These days, most of us consume coffee as a part of our daily routine. You may have that faithful coffee maker sitting on your kitchen counter, and although it leaks and makes you work hard for your delicious cup of coffee each day, you cannot let it go.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to throw caution to the wind and make the move to a new and improved coffee maker. That may seem like a scary proposition, but say hello to the KRUPS KM730. While it does come with a bit of a heftier price tag of $69.99, the investment is worth the gain of a practical, easy-to-use coffee maker.
As someone who really doesn’t need all of the bells and whistles that some machines on the market currently possess, the KRUPS model is sleek and dynamic enough that some new capabilities will not scare you off to the point of no return.
The black and silver colors of the outside of the machine look fantastic in any kitchen and really allow the device to fit in easily. The blue LED lights on the sides of the machine are extremely complimentary to the device’s appearance and are easy to look at, especially early in the morning. On the right side of the device’s front, you’ll notice the water meter is there for you to see.
While the blue LED meter is nice looking on the front, right side of the coffee maker, putting that on the side of the machine where you pour the water may have been a more convenient location. It would have made looking at how much water you should or should not put in easier to judge.
In the owner’s manual there are 25 safeguards for people to read and they’re not a bad thing to glance at, especially if you have children. Otherwise, most of the items are common sense reminders.
One important thing you will want to keep in mind is the calcium build-up that will occur in the compartment where you pour in water. There are some easy-to-do instructions for you to follow, so make sure you do not throw away the owner’s manual.
Setup of the KM730 was very easy. All you will need to do once you bring your device home is unbox it, toss away the trash, plug-in the machine and you’re ready to make some coffee. Of course, there are some things to realize when it comes to what you need in order to make coffee.
When you plug-in the machine, you will need to set the time, which is relatively easy to do. If you’re someone who is not as tech savvy as others, you’ll want to consult the instructions manual for how to set the time, as well as any automatic brew times you want. There are AM/PM indicators on the timer display, so you’ll easily be able to get the time you want.
When it comes to setting the automatic brew timer, doing so is a very simple and practical task. You press the Prog button and then set the time you want the coffee to begin brewing. You’re not done once you have your time set because you need to press the Auto button. Pressing it will turn the bell indicator off and on. It lets you know if your auto-brew is set or not. So you know, you’ll see the bell in the lower left part of the display.
First and foremost, if the type of coffee filters you currently use are the round kind, you will need to invest in some cone coffee filters. You can pick up a box of one hundred filters for only a few dollars, but still, it’s good to know that going into your purchase.
Placing in a filter in the permanent filter slot is easy as it always has been. Once you have a filter, pour in the amount of coffee grounds you want to brew with. KRUPS includes a small spoon for you to add in coffee as you want, but personally, a tablespoon works just fine.
Then go ahead and add in the amount of water for how much coffee you want to consume. Make sure to note the water level on the front of the machine so you know how much you have in there.
Go ahead and press the Power icon on the front of the machine and await your coffee to be done. After the coffee is finished brewing, the power icon will blink indicating that the pot will continue to be heated until you press the power button again to turn it completely off.
Overall, despite the somewhat expensive price tag that comes with the KRUPS KM730 coffee maker, it is a fantastic, dynamic, capable, practical and easy-to-use machine that will brew you up some very, very delicious cups of coffee for many days to come. We recommend this for any coffee drinker.