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3.0 out of 5 stars Still in two minds...., 6 April 2011
This review is from: Philips Senseo Quadrante HD7860/60 Coffee Pod System (Kitchen & Home)
The Senseo arrived nice and quick and was well packaged, etc. It's a nice looking machine, build quality seems good and I like the two cup option. We were replacing a Tassimo after going through three machines in a couple of years (we can't drink that much coffee, surely they must have been faulty?!). Anyway, I have to say, I'm a bit disappointed with the lack of strength and 'chemically/metallicy' taste of the coffee - I just hope it's because it's still new. Douwe Egberts is our favourite instant/filter coffee, so thought we'd be good with the Senseo. We've tried various blends, including the stronger columbian and morning americano pods and so far, it's just not as satisfying as the Tassimo. I knew the drink varieties were more limited than Tassimo, but can't even find a coffee I'm happy with, which I thought would be the compromise. We've also since gone out and bought a water filter to make sure it's not the freshwater affecting the flavour (it wasn't needed with the Tassimo mind you), and it's made only a very slight difference. Shame.
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Initial post: 18 Apr 2013 03:12:18 BDT
I found the same. The problem lies with the water tank which adds a chemical aftertaste to the water. I fixed this by
1) Washing the tank with hot sudsy water and rinsing it in hot water.
2) Filling the tank with hot water and pouring about 10 drops of vanilla essense and leaving it to cool down, then rinse and dry.
3) Placing about 5 drops of vanilla essense in a full tank and flushing it through the machine.

I'm also told that placing a table spoon of vinegar in the tank with warm water will also help. BUT DO NOT RUN VINEGAR THROUGH THE MACHINE as according to Seneo this can damage the unit.

Posted on 27 Feb 2014 08:23:52 GMT
Plastic taste is awful, my old Senseo didn't have that, I'm going back to using my old machine.
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