KRUPS FND111 Allegro Espresso Maker – Make your own cappucino, simple and easy!

Coffee version of this for a few years, but it had problems and flaws right from the start. This is definitely an upgrade that was not any more expensive. It’s still kind of a pain to clean the dried milk out of the steam nozzle, but no way around this, i guess.

This espresso maker does a decent job. I had one before that was another brand, but almost identical in build quality and i wouldn’t be surprised if they had been made in the same factory with different branding and exteriors. The other one had items that broke soon, so i’m taking care with this one – especially the clip that holds the filter, i don’t use it. And with the handle that holds the filter, be gentle. I wash out the filter after separating it from the handle. The other one i had broke where the handle meets the metal cup/funnel portion that holds the filter.

Bought the krups allegro for a good friend and the product is excellent thank you for making it available . Here are the specifications for the KRUPS FND111 Allegro Espresso Maker:

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  • Easy-to-use, 4-bar steam espresso machine for espresso, cappuccino, and lattes
  • Convenient large-capacity carafe with lid and handle equals easy pouring
  • Steam nozzle quickly froths milk, easily controlled by oversized dial
  • Space-saving design; removable drip tray for easy clean up
  • Built-in safety valve provides safe operation

What a great way to start out on espresso machines. I’ve had this for less than a month and i can make vanilla latte’s as good as starbuck’s. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, wonderful to have in my kitchen. Use non fat milk for the best foaming, and enjoy.Can’t beat it for the price, and it’s quality.

This is a great expresso maker, and i’ve been through many. It’s not the fastest one, but it makes great espresso, doesn’t make a mess, i’m not afraid that the seal will fail me soon (which turns a good espresso maker into garbage), it’s cute, it’s compact, and it’s by far the best one for the price. Krups makes the best espresso makers within the reasonably affordable range. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Makes excellent espresso with crema if you DON’T follow the instructions
  • Works, but don’t be rough
  • Good Value

You don’t really expect to buy an espresso machine for $50, do you?. Krups allegro makes good (not great) strong coffee – usually better than most drip machines. I had it for about 3 years and overall it’s a good snall machine. During this time the pitcher was broken (my favorite glass coffee mug replaced it) and the little plastic piece on the ‘portafilter’ handle fell off (no big deal), but otherwise it still runs like new. My wife forgot to turn it off a few times and realized it some 20 minutes later, and while i expected the heating elements to burn down and die – it survived. The milk frother is a joke if you were thinking of latte art, but maybe acceptable for cappuccino after you learn its limits. So, while krups calls it espresso maker it definitely is not. It lacks the pump to deliver sufficient pressure to make it a real espresso. If you try to make espresso on allegro the way it should be done (get really fine consistent grind coffee tamped to a level ‘brick’, etc. ) allegro will choke on it and the pressure build up will turn it into life-threatening device as it is not build for it.

I have suffered through owning two espresso machines by delonghi. Even though this machine costs half the price of the delonghi machines, it is a far better product, and most definitely a better value. It produces a decent crema, takes up little counter space, and is quite easy to operate and clean. Assuming you can’t afford a much more expensive machine, this is a great way to go. The handles are made of light plastic, but they are durable enough. The steam knob / on switch seems very solid and well constructed.

This is a big improvement over the earlier versions. There is now a red light to warn that it is still on, and makes even better coffee. It has held up to daily use without fail for over a year. Today my glass carafe finally broke. I was hoping that amazon or bbby would have the replacement part, but i have to order it from krupsusa. But now what do i do for the next week while i wait for the carafe arrival?.

This small, simple machine is perfect for making 1-2 servings of espresso or cappucino/latte. If you can work a regular, drip-style coffee-maker then you can work this machine. Simply add coffee, measure and add water, then screw-on the pressure-seal top. If you want espresso, turn to ‘brew’ and in a few minutes you’re done. For cappucino/latte, turn to ‘steam’ first so you can steam your milk first then turn to ‘brew’ to finish the coffee. (i like mixing in some chocolate and/or caramel syrup with the milk first) it’s as simple as thatbe prepared for a little frustration: the steaming wand is small and it only works well with your cup or the tiniest of pitchers. It’s also a bit messy to steam milk. . Krups suggests using a cup to collect the drips on the end of the wand, but i still find a way to get milk all over the countertop. And when your house-guests come over and want a coffee-drink, this machine can only brew 4 ‘italian’ cups or 2 ‘american’ cups at one time. (for me, i can barely stretch it to 2 small servings)after you compare how much you at starbucks for a similar drink, buying this machine and your own coffee is so much cheaper.

One very expensive in the kitchen and this little krups in our coffee bar. This is the second little krups i’ve owned. The first just died after 5 years of use so for the price it’s worth every penny. I use this little one every day and without fail it makes the best latte and steams the perfect chi tea. If you entertain a lot and want to make more than two drinks, this is not the machine for you but if you just make one or two per day then you can’t go wrong. The trick to this machine is to turn the steam nozzel on first and let the water run until it starts to steam, then you can start making your espresso. It makes much better froth this way. Also, the first time you use this machine you will find that the espresso basket overflows so don’t pack coffee too tight the first time. Even though the instructions indicates you should not to pack the coffee, it’ve always packed it and it never fails me.

I fell in love with this little machine when my brother turned me on to his. I couldn’t make enough coffee that weekend, i was hooked. I came home and started shopping for my own, i found it on amazon for $20 less than what he paid for his. It is of course not as fast as a traditional coffee maker but defintiely worth the weight. Fresh beans are key for sure. The lid on the caraffe could be a little better designed, falls into my cup sometimes. Have not used the milk frother yet, i prefer my coffee black, but i have turned it on and it works. It is a simple to use, basic machine that produces an awesome cup of coffee. I highly recommend it for first time espresso machine users. And this is the best price you will find.

Last year i bought an automatic krups espresso maker. I should have taken it back. The pump was totally anemic. One of the most frustrating consumer products i have ever used. I put up with it for a while, then basically i quit using the machine because it was so bad. It has sat in my kitchen unused for months. Last night i threw it out and bought the lower priced fnd111. Years ago i had owned a similiar krups unit. It served me well for many years.

For the price, this machine makes decent lattes. However, espressos are not worth the effort. Furthermore, making a hot coffee with this machine is almost impossible.

Wish it had an auto shutoff. It’s easy to use and small in comparison to other makers.

I am a traveling consultant and coffee addict that ended up on a project in one of these areas in the us that sb did not conquer yet. The closest coffee shop serving decent espresso style coffee is more than an hour away. Driven by withdrawals the 3rd week into my project, i decided to get my own little espresso maker just for the duration of the project. I had it shipped directly to my customer about 6 weeks ago and used it probably a dozen times since. All i can say: was i surprised about the performance of this machinei only drink lattes and had my difficulties to get decent milk froth in the past with different, much pricier machines. The krups fnd111 produces better foam than the $900 la pavoni europiccola professional that we brought from italy and use at home. Of course it does not have a lot of bells and whistles and it is kind of annoying that you can’t remove the steaming nozzle (which will clog if you don’t clean it thoroughly after each use) but in my opinion you can’t beat the value that you get for the buck. Even though i still don’t own it long enough to comment on quality and durability of this machine, i still give it five stars.

I’ve had it, as a secondary machine, for a few weeks now, and still like my old plain bravo better (one on-off button, turn knob to steam, off when milk is done while coffee is still brewing). This one makes ok coffee, but it takes a long time to heat, maybe a minute more than the simple old model, and the knob for steam or brew requires more attention than i like to give to any process before i had my morning coffee. If i had a third hand, maybe i wouldn’t splash the milk while turning the steam on, while trying not to push the whole thing off the counter. The cross-shaped grate at the inlet where you pour water is really annoying – unless you pour really slowly, it will splash back. The long steam nozzle cover is harder to clean than the short rubber one from the bygone years. I used to finish steaming by running it for a couple of seconds in a cup of water: no wiping, never clogged. This one is too long for that trick. I trust krups for quality, but the improvements really aren’t. You end up paying twice as much for complications you don’t need. I am developing a new taste for americanos in the morning, just to keep it simple.

I was disappointed with the typical lack of chinese quality control, the loose fit of parts, and the step down in quality from my previous krups model of the same machine which lasted 5-plus years and was, like this model, not user-serviceable, making it landfill material, unfortunately. The nearest service center is in the next state. However, i attempted to improve the situation by purchasing a machine that cost 3 times the price, made in italy. It was indeed a well-made piece, and used a pump to push the hot water through the grounds, producing the acclaimed ‘crema’ of espresso makers. We made a blind taste test and the krups allegro won out. The italian machine was much more complex to operate and clean. It took longer to produce the four 2-oz. Cups of espresso which the krups will do in very short order. I solved the loose fit of the coffee basket to its gasket by getting a slender o-ring at the hardware store and stretching it around the underside of the basket’s lip.

