Superb tasting coffee Superb tasting coffee Superb tasting coffee Easy to program - didn't read manual Easy to fill, pur, clean Fast 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
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.
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.