KRUPS EC311 SAVOY Programmable Digital Coffee Maker Machine with Glass Carafe and LED Control Panel, 12-Cups, Black

KRUPS EC311 SAVOY Programmable Digital Coffee Maker Machine with Glass Carafe and LED Control Panel, 12-Cups, Black

Brew up to 12 cups of great-tasting coffee with the KRUPS Savoy EC311050 programmable coffee maker. Its easy-to-read digital screen and intuitive control panel enables you to easily program your clock and program the auto-start. You can now wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee or have a fresh pot ready and waiting when you want to entertain. Thoughtfully designed, the coffee maker also provides a pause-and-serve function that allows you to remove the carafe at anytime to enjoy a quick cup mid-brew. You can also enjoy the automatic keep warm function, for keeping brewed coffee perfectly heated for up to two hours. A glass carafe comes included, complete with a generous stay-cool handle for graceful serving. Other highlights include a front-facing water-level display and a gold-tone filter (no paper filters necessary), to prepare delicious coffee served at an optimal temperature. The EC311050 KRUPS Savoy coffee maker makes it easy to brew hot, robust, flavorful coffee every time. Get ready to savor your day.


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This is definitely a "tweener" product - the kind of product that exists in most product categories somewhere between the elite products made for true (and affluent) connoisseurs, and budget versions aimed at people who are just not as interested, picky, or well-funded. On several parameters that matter when making coffee, it's significantly better than, say, a $30 coffee maker from Target, but it is not as good as a $300 coffee maker. It is exactly what it is supposed to be: a decent step up from the cheapo units, but not quite "high end".

I am giving it 5 stars for being a really solid performer for its price. However, I do believe it is a 4 star coffee maker when price is not an object; but it is unfair to rate it on that basis.

So, let's talk about the two things that are of prominent importance in deciding how good a coffee maker is: brew temperature, and the temperature of the coffee while sitting on the warmer.

Brew temperature: Coffee, according to all people who really study this stuff or work in the coffee business, should be brewed between 195 and 205 degrees. Not many coffee makers - even ones much more expensive than the Savoy - achieve that. Super cheap coffee makers can be way lower, like 160 degrees. I tested this one at 188. 188 is acceptable; you'd need a discerning palate to tell the difference between 188 and 195. That said, the problem with lower temperature brews is that they fail to extract all the flavor and essence of the beans, and yeah, I guess there is a slight, slight sense I get that this machine does not pull out 100 % of the available flavor.

Temperature of the coffee warmer (the plate at the bottom): In other words, what temperature is the coffee after it's been sitting on the warmer for an hour? Ideally, it would be super hot. Basically, anything over 165 degrees will be perceived as HOT. If you're like me, anything under 150 will be unsatisfying and below 145 or 140 will seem lukewarm and be sent right to the microwave. Sitting on the warmer, the coffee in this unit stays right around 180 degrees, which is very hot. And it will hold that temperature until it shuts off after two hours.

So those are two things that are really important in a coffee maker. I give it a B on brewing temperature and an A on keeping the coffee hot. That makes it a tweener product in my opinion: much better than budget models, but not truly high end.

Some other features and observations:

- The auto shut off is 2 hours, which is the perfect amount of time. That said, for best flavor, it's best to get it out of the pot and into a decanter, rather than letting it sit on a hot plate and burn off over the next 2 hours.

- The reservoir is large and it's almost impossible to splash water all over the place when loading it.

- The filter area is huge and the #4 filters slide right in, with less fuss or mess than other coffee makers I've had. In addition, the gold strainer can be used in place of a paper coffee filter, which creates a bit more mess but results in a better tasting cup of coffee. I waver on using it - depends on how patient I feel that day. There is no doubt the coffee tastes better if you don't use paper filters, and having the built in metal filter is a nice feature. Note that if you don't use a paper filter, you'll end up with a little sludge in the bottom of your coffee cup - but I actually like seeing, smelling, and occasionally consuming the sludge.

- The reservoir level indicator on the water tank is easy to view and makes it possible to see how things are proceeding from any angle

- The clock is backlit

- It uses # 4 cone filters,which I think produce a better cup of coffee than flat (basket) filters - it concentrates most of the grinds in a smaller area, which brings out the flavor better. It also requires less coffee grounds relative to basket filters, which is cheaper in the long run.

- very simple, uncluttered control panel which really suits my tastes. None of the stupid programmable crap that no one uses anyway.

- Good spout on the carafe - very little to no spillage when pouring coffee into a cup. Quite unusual in that respect.

In sum, I would say this is an outstanding coffee machine FOR THE PRICE. If it brewed at 200 degrees it would be an outstanding machine at any price, but my understanding is that that requires more expensive internal guts that cannot be accommodated in a machine at this cost. Aside from that one detail, this unit gets a lot of things right. It's most definitely a worthy upgrade from machines that are only $10 to $20 less and lack many of its features and advantages.

i had had it with the last 2 Cuisinart coffee makers i had. one thing or another was an annoyance. nothing broken, just designed wrong. this coffee maker is a pleasure AND you can actually read the clock! (and it's back-lit!) (btw, hold the BREW button a really long time to be able to set the time) the carafe slides in and out sweetly. the area for pouring water is huge, no more target practice. and no more overflow if i pour the water too fast. i use paper filters to keep clean up to a minimum so i can't say if the gold-tone filter included is good or not. there is cord storage in back if you are close to an outlet. the coffee tastes just fine. i mean really, it's hot water and ground up beans. kinda hard to mess that part up. oh yea, there are water level indicators on the front of both corners, so no matter how you have it in your kitchen, you can see it. the only thing i would have different is that the BREW button is a soft squishy button next to the clock. i would have preferred something more substantial. other than that, it's a winner!