This is my first espresso machine, and i admit that, if i had experienced more fancy machines, i might have more complaints. Yet, considering the price, i can definitely say that this is a great purchase. It looks and is very durable and sturdy, especially so considering that it is under $50 (even less with the amazon’s $25 discount–when purchased with other stuff). It is very simple to use, and i had no problem in using it in last two months or so–everything worked well. Very happy with this purchase, i have ordered another one for my office. I decided to try a different brand just to see how other ones work–capresso’s mini-s, which is $20 more expensive than this one–and is returning that after the first use. Looked cheap, the machine was unstable, fragile, and hard to operate. But if you make espresso for more than 2, this might not be the best choice. Steam is a bit weak, and i find that it takes a bit long to steam milk. And when i make milk hot, there are already too much foam created, so for the second cup, i had to steam again (i use 20 oz krups mug), which is no big deal for me.

I am a bit of a purist, grind my beans just before brewing etc. , and blend beans to get just the right flavor for me. If you can wait about two minutes for your coffee and are not opposed to making one cup at a time this is a good reliable machine. It uses the force of steam, which strong enough, instead of a pump to drive water through the grounds. You can adjust strength of blend easilly and make a pretty good espresso with only a little practice. I have owned a krups allegro in the past and traded up for a $1250 saeco which gave me nothing but trouble. I had to send the saeco back to the manufacturer every two or three weeks to get it repaired and finnaly threw it away. Then i bought a $150 machine that did not make a very good espresso and only lasted 9 months before the heating element burned out. I bought another allegro recently because i was not willing to risk spending $1500 for a machine that may or may not give me a good cup of coffee. It’s not the quickest espresso maker and would be nice if it had capability to make more than one coffee without starting the process all over for each cup but control of flavor is in the operators hands and it works every time.

This is the 2nd espresso maker of this model that we’ve owned. It is easy to operate and does a good job of making espresso for our lattes. The first machine i owned lasted about 15 years. I then bought a fancier machine that pooped out within a few months, so i went back to the old tried and true. I’m planning on getting another 15 years out of this one.

This is a nice affordable little expresso machine that’s perfect for a household with about 1-2 coffee drinkers. It’s easier then you think if you just read the instructions and take your time. And the heat/taste/aroma all depends on how fine the grind of the beans is, the quality of the beans, the purity of the water you put in it, and whether or not you keep it real clean and make sure everything is tight before you start it up. Also the standard for pressure on a machine is 9 bars and this unit produces at 4-4. If you’re not a carnosaure of espresso i would recommend this unit as long as people remember that they should use filtered water in the unit, only put freshly ground beans into it, and get a metal container to froth milk seperately. (it causes much less of a mess) keep her clean and don’t drop her and if you get one with no defects that works for a while be happy about it. For those of you that are obsessed like i have become. And you eat the little piece of dark chokolate with your little cup of espresso at least once a day. And you can catch every little nuance of every little fraction of a taste in every drop. Then i recommend spending big bucks on an italian model because otherwise you don’t do yourself justice and you shouldn’t be trusting some college student to do it right anyway. This little krups takes up very little room and is not really that confusing considering there is a simple dial on it that shows ‘a cup’, ‘an off sign’, ‘steam being forced into the bottom of a cup’. Even an illiterate idiot could operate this thing coupled with just a tiny bit of logic. And the frothing arm is annoying at first until you learn to just tilt the frothing container properly.

KRUPS Krups® Electric Kettle Plastic 6-Cup w/ Locking Lid : So worth it

As tea drinker, use it all day long. Saves so much time, no waiting for whistling kettle to boil. I have also been using it to boil water for bigger things like pasta walker, works great.

I use this product about five times a day. It can boil water faster than any i’ve ever used. I paid twice this for my last cordless electric kettle. It had six choices of temperature.

Kettle boils water very quickly, esp. If you boil for a cup or two. The full kettle boils faster than on an electric-coil stove. Hot water cools down quicker than traditional kettle, perhaps it’s the plastic. The auto-off switch is fantastic, no need to run to a screaming kettle.

I bought this as a christmas gift in 2013, and it is still working beautifully. Good design, and very sturdy-feeling for being plastic. The locking lid mechanism has held up just fine, even with fairly heavy use. Pros: heats quickly, easy to use, well insulated, nothing has broken. Cons: i’m not sure how they chose the measurements to put line markings on for. Also could have used one side for liters and one for cups or fl. Oz or some other measurement. But it’s really not a big deal at all.

  • Tea Lover Heaven
  • Love My Electric Kettle!
  • (after several uses) it’s turned out to be a great kettle.

Krups® Electric Kettle Plastic 6-Cup w/ Locking Lid

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  • Concealed stainless steel heating element to protect against corrosion
  • Cordless design with 360 degree rotational base
  • Twin water level indicators ensure water level can be seen at all times
  • Wide spout for easy filling and pouring
  • Auto shutoff function

I have 1 but ordered it for my daughter.

We first used this kettle while staying at an airbnb apartment in san francisco. As soon as we came home, i ordered one. Great for making a quick cup of tea and really useful to get water boiling quickly for pasta.

Very solid and efficient easy to use kettle.

Just exchanged my 14 year old krups that we use every day to make tea. Hope this one lasts just as long. The opening on the top was changed from a part that you take out to a flip. Handle with care so that the button does not get stuck after many uses. My husband loves the flip opening.

Exellent kettle, good looking.

Superior product, heating rapidly while adding a safety barrier of cooler plastic around the hot center. Heating is accomplished very rapidly with no muss and no fuss. Easily handled and operated, are ear marks of a system for heating your water in a most efficient manner. This is our second krups as a backup, if ever needed, and is highly recommended for all users and uses. Automatic shut off is only a bonus and cleaning is a snap.

This is the second kettle of this model. The first has served well – but nothing lasts forever.

I brought my self the electric kettle a year ago after using my mother’s during the christmas holiday. I used ours on a regular basis and it is amazing. Takes less than 30 seconds to heat up the water but warning, you can burn your mouth if you drink right away. It’s easy to store as well as wash. I rinse out with water and tip over to dry. After a year, i’ve never had any issues and it never smells. It’s safe enough to let our children use. It automatically turns off once the water was reached the correct temperature. Highly recommend to anyone who drinks tea.

Far superior to the old krups that started to leak.

Once the plastic taste has gone (after several uses) it’s turned out to be a great kettle.

I didn’t get it from amazon but i bought this model at some point from somewhere in 2014 and it still works great 2 year later. I just realized i’ve had it for 2 years and felt a flash of gratitude so i thought i’d give it 5 stars on amazon. I’m sure this says something about the 21st century. I suspect someone in the 1950’s would expect an appliance to last 15 year.

Delivered on time and works great.

One of the best purchases i’ve ever made. The best feature is that it will automatically shut off if you leave it boiling for too long, so i never worry about setting it and leaving it on. Boils in just a minute or two.

. However i wonder what kind of plastic is used ???. I have my concerns about heating plastics. And then is it the non toxic kind ??so much ‘bad’ plastic out there.

Purchased this to replace a krups electric kettle that we had owned for a few years. Don’t like the design as well as the previous one because the lid is attached, which makes it difficult to fill. Other than that it is a wonderful addition to the kitchen.

Bought this from another store but i have it from 2012 and it’s still going strong and beautiful. This one is solidly built and yes the price is higher than other models but i thought when i bought it all krups were high priced. Water heats up real fast and ample volume takes care of company when they come in and i serve tea. I use it multiple times everyday as i am a tea drinker. Held up well and i only wipe the exterior with a damp paper towel to clean.

Krups improved the design from the previous version and made it slightly larger, made the button opener on top more efficient, and the stream from the spout more compact.

We really loved our old krups kettle. Too bad the new one was damaged right out of the box. The lid would not catch, and stay closed. What’s happened to you, krups?.

KRUPS 867-42 Il Caffe Bistro 10-Cup Coffee/4-Cup Espresso Maker, Best Coffee Machine Ever!

Ok, i have the older version that doesn’t have the timer. It was a wedding gift over 7 years ago. We used this machine (both coffee and espresso sides) daily sometimes several times a day and it wasn’t until recently that we had problems. We made the mistake of not cleaning with vinegar on a regular basis and ended up clogging the espresso side because of our hard water. The coffee side still works, but i miss my morning mocha latte. 🙁 technically, i did fix the espresso side by using lime away, but can’t get that smelll and taste out of the coffee for it to be safe to consume. So, my advice is to clean with 1/2 vinegar 1/2 water on a regular basis and stay away from lime away. So, i’m back in the market for an espresso machine and we will purchase a new krups dual machine as soon as we get a water softener. In the meantime i’m purchasing a cheap espresso machine, as the ‘coffee shop’ trips are becoming too frequent and cost too much. As for people complaining about the sturdiness of htis machine – i don’t know what they are talking about.

This is one great coffee maker for the price. Espresso temperature isn’t too hot, but the cappucino maker is fantastic. The instructions are very straight forward and i was able to make a good cup of cappucino on my first try.

Bought a swiss made coffee/espresso maker with expectations a little high, i guess. No original box, no manual, and right off the counter, used. I cleaned it thoroughly, ran vinegar water thru it 3 times, etc. Works very well, and all the parts were in good order. I recommend this particular krups model if you are picky about your java.

