Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by glenb Update to previous review
After less than 2 years, as I was making coffee this morning, no different than any other day, and as I was lifting the glass carafe out of the coffee maker, the glass carafe began to shatter and lucky for me the kitchen sink was right there to place it in, before falling totally apart.
Word of caution, I would not recommend this product to anyone, due to this unexplainable breakage!
September 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by glenb Does make a great pot of coffee!
After several years of use, my former coffer maker was beginning to fade fast! I was attracted to the to Kalorik, as a change of pace and ratings from a nationwide consumer magazine.While the front of this unit looks "gorgeous" with its "stainless steel" fascia and somewhat easy to programmable controls, don't let that fool you! I find that, for the price, the back 1/2 it is made very cheaply. After several washings, the back plastic part of the water reservoir (it is not 1 integrated piece of hard plastic as most brands are made) still has a chemical smell. The product registration for this coffee maker, is really bizarre! If you try and do it on line, they require "proof of purchase" documentation, to be include. The mail in card, requires you to provide your own envelope, for its return, after you figure out, what information you really need to supply.
While it does make a great pot of coffee, I believe the lack of a good or better quality in its design, takes from its overall value.
I would only recommend this coffee maker, to others, if either: the price was lowered substantially or if its current design, was improved to meet those of other brands in the same price range.
September 12, 2011