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!!!
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