Krups KM611D50 Precision Coffee Maker Dahlstrom Stainless
- Contoured control panel
- Quick-access electronic features
- Unique graphic water gauge
- Wide-dispersion brew head
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This beautiful coffee maker was designed by award-winning designed Bjorn Dahlstrom. The coffee maker has a wide dispersion brew head so that the hot water saturates the coffee grounds uniformly for optimal extraction and flavour. A unique graphic water gauge darkens as the water rises, for easier pouring and measurement. The contoured control panel is conveniently angled for easy access to all of the programming functions. The coffee maker has two auto-on functions -- one for weekdays and the other for weekends. An adjustable auto-off function will keep coffee hot for 1, 2, or 3 hours.
Size: 12 cups
Colour/Pattern: Stainless steel with grey accents
Capacity: 12 cups/2.8 litres
Warranty: 1 year
NOTE: Krups Dahlstrom Coffee Maker, model KM4065
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This review is for the Krups KM 4065 coffeemaker. I believe this is the first of a new line of coffeemakers designed Bjorn Dahlstrom. At the moment, this coffeemaker is not on the Krups website and there is little information available on the web. I've only had it for a couple of days so here are my initial thoughts.
1. Looks fantastic
2. Seems reasonably well built and the top door opens and closes smoothly
3. This has a different water gauge from the FM series and it works well and is easy to read (no bubbles).
4. I've filled the reservoir from both a Brita pitcher and from the included carafe without spillage. (That said the fill area is at the back near the door hinge)
5. Uses #4 Filters
6. Makes a great cup of coffee
7. The included carafe pours well
1. Pricey for a unit without a thermal carafe
2. Programming is non-intuitive and a little frustrating
3. Manual could be a lot better
4. Like most stainless steel appliances, fingerprints may be an issue if you are not careful
5. Durability of main button to open top lid remains to be determined
6. Carafe seems a little light and the cover flimsy
Overall, I am very pleased with this beautiful coffeemaker. It looks like the design changes have addressed the water gauge issue with the FM series and so far I've had no leaks. The carafe works well so coffee spillage is not a problem and most importantly my initial experience is that this machine makes good coffee.
I have deducted one star due to the fact I've only had it 2 days and can't attest to the long-term durability of the unit and it is a little pricey compared to competing units.
Operations is smooth, coffee filter easily holds 12 scoops of coffee without grounds overflowing (The KitchenAid had grounds overflowing into the coffee with just 10 scoops for a 14cup pot.)into the coffee. Strong coffee setting makes excellent coffee without a bitter after taste. Coffee temperature is excellent with no bitterness after 2-3hours on the warmer. We are very happy with this product.
Here is what I discovered with this coffee maker...it looks very cool indeed. I like the buttons and display. The "aroma" button can be used to adjust for brewing a smaller pot (1/2 pot or less). The coffee I brewed was pretty strong, using the recommended number of scoops. I had to run about 3 cycles of water through it before using it to get rid of the plastic/electrical smell inside of the pot. (Ew.)
Here is the major drawback about this otherwise cool product...it is LOUD! And I mean L-O-U-D loud! I kept thinking it was going to blow flames out of the bottom and take off like a rocket. So, even though it had all of the features I was looking for in a coffeemaker, I am returning it. My kitchen is already so loud and chaotic in the morning with small kids running around and yapping, that there is no way I can take this kind of noise...I will lose my mind!
But, hey, if you don't mind excessively loud slurpy brewing sounds (and robust steam-release sounds) then you should give it a try. This machine's noises may not bother everyone...or maybe mine was excessive...but I just thought some readers out there might like to know.
Yes, it does make a nice pot of coffee
What I'm ambivalent about is the lid to open the top of the unit (to pour in the water and the coffee). It opens slowly and automatically when you push the "open" button and is kind of cool but...my fear is that this could present a long term issue, but right now this is just a worry. I also would prefer if the lid to the carafe was removable for cleaning, it's hinged to the carafe. But this is a minor complaint.
I am very pleased with the coffeemaker. It really is a nice design, looks great and makes first rate coffee. I give it five stars so far, if things change I'll ammend my review.