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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Costly but nice
on 21 July 2014
After reading all the negative reviews,I did still give this machine a go and so far so far so good..I do always use paper filters in my coffee machines, for the sake of about £1 I cannot see the advantage of the removable filter, it is such a mess disposing of all the used coffee dregs. So the factor of the pipe becoming blocked has occurred for me, yes it does take "longer to brew your coffee but it is worth it, it lmakes a lovely cup of coffee. I always leave my coffee on the hot plate for about 5 minutes after the brewing process has finished to reach that nice hot temperature. Coffee if left on the hot plate for a second cup doesn't get that stewed strong taste quite so bad as other machines I have used in the past..
Just one point to remember if you do use paper filters, make sure you fold the filter down so that you get it well tucked in the cone, otherwise the water as it flows from the little spout will fall onto the edge of the paper filter on you end up with the filter buckled over and the coffee flowing out over the top. I have tried both ways with my paper filters, putting them direct into the main cone or leaving the mesh cone in and putting the paper filter in it. Just cannot decide which way works the best, I suppose you do have a safety back up with the mesh cone still in place, but the paper filter can be better pushed down in the main cone. Sorry the jury is still out on this one.
Overall I am well pleased with this machine, I think it may be quite expensive to run though as it gets the water to boiling point in seconds sooner than minutes.
I have bought this for us to take away on our motor home where storage space is limited, and this does fit perfectly in the space where my old 2 mug filter machine lived, (shame they no longer seem to make those) so I haven't over used this yet apart from the home trials we carried out, if you like the look go for it, but it is a costly bit of kit to buy.