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Cookworks Signature Espresso Maker - £24.99 @ Argos Was £79.99
Cookworks Signature Espresso Maker - £24.99 @ Argos Was £79.99

Cookworks Signature Espresso Maker - £24.99 @ Argos Was £79.99

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* Black.
* 15 bar pump pressure.
* 1050 watts.
* 2 cup capacity.
* 1.0 litre capacity.
* Anti drip.
* Stainless steel filter.
* Water gauge.
* Strength selector.
* Milk frother.
* Transparent water tank.
* Removable drip tray.
* Non slip feet.
* Cord storage.
* Makes espresso and cappuccino.

33 Comments

hot, reserved one, none available for home delivery.

mamboboy;7533319

Looks superb for the price. Seems like most of it's negative comments are … Looks superb for the price. Seems like most of it's negative comments are about it overflowing, but they probably don't bother to empty the drip tray. Obviously a few saying the coffee tastes horrible - but coffee elitists are everywhere! Hot



Don't look good does it

Thanks just reserved two

Excellent find. 2 left in Plymouth new George st

Thanks op - h & r:thumbsup:

I phoned the sister to let her know about this one thanks. She was looking for one before Christmas but found them very expensive.

Hot!

Hot, bought one for my old man for Xmas, paid £32.99. It's OK at these prices, not worth full price mind as it's a very basic unit.

thanks reserved

Been looking out for a coffee machine for aaagggeeeeeesssss!!! thanks so much for finding this. I have a microwave made by these cookworks and its fantastic. :-)

THANKS SOOOO MUCH REP ADDED AND HEAT ADDED

WOOOOO

i've never actually used one of these, what am i missing?

Darthballs;7534298

i've never actually used one of these, what am i missing?



Not a lot tbh, pay the extra and get a better machine as this one's a bit poo.

These are kid's toys in my opinion...if you want the real thing you have to pay >£150.

If you're on a budget why not get one of these instead?
johnlewis.com/230…798
Normally T K Maxx have plenty of stock.

Simple, cheap, no mess, and if you use good coffee, you get a good espresso

I bought one of these recently but it's going back tomorrow. You need to be aware that this machine has a very 'plastic-y' feel about it but of course you get what you pay for. The coffee isn't bad (pretty good crema) but the milk frother isn't great and that's why it's going back. The froth isn't very dense and disperses quite quickly. So if you just want to make espressos then this will be fine but not great for lattes and cappuccinos. If you are going to buy one then it might be wise to buy the 3 year cover (£8 I think). It's never going to last that long so you should get a replacement for very little extra in the long run.

Hope this helps.

hmmm not sure if i should get this or this one below which got really good ratings on from which magazine:

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I bought one last week, took it back after 3 days, and got the cheaper one, the steam took ages to boot up, it goes for 30 sec then stops for 30 secs. I have on camcorder as it was annoying me that much.
I bought the cheaper version one (link on the post above) which actually had better reviews, and it is a bit better, does the same thing but is a bit neater in size and the steam works better

skellysgirl;7535030

I bought one last week, took it back after 3 days, and got the cheaper … I bought one last week, took it back after 3 days, and got the cheaper one, the steam took ages to boot up, it goes for 30 sec then stops for 30 secs. I have on camcorder as it was annoying me that much.I bought the cheaper version one (link on the post above) which actually had better reviews, and it is a bit better, does the same thing but is a bit neater in size and the steam works better



Which one did you buy? you have a link?

I've reserved one...

its for my dad, will it be good enough to give him....

ie... does it work fine for a cheap expresso maker?

It works a treat in this house - been making americanos with this + kettle (and now have 2 nice cups )

Bought one just after Christmas when the price was £31.00 ish

You do have to wait for the green light to go on and give it 10secs more to make sure for the steam or pump. (takes about 30secs for it to get ready)

Not had a bad coffee out of it yet.

Milk frother works OK and it's better than none.

Only bad thing is that to get some mugs underneath the coffee holder you have to angle the mug, got some smaller mugs that fit now though

Hope this helps.

Cheers
bOing

Well worth that money. Got one for xmas and it works just fine.

If you're making espresso, just wait til the green light comes on and then just fill up the espresso cup, ignore it if the light goes offf, it still comes out plenty hot enough.

I've been through quite a few cheap espresso machines and I'm more than happy with this one, though I can't vouch for the frother cos I haven't used it .

Oh and anyone who says it makes horrible coffee should just buy some decent coffee instead of blaming the machine. Put good coffee in, good coffee comes out.

nickelarse;7535072

Which one did you buy? you have a link?



its this one
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i got one of these for christmas as i was moaning about the price of espresso T-Discs for my tassimo.

the machine is pretty good sure it does overflow and drip but the coffee it makes is pretty decent. as for the milk frother its all to do with how you use it. if you froth the milk correctly then its fine to do this you are looking for a smooth velvelty texture with fine bubbles (micro foam), pretty much the texture of wet paint. if you are trying to create a Meringue like foam then there is not enough power from the steam wand and the foam is too wet and dissolves quickly but this is not the correct way to do things so it shouldnt really matter,

the only complaints i have with the machine is that there was only a 2 cup and pod filter and no filter for single espresso. also make sure you have a decent tamper as the one supplied (with scoop attached) is no good at all.

