Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Krups 229-4G Aroma Control 10-Cup Coffeemaker with Thermal Carafe, Black and Brushed Stainless Steel, DISCONTINUED

3.0 out of 5 stars 56 customer reviews

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
    This fits your .
  • Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
  • Steeps ground coffee nearly 2 minutes during brewing for full flavor
  • Warmer keeps coffee hot in a 10-cup, insulated thermal stainless steel carafe
  • Removal from base after brewing seals off carafe ensuring hot coffee
  • 24-hour clock timer for programmable brewing
  • Measures 15-1/2 by 8-1/2 by 10-1/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Off to College
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Product Description

Product Description

Krups 229-4G AromaControl Therm Time Coffee Maker - Wake up and smell the coffee! You can do it. This coffeemaker has a built-in timer that lets you do just that. And if you choose to sleep later, the insulated carafe keeps the brew hot and fresh.

Krups' latest development in the field of making coffee is Flavor Release Technology. It allows hot water to saturate coffee grounds longer than traditional coffeemakers, resulting in a richer tasting, not bitter coffee, but full of robust flavor. Better still, this delectable brew will be ready and waiting for you thanks to the programmable timer. Should your schedule allow you to dally over the morning paper, the hermetically sealed, double-wall insulated carafe maintains your coffee at the correct temperature for hours.

Stop 'n Serve feature lets you pour a cup before brewing is complete 24-hour clock/timer for programmable brewing - Imagine awakening to the aroma of freshly brewing coffee

Amazon.com

By steeping ground coffee for nearly 2 minutes to begin the brewing process, this coffee maker delivers up to 10 cups of full-flavored coffee and then keeps it warm in an insulated thermos-carafe for hours. The thermos-carafe seals in heat during the brewing process and afterward to lock in flavor. This eliminates the need for a warming plate, which can turn coffee bitter. For making wake-up coffee, the machine's programmable clock-timer can be set up to 24 hours in advance. There's also an automatic interrupter that halts coffee flow for 20 seconds during the brewing cycle if the thermos-carafe is removed for a quick pour. For best results, remove the carafe from the base when the brewing process is complete, sealing off the carafe and insuring hot coffee. This sleek coffee maker measures 8-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide by 10-1/4 inches deep. --Fred Brack

Product Information

Product Dimensions 19.6 x 11.2 x 10.1 inches
Item Weight 6.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 6.8 pounds
Manufacturer KRUPS
ASIN B00005OAZG
Item model number 229-4G
Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars 56 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #683,538 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#1,869 in Kitchen & Dining > Coffee, Tea & Espresso > Coffee Machines
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

Technical Specification

Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Feedback

Would you like to give feedback on images?
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Nick Damato on December 21, 2006
Verified Purchase
I just got mine in the mail the other day. A little research and word-of-mouth told me it made great coffee, and guess what? It does! The first pot we brewed (after running some plain water through it once) was the best pot of drip coffee I've ever made at home. We took the pot out as soon as it stopped brewing as suggested by the other reviwes. The coffee was just a little too hot to drink black immediately and stayed warm and fresh for 3 or 4 hours. We were also able to pour from a full caraf without spilling anything. We tried the automatic timer, and it worked flawlessly. The smell of coffee woke me up before the alarm.

One important note: if you are concerned about some of the reviews where people said the caraf broke, don't worry. If you get the "Stainless" version (select "Stainless" as the color) it comes with an all-stainless-unbreakable caraf that has no glass liner. It's a few dollars more, but it's a very nice unit. We ordered it from Amazon thru "finejewelry_4u" and they included a free gold filter that helped offset the extra cost.

A couple of minor notes: The threaded cap to the caraf takes a bit of getting used to if you have unsteady hands. The unit is also taller than your average coffee pot (or at least our previous pot), so we have to pull it out from under our cabinet to pour the water in. Otherwise, no complaints here, thus far.
2 Comments 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
We've been using this coffee maker a little over a week now and are pretty much satisfied with it. On the 3rd day a small peice of plastic chipped off of the part that stops the flow of coffee so that you can pour yourself a cup while it's still brewing. Though disappointed that it was this "fragile", this has not affected the performance of the unit. I tested the temperature of the freshly brewed coffee and found it to be HOT - 170 degrees! The carafe does a great job of keeping the coffee hot for at least 4 hours (the longest it's gone before being consumed)Preheating the carafe with hot tap water helps keep it hot for the greatest length of time.
I love the portability of the carafe while still keeping my coffee hot - no more being tied to the hot plate- and no more breaking the flimsy glass carafes!
The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the plastic chipped so quickly and because it doesn't have any type of spout to make it easier for pouring. Overall, I am very satisfied. I hope it lasts longer than my last 2 coffee pots (a 4 month oldDeLonghi and it's warrantied replacement that died 15 months later). My first Krups lasted 5 yrs - hope this one will too.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I bought this recently and was at first one of the people complaining that my coffee wasn't hot enough but then I fig. out why. It tells you in the manual to remove the stainless steel carafe from it's perch when the coffee is done brewing--doesn't say why. The why is that while the carafe is sitting on the stand (which isn't heated) the top is being kept open (you know, that's how the water trickles down into the pot) thus letting the coffee cool off. If you set it on your counter w/the lid tightly sealed, the coffee will stay hotter longer.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Krup Aroma Control is the best coffee maker I have bought since I started drinking coffee about 25 years ago (mine is black with brushed stainless steel). It makes really good coffee if you are using it correctly. Make sure you buy only quality coffee (starbucks or better). Set the grinder for cone shape filter or "fine". Using a disposable paper filter instead of the supplied metal filter will make better coffee because the metal filter is not fine enough. After the machine stops brewing, remove the thermal carafe immediately. When it is in the machine, the lid is depressed and the heat will escape. When washing the carafe, make sure you rinse the lid by pressing down on it and let water run through because old coffee is trapped inside.
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
This is our 'old reliable', the timer function is nice for my early-riser wife, coffee flavor is excellent.

As some others have noted in reviews of other 'thermal carafe' type brewers, the coffee doesn't stay piping hot after around 30 min. -- however, this the heat lasts longer with a fuller carafe, i.e., with 5 cups or more the heat will be retained longer. But the flavor is retained, and a glass/hotplate type drip machine chars the coffee in 30 minutes -- longer than that and you have nasty black sludge.

Also, another reviewer of another product suggested 'pre-heating' the carafe with boiled water, a good idea for entertaining or if you want to just keep the coffee hot longer.

So this thermal carafe style is preferable to other types. If you take all day to drink the carafe as I do, there's always the microwave heat-up, which also sacrifices coffee flavor, or ... just drink your damn coffee, slowpoke!

A good machine, well-made and dependable.

Rhythm saved the world! [...] -- teachers -- Greg Burrows
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
If there's something to observe from reviews of coffee-related appliances, it's that people are fussy and intolerant! I've owned this product for a year now, and had no problems. The carafe is nice. Realistically, it keeps the coffee hot for an hour or two, and then merely warm for hours after that.

My only minor nitpick is the lid for the carafe can be tricky at times, but not an issue which weighs upon the purchase--I would buy this one again!
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



See the Top Rated coffee makers in our Coffee Maker Reviews.
Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: coffee people, ge coffee maker