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#1
Cheap, but the reviews are as mixed as it is possible to get!
#2
I wouldn't buy one based on the negative reviews, and them poor saps paid 50 quid for theirs.
#3
Anyone understnad/know how this makes cappuccino?

I cannot see where/how it froths the milk?!
#4
Had one of these as a gift last year as I'd sold my Gaggia to save space.

It's okay. I'm a bit of a coffee snob and so don't use it often but it can produce a good cappuccino occasionally (seems random). It's about 50 times better than the Aldi cappuccino machine though and for this price range I'd say it makes a decent cup.

One thing to be aware of is that you can only make one cup at a time. You brew the espresso, froth the milk and then have to refill the water to make your next cup.

BorisTheSpider
Anyone understnad/know how this makes cappuccino?

I cannot see where/how it froths the milk?!


There is a steaming wand on the left hand side of the machine but it's not on the pic.
#5
ahhhh......thanks for the info.
#6
nomad01
Had one of these as a gift last year as I'd sold my Gaggia to save space. /

It's okay. I'm a bit of a coffee snob and so don't use it often but it can produce a good cappuccino occasionally (seems random). It's about 50 times better than the Aldi cappuccino machine though and for this price range I'd say it makes a decent cup.

One thing to be aware of is that you can only make one cup at a time. You brew the espresso, froth the milk and then have to refill the water to make your next cup.



There is a steaming wand on the left hand side of the machine but it's not on the pic.


Thanks for sharing your knowledge on this. Can you also answer if it takes coffee Pods, or do you grind beforehand.
#7
soled73
Thanks for sharing your knowledge on this. Can you also answer if it takes coffee Pods, or do you grind beforehand.


Sorry I don't know if it takes pods.

I use whatever ground coffee I have to hand. It works with most grinds. If you have coffee ground for an espresso machine (ie very fine) it seems to need virtually no tamping and if you have a coarser grind, you have to tamp it a lot more.
#8
nomad01;3933592
Sorry I don't know if it takes pods.

I use whatever ground coffee I have to hand. It works with most grinds. If you have coffee ground for an espresso machine (ie very fine) it seems to need virtually no tamping and if you have a coarser grind, you have to tamp it a lot more.


Not in my machine or any I have had !(DeLonghi - have had two others previuosly)

Cafetiere-ground coffee barely slows the water flow, and produces feeble watery coffee however much you tamp it, and is totally unusable with this. I find Espresso-ground coffee can be over-tamped, to the point of making the flow virtually stop, but not easily, I would need to go into training to do that!
#9
nihcaj
Not in my machine or any I have had !(DeLonghi - have had two others previuosly)

Cafetiere-ground coffee barely slows the water flow, and produces feeble watery coffee however much you tamp it, and is totally unusable with this. I find Espresso-ground coffee can be over-tamped, to the point of making the flow virtually stop, but not easily, I would need to go into training to do that!


Have you used THIS model by Delonghi? Because they all operate differently.

With this model (and I've tested two of them as the first one had issues and was returned) overtamping WILL STOP the flow. You may get a trickle for a few seconds and then it will stop. This is from my experience of coffee specifically ground for an espresso machine with my Rancillio grinder... not canned espresso ground coffee from a supermarket.

And as I said you CAN get a half decent coffee from some coarser ground coffee with this machine. It won't be excellent but in comparison to other coffee machines in this price region (that do produce very watery coffee from coarse grinds) this isn't too bad.

You should always use espresso coffee, ground specifically for the machine but someone buying this machine isn't likely to have a £500 grinder to hand,
#11
The gadget looks a bit strange to be taken seriously as an espresso maker!!
#12
hmmmmm?
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41S5J240YWL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
#13
Does anyone know if you can use the free coffee pods some of us got from Asda recently?
The Dolce gusto ones?
Obviously not as pods, but if they were opened and used as a portion of coffee/milk at a time. I am trying to think of a way of using up my free packs, then sell the machine on in the summer at a car boot.
As someone mentioned previously about grounds being fine and the water flowing through too quickly, maybe they won't be suitable?
Otherwise ................................. anyone found a way to use these Dolce Gusto pods succesfully?
I tried just opening and using as filter (not bad) but the milk is flat.
Thanks in advance
#14
Any reason this is expired? Showing as £23.82.

I'm tempted - not much to lose at this price if it ends up being rubbish...
#15


lol :giggle:

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