Top positive review
23 people found this helpful
on 1 October 2013
The bad points first-
-machine arrived with no external packaging ( only its original box with dispatch invoice attached) and no security seal or tape the machine inside didn't appear to have been disturbed. Consequently the box was a little damaged and a little dirty not a big issue if your going to keep it for your self- I'd recommend asking amazon to place it in another box before dispatch.
- at first it would not dispense any water and the instructions were all visual and made no reference to trouble shooting, called delonghi very helpful. If water isn't coming through, it's down to an air lock in which case you need to fill the water ( bottom of water tank is a plunger/devise when pressed on dispenses water) need to position it in to position on the machine without clicking it in to place and effectively plunge the water tank-filter about 30-40 times to remove air lock. Then water appeared, although slowly and splattering at first.
- not really useful as a pure water dispenser for tea etc as it splatters a lot-think the pod is needed to control/position water flow correctly.
Apart from that its a:
Sensational machine which looks stunning in the kitchen, I think this machine is by far the best of the dolca gusta machine range. It's very very stylish especially when on and the middle section lights up ( 2 small white led lights fitted either side of water dispenser hole) as well as the green led drink capacity selector. I very nearly purchased a manual melody 3, so glad I never as I would have been heartbroken if I had come across this after purchasing the manual melody. This beats them all hands down in terms of looks, design, value for money and the warm feeling you get when it's staring at you.
The important information which wasn't listed on site or mentioned by other reviews but I would have liked to know:
-Comes with a two year guarantee
-leaflet in box for registering on dolca gusta site where you receive £10 credit to use on their site for either pods or accessories.
-Comes with twelve individual pods for a taster. ( cappuccino, lungo, americano and latte machiato)
-Amazon offered the very best price.
- easy set up literally in about 30 seconds
- before use you need to do two flush runs hot and cold in to mini bin( provided) which fits neatly in to centre and also doubles up as a mini bin for discarding pods after.
-very easy to operate as the exact amount of water needed is displayed on each pod and you just select the same level on display.
Highly highly recommend both the machine and amazon, please if your thinking of buying a manual dolca gusta please go and see this first, you will see the difference also for a few quid more why not have the very best.