Summary: I purchased two of these machines. One I used daily and the other only occasionally. Now, after three years both have stopped working within several months of eachother. The problem is in the electronics. I expected better quality.
Summary: The Krups coffeemaker is a nice machine but all its attachments are very cheap - the coffee pot is very cheap the lid doesn't fit correctly it is very poor quality which I did not expect for the price. I like the coffee the machine makes. I enjoy espresso so I like that feature but wish it made slightly larger quantities (very small amounts made and can only fit a tiny cup under the espresso maker).
Summary: I like this as a combo unit so it takes up less space. However, the coffee pot at 10 cups is on the small side compared to my Pro-Aroma at 12. I also do not like the timer function. It is not as easy as just pressing the button to enable the timer to have coffee already brewing when I wake up in the morning. You need to go through several step walking through the entire process of setting the time for the coffee maker to turn itself on and its a badly engineered system.
Summary: I've had one for just about 13 months. the coffed side makes very good coffee, but the coffee maker is very very slow....... The espresso machine makes good espresso, but takes a long time to warm up each time you make a shot. then, you never know how much is going to come out, one shot, less, or one and a half. Also, i guess it was the espresso tank on our began to leak and we started getting much less than a shot with clear water in the drip through tray.
Summary: First of all, great tasting coffee, great latte's - which rival my faves at Starbucks. However, I found the instructions to be really hard to follow. The machine is not very intuitive so you really have to read and re-read the instructions to get things to work correctly. The biggest drawback that I have found is that it's not too easy to set it in wake-up mode (maybe the button doesn't work properly on mine) and it comes with a sort of alarm bell to let you know that it...