Summary: I purchased my first toaster oven in 1970 - a Toastmaster. I loved it, but alas it died (after 20+ years of regular use). It was replaced with a traditional Rowenta Toaster - fine, but I missed the ablity to bake and broil without heating up the huge oven. We then tried the Longhi (?spelling) - BIG mistake. Toast took FOREVER! and was not worth the wait (irregular surface toasting). Nothing it did made the negatives worth putting up with. Then we purchaced the Krups.
Pros: It's gorgeous, versatile, fast, and efficient.
Summary: This is an expensive but excellent coffee maker. My husband is a coffee fanatic and is very particular about his coffee. This particular coffee maker brews coffee very quickly and it brews right into the thermos. You can have a cup 1 - 2 hours later and it tastes just as fresh as the moment you made it.
Pros: Coffee never tastes bitter, brews very quickly and stays hot
Summary: It does the trick when it comes to blending. And the name behind the blender is a sure thing. I've enjoyed using many Krups products over the years, and the blender follows true to form. Dependable. I've had it for over 3 years now and have not had any problems whatsoever.
Summary: I would get a Krups again. I've had no problems with it and I've had it since early in 2000. I use it every day and generally clean the water system with white vinegar only every 3 months or so. With other coffee makers I've had to clean every month and still they get plugged within a year or so.