Cookworks filter coffee machine filter coffee maker - £12.50 at Argos
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Cookworks filter coffee machine filter coffee maker - £12.50 at Argos

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Found 8th Oct
1.25 litres capacity, makes coffee, what more to say.
If you want a timer function then that equivalent model is £19.99 at argos too..link here
Model with timer £19.99

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Heat. Use with a smart plug and you’ve got a WiFi Coffee Machine

eslick1 h, 7 m ago

Only thing now is a device to put the coffee and water in.




It's called a 'butler'.
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Heat. Use with a smart plug and you’ve got a WiFi Coffee Machine

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h3llo_fr1end12 m ago

Heat. Use with a smart plug and you’ve got a WiFi Coffee Machine

You sir/madam, are a genius! I like it!

h3llo_fr1end17 m ago

Heat. Use with a smart plug and you’ve got a WiFi Coffee Machine


CelicaGT-Four5 m ago

You sir/madam, are a genius! I like it!



Only thing now is a device to put the coffee and water in.

eslick1 h, 7 m ago

Only thing now is a device to put the coffee and water in.




It's called a 'butler'.

I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make the water hot enough, nor keep the resultant coffee hot enough. After adding milk I end up reheating in a microwave.

Anyone know if these are are any good?

h3llo_fr1end3 h, 4 m ago

Heat. Use with a smart plug and you’ve got a WiFi Coffee Machine

You belong to 2030

LesD2 h, 26 m ago

It's called a 'butler'.


If you have a butler you dont need a WiFi plug surely.

Proveright2 h, 54 m ago

I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make …I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make the water hot enough, nor keep the resultant coffee hot enough. After adding milk I end up reheating in a microwave. Anyone know if these are are any good?


I have this model, or very similar that I've had for years, no it doesn't get the water hot enough in my opinion, and so I usually have to put my cup in the microwave for 30 seconds! It doesn't get get much use....

Proveright5 h, 17 m ago

I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make …I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make the water hot enough, nor keep the resultant coffee hot enough. After adding milk I end up reheating in a microwave. Anyone know if these are are any good?

Microwave your milk for 40-50 secs while the coffee brews. It'll warm and froth a little, pour into coffee, job done.

Proveright8 h, 15 m ago

I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make …I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make the water hot enough, nor keep the resultant coffee hot enough. After adding milk I end up reheating in a microwave. Anyone know if these are are any good?


You do know that coffee shouldn't be roasting but in fact warm... 😏

Proveright9 h, 53 m ago

I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make …I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make the water hot enough, nor keep the resultant coffee hot enough. After adding milk I end up reheating in a microwave. Anyone know if these are are any good?



SFconvert6 h, 58 m ago

I have this model, or very similar that I've had for years, no it doesn't …I have this model, or very similar that I've had for years, no it doesn't get the water hot enough in my opinion, and so I usually have to put my cup in the microwave for 30 seconds! It doesn't get get much use....




Ross814 h, 35 m ago

Microwave your milk for 40-50 secs while the coffee brews. It'll warm and …Microwave your milk for 40-50 secs while the coffee brews. It'll warm and froth a little, pour into coffee, job done.


Yeah, coffee machines never seem to make it quite hot enough (at least not cheap ones - apparently expensive ones have better temperature control but I think the most I've ever spent on one is £40). Mine is fine during warm weather (even if adding cold milk), in not-so-warm weather it's just the right temperature to drink as soon as it's poured out and in winter it gets too cold to drink really quickly if put into a cold mug.

So, in addition to heating your milk, I'd also add the suggestion of boiling the kettle and using a bit of hot water to heat the mug before putting the coffee in (handy if you always find yourself having to make a cup of tea for someone whenever you go to get your coffee ). Otherwise get a cafetiere or an aeropress or something else where you start with much hotter water.



MrKON1 h, 37 m ago

You do know that coffee shouldn't be roasting but in fact warm... 😏


You're not supposed to use boiling water to brew (unlike tea) because that would burn the coffee, but it's still supposed to be pretty hot (some people say 80 degrees, some say 90-95) but most coffee machines like this don't even seem to get that high.

I think a kettle, thermometer and a french press would get you better coffee.

But hot for the price, nonetheless.

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Sunni8 m ago

I think a kettle, thermometer and a french press would get you better …I think a kettle, thermometer and a french press would get you better coffee. But hot for the price, nonetheless.

I have a French press for work (works great but slightly annoying to clean) and just bought this coffee maker specifically for mornings when I generally wake up incapable of complex tasks (like getting out of bed) without hideous amounts of caffeine

Proveright22 h, 13 m ago

I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make …I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make the water hot enough, nor keep the resultant coffee hot enough. After adding milk I end up reheating in a microwave. Anyone know if these are are any good?

It's not what you are looking for if that's your desire.

I drink my coffee black and initially it's hot but only keeps the remaining coffee warm for 30-45 mins.....

Then it turns off

I've got one of these and it works fine. Coffee stays plenty hot enough for me. Only really pain is the short time auto cut off (20 mins from memory).... Way too short in my opinion.....

Original Poster

Auto cut is due to EU regs (opens brexit can of worms... Swiftly exits building...)

Bargain! I just broke the glass jug (as always seems to happen eventually) and a replacement is more expensive than this whole machine. Really ticks me off having to throw out a perfectly good machine when only the jug is broken.

Proveright8th Oct

I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make …I have had trouble with coffee machines in the past that they never make the water hot enough, nor keep the resultant coffee hot enough. After adding milk I end up reheating in a microwave. Anyone know if these are are any good?

The trick is to first put the cup containing the milk into the microwave for about one minute. Not long enough to boil the milk, but enough to heat it and the cup. Hot coffee

Banned

plastic. pass

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dfgtr4561 h, 20 m ago

plastic. pass

I understand your view as I don't like eating or drinking hot things that have been in plastic either, bit I think you will struggle to find a non plastic one for under a £100. I can't think I've ever seen many non plastic filter coffee machines for sale actually?
Edited by: "CelicaGT-Four" 11th Oct

Original Poster

Well I've tried it out now and I'm happy to say it works perfectly well. Coffee tastes no better or worse than other machines I've tried, and it's very quick and convenient!
If any one has trouble opening the filter compartment like I did, you have to press down and towards you putting your thumb on the little hand hold bit.
My filter compartment was really stiff and wouldn't unlock to swing out- I forced it after finding no other options and subsequently found that the reason it was stuck is a tiny (5mm) plastic tab that sticks through the hole in the back of the body of the machine to secure the filter compartment when it is swung closed. Mine had a casting flaw so it fit too snugly and wouldn't separate.
I had to slightly shave the bottom of the tab with a pen knife. Now its easy to swing open.
Edited by: "CelicaGT-Four" 14th Oct

Original Poster

Oh, final tip....run through 3 or 4 cycles of just water before your first brew to remove any unwanted manufacturing tastes!

CelicaGT-Four9th Oct

Auto cut is due to EU regs (opens brexit can of worms... Swiftly exits …Auto cut is due to EU regs (opens brexit can of worms... Swiftly exits building...)

Ha, yes, but EU regs state 40 mins......(which is also too short, though!)
Edited by: "DrWig" 14th Oct

Original Poster

Well I have to say, I'd ummed and ah'd for years about whether if I got one of these it would just end up with the other useless kitchen ornaments in the back of the cupboard.... the price of this made me go for it in the end ... turns out I'm absolutely caning my machine and regret putting it off for so long!
I use mine with filter papers so it's literally no effort to clean the machine. So pleased with this very cheap but now essential accessory!
Edited by: "CelicaGT-Four" 18th Oct
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