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Krups 453-4C 12-Cup Coffeemaker with Gold Tone Filter, Black, DISCONTINUED

3.0 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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  • 3 brewing choices: full-flavored, medium-strength, strong; carafe lid seals in flavor, aroma
  • Deep-Brew system pulses water through grounds for optimum flavor
  • Permanent GoldTone filter; water filtration removes chlorine
  • 24-hour programmable clock/timer; brew-pause feature; adjustable warming plate
  • Measures 8 by 13 by 11 inches; 1-year limited warranty
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Color: Black

Product Description

Wake up and smell the coffee! We mean it literally: this programmable coffeemaker will have your brew ready and waiting for you. Perhaps the aroma will rouse you from your slumbers instead of a jarring alarm clock. Now wouldn't that be a kinder, gentler way to start the day? You'll also appreciate the cleaner brighter taste that filtered water gives your coffee, thanks to the NaturActiv charcoal filter system that is integral to this machine.

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By offering three brewing-cycle options, this coffeemaker makes it possible to brew up to three 5-ounce cups of full-flavored coffee, or up to 12 cups of medium-strength or strong coffee. Choosing one of the options is easy thanks to an electronic control panel with a LCD display. Other buttons on the panel permit the 60-ounce carafe to be prewarmed, the warming plate to be set at six different temperatures or shut off automatically, and the 24-hour clock/timer to be set for brewing wake-up coffee. For extracting optimum coffee flavor, the coffeemaker is equipped with Krups' Deep-Brew system, which pulses hot water through the grounds at precisely timed intervals. For convenience (no messy paper filters), the machine has a permanent gold tone filter. For removing chlorine from tap water, there's a vegetable-based filter. (Replacement filters can be ordered separately.)

Other features include a 20-second pause in the brewing cycle when the glass carafe is removed for a midbrew pour, a carafe lid that seals in flavor and aroma, an electronic warning when the coffeemaker needs decalcifying (though calcification is minimized because residual water is removed when brewing is complete), an easy-to-read magnified water-level window, and cord storage. The coffeemaker measures 8 inches wide, 13 inches high, and 11 inches deep (including carafe handle). --Fred Brack


Product Information

Color:Black
Product Dimensions 14 x 9.8 x 9 inches
Item Weight 3 pounds
Shipping Weight 5 pounds
Manufacturer KRUPS
ASIN B00005NZD2
Item model number 453-4C
Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,193,685 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#2,689 in Kitchen & Dining > Coffee, Tea & Espresso > Coffee Machines
Date first available at Amazon.com June 27, 2002

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By S. Murphy on January 30, 2004
Color: Black
I have had some other brands of makers in the last 8 years and went back to Krups after having a bad experince with a Cuisinart (very nice looking, but terrible coffee). The settings on this are great, you can set the hold Temp., the time off and even pre-warm the glass carafe. It is truly amazing! The last Krups I had didn't have the timer or other extra settings and lasted me 5 years (used it 6-7 days a week!). I have gotten over a year from this one and it is showing no signs of wear or failure (again, I use it at least 6 days a week). I do recommend the black color over the white as all coffee machines in white eventually stain or turn brown in varied areas. Can't go wrong with this Krups.
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By A Customer on February 15, 2004
Color: White
After running through six other leaking, hissing, worthless coffee makers (one of which was a Braun) I spent an hour reading the Amazon reviews, then went out and bought this Krups model. My husband thought it was an extravagance until he brewed the first cup. It was absolutely the best coffee we've ever made. It works flawlessly out of the box, and actually uses LESS coffee due, I suppose, to its efficiency. I love being able to adjust the warming temperature and set the auto shutoff. Quiet, elegant, and with a small counter footprint, this Krups is perfect. So perfect I'm having to get out of bed early, or my husband drinks all the coffee. Yesterday, he sent me back to buy another for our weekend house.
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By A Customer on November 24, 2002
Color: Black
We got this machine for a wedding gift two years ago and it is still going strong. It is very intuitive and easy to use (I have never had to read the manual) and it makes a great cup of coffee (I use filtered water and do not use the carbon filter). I especially like the option of setting it 1-4 cups for when you make a smaller pot of coffee. I have not had a problem with the carafe dribbling although I pour agressively. It is a workhorse and I highly recommend it.
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Color: White Verified Purchase
The electronic controls on this guy are not the easiest ones
to use. They aren't nearly as intuitive as they should be.
"Aroma" and "Temp" are good examples of settings that should be
more easily described. "Strength"? "Hotplate"?
In any case, this is a superb machine with one major flaw.
The carafe is a dribble cup. You try to pour the water into the
container and inevitably, you have a mess to wipe up. Bought a new carafe figuring we may have just had a bad one. Nope. Now we have TWO dribble carafes. It's a design issue.
Bottom line, if you can put up with that, this coffee maker with it's gold mesh filter is the best unit I have ever had. The best coffee, the least 'consumables', and if you are concerned about the bleached white filters and their health and/or environmental effects, this is the one for you, since you simply do not use them.
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My wife and I are very pleased with this coffee maker (Krups 453-71). It makes MUCH better coffee than our old Mr. Coffee.
It has a gold filter, auto-off (1-5 hours), 3 brew-strength settings (1-3 cups, 4-12 "medium", 4-12 "strong"), 6 carafe plate heat levels, an optional carafe pre-warm function (warms the carafe for 5 minutes before brewing), and can use a charcoal water filter (one is supplied). It is also programmable to start brewing at a specified time.
We've only used the 4-12 "strong" setting, but it makes DELICIOUS coffee. It pulses the water released into the grinds (I'd say it's about a 15-second cycle) so that each bit of water has time to brew before draining into the carafe. We only get a small amount of fine grounds slipping through the filter (I grind for about 8 seconds).
The overall design of the unit is great -- no gotchas. Water pours in easily, carafe doesn't dribble. We don't use the supplied charcoal filter because we're already using filtered water. The carafe lid is has this grid over the pouring spout that is supposed to retain droplets of coffee to sort of seal the lid and prevent evaporation. It doesn't really work, but who cares. It was a clever idea that was worth a shot.
Overall we love this unit and have no complaints!
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By A Customer on March 28, 2004
Color: Black Verified Purchase
I LOVE a good HOT cup of coffee! I received this unit last week and boy does it deliver! I searched local stores and could not find a good unit. I purchased a MR. Coffee which I will be taking back. It just didn't brew hot enough, and the machine, even though it was only $10 less than my new Krups, did not operate well at all. The pause feature worked only part of the time, (resulting in coffee spilling all over the hot place...Augh!)and one of the push buttons didn't work right. When I saw this Krups unit in Amazon, it seemed to be just what I wanted. This Krups IS all that I wanted and more. Love the hot plate temperature choices; it is easy to program, and the brew temperature is nice and hot! No more needing to nuke my cup o' joe 5 minutes after pouring. The carafe does not dribble when I pour. I don't normally use the gold filters because of the sediment but it's nice to have if I'm out of paper filters.
I don't believe anyone will be disappointed buying this unit. My old Bosch was just worn out and I am so excited to find a new coffeemaker that I enjoy just as much as the Bosch, even more.
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