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I think its well worth the money...,
This review is from: Morphy Richards Cafe Mattino 47070 Programmable Filter Coffee Maker - Stainless Steel (Kitchen & Home)
Can't disagree more with the other reviews - I love the machine.
The machine brews good coffee, I've had a couple of different blends in there and they all taste fine. There is a taste of plastic on the first brew, but if you flush the machines out 3 times as stated in the instructions it tastes OK. I went a little further and ran a brew with just water through the machine twice, then filled the tank with water and a little lemon juice (you know how lemon kills microwave smells etc...), let the water stand in the tank for an hour, then ran the lemon-juice/water mix through as a brew. Use proper lemon juice, not some lemon flavoured essence or whatever. I can't taste any plastic at all now.
But, most importantly - it keeps the coffee HOT HOT HOT for hours. There is a two-hour auto shut-off (which can't be disabled as far as I know) but if you switch the machine back on it re-heats the coffee soon enough. My old machine had a small hotplate and the coffee would go luke-warm after an hour or so and I used to hate that. The size of the plate on this machine is much bigger and the entire base of the jug sits on the plate (as opposed to some machines where just the middle of the jug sits on the base). This morphy richards model is much better than my last machine.
Two slight critisms. First, filling the tank is tricky - the opening is at the rear of the unit and the gap isn't very wide. Use the supplied jug and pour slow. Also, be careful condensation doesn't run down the back of the unit when you lift the lid while the unit is still hot. Second critism is that it comes out the box with a big transfer sticker on the front above the buttons and by the clock - this sticker covers the front of the unit and although it peels off OK leaves a mark which might take a while to fully get off.
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Initial post: 12 Jan 2010 12:33:15 GMT
The sticker on the front is stuck on really well. Blast it for a few minutes with a hairdryer and it will peel off easily. While still warm wipe it with a hot cloth with a drop of washing up liquid on to get rid of any adhesive. There might still be a shadow mark, I wiped the whole thing with a kitchen towel with a drop of olive oil on and polished after and that got rid the mark.
Posted on 23 Aug 2011 00:47:09 BDT
A. Lloyd says:
Hi, how many proper mugs of white coffee can you get out of one of these?
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2012 08:31:52 BDT
Mr Phoebus says:
You shouldn't be drinking white coffee!
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2013 06:42:28 GMT
Uhm... I'd say between 5 and 6. I know it says 10-12 but in my experience it's two of theirs to one of mine and that's my smallest cup. Still, I also find their coffee measurements over powering...1 desert spoon per cup. Geh. I was high on caffeine for the next week.
Typically, add the milk after, it tastes better.
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