Review Date - 05/07/2014
we recently had to replace our beloved mill and brew coffeemaker from Melitta. If we could have replaced it we would have, it made great coffee for our taste and has lasted over 10 years! So off to the reviews we went. The Breville had only one review but it was worth reading and convinced us to try it. We are very glad that we did, it is nice looking, easy to set up and use, offers many optio ... read more
Review Date - 06/04/2013
We've had 2 Capresso's with the grinder that swung over a glass carafe for about the last 10 years. The first one had the LCD drop down after about 6 years. It's been relagated to my garage. The second one is going strong at our retirement/vacation home.
We bought this one as a replacement for our main house.
Pros - Thermal carafe!! easier to clean grind chute.
Cons - LOUD!!! Everybody w ... read more
Review Date - 03/20/2014
Some of these reviews seem overly harsh. I own a coffee shop and have been a judge at several barista competitions and this is my machine of choice for home. Yes, the burr grinder is loud. I can hear it in my bedroom and so it serves as a backup alarm clock. It isn't a problem if you aren't trying to sleep through it. The claim that it doesn't brew hot coffee is NOT my experience. I bought this ma ... read more
Review Date - 12/09/2012
I have had this coffeemaker for a year and a half. The first week I used it there were problems with the grinder and I had to send it to KRUPS for repair. They took care of the S&H, so that was a plus. What I discussed with the representative was the kind of coffee beans I was using -Caribou French Roast, and she told me that if thy were oily beans, they certainly would clog the grinder. Actually ... read more
Review Date - 10/05/2010
While the idea is fantastic, the design is flawed. Should have been designed w/o moving parts aside from the great burr grinder. As it is, the brew chamber has a lid with gear teeth that are SUPPOSED to be turned by a gear wheel in the housing, taking the rotating cap through three different stations; grind, brew and hold. The basket/gear wheel connection is very sporadic in its decision to work o ... read more
Review Date - 04/01/2013
I have purchased two of these. Love the built in grinder. There are two drawbacks with this one however. The door that holds the filter basket pops open during brewing at times making coffee go all over counter. I bought a 2nd brewer because of this and the new one did it too! The warmer doesnt keep the coffee as hot as I would want. ... read more