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Krups Crystal Arome Models - Steve A's Review
Posted: December 4, 2003, 7:38am
review rating: 8.0
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Krups Crystal Arome Models
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Arrow The Krups Crystal Arome Models has 7 Reviews
Arrow The Krups Crystal Arome Models has been rated 6.63 overall by our member reviewers
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Ann R. 9.00
Steve A 8.00
Patrick Waterlander 6.00
CraiginNJ 4.00
Steve Steiman 4.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 4.2
Product Reviewed: Crystal Arome
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 7
Average Price: Varies Usability: 2
Price Paid: $100.00 Cost vs. Value 0
Where Bought: Chef's Catalog Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Braun
Bottom Line: LOSER !  Expensive and makes inferior coffee.
Positive Product Points

Looks nice.  Pot heater shuts off automatically and does not scorch coffee.

Negative Product Points

Expensive.  Pot dribbles like a joke cup.  Electronic timer/clock failed after 3 months.  Makes inferior coffee to cheap Braun auto-drip.

Detailed Commentary

I received this one as a gift several years ago and I was releived when I cracked the carafe last week.  Now I can dispose of this junk with a clean conscience.

I was initially impressed with the looks, the water filter and the timer features of this unit.    I was quickly dissappointed as it makes inferior coffee (too bitter - overextraction) than cheap auto-drip units. I also found that any minor overfilling of the water chamber - even by 1/2 cup - created a messy puddle on the countertop.  The classy looking round pot and matching lid design cause coffee to dribble down the side every time a cup is filled - except the very last cup in the pot.  The electronic timer/clock feature failed after 3 months of use.  I believe this is due to hot water related humidity build up around the LCD display - a serious design flaw.

The heater plate automatically shots off after 45 minutes.   When operating it does keep cooffee at a good drinking temperature and will not scorch or concentraet coffee like so many auto-drips.

I cannot recomment this messy, expensive, flawed coffee maker.

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