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Krups FMF Coffee Maker - Lisa Falleroni's Review
Posted: June 24, 2006, 9:21pm
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Arrow The Krups FMF Coffee Maker has 12 Reviews
Arrow The Krups FMF Coffee Maker has been rated 5.45 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Shane VanCaeseele 9.50
S M 8.50
Jon H 7.00
Roger Scanlon 7.00
Lee Beekman 6.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: FMF4
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 8
Average Price: $95.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $79.99 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Bed Bath Beyond Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 week Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Cuisinart Brew Central and Coffee on Demand
Bottom Line: Cup after cup after Krups  =0)
Positive Product Points

Superb tasting coffee
Superb tasting coffee
Superb tasting coffee
Easy to program - didn't read manual
Easy to fill, pur, clean
Compact fit for small counter spaces
Filter dial adjusts to cups brewed for better filtration (whatever that means)
Wonderful aroma
Light glass carafe with easy to read, accurate cup meaurements

Negative Product Points

Brew cycle beep is too loud
Could be a bit hotter for a bit longer
Blue clock backlight is only on during brew process and progamming
Plain and boring looking
Filter dial is diificult to fit in place and move accurately
Odd pop open filter basket
NO GOLD TONE FILTER included - BIG let down considering other manufacturers are making them standard

Detailed Commentary

Taste -
A friend whose family owns a chain of breakfast restaurants in Pittsburgh swore that Krups made the best coffee.  While hers always was more appealing than mine, I thought that was b/c she was a cook.  About 5 years ago, I bought the Brew Central by Cuisunart.  I laughed withthe joy that comes from proving someone wrong b/c my coffee was very good indeed.  But after the BC died a few weeks ago, I tried Krups in my own kitchen.  Turns out she was right.  This brew process contains every flavor within the carafe.  It smelled like I had not just brewed but roasted coffee.  It was wirthout a doubt superb.

Use -
I opened the box and was enjoying my coffee in about 12 minutes (had to run plain water through it first) without consulting the manual. Measuring water in the carafe is much more accurate in my experience, so I didn't pay attention to the reservoir everyone else complained about.  I brewed Starbucks' Arabica Mocha Sanani.  Dumping freshly ground beans was clean and easy given the depth and girth of the filter basket.  I went with 2 tablespoons coffee for every cup in the pitcher plus 1 - all drip coffee makers seem to use a cup to brew.  It resulted in truly superb coffee compared to my Brew Central.  Cleaned up quickly and easily too.

The positives outweigh the negatives - which are mere annoyances when you consider the satisfaction one derives from  truly splendid coffee.  This one's a keeper,  you'll see.

Buying Experience

Bed Bath and Beyond took my exchange (Cuisinart Coffee On Demand) which I used for a month.  Asked only what was wrong.  Will buy from them again.

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