Krups Caffe Duomo 985-42 8 Cups Coffee & Espresso Combo - Black Reviews
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Krups Caffe Duomo 985-42 8 Cups Coffee & Espresso Combo - Black

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  • Good machine, missing a few minor "perks"

    Jan 23, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An easy espresso maker, and a good coffee maker
    Cons: Lacking clear cup markings on the carafe and reservoir, no auto-off, no timer

    Summary: We requested this machine as a Christmas gift, as a result of seeing the reviews here. So far, we're very pleased. Our goal in getting it was to have a way to make frothy specialty beverages every once and a while, which we have, and it does a great ... read more

  • 10 years and still working perfectly

    Apr 5, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Durable, easy to use
    Cons: none

    Summary: I bought this Krups Caffe Duomo Expresso Machine and Coffee Maker combination 10 years ago. It was my second Krups coffee and espresso maker. I had one earlier in Europe on 220 volts and needed a 110 volt version for the U.S. I love the one I had so ... read more

  • Maybe I'm just a Kwality kind of gal

    Jun 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good strong espresso multiple cappuccinos at once durable Good frother
    Cons: Ugly Broke after 6 years

    Summary: But, this has been a very good espresso maker for us. We had it for 6 years until it broke last weekend. We made cappuccinos in it every day for those six years, and loved them. The cappuccios we make are not weak, in fact despite using starbucks beans, ... read more

  • 1 year later and I still love the power of this

    Nov 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fast easy to clean
    Cons: touchy buttons leave unplugged for safety

    Summary: I purchased this coffee and espresso machine one year ago and after the first week of frustrations I still love it. Since it was new to me, I often tried to froth the milk too soon, or not long enough. But now after 2-3 lattes and cappuccinos a day it ... read more

  • Microfoam and tons of steam!

    Mar 15, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes a real espresso shot. Wicked steamer for cheap.
    Cons: Too much plastic and poor measuring marks on the coffee maker side.

    Summary: I'm house sitting and the owners of the home have this Krups combo unit. Well, I've used it to make coffee plenty but never made a latte in my life, although I love to drink them. As a coffee maker this Krups is fine, although I do have a couple ... read more

  • Perfect Solution for Tight Spaces and/or Tight Budgets

    Oct 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Long life if kept clean, makes great quality espresso, fits on the counter top.
    Cons: Fragile espresso carafe, must clean the frother frequently to avoid clogging.

    Summary: I received this machine four years ago as a gift from my husband (back then, boyfriend). I told him that all I wanted was an espresso machine that would fit in my small apartment. He didn't think I'd ever use it, boy was he WRONG! I made Lattes ... read more

  • Krups put the K in Kwality

    Sep 19, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: looks ok on the counter.
    Cons: Poor product that makes mediocre coffee, watery espresso and has no possibility for improvement.

    Summary: The Krups Cafe Dumo is a poorly made mass produced product that lacks the artistic appeal that many gourmet coffee drinkers look for in a kitchen machine. My wife bought me this machine for my birthday this summer, after two uses I returned it to the ... read more

  • Fine for coffee, not so good for espresso

    Sep 9, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Dual capability, makes good coffee, easy to use, nice frothing capability
    Cons: Poor crema, makes only 1.5 espresso shots, takes too long to depressurize between shots

    Summary: I've owned a Caffe Duomo for nearly 3 years and have been pleased with the coffee-making side of thi ... read more

  • A piece of junk, the plastic parts break too easily

    Jul 7, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap. Good coffee and espresso.
    Cons: Poor quality plastics break within weeks.

    Summary: I've had my Il Caffe Duomo for less than a month and I've already broken two major pieces of the mac ... read more

  • Garbage

    May 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes Coffee
    Cons: Built to last as long as a Bic Lighter.

    Summary: **UPDATE** I notified Krups of my problem and received the following email, which led to nothing: ---------------- Thanks for writing! I apologize for the inconvenience. Our customers are very important to us, ... read more

  • BOOM Baby!! Dat'sa Good Cuppa Coffee

    Sep 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact, attractive design; makes a helluva good cup of coffee
    Cons: Lightweight plastic casing feels a little cheap; switches easily flipped on by accident

    Summary: I've been wanting one of these for years. And finally, with an extra $100 in my pocket, I said enough's enough... and I got one. Me and coffee: I love the stuff. It's a bad habit, I know. But there are so few vices left in ... read more

  • The perfect gourmet coffee maker for small househods

    Jan 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact, reliable, a great value
    Cons: Too easy to turn on accidentally, and too small for large households

    Summary: We're a small family of two who occasionally entertain a few friends at a time -- and our small apartment kitchen has a limited amount of counter space. Most of the gourmet units that allow you to make coffee as well as cappuccino and espresso are simply ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Excellent for the Price!

    Jan 28, 2007 by
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    Pros: Great coffee, cappuccinos and lattes. Lots of great features, especially the steamed milk!
    Cons: Cheap plastic casing, watery espresso

    Summary: I received this as a gift from my parents 3 Christmases ago. It has been excellent for the price. The coffee comes out great, but the lid covering the water reserve has a large clearance requiring that I move the entire machine every time I pour water ... read more

  • Krups cafe duomo

    Sep 29, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easily recyclable
    Cons: Burned taste, potential fire hazard, not heavy enough to stop doors

    Summary: Burned taste unavoidable. If I were a lawyer, I'd say Krups screwed up royally by having the switches so easily turned on by mistake. Oh wait, I am a lawyer. ... read more

  • I've always wanted one to

    Mar 27, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It looks good
    Cons: Overhead clearance
    Dripping
    burned taste

    Summary: As a previous reviewer I always wanted one of these, Addicted as I am to both coffee and expresso. Well I got my wish for Christmas and as they say, be careful what you wish for! It is attractive. If I just wanted to look at it it would be fine. ... read more

  • Coffee

    Oct 31, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Very reliable. Makes a good cup of coffee.
    Cons: There is no timer. Slide in link to lid of water holding tank breaks easily.

    Summary: Makes a fair cup of coffee, but the pumps slow if you don't mind waiting. Bought because I wanted to make espresso. Has a nice stainless steel water holding unit and steamer. Makes a good cup of espresso. Sliding basket into groove is somewhat difficult. ... read more

  • On/Off switch placement very dangerous

    Mar 25, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Doesn't take a lot of space, looks OK.
    Cons: Very easy to turn on by accident. I destroyed mine this way! Feels flimsy.

    Summary: On several occasions I accidentally turned machine on while wiping down counter given the switch placement. Burned the machine up one day by doing so, could have been a hazard to the entire house! Switches flip on easily and don't make any sound and ... read more

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