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NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Circolo by Krups Coffee Machine, Charcoal Grey, 15 Bar Pressure Pump

by Krups
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 5 Kg
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  • Manufacturer reference: KP500040
  • ASIN: B002EEP0DM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Aug 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,542 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

The Circolo has been designed to be a focal point in any kitchen

NESCAFÉ and KRUPS have joined forces to bring café culture into your home with NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, a stylish, multi-coffee capsule system that will change the way you make, drink and think about coffee.

 The Circolo has been designed to be a focal point in any kitchen
With 18 delicious varieties, NESCAFÉ Dolcé Gusto delivers coffee shop quality, whether you prefer a frothy cappuccino, shot of espresso, a multi-layered latte macchiato or an aromatic americano.

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto combines the precision and technical perfection expected from KRUPS with excellent coffee, to create a must-have kitchen accessory for the busy modern lifestyle.

Available in metallic red, metallic grey, charcoal grey and white, the Circolo is the most stylish way to get the coffee shop experience in your own home. Its circular shape and illumination has been designed to make the Circolo a focal point in any kitchen.

The Circolo features unique Thermoblock technology, which heats the water as required, ensuring fresh water for every cup. The removable water tank makes it super easy to refill, and the removable drip tray makes it easy to keep looking pristine. A built-in magnet in the pod holder also makes the Circolo extra safe to use.

The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto system from KRUPS uses the kind of high pressure normally found in professional machines. Simply lift the lever, pull out the pod holder and pop in a specially-designed capsule of 100 per cent roast and ground arabica coffee. Push the holder back, press down the lever and you'll hear a pop. Move the knob to hot or cold and hey presto! Great tasting connoisseur coffee in a matter of seconds. You can even choose exactly how strong you want your cup - no hassle, no mess – which means you can relax and enjoy your favourite drink.

All models boast improved features including:
  • 15 bar high pressure, the ideal espresso pressure to extract all the flavour and aroma of the coffee
  • Better, sleeker design for a quality look in the kitchen
  • Improved ergonomics for ease of use
  • A larger variety of drinks, with 18 available
  • Water tank, with built-in transparent handle
  • Large drip tray
  • Magnetic pod holder provides a neat 'stick-in' feel
  • 18 drink varieties available

    Manufacturer's Description

    The Circolo has been designed to be a focal point in any kitchen

    NESCAFÉ and KRUPS have joined forces to bring café culture into your home with NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, a stylish, multi-coffee capsule system that will change the way you make, drink and think about coffee.

     The Circolo has been designed to be a focal point in any kitchen
    With 18 delicious varieties, NESCAFÉ Dolcé Gusto delivers coffee shop quality, whether you prefer a frothy cappuccino, shot of espresso, a multi-layered latte macchiato or an aromatic americano.

    NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto combines the precision and technical perfection expected from KRUPS with excellent coffee, to create a must-have kitchen accessory for the busy modern lifestyle.

    Available in metallic red, metallic grey, charcoal grey and white, the Circolo is the most stylish way to get the coffee shop experience in your own home. Its circular shape and illumination has been designed to make the Circolo a focal point in any kitchen.

    The Circolo features unique Thermoblock technology, which heats the water as required, ensuring fresh water for every cup. The removable water tank makes it super easy to refill, and the removable drip tray makes it easy to keep looking pristine. A built-in magnet in the pod holder also makes the Circolo extra safe to use.

    The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto system from KRUPS uses the kind of high pressure normally found in professional machines. Simply lift the lever, pull out the pod holder and pop in a specially-designed capsule of 100 per cent roast and ground arabica coffee. Push the holder back, press down the lever and you'll hear a pop. Move the knob to hot or cold and hey presto! Great tasting connoisseur coffee in a matter of seconds. You can even choose exactly how strong you want your cup - no hassle, no mess – which means you can relax and enjoy your favourite drink.

    All models boast improved features including:
  • 15 bar high pressure, the ideal espresso pressure to extract all the flavour and aroma of the coffee
  • Better, sleeker design for a quality look in the kitchen
  • Improved ergonomics for ease of use
  • A larger variety of drinks, with 18 available
  • Water tank, with built-in transparent handle
  • Large drip tray
  • Magnetic pod holder provides a neat 'stick-in' feel
  • 18 drink varieties available


    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    65 of 65 people found the following review helpful
    By Fiona M
    I had the former model for a couple of years and it began to leak from the bottom after about 18 months. It was also very difficult to clean and had hard to get at areas that collected milk residues that dried and turned to hard cheese.
    I've had a new Circulo machine for over a month. It makes slightly frothier coffee than the old shape machine and has none of the cleaning problems.....indeed milk doesn't escape up into the machine at all.
    It's too early to say whether the machine leaks or not....it's only been available for a few weeks but I'm told (and am prepared to believe) that the problems of the original model have been cured by the redesign.
    I'm puzzled by the reviewer who claims to be on his/her fourth machine.....this model had been around for such at a short time when that review was written....I wonder whether the review should be against the former, often known to leak, model.
    I would give five stars if it weren't for the high cost of the pods, the impossibility of buying in bulk at a lower price, lack of discounts and the ungenerous loyalty scheme. You have to buy 14 boxes of pods to get a free one from dolce gusto and then you have to pay for the postage (more than the cost of one box!)
    Edited (13/04/2011)to add: the pods continue to escalate in price, still no way of getting quantity discounts and NOW the loyalty scheme is being phased out...
    Edited 28/05/2011 to add: Well it's bitten the dust, I'm afraid. First, at about a year old, it became exceedingly difficult to get the pod drawer in and out, nor was the reason apparent as we kept the machine washed and descaled. It also became exceedingly difficult to get the lever down to pierce the pod. Now the machinery has become detached internally.....so, though it's only 16 months old, it will be going to the tip and I shall be getting a Gaggia.
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    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A big improvement over the former model. 12 Jun 2010
    By J. HUNT
    I owned the former model, and after 12 months it began to leak from the bottom. I was reluctant to purchase another Dolce Gusto machine, but I read that Necafé had fixed the problem on the new version. Given that the coffee these machines produces has always impressed me, I decided to give it a go. I'm very glad that I did...