Key specs for Krups 867-42 Il Caffe Bistro 10-Cup Coffee/4-Cup Espresso Maker, DISCONTINUED:

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  • Dual-purpose machine brews 10 5-ounce cups regular coffee, 4 cups espresso
  • Separate water tanks permit simultaneous coffee and espresso brewing
  • Steam nozzle with frothing attachment covers making cappuccino and caffe latte
  • Programmable 24-hour clock/timer for “wake-up” coffee; 20-second pause for mid-brew pour
  • Measures 13 by 12 by 10 inches; 1-year limited warranty, 90 days for parts and service

Comments from buyers

“I love the Krups coffee/cappuccino machine
, used, dirty, but cleaned up nice
, well worth it

I bought this unit in 1994 (yes 12 years ago) and it hasn’t skipped a beat. Every few years when i remember, i update the review here at amazon. I’ve made coffee with it almost every day and it still works as well as the day i bought it. It’s performance is nothing short of remarkable. I recommend cleaning it with 1/2 strength vinegar at least once a year to remove mineral deposits. As far as the espresso function, i’ve used it sporadically but have always been impressed with the quality of the foam/brew. I couldn’t imagine a better performing coffemaker in terms of appearance, quality, and function for the price. When and if this unit fails, i will definitely buy another krups model.

I purchased one of these about 12 years ago at an auction, and fell in love with it. It worked beautifully for 12 years [making coffee at least once per day, and espresso several times per week. When it finally died, i searched for it, but wanted to see if i could just buy something cheaper. I bought krups and non-krups machines – and returned every one of them and opted to go back to this machine despite it slightly higher price. This is the best coffee ever, and the espresso is perfect. ]

We bought an espresso machine that was about $250 a while ago and never made a cup of anything because we couldn’t figure it out. I caught this one on sale and picked it up for $90 and am thrilled with it. My coffee shop habit was running me about $8/day with cappuccino and a bagel, so this machine easily paid for itself. As other reviewers have noted, the machine is very easy to operate.I think the coffee is actually better than from my mom’s $200 coffee pot, but it may be that i buy better coffee. I have been thrilled and friends are amazed at the ‘fancy’ coffee and how quickly i make it. I purchased the metal frothing pitcher made by krupps for $10 and liked how the pieces worked together. It’s also a handy place to keep the little pieces when the machine isn’t in use.

I bought this maker around 1993. About years later it finally is having trouble with it’s power switch. I’m looking into a new one in the hopes that i can take advantage of some of the industries innovations. It has worked like a champ and got me through college, brewing one to two pots a day. The espresso this machine makes is ok. But the machine has been a champ. It has been with me through 10+ moves over the past 16 years and if it weren’t for the power switch i’d hope to keep it for another 16. Overall, this is an excellent reliable coffee/espresso combo maker. Your money will be well spent.

This is my 3rd or 4th krups coffee/espresso/cappuccino machine. I received the first one as a gift and every time the machine stopped working correctly, i’ve replaced it with the identical machine. Each one has lasted about 4-5 years. I make about 30 pots of coffee per week. I hope they never stop making this machine, i love it.

I am really pleased with this machine. It makes a wonderful cup of regular coffee and using it for espresso and cappuchino is quite easy. When i opened it i was a little concerned because it looks complicated – but its not. My purchase experience was great as well. Its a tidy package and i don’t have to litter my counter tops with several coffee machines – this does it all.

We’ve used the cuisinart grind & brew for over 8 years, but recently decided we needed an upgrade. After searching and reading reviews by others, decided on this machine. We were not disappointed; although this machine doesn’t grind the beans, it makes a great cup of regular coffee, and the espresso and cappuccino features are very easy to use, and make a great cuppa, as my aussie mother-in-law says. My husband also likes the easy clean up, since that’s his job~.

My wife gave me the 867-42 caffe bistro three years ago and it has been a very reliable machine. I have had none of the problems that other reviews have listed. The only design flaw that i have found is the tabs that keep the lid of the espresso caraffe in place. In krups defense, every caraffe that i have seen has the same type of lid. The coffee maker works well. The warmer keeps the brew a bit too warm, but that usually isn’t a problem. It is basically a good machine, especially considering the inexpensive price.

I gave this gift to my sister and her husband as a wedding gift, and they have done nothing but rave about it and make coffee and expresso for all their guests. They love the design and the easy to use functionality of this machine. I personally don’t drink coffee but i would recommend this as a must have appliance to any serious coffee connoisseur.

I have loved this machine for 3 years now. But today i am in the market for a new machine because this one died. It started to have pump problems and now just leaks all of the water i put into it. It would expect the product should last more than 3 years. It did a great job while it lasted.

This machine makes good coffee and espresso. Not magnificent, not spectacular, but good. It just takes a little know-how and freshly-ground beans to get surprisingly good espresso. I bought one for my mom as a gift and she’s absolutely thrilled with the timer function, she finds it really convenient to set it up the night before and have it just go in the morning (she’s not as much of a fresh-ground freak as i am though). The coffee and espresso aren’t as good as the local indie coffee shop, but then i don’t buy organic shade-grown beans, either.

I bought this coffee/espresso machine about 1 month ago and so far i am very pleased. We make regular coffee at least once a day and use the auto timer – it’s been great. The very first time we used it, it did leak some water which made me nervous after reading some reviews, but it hasn’t leaked since. I’ve also used the espresso/cappucino side and have been delighted.I would definitely recommend this product.

1994 this was purchased for me as a gift. This morning my beloved krups brewed its last fabulous pot of coffee. I will order my new one as soon as i finish writing this review and pray that they are still made as well as they used to be.

I call this my cappuccino, latte coffee dream maker machine. If you are looking for a cappuccino & latte coffee maker combo this is the machine for you. The manual that comes with this machine has even picture detail to walk you through making your first cup of latte, cappuccino or just a cup of coffee. I would take the manuals advice and get familar with each item. Because if you do not you will get confused and frustrated. It took me maybe 30 minuts to make my first and after that it has been every morning a latte on my way into work without having to stop in starbucks. Just by their coffee (or any coffee will do) and make your own. You can even control your calorie intake by making your own with this krups coffee maker. I think that it is a wonderful thing to have the coffee maker making your coffee; when you are opening your eyes getting out of bed. Your coffee is already made.

I love the combination of coffee and espresso machine. When i get up in the morning, it makes an exceptional pot of coffee, but that’s not where it ends. On my way to work, i enjoy a nice latte. It’s so nice to have both options in one unit. I know i’ll enjoy it for years to come.

If you want a machine that makes excellent espresso (for shots, machiattos, or espresso con panas) the il bistro is adequate. The espresso is somewhat diluted and you don’t get a lot of crema. Of course, you could try adding more espresso grinds and cutting the brewing cycle short to get better espresso. However, this machine steams milk well and gives an impressive amount of froth. As a barista i’ve heard a lot of people complain about not getting enough froth from their espresso machines, but that is not a problem here. The instructions only tell you to steam for 1-2 mins. , which is not going to get your milk hot enough so i suggest using a thermometer. It’s also pretty easy to clean. If you want to keep the steam wand unclogged, remove the perfect frother attachment (after every use) and place under running water for several seconds, then briefly turn the steamer on to expel excess liquid from the wand (careful, the steam and wand are very hot). The other features, the digital clock and programable coffee machine, are great and very convenient.

We got this a few months ago and fell in love with it, the only thing you may need to pay attention to is not allowing calcium buildup in the main heating chamber (where you pour the water into). I’m stationed in germany so taking it to a repair tech is not too easy since my german language skills are lacking. I took it completely apart and found crud completely clogging the frothing system that resembled rustified calcium, after thoroughly cleaning every last part, i reasembled it and it worked fine, seems better than before to me. Try using the cleaning solution more frequently if you have hard water supplies.

I received this coffee pot as a gift christmas 2001. I love the coffee pot and the expresso maker, and still do. However, in january 2003, i noticed that the automatic function no longer works. I called the krups 1-800 number. They said they would fix it if i took it to the nearest repair shop. The nearest repair shop is approximately 4 hours from my house. I live an hour south of cleveland, ohio, not in the middle of no where. Anyhow, i was told that i could ship the machine to new jersey, and they would still honor the warranty. However, i have to pay for the shipping and won’t have a coffee pot for 4 weeks. Krups sold my parents this defective pot, but does not see this as an inconvenience.

I’ve had one of these i purchased locally for about 7 years now and ran 2-4 pots of coffee through it a day. Pots of coffee plus espresso and still running strong) i took w/ me to europe and back where my wife and went to countless coffee shops over the 4 and a half years we were there. It has always made some of the best coffee around (the neighbors came to our house for coffee). Almost as good as the professional machines at shops i went to in germany. If you’re a watery,looking-like tea, one-cup-a-day drinker, then move along and have a cup up sanka you weenie. (it’s more than you need) but if you’re an avid java junkie and like whipping up your espresso-based drinks, look no more.

