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A COMPETENT BUT NOT GREAT COFFEE MAKER
on 16 May 2014
First off, this is a very large machine so you need to check if you really want / need one that holds so many cups.
It is very difficult to pour water in because the openings are too far back and too narrow. I find it difficult not to pour some water down the side of the machine on to the worktop - irritating! One tip is to pour from the inside of the machine having turned it sideways - what a performance!
On the positive side, this machine does not impart a plastic taste to the coffee like some new machines do. The coffee just tastes of coffee - not very strong, but only coffee.
Now here's the bottom line. It really doesn't make excellent rich flavour coffee. It makes middle of the road coffee. It does make it hot however so it's not all mediocre.
Not the best purchase I've ever made but I am using it.