The grinder was a little difficult to adjust to preferred strength. HAd to st at '4 cups ' beans with '10 cups' water to get our preferred strength....which is NOT 'weak'.
The first one worked great, but after 1.5 years the carafe cracked. You CANNOT purchase a replacement from either Sears or Sears Parts Direct! My wife liked the first one, so we bought a second one, the filter basket door latch broke after 1 month, but the store allowed us to exchange it. Well No.3 is 4 months old, and the hotplate / water heater circuit fried! Great coffee maker when it works but the quality is not up to the standards I associate with the Kenmore name. Bottom line the quality sucks!!!
Gift a year and a half ago. Heater stopped working. IMPOSSIBLE to get repaired. Stay away unless you wish to purchase one annually.
This unit makes fantastic coffee, BUT, It will stop brewing in less than a year due to a faulty control board. How do I know that it wasn't just a fluke? Because it makes such good coffee that I have purchased three of these in the past three years. Yes, the coffee is that good, but I am over it. I'm now looking for something that wont leave me high and dry. Shame on you Sears for putting the Kenmore name on this inferior product.
grinding is a bit loud but it makes a wonderful pot of fresh ground coffee
Worst coffee maker i have ever bought ! Will break before a year