I have to admit i’ve been using this machine for a couple of years and quite enjoyed it, although the expresso has never really been up to par with commercial expresso (and always had some grounds mixed in). And it can’t really handle it if you pack the expresso grounds a little. I recently visited a friend’s house and tried their expresso machine – wow. The difference was quite dramatic – i’m definitely chucking this baby to get a ‘real’ expresso machine. (i’m giving it 3 stars instead of 2 because it’s a good value for folks who aren’t so picky – it’s always impressed visitors and made decent pseudo-expresso). Also, you’ve really got to stay and watch the coffee if you want to foam your milk because it only foams for about 90 seconds. So don’t turn your back to cook the rest of your wife’s breakfast.

I had been on the lookout for a new coffee maker for some time when my husband gave me krups ‘il caffe bistro’ for christmas. That was four years ago, and this wonderful machine is still brewing exquisite american coffees and excellent italian espressos and capuccinos. I don’t know why the other reviews portray it as an unstable machine. For me, it has worked wonderfully. The capuccinos come up with very rich, frothy milk. The pressure sensitive valve needs to be thoroughly cleaned with an extended paper clip, though; but if one does this simple procedure it should work alright for the longest time. As an avid reader i am also a lover of coffee of the first kind. I have made flavored capuccinos with different tasting coffees and lattes that make my friends suggest i go into the gourmet coffee business. One small – really small – drawback, is that i’ve had to buy a small pitcher on the side in order to make the milk frothy for the capuccinos. One also needs practice in order to achieve that special heavenly froth, but do not despair; it is not the machine’s fault and, with some practice, you’ll soon be on the way to enjoy coffee the way it was always meant to be: relaxing and with your own, home-made flavor.

KRUPS FME2-11 Programmable Coffeemaker : Great coffee maker

Our household is a serious coffee haven–we generally brew 2 pots a morning (those 1 serve coffee pots would never do). This is the first carafe in 6 years that does not dribble coffee on the counter when you pour it into a cup. We love the audible alert, the blue display, temperature of the coffee, & the overall design. We use the programmable feature everyday. No need to reset only fill it up the night before and voila. I too wish the white stayed cleaner, but white goes with my kitchen better than the black. Print the max fill line in the water resevoir in black.

No problems, nice looking, great coffee. Very easy to program, even if the power has been lost for a short time.

I purchased this coffee maker 4 months ago & have had absolutely no problems so far. It was a little tricky learning to program it, but i generally make my coffee fresh in the morning so i don’t use the auto-program feature very much. I do like that it has auto shut-off in case you forget to turn it off. The only problem i have is that it is hard to keep the coffee from dribbling on the counter when pouring from the carafe. Also, this product is white which requires a lot of cleaning. I use bottle spring water to make my coffee so i do not have any hard water residue problems. I will probably buy another krups when this one wears out.

I have purchased krups coffeemakers for years because i have always found them to be reliable and durable. This latest model looks like a winner. The glass carafe is made of thinner, more elegant glass than my previous model – hope it holds up as well. A couple of little things disturb me. One is that the lid attaches to the carafe by two small rubbery/plastic projections that fit into small holes in the handle of the carafe. If one of these projections breaks off, i don’t think the lid will stay on right. The second thing is that the carafe is now shaped so that it is smaller at the top than at the bottom. When you go to pour out the last of the coffee, the steam escapes onto your hand – ouch. My old carafe was straight-sided and poured out all the coffee without burning your hand. The shape of the new carafe is more pleasing to look at, but it does have this downside.

  • Krups – not as good as it used to be
  • For the Coffee Lover
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Krups FME2-11 Programmable Coffeemaker with Glass Carafe, 12-Cup, White

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  • 12-cup fully programmable coffee machine with 1100 watts of power
  • 60-ounce water reservoir; built-in water filter; electronic descaling indicator
  • 1- to 3-cup aroma setting fully extracts flavor from small quantities of coffee
  • 12-cup glass carafe; LED control panel; brew-pause function; 1- to 5-hour heating plate
  • Measures 10-1/2 by 8-1/2 by 13-3/4 inches; 1-year warranty

This is a great buy and i like the looks of it on my counter. We have one in yellow for tea also. I never use the auto because it is too confusing. The bells are okay not bothersome. No trouble with the handle either. The yellow one does have an extra band to go around with the handle.

It’s a nice size pot 12 cup, the lid is stain resistant, unlike the previous krups model i had. It brews a bit slower than the last, but not unreasonably slow.

I can readily reccommend the krups coffee maker. It is easy to fill with water, the controls are straightforward, it does not leak water and is just a fine coffee maker.

I had a krups for years and loved it. So when i changed colors in my kitchen, i decided to buy another krups. At first it looked cool but the white gets stained easy and the quality isn’t as good. The glass carafe used to have a metal band around it with a removeable lid. Now the handle is glued on and the lid is attached which makes it hard to put in the dishwasher. The coffeemaker is all right, but if i had to do it over again i would pick something else.

We had a krups for about 10 years and it finally died. I went with consumer report’s advice and bought an expensive cuisinart. After trying several coffees and formulas in the cuisinart, i finally gave up and bought another krups. The new krups made coffee as good as the old one.

I already owned a krups coffee maker and bought one to replace my parents aging coffee maker. These are fast accurate and brew a great cup. I also like the water filter feature. It removes chlorine and any other after tastes.

Coffee and it didn’t work so well. The krups fme2 has worked flawlessly thus far. I hope it lasts as long as our previous krups coffee maker which lasted 5 years. With our very hard water, that is an accomplishment. The coffee tastes great too.

I like this coffeemaker alotmy first one had develpoped an air bubble, that i treated for a couple of months (it was a good way to clean the coffeeepot also), it successfully went away for months (in fact, i was definitely sure it was gone for good,then it was back again). , well, decided to get the one i have now. It’s now here at home, on standby, for when the other one acts up. Even though i’m telling you the air-bubble problem. , i still like this coffeemaker, & will stay with krups coffeemakerswilliam appelt.

It brews coffee just fine but the clock stopped working after 2 weeks and it’s too much hassle to return it.

KRUPS ZX720K Electric Acrylic Citrus Juicer – Best Juicer I Have Found

It does a great job, doesn’t take much space and is easy to clean.

This replaced an absolutely useless one which i ended up throwing out. Great power so you can juice many oranges quickly.

This product works just as the other favorable reviews describe. I experienced none of the issues that the negative reviews reported. The pour nozzle is just fine, but common sense says to not drop the whole thing directly on the nozzle and then complain when it gets broken. It’s also easy to disassemble and clean. It provides more than enough power to juice lemons and oranges easily. No special hand strength or dexterity is required.

Best looking juicer i have seen and it works.

Works well every time and has lasted over 4 years so far and is easy to clean.

My husband has been making fresh lemonaid, so yummy.

  • I love this so much I registered for one as a
  • Great juicer
  • Orange juicer

I moved and the color perfect.

I have tried several lemon juice extractors and this one has so powerful motor – you will not be able to stop it.

I like everything about it except that the center axel is awkard and hard to remove for cleaning.

I love this so much i registered for one as a wedding gift and have been using it regularly for 5 years. Then bought another as a housewarming gift for my cousin and he uses it all the time. Easy to clean in top rack of dishwasher, small and looks great on the counter- but easy to store as well. Juiced limes for margaritas and oranges for fresh orange juice and gets the juice out fast and efficiently, catching all of the seeds and pulp.

I bought this a few years ago and the first year it worked great. The second year it was hit or miss. The center spindle had what i would describe as ‘slippage’. You could hear the motor moving but the device wasn’t turning. I’d pull the spindle and reposition it several times until it worked again. It worked great, when it worked. Did anyone else have this experience?.

Features of KRUPS ZX720K Electric Acrylic Citrus Juicer with Automatic Fruit Pressure Detection, Orange

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  • Electric citrus juicer with premium translucent acrylic design
  • Automatic switch on/off detects fruits pressure onto the cone
  • Anti-drip pouring spout to dispense juice directly into a glass
  • Plastic protection cover for the cone; cord storage on base of the unit
  • All removable parts are dishwasher-safe; 85 watts; 2-year worldwide warranty

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Great juicer, very easy to use, fast and powerful.

We use this guy for our morning oj everyday. Easy enough that even my 5yr old can do it.

Only spins in one direction – clockwise. But it is solid, doesn’t move when in use, and doesn’t sound like its going to fall apart.

Great product arrived on time.

Very well made, and verrrry quiet.

Last unit was good and strong but. The cone cracked and there are no replacements.

Electric citrus juicer with premium translucent acrylic design

Simple, price great, does the job without unnecessary bells and whistles.

Automatic switch on/off detects fruits pressure onto the cone

Anti-drip pouring spout to dispense juice directly into a glass

Plastic protection cover for the cone; cord storage on base of the unit

KRUPS FDE312 Universal Grill and Panini Maker : The best panini maker – and wedding/shower/birthday gift

I love this little press – it is my second one. It is handy not only for paninis and a better grilled cheese, but fish and vegetables as well. Everything cooks in a few minutes – no need to flip. You get nice grill marks and the hinged top ensures that all is evenly cooked. Clean up is easy, evening after cooking foods with rubs or marinades. This is a versatile and handy kitchen tool.

