Krups KM720D50 Programmable 12-Cup Coffee Maker Review

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When it comes to the world of coffee makers, Krups is a name that is synonymous with quality. The German engineering that goes into the Krups products is what has helped this company earn the reputation that it has. With the Krups KM720D50 Programmable 12-Cup Coffee Maker with glass carafe and LCD screen, you get the sleek and modern look of stainless steel. This is a look that would look good in almost any type of kitchen, no matter what the décor.

Please note: Although we are reviewing this top rated coffee maker, we have no experience using it. Instead, we summarize all of the most helpful reviews on this coffee maker from around the web. We do our best to make our reviews completely unbiased, making sure to cover both the positives and negatives of every coffee maker we review. Visit our about page to learn more…or feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

The features this model boasts include:

  • 12-cup capability for the stylish glass carafe
  • Ability to warm coffee for an hour and shuts off automatically after two hours
  • Coffee aroma option for richer extraction or smaller amounts
  • Programmable
  • LCD screen with controls that are easy to read

The Good

  • Coffee from “aroma” setting is bold and delicious
  • High quality and sturdy glass carafe
  • Auto shut off
  • Programmable
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Stylish

The Bad

  • Small space to pour water in can be troublesome
  • Can be too warm to the touch while making coffee
  • Some issues with the coffee basket
  • Difficult to find replacement carafe
  • Multiple complaints about not working properly shortly after purchase

What It All Means

It should come as no surprise but the bottom line with this model of Krups Coffee Maker is that you will get good quality coffee. How easy or difficult it is to get that coffee made is where some of the issues come into question. Though the majority of users seem to have few problems with the details of this coffee maker, those who did complain seemed to share the same type of concerns.

For one thing, it is easy to use as far as being programmable. However, the majority of complaints came as a result of the small and oddly placed location for adding water. Details like this can make preparing coffee, messy and frustrating. Others felt the basket itself wasn’t securely in place.

Both of these details can also lead to disappointment on programmed mode. If you don’t get everything just right, you may not realize it until morning when you go to pour your first cup of already made coffee and find it’s botched. This alone can be reason enough for some potential buyers to look elsewhere.

The Price

The KM720D50 is reasonably priced and can generally be found under $100. Of course, you can find plenty of models at a lower cost…but unlikely with this many features.

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Score: 4 stars

The Coffee Quality

There are of course a ton of factors that affect a cup of coffee’s taste, but the Krups does a pretty good job of making great-tasting coffee.

Score: 3.5 stars

The Coffee Maker Quality/Durability

This model has been reported to break within a short time period according to a handful of reviewers. At this price, you are making a calculated risk, especially considering the limited number of Krups service centers here in the U.S.

Score: 3 stars


Loaded with features. Includes: auto shut-off, pause-and-serve, and programmable just to list a few. You won’t be disappointed with all of the things that this coffee maker can do.

Score: 5 stars

The Right Choice for You?

Krups is known for quality and style. If you are willing to overlook the few possible issues some users have experienced, what you will get is a fine if not superior cup of coffee. Keep in mind some of the issues other users have experienced. Watch for these issues, especially being careful not to get burned touching the sides of the maker while the coffee is being made.

If you have performance problems early on, it would be advisable to get in touch with the company right away to see about a replacement. Ordering a backup glass carafe may also be a good idea if you tend to break or crack yours over time.

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