drive to Starbucks) and using the milk frother.
Summary: No matter how many times the espresso shot amount is programmed, it produces the wrong amount at least half of the time. Usually, it's on the high side. I've contacted Krups and they have absolutely terrible product support.
Good if you are looking for a disposable coffee maker
Nan Z, Amazon
26 May 2008
Summary: I found that, when this item worked, it worked well--nice crema and good milk frothing on the espresso side, and pretty good coffee on the coffee side. The problem was that it broke after five months of use.
Summary: We received a Krups coffee maker over 15 years ago as a wedding gift, and it was very reliable. So much so, that when I decided to get a combination coffee/espresso maker, I just went straight to this machine, relying on the name brand.
Loved my machine - why'd it stop working today after only 9 months?
A. Walton, Amazon
26 April 2008
Summary: My husband and I registered for this at Crate & Barrel and have been thrilled with it for 9 months now. I did immediately notice, however, that the carafe is made from very thin glass and was always scared I would break it.
Summary: I must echo the comments in previous reviews. This is a fine machine at first -- does the job and does it well -- but the instructions were very complicated, the pot is poorly designed & you end up pouring just as much coffee on the counter as you do in your cup, and after 4 months of use, mine just...
Summary: I must echo all the other negative reviews this machine has recieved.The drip part worked well as most Krups drip makers do, but the espresso maker which is supposed to be the exciting part was a night mare.
Summary: I had my machine for 6 weeks, I loved it! I didn't like the coffee pot - it was very light and I was so worried I'd break it, but it made good espresso and it was easy to use. BUT...after 5 weeks I was having trouble getting it to pump the espresso.