Krups 453-42 12 Cups Coffee Maker - Black Reviews

Krups 453-42 12 Cups Coffee Maker - Black

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  • COFFEE, COFFEE EVERYWHERE - BUT NOT A DROP TO DRINK

    Nov 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: works great for about 6 months
    Cons: works for ONLY about 6 months

    Summary: When the time came for a new coffee maker, I chose to go the expensive route. I had always purchased the less expensive ones an they lasted, maybe two or three years, so I figured: "Well, maybe if I buy a better one, it will last much, much ... read more

  • Krups Pro Aroma - a great coffee maker!

    Jul 26, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of programmable features, including the warming plate temp.
    Cons: Pour spout makes a mess on the counter.

    Summary: Krups Pro Aroma is perhaps the best coffee maker made. I have had several over the years and find that the folks at Krups consistently come to the top of the list of coffeemakers. I love this Pro Aroma for a couple of reasons. You can adjust the temp ... read more

  • Expensive and cheap, all in one.

    Apr 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Looked good on the counter. I can still use it as a flower vase.
    Cons: Cheap, cheap, cheap. No bird talk, just cheap.

    Summary: I'm reading articles now to find a better quality coffee maker. I'm very disappointed I didn't research the Krups product before I bought it. I'm having the same issue that many people are reporting. It's a little over 1 year old and it died. ... read more

  • A fine machine and wonderful cup of java

    Feb 13, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: wonderful coffee, controls protected from spills, easy filling, 5-stage warming, classy Euro-looks
    Cons: carafe may drip if poured too fast, a bit noisy

    Summary: I write this just days after realizing that my old ProAroma's best days have passed. After a routine cleaning of a coffee maker that I've had for over 10 years, I stocked it up for the following morning's coffee, pushed the timer button and went to bed. ... read more

  • PRICE DOES NOT = QUALITY!

    Oct 23, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes decent coffee WHEN IT IS WORKING!
    Cons: HIGHLY UNRELIABLE.

    Summary: Just like in the automobile industry, there should be a lemon law that applies to coffee makers. Like others, we assumed that Krups was a quality product that would outlast our Mister Coffee's and Proctor-Silex coffee makers by years. How wrong we ... read more

  • Features are well intended... but very poor quality.

    Dec 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes a satisfactory cup of coffee (while the machine lasts!)
    Cons: Lacks Durability, Complicated Operation (difficult programming)

    Summary: The Krups "ProAroma 12 Time" 12-cup coffee maker has numerous exciting features, but lacks the quality to perform them. Before I discuss the problematic features, I would like to address the issue of durability. This unit is only 1 year old, and it ... read more

  • Good to the last drop!

    Jun 7, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: ProAroma feature, programmable brew cycle
    Cons: If machine is unplugged (or if the power goes out) it needs to be reprogrammed.

    Summary: We received the ProAroma as a wedding shower gift, and have been enjoying full flavored cups of coffee ever since! I've had the unit for approximately nine months now, and it works perfectly! I am the kind of consumer who dives right into ... read more

  • I used to need a cup of coffee, before making my coffee

    Mar 27, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Hot & Fresh Coffee in the morning. Buying & drinking better coffee
    Cons: not ready at it's best, instantly simple water filter

    Summary: We have been in our house for 18 1/2 years & have made at least 1 or more pots of coffee, daily. Each of our coffee makers has lasted 2 to 4 years, and each new one has been a nicer model (maybe my taste has improved, too) My last one ... read more

  • Don't let the fancy name fool you...

    Dec 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact size fits easily under kitchen cabinets.
    Cons: Carafe dribbles, auto stop-and-pour DOESN'T stop, swing-out filter door gaps open.

    Summary: I was basically looking for a good, 12-cup drip system with auto on-off to replace my old worn-out unit. Having experienced Krups quality in the past, I was quite disappointed in the Krups ProAroma 12. Within a week, the swing-out filter door started ... read more

  • I love this coffeemaker!!

    Aug 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great cup of coffee with no filters to buy.
    Cons: Position of programming buttons on machine.