overall i dont think this machine will ever replace my tassimo that makes consistant great hot drinks everytime but its good to get back to basics especially when making espresso`s,

complete ****

realblender;7536891

being a barrister is a skill and art. if your coffee tastes crap, half … being a barrister is a skill and art. if your coffee tastes crap, half the blame is on you for the way you compressed the coffee, how much coffee and the freshness of the water.You should also run a few plain water ones initially to clean the machine.



its a barista who works with coffee.
a barrister is someone woh works in law and goes to court.

i do agree that if the coffee tastes crap then its usually mainly down to the user either not tamping the coffee correctly once placed in the filter or the fact that the water is stale. not tampering correctly makes the flow of water through the coffee grounds flow too quickly and gives a bitter taste. stale water taints the tase of the coffee giving it an acidic after taste.

The Aerobie Aeropress is a manual alternative, around £15-20 and will make an excellent espresso in under a minute. I've not even bothered touching my moka or cafetiere since I got it a year ago.

This is a comprehensive review of how and why it works:
[url]www.dansdata.com/aeropress.htm[/url]

I read these reviews. Some people saying its good and does the job. Some people recommending other machines etc etc. Anyway I went and bought one after reading every1s opinion.

The machine will be used for Light use on weekends only. I got the 3yr cover for £4.99. For £30 for 3 years coffee machine....it cant be that bad can it surely?

Anyway, I will test it and get the girlfriend to try the coffee it makes...as i dont like coffee. Wish me luck

yea bought two, one for my dad

sound like a bargin to me, i guess for 25pounds u cant compare this with some 200pounds worth espresso maker init.

I got one today (after reading all the comments) and I would say that it is well worth £25. Thank you iceboy

Negative points:
- it is noisy
- you need to read the manual to use it properly
- be patient to get hot water out of it (warm it up first as explained in the manual)
- insert the steamer (frother) under the surface the milk not to splash it everywhere (again, as explained in the manual)
- water does drop after you fill up the cup (but this is why it has a dispenser tray)
- you need to run it empty at least once to get the plastic smell out
- I went back to my conventional frother to froth the milk as I like it

positive points:
- it makes a decent coffe
- you can have the strength that you like: a 'real' - trully Italian one mouth-full espresso, or 'Americano' if you let the water run a bit more
- you can make two coffes at once by placing two cups beside each other (and have them at different strengths too!)
- it is quick (after you warm it up, you get a hot coffe in 2-3 seconds)

I need to have a blind test with my 5-year-old Murphy Richards, but I would say that overall it does make a nicer coffe.

I found it difficult to get a 'real' espresso out of my old machine, but this one seems to be more powerful and does the job better.

And the coffe makes a nice brown froth on top which is a sign of a good cup

Ah, and for a nice cup of coffe do use a nice coffe powder: Lavazza Rosa is Italy's favourite. Or freshly grind your own, even better!

Original Poster

I have forgotten to go Argos to collect my own deal! What do you say about that! Just reserved one again until the end of tomorrow...

Bought one of these today and so far im impressed with it considering the low price tag!

Does anyone know if the pod filter supplied with it is for ESE 44mm pods? i'm assuming it is but wondered if anyone else can confirm it?

5thelement;7558390

Bought one of these today and so far im impressed with it considering the … Bought one of these today and so far im impressed with it considering the low price tag!Does anyone know if the pod filter supplied with it is for ESE 44mm pods? i'm assuming it is but wondered if anyone else can confirm it?



yes the pod filter is for use with 44mm ESE pods. did you get a single cup filter with yours or just the pod and the 2 cup filter ???

im pretty sure this machine should come with 3 filters but i only got 2 one labelled "POD" and a second one labelled "2 cup". it seems strange that there is no single cup filter as there is lots of people who like single espressos,

Thanks for confirming that.

I also only got the 2 cup filter and pod filter, it does seem odd that there's no single cup filter? but personally im not too bothered by that. I wonder if universal filters are available that we could buy?

I noticed a few people have moaned about the steamer being useless but i've been able to make lovely thick foam no problem at all. I give the machine 5-10 minutes to warm up and I'm using semi-skimmed milk straight out the fridge in a small stainless steel jug. I put the steam wand to the bottom of the jug, start the steam and slowly move it up until all the foam is almost overflowing out the jug. Once poured into the coffee the foam stays nice and creamy/thick like it should do.

A few things i've noticed are that the user manual is pretty poorly translated and for some reason gives the wrong direction for opening the steam outlet?? luckily i'd read that on a forum somewhere so i knew beforehand, but in general it explains most of the functions adequately. You also need to hold the machine while locking the filter holder in place otherwise it will move, im guessing more expensive machines are heavier/easier to lock into place? hardly a big problem though tbh.

For £25 i'm really pleased with it up to now....i was looking at a Delonghi model that was £60 before i bought this and the technical specs are almost identical, im sure this one will do me just fine for the light usage it will get.

It just dawned on me that the pod filter probably doubles up as the one cup filter.

The 44mm ese pods are one cup pods, so the pod filter will also hold the same amount of loose ground coffee too, making it a one cup filter aswell...

nice find!

hi i have brought this as a fill in until i can affored a dearer one, makes an ok cup of coffee but dont understand the pod filter or which pods to buy?? please help..
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