We were able to track the panini maker from date it was sent to date received. Once received it was in perfect condition and ready to use, which we did by making a delicious reuben sandwich. Not only does it make great sandwiches it also grills a fantastic cornish hen in 12 minutes.

Very simple and somewhat heavy dedicated panini maker. No temperature control, no timer.

Excellent product, and a good buy. It heats up quickly (an added bonus when there are many mouths to feed, or you’re just plain starving) and it is well weighted (no skinny sandwiches next to overstuffed ones). Clean up is easy and a delight. A paper towel does the trick. Only grumble i have is the side locking mechanism doesn’t always lock securely, so it can become an aggrevation when standing it up in the cupboard and it starts to open. Oh well, it’s a great looking product, so now i just keep it on the surface counter in the kitchen. Once again, an excellent product and a good buy.

  • Get’s the job done!
  • simple and effective pannini grill
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KRUPS FDE312 Universal Grill and Panini Maker with Nonstick Cooking Plates, Silver

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  • Grills burgers, chicken, fish, steaks, and Italian-style sandwiches
  • Nonstick top and bottom grilling plates for food release, easy cleanup
  • Floating-hinge system adjusts to food’s thickness

I recieved this grill as a gift this week. There are just not enough words to describe how wonderful this grill is. I have long loved the grilled panini sandwich since my time in rome. When the panini sandwiches started poping up here in the u. At up scale cafes and markets i was overjoyed. And now to be able to enjoy them at home is a dream come true. The grill is smooth to operate and clean up is a breeze. My sandwiches come out perfectly grilled and even better than some of the commercially grilled ones i have bought. If you are a fan of the panini sandwich this item is a mustthe cookbook is a very nice addition, but let your imgination run wild.

This panini grill is made by a top/solid brand. The first grill delivered was defective, the screw which connects the handle to the top grill was loose. I was able to return it for a 2nd grill and it is out-standing. Try the hawaiian style ruben:rye breadpastramithousand island dressingkim chee cut into tiny pieces.

We have had our panini grill for over 5 1/2 years and it still works great–and we use it regularly (2 – 3 times per week). It toasts the bread on panini sandwiches beautifully, is not complicated, cleans easily, handles tall sandwiches well, and feels heavy and solid. I am looking to buy a second for when we have a crowd over for paninis.

Have had the unit for a month, used it quite a bit for making paninis exclusively. Works like a charm, quick and delicious, and clean up has not been a problem, although i imagine with grilled meats it could get messier. But i bought the unit for making thick paninis, not to compete with a george foreman grill. Floating hinges make thick sandwiches no problem. And, all respect to those who burnt themselves, well, i never grab a pan by anything but the ‘cool’ handle, and unless my unit has been updated, i see no reason to touch any other part of the machine and had more than enough surface to grab without getting burns. An adjustable thermostat would be nice, but again, i admit for me this is a single use appliance and i have no need. Enjoy it for what it is, a very good panini grill & press.

I just received the krups panini press for christmas. It was a total surprise, nothing i would have likely sought out and purchased on my own. It is very commercial-looking. It is very heavy, and has a high-quality feel to it. We’ve made graham cracker-coated french toast and sandwiches so far. They turned out very gourmet. I read some of the other reviews and am a little nervous about the “instantaneous death” some have experience with it. Mine came from williams-sonama.

I was inspired to get this grill by seeing alton brown use it and praise it. It has no controls (nothing to break): you just plug it in and unplug it. An indicator light shows when it is hot enough to use. Both top and bottom plates are ridged, and fixed, so cleaning mostly means wiping. I’ve used it on messy food (spinach-mushroom omelette), meats (liver and onions, tilapia, pork chops), yam fries, and for grilled sandwiches. So far nothing sticks and it’s easy to wipe clean. It can be stored either horizonally or vertically, and the cord tucks up underneath. My only criticism is that the top plate swivels, so that whatever the thickness of the food, it can be made parallel. It would be better if it was built to always be parallel.

This little machine has been an absolute timesaver. We grill chicken breast, stick them on a hearty bread with some fresh mozzarella and red pepper and balsamic, spray a little olive oil on the outside of the sandwich and stick it on the grill for a couple of minutes and you’ve got an incredibly delicious and easy meal. Forget plain old grilled cheese. This simple to use, fast to heat up, sharp looking machine gets goat cheese and red pepper, chicken and cheddar, proscioutto with fresh mozzarella and basil in our house.As previously mentioned, quesadillas work well here as do any type of not-too-fatty grilled meat. This is the closest i’ve come to being able to make italian style panini as one would find in roma or firenze.

The price is right and the machine does the job right. The preceding was written two years ago. Last month the machine stopped working. Repair is not an option considering the price. I think that the machine should have lasted longer considering the minimal use that it was given.

It cooks well but you cannot remove the griddle part to wash, so it is something you have to be very careful of when you are cooking. But i am happy with its performance.

It’s hot, it’s fast, and it makes the crunchiest thin sandwiches in minutes. I use the olive spray on the outsides, and either ham, turkey or chicken slices, or grilled veggies, all with a little cheese on the insides. Thin tomato slices with some mozzerella and basil leaves are also great as well as a little brie with just about anything. I like the idea of the small, gourmet style sandwiches for today’s eating. The flatter the bread, the better but the pain rustique bread at costco works quite well too. Just measure each slice about 2 1/2 inches wide, cut it in half horizontally and fill. Or the straight grilled slices make great crostini and i just top it with an olive spread or a tomato, garlic and basil bruschetta, or a tuscan white bean spread with rosemary. Make them any size you wish. Guests love them with a nice chianti either for an appetizer or a snack. I will keep my grill for panini and not use it for meat. It’s easy to clean; i usually wipe it with a paper towel. It’s truly a quality piece of work and i’m totally satisfied with my purchase.

I bought this as a wedding gift for my grandson. I have had one of these in the past and was so pleased with it. I also purchased one as a weddig gift for friends in ca and they report they love it and use it.

I got my krups grill for christmas, i have wanted one for quite awhile. It makes perfect panini, and grilled cheese, but last night for new year’s eve we tried 2 bacon wrapped (1 1/4 inch thick) beef tenderloins. My rule of thumb with steaks (rare to medium rare)is about 3 minutes per side at very high heat. I have a weber genesis grill (outside of course) and in about 15 minutes it can reach over 500 degrees. Unfortunately this krups does not come with any recipes (other than the non-krups, but delightful cookbook that does come with it. ) so there is some guess work involved. But since it does also get very hot, and since the lid (unlike george f’s plastic) is heavy, i figuredabout 3. Perfect crossed grill marks, just make sure you preheat until the light goes out.

This grill was a recent purchase after returning from a trip to italy. While the grill heated quickly, i did make contact with the hot side of the top handle (ouch). The sandwich prepration and grilling went realitively smooth. To cleanup the grill when done was a challenge. When i cleaned the top grill plate, most food particles fell to the counter top. The lower grill plate proved to be even more challenging. There is no way to remove the lower grill plate, so i placed the grill on it’s side to let the food that was cleaned off drop to paper towels placed on the counter. I will probably use it only for sandwich making, i cannot posibly foresee grilling meat in it and trying to remove the resedue from the bottom of the grill. Instructions on how to prepare other foods such as meat and fish with this universal grill were zero.

As long as you are not lining up a queue of people in a buffet to use this thing repeatedly then you should have no problems. I use this very lightly (one to two sandwiches per use, every few weeks) and have had no issues, other than my surge protector not being ample enough to support the power input. You might read reviews that this press has a safety device that literally breaks itself to prevent the whole thing burning into a pile of crap. This may be true, but the only way i can see this happening is if you leave the press on for over an hour. (if you are not sure about this press look at cuisinart, they don’t look as nice but they work well).

We love this grill — both for home use and as a gift for those occassions where a gift isn’t terribly personal.

Though i love how this grill cooks, it is an absolute pain in the butt to clean. Since the grill part does not detach, the unit cannot be washed in the sink. This makes clean up of scorched cheese or onions or anything with a sugar in it very very hard to clean. If they made this unit with a detachable cooking surface, it would be much better. We love chicken or turkey burgers and this grill cooks them fast and even and never dry. But i hate the clean up this thing.

Had the krups model for about 3 years before it decided not to turn on one day — so to replace it, thought i’d try something different. Went with the delonghi cgh800 this time, about $20 cheaper. I loved my krups, and initially thought i’d like the delonghi a bit better. Here’s my experience:*krups always ‘sparked’ at the outlet when i unplugged it. *delonghi has adjustable heat, so, although i only used the krups for panini, i’m kind of excited about the options i now have with the delonghi. I’m inspired to try a burger or chicken. It also has a channel where the grease can run off — and a little cup to catch the grease. If you’d ever use the krups for anything other than a sandwich — the grease would have no where to go. *delonghi has wider channels on the grill plate — which make it a lot easier to clean up. But, this is also the reason the panini does not get as crispy as it does on the krups. *the krups latch, meant to hold the top & bottom together so you can store it on its side, was flimsy and broke after a week. It latched when i didn’t want it to — and wouldn’t when i did. (a minor thing, but it got to be annoying. ) there seems to be no threat of that happening with the big latch on the delonghi.