    Pros

    1. Coffee - The coffee from this machine is fabulous. It tastes just as good as a takeaway coffee and is considerably cheaper, too. My favourite is Caffé Lungo, which is readily available at supermarkets.

    2. Build quality - The new model is a significant improvement. The whole thing feels more robust. I have not had any problems with the capsules getting stuck in the drawer, as one other reviewer mentioned.

    3. Design - This is a great looking machine, and people always comment on it. However, the re-vamped design also means it takes up less space than the former model. The power button is also in a much better place!

    4. Ease of use - Very easy to use and maintain. I recommend proper cleaning once a month using some de-scaling powder (read the manual) to keep it at its best.

    5. Temperature - This is perhaps a little controversial. The Dolce Gusto does not produce steaming hot coffee. As at least one other reviewer stated, the coffee is perfect drinking temperature. To be more accurate, it is approximately 65C (after adding 50ml of cold milk).

    Cons

    1. Anything that isn't coffee - In my opinion, the hot chocolate and other milk-based drinks are not particularly good. If you want a machine that makes good hot chocolate or latté, I suggest you look elsewhere.

    2. Cost of pods - These can be quite expensive.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect 31 Dec 2010
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    I have wanted an Espresso/Cappucinno machine for some time now and after doing some research (okay not very much) I decided to get the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo. Mainly because of the ease of getting pods and because it is a known brand that I trust. I loved the modern and futuristic look of the machine, probably not to everybody's taste, it is mainly plastic but does not look cheap and nasty like products sometimes do.
    Unit basically came already put together, all I had to do was put the drip tray in. First you have to do a "run" on the machine - I'm assuming this is just to ensure that everything is in working order and to clean the pipes out quickly.
    My one big gripe with this machine is the instructions and this is also the reason why I did not give it 5 stars. Considering what a well known brand Nescafe is you would have thought they put some more effort into giving you clear instructions. All you get is pictures supposedly telling you what to do - it looks a bit like in-flight safety instructions. I am the type of person who likes to have clear, written instructions to ensure I do things correctly.
    I would also have liked the machine to be able to make the drinks automatically, I did not realise it was going to be so manually operated. It takes a couple of go's before you can measure the quantities by eye but I soon got the hang of it.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars Manufacturing fault
    The pods keep jamming in machine after looking on the internet it looks like its a major fault being experienced by lots of users I complained but after two weeks ive still heard... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Rumrunner
    1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible machine
    I bought in in The Netherlands and it was DEFECTED !!! When I pressed the button to make coffee or milk, it didn't work at all, simply nothing happened. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Julia Krause
    1.0 out of 5 stars Great Idea, Terrible Execution
    We have had four of these (two slightly different models) over the last couple of years. The first two packed up within six months. Read more
    Published 14 months ago by Hypnotist 101
    1.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced instant coffee.
    To me coffee should be fresh, strong and smooth with plenty of flavour. Rocket fuel to get me going in the mornings. Read more
    Published 22 months ago by Cmjscothern
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent machine
    This is my 3rd Dolce Gusto machine, the best yet! Easy to use and clean, well worth paying the extra few pounds for this model and its a lot cheaper here that via Dolce's own web... Read more
    Published on 30 July 2012 by TS Chichester
    2.0 out of 5 stars Good for 2 years
    This is my third machine - the first two leaked but as I couldn't find proof of purchase then I couldn't get them fixed. Read more
    Published on 22 July 2012 by jensen
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Machine
    Bought this coffe machine for my Husband and glad I paid the extra for this model. Very slim compared to the other versions and looks very modern in a new kitchen with the blue... Read more
    Published on 29 Jun 2012 by Snowy
    4.0 out of 5 stars great results, though perhaps a little sweet for some
    I just purchased this coffee maker as a treat for myself and have to say it was a very good choice. As soon as it arrived I set it up and made a Latte macchiato to see if it... Read more
    Published on 21 Jun 2012 by Aaron
    4.0 out of 5 stars Every silver lining has a cloud...
    Like: choice and quality of coffees, ease of use, quality of the machine, attractive design.

    Dislike: water tank prone to leaking. Read more
    Published on 12 Jun 2012 by Uncle Walrus
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great coffee
    Walking through an outlet store I could smell coffee. Followed my nose and instead of finding a cafe I found a shop selling coffe machines. Read more
    Published on 9 April 2012 by Daveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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