Krups KM7000 Pro Grinder and BrewerBy Krups
Recognized around the world for their quality, functionality and longevity, Krups coffee makers have revolutionized the way the world brews coffee.The Krups KM7000 Pro Grinder and Brewer is another example of how Krups is improving the conventional way of brewing. The KM7000 features a powerful conical burr grinder, 10-cup glass carafe, pause and serve anti-drip valve and 24-hour programmable timer.
There are nine control buttons on the KM7000 Pro Grinder and Brewer.The On/Off button turns on the machine and allows you to turn off the machine at any time during the brewing cycle. You can adjust the number of cups brewed by pressing the Cup button between 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10-cup settings. There is also an Aroma button, which allows you to adjust the brewing time if you’re brewing a smaller pot of coffee. The Strength button allows you to brew 3 strengths – mild, medium and strong. An Auto-On button allows you to program your KM7000 to make coffee up to a day in advance. The Filter button allows you to override the grinder and use pre-ground coffee in either a paper filter or a gold-tone filter, which can be purchased separately. All of these programming features are easily read on the orange illuminated LCD display, along with the clock. In addition, there are 3 buttons along the bottom of the control panel that allow you to adjust the Clock feature and timing of the Auto-On function.
Operating the Krups KM7000 Grinder and Brewer is relatively painless.It’s easy to operate, pretty self-explanatory and has several features that make it one of the top all-in-one grinder/brewer combination machines on the market. The fact that the KM7000 comes with a Duo Filter water filter insert is nice. It’ll need to be replaced after 2 months. A locking feature on the bean hopper means grinding can only commence when the hopper is locked and filled with beans. To adjust the grinder between its 5 settings, simply adjust the dial on the front of the hopper. Just below that is the ground coffee supply channel with clear lid – so you’ll be able to see the coffee on its way to be brewed. If you opt to use preground coffee, it’s easy to use the filter feature. A thumb tab allows you to pop open the swivel filter basket, insert either a #4 paper filter or a gold tone basket and brew once the Filter button is pressed. The engineers at Krups also added a warming plate designed to keep your glass carafe warm for up to 2 hours.
The Krups KM7000 is a household coffee maker designed to look great on your counter.Its solid ABS plastic construction with stainless steel accents, 10-cup glass carafe, clear plastic bean hopper and durable buttons were designed to give you years of use, while not going out of style.
The Krups KM7000 is equipped with a no-drip spout on the rim as well as a removable carafe lid to help keep heat in. A plastic ball on the bottom of the brewer adjusts, and when the carafe comes in contact with it, it begins brewing. This is essential for the pause-and-serve feature.
A hot plate designed by the German engineers at Krups will keep your fresh-brewed coffee warm for up to 2 hours. The warming plate automatically comes on when the KM7000 is turned on. There is no separate shut off for this feature.
The reservoir on the KM7000 holds 50 oz of water.It’s extremely easy to figure out how much water to add – there are stepped level indicators inside the reservoir. The reservoir is easy to access, just flip up the large lid and add water into the top of the machine.
Water Filtration with Duo Filters:
The Krups KM7000 comes with a vegetable-based Duo Action water filter (Krups item # 472-00).This filter will keep your coffee free of chlorine and lime scale. Water is purified as it runs out of the reservoir and through the filter. The curved plastic filter only fits a single way in the tank, so it’s easy to install. You’ll need to change this filter approximately every 2 months to keep your machine running well, and your coffee tasting its best.
The KM7000 comes with #4 paper filters to get you started.However, if you’re looking for a more environmental way to brew, you can purchase a permanent filter for the machine. The coffee filter basket is removable, and the holder swivels open by a release button on the right side of the machine.
The Krups KM7000 includes a detailed instruction manual, charcoal water filter, paper filters and re-order information. The Duo Action water filter can be re-ordered in packs of 2, and is listed as part # 472-00.