Update to my previous review (below). We had the thermal melt down which disables the unit rendering it useless. It’s unfortunate because it’s otherwise a nice panini maker – but the warranty is long since expired. Even if you could get it fixed, you’d be replacing a component of a flawed design by krups. Whatever happened to decent manufacturers standing behind their products?. I’ll certainly think twice before considering another krups appliance. ******************************previous review:makes a nice replacement for the george foreman grill in that it can do steaks, burgers, chicken breasts – and does a great job with the panini. The floating top grill helps provide even grilling across the entire surface of the meat or panini. It seems well built, heats up fast, and cooks evenly. The indicator lights are a little hard to see in a bright kitchen, so that could be better.

KRUPS KM1010 Prelude Coffee Maker : Simple and works well

It makes coffee without fail. It’s a very standard coffee making coffee maker. You put grounds and water in and you get coffee. It’s not super fast nor does it take hours. 4 stars only because it hasn’t changed my life or anything.

Very happy with my coffee maker.

The guys that built the tiger tank in ww2 must have designed this because this is one giant coffee maker. For what it is being asked to do, it is just to big. They should ask how big is your kitchen before they sell you this. It also has some strange thing that semi locks down the coffee basket (don’t make any mistakes by not getting this thing just right, or you will have a mess on your hands). You would think that with such a huge machine that pouring in the water would be a snap,but even here it falls short. On the plus side it does make pretty good coffee mainly because of its simplicity (no clocks and timers ) just on and off after a couple of hours. You would think that with no bells and whistles that it would be much smaller. If you have a mc mansion this is for you but if you live in an apartment as i do, you should let this one go.

Our old krups coffeemaker served us well for 14 years. It still works, but we got so used to seeing it on the counter every day that we hadn’t realized how beat-up looking it has become. Until a few months ago, that is, when i began my search for a quality coffeemaker that had the fewest bells and whistles. The more buttons and displays on it, the less likely i was going to buy it. All i wanted was a coffeemaker that had an on/off button and that made great coffee. (this country has become so gadget-crazy. ) finally i found the krups (not that i am especially brand loyal) km-1010–and am i glad i did. While i see most reviewers gave this unit high marks, i can’t understand why *all* of them didn’t. I would have preferred a separate (from the water reservoir) swing-out cone for filter and coffee, but the setup krups has now (coffee and water under one roof) is not a big deal.

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KRUPS KM1010 Prelude Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Housing, 10-Cup, Silver

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  • Keep warm function keeps coffee hot for 2 hours
  • Translucent water tank with dual water level windows; removable filter basket for easy cleaning
  • 900 watts; 2-year worldwide warranty

Bought the wire mesh filter to make life easier. Highly recommended over any mr coffee, which is now made by sunbeam. Update: bought this in april 2011. Still very happy with it and filter. Makes a great cup of hot coffee. Fingerprints show up stainless. Update 2: she died in september of 2012. 🙁 not sure if i’d reinvest in another.

Hard to find just a coffee maker that uses the cone filter.

We had a braun coffee maker for many years and when it died we were unable to replace it. The krups coffee maker is super. It does not have all of the bells and whistles (which we did not want) and it is sleek and modern looking. It also makes a great cup of coffee.

“on” and “off” switch is the only button. Fragile glass carafe is the only drawback.

Replaced my 10 year old braun coffee maker. Was attracted to the sleek design and reasonable price of the krups. I make 4 to 6 cups each morning. I want a very basic coffee maker. Difficult to get the water in the resivoir. If you have upper cabinets, you have to pull out the machine far enough to get that lid up. The machine is large and this is an annoying task each morning. Once you get the lid open, it is hard to pour the water into the reservoir, as the opening is small. The filter basket is difficult to get seated correctly. It just doesn’t fit well unless you seat it perfectly and that is no simple task. If you don’t seat it correctly the water overflows and creates a mess. The worst problem (imo) is that you cannot remove the lid to the carafe. The lid is fixed to the carafe, making cleaning very difficult. Normally i would remove the lid, and place the carafe in the top rack of my dishwasher. You cannot do that, as the lid will not remove, and only opens partway. This makes it impossible to put the carafe in the top rack of the dishwasher. It is even difficult to fit it in the bottom rack and it takes up a lot more room. It is a nice looking coffeemaker, but not so functional. I’m looking for something else.

I am not a coffee snob, but at the same time, my brain is pretty much useless without a good cup of coffee. So, i took this purchasing decision very seriously. I spent countless hours reading reviews of the cuisinart dcc-1100, dcc-1200 brands, and the keurig b70, and came to the conclusion that none of their added features were worth it, given the number of negative reviews i read about smoking machines, machines that suddenly stopped working, etc. It seems the more features an appliance has, the more reasons it will have to break down. All of the above-listed machines were more expensive than the krups km1010, and i did not want to deal with any hassle of getting a refund, or paying for shipping/handling to get a replacement part. I chose this machine because i wanted something simple, did not want to spend more than $50. 00 usd, and also because of the reliability of the krups brand. Also, with the coming flu season, i do not want to ingest my coworkers’ germs that are crawling all over our office flavia machine. This machine is definitely a welcome sight in the early groggy hours of the morning. Just the right amount of decision-making for my uncaffeinated brain. But i am 5’2″ and can still see clearly where i am pouring water into the reservoir. The reservoir is placed rather close to the filter & grinds – in this regard, i think having a steady grip is more important.

Fingers crossed; but, so far i have had no issues with the krups 10-cup. I haven’t had the coffee maker too long; but, it’s been working like a top, no leaks, no stops and makes a good cup of coffee. I would recommend this krups coffee maker.

I had those krups km1010 for the last 5 years and it brew really hot coffee and it just quit. I had tried variety of new coffee maker but they don’t brew as hot as those krups km1010. I decided to purchase the same coffee maker.

I had a krups for years that always churned out great coffee. When it finally died, i went with a very expensive bunn since it was rated very high. It never put out great coffee. I couldn’t take it anymore & bought this krups. I specifically chose the one with no extras. Just an on/off button is all i wanted & all you need with a krups. Every cup has been delicious and i’ve had no issues that others have posted. You can’t go wrong with a krups.

It does not taste like plastic. Although when i researched whether krups was made in america on google they said it was and it is not. Part of the reason i bought it was because the google review said krups makes their pots in usa. Maybe some of their pots but not this one. I will keep it cuz it does make a good tasting pot of coffee without the plastic taste. The “stainless steel housing” claim is a bit debatable. Feels like silver plastic or tin. For someone who doesn’t care about it being made in china and wants an inexpensive no frills pot. Just push the button and it works. I don’t like alot of technicalities.

It is simple; push the button and wait until it’s done in 5-7 min. No filter is needed to “filter” the water, which is good. Only minor thing i have is the measurement indicators are both on the sides, so you can’t actually see the water level easily, but as i said this is minor. . I trust the brand name also; i had a previous one of different model, which lasted over 10 years.

I went through two coffee makers costing more that had problems and leaked; required resetting the clock whenever i unplugged it to clean them. This one is basic that does what i bought it for: brews good coffee.

It served me well for almost 3 yrs, but it all of a sudden decided to die on me. That’s the only reason i gave a 3 star. Has no fancy features i never use, which i liked a lot.

We’ve been using this coffee maker for several months now and have no problems with it at all and it’s easy to use.

We had been looking for a krups coffee ‘machine’ for several years, one without the added technical features–one that just has an on & off switch. We finally called krups and they gave us several places to try, large departments stores, but they did not have what we wanted. Amazon was also mentioned and found just what we wanted. This was my first order with amazon and i was very pleased with the service, from order to delivery it took only 22 hours to arrive. The krups was packaged so well even after being dropped over a fence it was not damaged. We like the way the filter fits with having to be put into a locked position, then the carafe fits tight. Coffee brews in a timely manner and excellent flavor. After 2 hours the machine goes off. Easy to clean, heavy in weight. We are very happy with this krups coffe maker.

For just plain coffee making with none of the extra’s,this works great. Easy to prepare the night beforeand just press the button in the morning.

This product died on me today. They make everything in china now so no hope for long lasting productrs.

This device is well made and solid (not made in china). Very easy to use with a single blue light that toggles as an on and off switch. Appears to be made in erope so superior construction compared to the cheap plastic chinese-made stuff you buy everyone in america now. Perfect size and very hard to break. Only flaw in this coffee maker i have found is the coffee filter holder not going in all the way. If thats not place in its slot just right, and the lid does not completely close, it fills with water and the grounds and coffee come pouring out all over the counter. That’s because the bottom of the plastic filter has to push through the hole below that drips the coffee karaffe below. So make sure thats in its slot just perfect and the lid is completely closed otherwise its a mess.

KRUPS KT611 Precision Programmable Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker Machine : Good one!

Works perfectly for those of us who love strong, rich coffee .

Laughably bad product design — makes great coffee, but it’s impossible to pour the water from the decanter into the reservoir due to the lid construction. Krups makes good products, but it feels like they rushed this out the door.