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I have been a Krup's coffee maker user for over thirty years. They tend to have a useful service life of eight to ten years, for me, even when regularly de-scaling. In my opinion, this unit is a worthy successor to the previous model with some noteworthy improvements: the carafe seems heavier and gives the sensation that it may be less prone to easy breakage; the electronic features are simpler to use; the backlit clock remains brightly illuminated during use and is far easier to see in all lighting conditions; a full pot of coffee is much more rapidly produced. The flaws that justify demerits? One, the unit's footprint is overly large. While it does fit underneath my overhead cabinets, it presents itself as bulky and rather hulking. Two, the carafe lid remains awkwardly attached to the plastic handle, making cleaning a slightly tedious chore. Still, overall, I would recommend this model, especially given the under $40 price I paid to Amazon.

COFFEE!! ...it makes it.

Has a removable/reusable filter which is nice.
Programmable timer - takes a bit of getting used to. The timer sometimes shows the am/pm different when I set the timer for the morning - but it works fine.

It has lasted me for well over a year without a hangup.

I have 2 coffee makers and found I was frustrated with the one that has a flat basket filter as I am the only one having coffee in my home on a typical day and only need to make 2 cups of coffee...so with the flat basket type filter I felt I was not getting enough of the coffee into my cup as i felt the flat basket made small portions too weak. The other coffee maker I had was an old Krups cone filter 10 cup coffee maker that I always preferred, so when shopping for a new coffee maker I only wanted one to look at a cone filter type. This proved to me more difficult than I thought shopping at Best Buy, Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, etc. So I came to Amazon to search and read reviews. The two things that helped me decide were reviews about brew temperature and the temperature of the coffee while sitting on the warmer, which I had not truly thought about before.

The reviews were strong. The price was right. It uses a cone filter. It is not too big or cumbersome. I don't have to hold the top on while pouring to keep from spilling coffee all over the place (big bonus!!!). I have used it now for several weeks and am 100% satisfied and happy with my purchase.

Here are some bullets that I read from other reviews that I have confirmed and also persuaded me to purchase this coffee maker:

*It will hold that temperature until it shuts off after two hours.. The auto shut off is 2 hours, which is the perfect amount of time.
*The reservoir where you pour the water into is large and it's almost impossible to splash water all over the place when loading it.
*The filter area is huge and the #4 filters slide right i
*Option: Use the included gold strainer. It can be used in place of a paper coffee filter, which creates a bit more mess but results in a better tasting cup of coffee.
*The reservoir level indicator on the water tank is easy to view and makes it possible to see how things are proceeding from any angle
*The clock is back-lit
*It uses # 4 cone filters,which I think produce a better cup of coffee than flat (basket) filters - it concentrates most of the grinds in a smaller area, which brings out the flavor better.
*Very simple, uncluttered control panel.
*Good spout on the carafe with very little to no spillage when pouring coffee into a cup.

I do wish I could have gotten a different color, but other than that very happy with this coffee maker.

This is a solid coffee maker. The coffee has good flavor, it's hot enough, it uses cone-shaped filters which are easier to deal with than basket shaped filters, the machine is easy to program and simple in its execution and it is reasonably priced.

Four stars versus five because I detest beeps. I KNOW I turned the coffee maker on. WHY do I have to hear beeps? I also know I turned it off so why must I hear beeps? I'd give it a pass if it beeps after it times out but not if I manually turn the darn thing off.

It's also a bit bigger than I prefer but I've read the side panels help keep the coffee hot so I'll make that space trade-off.

Many thanks to Amazon for my coffee maker replacement ordeal. Cuisinart -- returned. Not hot enough. Mr. Coffee -- returned. Condensation drips out the wazoo.

This is a good one.

This is one of the best sub-$100 coffee makers you're going to find. Coffee comes through good and HOT, as coffee should. Audio feedback is a little strident, but that's such an insignificant facet of the user experience that I can't be bothered to take a star off for it. It'll make a good coffee great, and it'll make a great coffee outstanding.

I really like this..no fuss,built like a tank, and no problem with spillage..like it way better than my more expensive Cuisinart...coffee really hot !

I agree with the positive reviews I've read here--most notable to me, compared to my previous machines, was how quickly this machine brews, and the fact that it brews so efficiently I find I need to use less grounds. The carafe doesn't drip, a huge plus. As others have noted, the quick way to reset the clock is to unplug the machine and plug it in again, though I actually didn't have any issues setting the clock using the method described in the instructions. Although I've seen a couple of complaints about the temperature of the brewed coffee, I find it to be slightly too hot to drink (I drink it black) when I first pour it, so I certainly wouldn't suggest that Krups make any adjustments, as hotter brewed temperatures would be not only unnecessary but probably dangerous.

So far I'm very happy, but I'll update this if it craps out on me for any reason.

My old Krupps coffee maker circa 1994 finally died. I researched other coffee makers and decided to on this model. It's very easy to program, brews great tasting coffee and is easy to clean. I wish it came with an aluminum carafe like my last Krupps but the glass carafe is well shielded from inadvertent bumps. The carafe also doesn't drip when pouring coffee. I'm very happy with my new maker and would certainly recommend this product to anyone.

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