    Summary: I recently purchased the Krups ProAroma 12 Time Coffee Maker. The taste of coffee made in a Krups machine is so much different than any other coffee maker. The machine has 3 different strengths in which to choose. I normally use the 'Pro' setting ... read more

  • Oh boy oh boy oh boy (and bad customer service to boot)

    Apr 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes coffee...
    Cons: ...when it hasn't sprung a leak--TWICE

    Summary: Krups, how I loved thee. I have an older model Krups coffee maker/espresso machine that is still going strong. However, my TWO ProAroma model 453s are now kaput, and I will never, ever buy another Krups product again. The first 453 ... read more

  • Good to the Last Drop each Morning!!

    May 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: timer, 12 cup, stays hot, clock, no paper filters, auto shut off
    Cons: Hope it last like my old one!

    Summary: I finally got rid of my old pot, I couldn't stand warm coffee anymore. Hot, Hot is the only way to drink coffee. We picked up this model for 89.99 at Macy's. My mother has had it for almost a year and has enjoyed it fully. So we decided to follow ... read more

  • A great coffee maker

    May 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Virtually all possible features and adjustments for a coffee maker; makes great tasting coffee.
    Cons: More expensive than a basic coffee maker, but well worth it in my view.

    Summary: I think this is a great coffee maker. We are on our second one. The first one lasted 2 or 3 years making 2-3 pots of coffee every day. One day, the heating element on that one failed, and I immediately ran out to a store to buy another of the exact ... read more

  • Need Coffee? Hope you have a few minutes...

    May 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: looks nice, good sized pot
    Cons: spills when pouring, makes coffee very slowly

    Summary: Krups has always been a name that I thought signified the best in coffee-making products. When you look at their offerings, they have some very attractive coffeemakers with great features. These products are usually priced a little higher than the ... read more

  • ProAroma, Bad Coffee

    May 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Auto brew and shut off. Looks good.
    Cons: Drips, doesn't pour well, makes really bad coffee.

    Summary: I am a coffee addict. It is not caffeine that I crave. All I ask is for a good cup of coffee in the morning, decaf or regular. I was encouraged to register for the ProAroma when my friend was helping me with my wedding registry. I was assured that it ... read more

  • Not worth it!

    May 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Not the worst tasting coffee
    Cons: If you don't mind drinking from the countertop.

    Summary: In keeping up with the Joneses, I purchased this machine three years ago. In three years I had complaints from every guest from every morning/evening they have had coffee. Well, finally, I'll get over my pride of owning the name and chuck it. Future ... read more

  • I'm Getting Verklempt

    Apr 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pause & Serve, Programmable, Three Brew Selections, Gold Filter
    Cons: Drip....Drip....Drip

    Summary: I miss Coffee Tawlk....just thinking about coffee can often find me getting verklempt.... It was time to replace the old Black & Decker coffee maker a few months back. I hated to do it only because I had a good feeling that buying a ... read more

  • krups is unreliable and dangerous

    Jan 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: extensive feature set; pours easier then most
    Cons: leaked water after just 3 months of use; poor quality control and service

    Summary: for a 12 cup coffee pot, it holds less coffee then other 12 cup models. coffee brew is very good. i have never had a coffee pot fail within a few months of use. This one did and messed up the kitchen. The water holding tank developed a leak. One ... read more

  • Krups - All that AND a cup of coffee!

    Jan 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: timer, adjustable warming plate
    Cons: almost too many programming options

    Summary: I have long said that there are few things that a hug, a hot shower and a cup of coffee can't fix. With an excellent, hot cup o' joe from the Krups Pro Aroma 12 Time (Model 453), you just might be able to get by on only the cup of coffee. We ... read more

  • Coffee Maker Magic

    Nov 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great features for you perfect cup of coffee
    Cons: might be pricey for some

    Summary: Last year, I decided I needed a coffeemaker to bring to college with me. After many trials and tribulations, I decided to buy a Braun. Whoah, what a mistake. I quickly returned that one for many defects (a plasticky flavor that couldn't be gotten rid ... read more

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