KRUPS KT611 Precision Programmable Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker Machine with Stainless Steel Housing, 10-Cup, Silver

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  • 10-cup thermal carafe with stainless steel finish keeps coffee warm for hours
  • Oversized shower head ensures even flavor extraction; aroma function for more intense extraction
  • Programmable clock to set 2 differents times for the machine to brew automatically with auto shut off
  • Water reservoir detection shuts unit off automatically if empty
  • Pause and serve feature; Duofilter water filtration system; Cord storage; 1100 watts; 2 year worldwide warranty

At this price point, i don’t think you can do better. Just got it today, and to ‘bottom line’ it, it makes excellent, hot coffee, which is kind of the point ofa coffee maker, i think. A lot of people seem to get hung up on various bells and whistles, and while this machine isn’t perfect (what is), it’scertainly a keeper. Yes, the area to pour the water into is a little cramped, but it’s not a big deal. You will need to use something else to pourthe water with, the carafe is too big. Again, this is kind of common sense, a 10 cup thermal carafe is by it’s nature going to be a bit unwieldy. This is a very well constructed, sturdy machine. You have to pay at least another $20-40 with competing brands to get this kind of quality. Cone filter, water filtration system,, large shower head, thermal carafe add up to make a great cup of coffee. People have mentioned that pouring the coffee is a little difficult, in that you have to kind of tip the carafe almost upside downto get the last bit out.

Several years ago while on vacation, the cabin had a krups coffee maker. I came home and purchased one like it. I liked it so well i purchased this maker on the krups reputation of quality. This is again a quality product from krups. I did have to remove the water filter screen at the top back of the brew basket so the water would fill more quickly. I also do not like the fact i have to pull the coffee maker, which is on top of my kitchen counter, out from under the above cabinets to open the top to add filter, coffee, and water. Other than these i like the coffee maker very well.

I had an older model but like the style of this one much better. A little awkward filling with water, but i’ve gotten used to it.

KRUPS KT611 Precision Programmable Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker Machine with Stainless Steel Housing, 10-Cup, Silver : Fits under cupboards and does a great jobi bought 2. I liked it so much i have another when this one is gives up.

I have had krups before and decided to buy another. I like this one only one thing i have a small issue. It is hardto see the #’s on the side to tell you how many cups you are making. Maybe different color light??.

Makes great coffee, carafe design a bit unwieldy but ok otherwise. I would buy it again, had krupps before andliked it.

Good quality machine, i like the fact it is not glass so will not break. I don’t like the filter for filling the water, the mesh is too small & it over flows during filling.

Like the krups brand very well. Have had three other krups coffee makers and liked all of them. Makes very good coffee and keeps it hot. Would have given it 5 stars except i don’t like the water level gauge. You cannot see it very well and can not measure like 3,5,7 or 9 cups.

I like this coffee maker but it doesn’t make the coffee hot enough and with the thermal carafe it doesn’t seem to have a warmer plate so after a couple of hours it’s just a little better than warm. I like my first few cups of coffee hot.

Makes 50 ounces of good coffee and keeps it warm without burning it or power. The fill indicator is a little hard to read in low light but works.

I wanted a thermal carafe and had good results from a krups i had used for more than 25 years. Love the ability to change program – very easy.

I chose the krups coffee maker because my previous coffee maker was a krups. I am pleased with the up dates that they made. I like the nonporous surface in side it resist coffee stains and makes it easy to clean. I fine the carafe very bulky and difficult to dispense from, especially empting the last cup. In fact the entire appliance is bulky. I read the reviews and found most were the same as mine. It is a quality product, and that’s why i purchased the krups.

Granted you do have to fill it with a pitcher because it would be awkward to pour water in the back corner of the coffee maker with the carafe. And you do have to take off the lid and turn it upside down to get the last of the coffee out. But the coffee is nice and hot even if i don’t warm the carafe and it makes very good coffee. However, my only complaint might be that the first several times that i ran just water through it seemed like it smelled an awful lot like hot plastic. (which is why i was ran it through at least 10 times with just water) and it still smells faintly of plastic but i don’t know how it could smell any other way when you run boiling water over all the inner workings that are made of plastic. It seems to do a very good job of getting the full flavor of the coffee out of the grounds. I’m definitely glad i bought it.

Purchased this to replace another krups that finally died after 10 years. On the first one we received the display did not work – and was replaced immediately (yay amazon). I also like having the filter for the water – our water is very hard and typically lots of sediment, so the filter helps with great taste. This makes great coffee, and i especially like the small-batch feature as i like my coffee very rich. The negatives:- water reservoir is not removable – would be a nice change. Also not especially easy to fill, but not a deal breaker. – the # of cups indicator is in a very inconvenient place (especially if you are vertically challenged like me), and hard to read. If it changed to a different color that would be more helpful. – quality is not quite as good as our first krups. I foresee the latch that is used for the top as the first thing to give out.

Makes the best coffee i have found (i expect this from krups). No burned flavor as we found in the cuisnart thermal model. Not as ‘user friendly’ as others – the fill indicator is inside the top and requires a well lit room to read; cannot use the carafe to fill the reservoir (design of the carafe and of the fill opening). But does make the best, just wonderful coffee. Worth putting up with the other issues.

Makes great coffee and keeps it hot for a couple hours after brewed. I am not a fan of the location to pour water in. This area needs to be a bit bigger and the lid gets in the way. This is my second krups thermal carafe coffee maker. I had it for several years and no issues until i dropped it on the floor and broke the plastic piece where it poured. I was forced to buy a new one. I hope that this model goes for as many years as my first purchase.

Fast shipping and good price. Really have to read directions to use properly or you will end up with a wet mess. Only thing i would suggest changing with this pot is that the water level indicator is so so difficult to see.

We are on our 2nd krups coffee maker. The first one lasted for a good long time. This one (kt611d50) lacks a few days of lasting nine months. Am hoping either amazon (we purchased it from amazon) or krups will kick in and replace the unit quickly. While it worked, it made great coffee. Programmed it so coffee was ready when we get up. Worked great, just not for very long.

Attractive appearance with adequate performance but i was very disappointed with the ridiculous indicator of water level. I was forced to measure the water separately to ensure accuracy and this is a permanent added chore.

KRUPS BW720D Performa Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle : Three Stars

No more forgetting that the tea has boiled for half an hour.

Good product, even it might be a little slower than described.

KRUPS BW720D Performa Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle, 1.7-Liter, Silver

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  • Automatic opening lid and 360-degree rotational base
  • 2 visible water level indicators; on/off switch
  • Removable anti-scale filter ensures excellent-tasting results and improved product longevity
  • Auto shut off when water boils or if kettle is empty
  • 1.7-Liter/57-Ounce Electric kettle with unique design of brushed and chrome stainless steel

It heats up water quickly and seems to be a quality product. . But then we’ve only been using it daily for a month.

Excellent machine and it’s reliable and simple to use.

Will not fit a childproof electrical outlet. Had to change the outlet to non-childproof.

KRUPS BW720D Performa Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle, 1.7-Liter, Silver :

This kettle leaks water from the bottom, when it is filled close to three-quarter’s full, in my experience.

This a simple no nonsense electric kettle. The water has no odor or taste added by the kettle. Construction and finish are superior. The kettle is used pretty much exclusively used for boiling water to make tea. I have no need of buttons and programs. This just has an on/off switch which is the only control i need on a kettle.

I like this electric kettle. I got it because after years of faithful service, our previous krups kettle finally wore out. This kettle heats quickly and is attractive. I like that there is a water level window on both sides of the kettle and i like the lever that turns it on. The only reason i gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is that it is a little noisy, much more so than our previous kettle.

Heats quickly and looks nice. I wasn’t sure about the separate base but ended up really liking that feature.

After our last (much used) krups kettle died on us, i was worried i would not find one i liked as much. I like this one even better. It heats quickly, the open spout is nice and the filter is placed so that it will never fall out when pouring. The only drawbacks i can see arethat if you remove it from the base before it turns off, it will still be on when you replace it. Not a big issue, as it turns off it once it boils- or you can flip the lever off yourself – also the top opens by pressing a button but you have to close it by hand. Again, not a big issue, but your hand will leave prints which have to be cleaned off. I just use a dishtowel to push the lid shut. Would be nice to be able to close with a button as well, especially since it is a bit hot. Overall a great buy and i would purchase again.

I bought this as a christmas gift and am glad to say that it was a big hit.

Here’s the deal – electric tea pots are not going to last forever. A crappy one, you’ll never see two years. A good one, like this, you’ll get about five or six years out of. Something is going to happen – it’s going to leak, or stop working entirely. I estimate any way you slice it, you’re going to be spending roughly $20 a year on electric tea kettles. In this case, because it’s $100, assume you’ll get five years out of it. Aside from all that, it’s a well-made unit, with quality stainless steel inside. And yes, it’s made in china. The only complaint, is that the switch for opening the lid is a little funky, and doesn’t feel quite as solid as the rest of it. They last longer than other brands.

