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Posted Sun Apr 29, 2007, 11:00pm
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Krups FMF5 Auto Drip Coffee Brewer

We take an overview look at the latest line of Krups auto drip coffee makers, and even through in some editorial along the way - our first look at the Krups FMF5 thermal auto drip!
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Posted Sun May 6, 2007, 8:45am
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Hmm. I was tantalized and unsatisfied when I read through the First look on the FMF5 and found nothing about water temperature. I know - wait for the Quickshot. The problem is that First looks, Quickshots, and Detailed reviews somewhat overlap each other in concept and practice. Also, a quick look through past reviews shows that very few (any?) products make it through the three different levels of review. We usually get one look - at whatever depth. Okay, I got it off my chest, now I'll wait patiently for the Quickshot to find out the brew temperature of the machine.
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Posted Sun May 6, 2007, 11:39am
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Dooglas Said:

Hmm. I was tantalized and unsatisfied when I read through the First look on the FMF5 and found nothing about water temperature. I know - wait for the Quickshot. The problem is that First looks, Quickshots, and Detailed reviews somewhat overlap each other in concept and practice. Also, a quick look through past reviews shows that very few (any?) products make it through the three different levels of review. We usually get one look - at whatever depth. Okay, I got it off my chest, now I'll wait patiently for the Quickshot to find out the brew temperature of the machine.

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It's all about temp, time and dispersion before I can be tempted further. Light roasts and hard beans seem to demand it.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2007, 2:35pm
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I picked the FMF 5 up last night.  I checked the water temperature from under the stream with the thermocouple (Fluke 51) under the stream just slightly submerged in the basket.  The temperature was 192.4 deg F.

My wife and I like the coffee that this produces.  I would like to have a setting that would shut off the burner after the brew has completed (I have the insulated carafe model) rather than 20 minutes later.  Does the longer heating cycle help reduce the scale buildup?

Paul
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Posted Thu Aug 9, 2007, 4:31am
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Help..I cannot get this right.I had a krups aroma brew which worked fine.Then I had to replace it.I made the mistake of gerring a cusinart 12 cup thermal which has a design flaw in that if the basket which holds the filter isnt exactly in place ,you will have a mess.DONT BUY THIS MACHINE! I took and back and exchanged it for a Krups FMF5 thermal.Krups says to use 1 tablespoon per cup.Intelligentsia says 2,which I have been
doing before.However Im getting that sour taste at the back of the tongue.THe first pot seemed over extracted and sour. I use a rancillio rocky grinder and the krups gold filter with Fiji water.Any Suggestions?

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Posted Tue Nov 27, 2007, 2:05pm
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QuickShot review WILL be coming - free espresso cups to all if I donít have this posted within, letís say, three four months! Max!

Alright, Prince....GIMME MY CUPS!!!

Seriously though...all I REALLY want to know about are the brew temps.  I'm looking for a new coffeemaker for our place out in the country.

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2007, 8:34am
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Hi,
What's up with the full review on this?  I would love to know how it stacks up next to the Capresso MT500 for water temperature and other features.

Is the final review planned any time soon?

Thanks,
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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2008, 1:09pm
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Where's my free espresso cup, it was april 07 when you said 4 months. max, its now jan. 08, hmmm... seems like your past *your* proposed deadline.
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Posted Wed Mar 12, 2008, 5:55am
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I have had this coffee maker for 4 months now and am going to throw it away. There is a fundamental design flaw in the water level indicator.  If you don't mind measuing the amount of water seperately then this machine is fine.  Since the stainless carafe can't be used to measure water you must have another measuring device.  The water mark tube is extremely inaccurate resulting in wild swings in the amount of water that goes into the machine. A definite pass on this machine.
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Posted Fri Feb 13, 2009, 1:52am
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I mainly wrote this verbage for the Ascaso Steel Duo and the Rancilio Silvia "First Looks' but it applies here as well.

My raw data for testing the Krups FMF5 is done, but I was planning to have this as one of the launch "QuickShot Reviews" for the new CoffeeGeek site, but since the ETA on that is still at least 3 months away, and possibly longer, I'm toying with the idea of publishing it sooner.

The problem is, if I do that, I'll have to write up two complete Quickshot Reviews - the new website's new Quickshot Review format is going to be different from the current one. We have an archive system in place for older Reviews, but I'm hesitant to write a new one right now, knowing that things will be changing somewhat.

I'm looking for feedback here. My obvious preference is to a) post some updated comments in this thread, and b) post the QuickShot with the new website. But if there's an overwhelming demand for the full review NOW, I'll get working on that.

So, which can you "settle' for when it comes to this brewer? ;) I'll be posting this in a few other First Look threads as well but I look forward to your response on all the posts.

Mark

 
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