KRUPS KT600 Art Collection Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker : Beautiful Coffee Pot

I have owned krups coffeemakers over the years and truly consider them to be the best of the best–easy to use, great coffee, always good-looking. This coffeemaker is upfront (literally) with water measurement, on/off switch, coffee compartment, and separate water container.

We are very satisified with our new krups coffee brewer. Some of the other reviewers were on the money concerning this product. It brews coffee very efficiently and very quickly also. The coffee does not stay hot as long as our other krups did. Coffee would stay hot for as long as nine hours sometimes. That one lasted over 15 years with hard use. There is always that “little bit” of coffee left in the pot in this new brewer that cannot be poured out without tipping it almost upside down. If you are not affected by this or don’t want to hold your coffee hot for hours, then this pot will serve you well. I would definitely recommend it even with the “shortcomings” i have mentioned.

Really not worth the price, looks good on our counter but that’s about it. I am not impressed with the coffee it makes at all, not nearly as good as my old coffee maker. Does not come with a coffee strainer which you think it would for the price they charge. If i had it to do over, i would not buy this coffee maker.

Our last maker lasted for years. This one looks great but i have to say, it doenst keep coffee hot. I know all that stuff about ‘burnt’ coffee and heating. But you cant keep coffee hot in a themal pot. Unless you want to heat the pot with hot water and waste time ( and water). Like the silvera bit awkward filling it. But we use the pull out faucent from our sink.

  • Makes great coffee
  • I purchased this coffeemaker in February 2013 for $150, and it has ‘issues’ – won’t pay $550!
  • Great Coffee – Challenging Design

KRUPS KT600 Silver Art Collection Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker with Chrome Stainless Steel Housing, 10-Cup, Silver

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  • Coffee maker with exclusive design of stainless steel, chrome and wood optics
  • 10-cup thermal carafe keeps coffee warm for hours
  • Pause and serve feature and illuminated on/off switch for ease of use; automatic shut off for safety
  • Water level indicator windows on either side to know when it needs to be refilled
  • 1000 watts; 2 year worldwide warranty. For Trouble Shooting steps refer to the user manual page 10 available in the catalog.

Construction: since you probably won’t be able to put you hands on this machine without paying for it: here is the lowdown on what the hell this is made of. *the only chrome steel is on the carafe body, the very top of the machine (the water and basket lids on hinges) and the inside portion of the body where the carafe sits. You can tell because these last two spots are actually brushed steel and not chrome shiny. *the lid and handle are chrome finished plastic; as well as the upper and lower body. *the “wood” is a matte finish decal on top of plastic. >>>>>check my uploaded photos. I would rather have this type of hard “chrome” plastic than what all other machine are made of as far as quality is concerned. Bottom line: this is not a metal and wood machine.

We have one at home, one at our home in florida and one in our cabin in the north. Now, my daughter-in-law bought one, too. I bought matching toasters, and in one location the waffle iron.

There are so many verbose reviews of this coffee maker so here’s a cliff notes version for you. It makes coffee, which is decent. The caraffe is chromed, the rest of it is silver-painted plastic (which is surprising and disappointing given the cost). You have to tilt the caraffe way forward to get the last cup or so. I’ve had this coffee maker for about a year now and it still works. No clock or audible alarm when brew is done. If you really need another shiny thing on your counter this is the coffee maker for you. If you already have too many shiny things on your counter, same some money and buy a different coffee maker.

Reviews are pretty much all over the chart on this krups coffee maker. We took the chance and ordered it. Found some of the negative comments are true but can be resolved with a little care. Yes, it is somewhat awkward to pour and does have to be turned just about upside down to get out the last drop. Made this way to maintain hot coffee. Since the outside of the pot is not even warm, you can grasp the handle with one hand and support the pot with the other; makes pouring easier and less heavy. When preparing the pot, make sure the lid is properly closed and locked into place. Before pouring the first drop, depress the pour tab once or twice while the pot sits flat. This allows coffee trapped in lid to run back into pot and will prevent premature drippage. The machine is beautiful and sturdy.

This is the very best coffee maker ever.

I bought this for my husband who makes tea every morning. I got tired of hearing the teapot whistle blowing. When the water is boiled, the pot shuts off automatically. Boils water twice as fast as stovetop. This is the best looking item in our kitchen.

I wish i could rate this better because i do love how it looks in my kitchen but there is a real issue with how it pours, especially after first cup or so. The lip inside the pot keeps the coffee from pouring easily into the spout. It also makes it tricky to use the pot for filling the water reservoir. I am surprised this got by the krups engineers.

Love this krups coffee maker.

It looks great on the counter, and it makes great coffee. There are no frills, which i like as making good coffee reliably is my goal. It does not keep coffee hot for long. I have several thermos cups that keep coffee warm much, much longer. After 3 years, the switch has broken. When i plug it in, it starts. After the coffee is brewed, the heater stays on. I now unplug it as soon as it is done brewing. I will be looking for a replacement, as i cannot be certain that i will not forget to unplug it, and it *may* be a fire hazard when not unplugged. I like it enough i may actually buy another, even if it only lasted 3 years.

I purchased this coffeemaker in february 2013 for $150 (plus tax). I had similar problems as other reviewers, such as coffee dribbling while pouring. A few months ago, we had to hit the start button repeatedly to get it to brew a full pot, which became very annoying. I ran a few cycles thru with water and vinegar (per the manual) hoping that mineral deposits might have been a cause. But that only caused a problem in the carafe and water then permeated the thermal layer. I bought this particular coffeemaker because of the beautiful chrome design, and that it was short enough to fit under my upper cabinets (some are too tall). It is beautiful, that’s for sure. It seems like all coffeemakers now (and other kitchen appliances) are primarily black, instead of white/silver/chrome, and i don’t want black. Hopefully this will change in the future, as i will not spend $550 for a replacement.

I loved my black thermal krups coffee maker but it started to clog at the filter even after i thoroughly cleaned it so ordered the new stainless steel one. I received it quickly in good condition and i like it after figuring out how to work the lid of the pot. The only thing i have noticed is the pour is slightly slow and it’s hard to empty pot but it doesn’t leak at all like so many have written in other reviews. The look is slick and modern and matches my stainless steel appliances. Wish it was a 12-cup though.

Rather basic machine however it is beautiful and looks great on my counter. I am a sucker for good design, what can i say?. It has a heated plate so the coffee stays warm. You can actually make as little as two cups easily which fits my lifestyle. I would definitely recommend.

I got the coffee maker in large part because it goes with our krups electric tea kettle and because it received such good reviews. And on the whole, i am glad i bought it simply because it makes great coffee, is very easy to use (i am extremely technologically challenged and i ‘get’ this coffee maker), and it looks great. I mean, this is a 10-cup coffee maker that is more compact than many an 8-cup one. It has a simple, elegant design and is very simple to use. This is a ‘pure’ coffee maker; all it does it make coffee. As a result, it goes great with our 50’s kitchen. Having said that, this coffee maker does have a few quirks. When it arrived it had a bit of a chemical-just-out-of-the-factory smell. Just run water through it a few times and that will get rid of it.

I have had this pot for over 6 months now and i just love it. Some of the reviews said it was too hard to use, but i have not found that to be the case. You do have to get the lid on properly, and there are arrows showing you where to line it up. Then you have to have the pot sitting exactly right on the base when the coffee begins to drip, and again, read the directions and learn how it feels when it’s in the correct spot and then it’s a no brainer. I love the rich look and get many compliments. It goes great with the sink and my appliances. I would, and have, recommended this to my friends.

Do not think you are purchasing a metals based coffee maker container. It is all shiny plastic made to look like chrome. Hope the plastic does not leach into my boiling water and cause me to die of cancer in ten years.

Love the way it looks and keeps the coffee warm.

First let me say that the krups kt600 makes very good coffee. The brewing is apparently done at the proper temperature, the brewed coffee is properly strong, hot and aromatic when this machine finishes its brewing cycle. So far, this sounds pretty good, right?. Well, as they say on infomercials, ‘but wait, there’s more’the bad things about this coffee maker are primarily concerned with convenience rather than performance. First, the carafe is not easy to clean. The lid of the carafe appears to be made primarily of chrome-plated plastic. It is hollow, probably to add to its insulating properties, but the hollow spaces in the lid somehow get filled with brewed coffee during the brewing cycle. When you clean the carafe after making a pot of coffee, make sure you are standing over your sink when you remove the lid: the coffee trapped in the lid will pour out. In addition, the stainless steel liner of the carafe picks up coffee stains quickly, and the stains are not easy to remove. Second, this is not a programmable coffee maker.

This coffee maker has a few quirks. But overall makes a great cup of coffee. It holds the coffee hot for several hours. You must remember to set the pot on the counter, not on the coffee maker after it brews so that the lid is sealed and holds the coffee hot. Otherwise the lid is in the open position so the coffee can drip in and it doesn’t stay hot as long. The lid screws on the pot sort of hard each time. But maybe that is just holding it hotter longer. Also the lid has a strange design where coffee runs out of a small hole in the back of the lid when cleaning. . However there is no way to access that part of the lid to ever clean it. That is not a good design in my opinion.