Hotpoint Espresso Machine £26.99 delivered @ Groupon (Various Colours)
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Hotpoint Espresso Machine £26.99 delivered @ Groupon (Various Colours)

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Found 20th Aug 2017
This looks quite smart for the price, seems to be a fair bit more elsewhere. Available in Red, Cream or Black - £25 + £1.99 P&P

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The Specifics
  • Can be programmed to set the preferred serving size of coffee
  • 19 bar pressure
  • Compatible with Illy Espresso capsules
  • Automatic capsule ejection after usage
  • Container for up to nine used capsules
  • Water tank capacity: 0.8L
  • Dimensions: 28cm x 15cm x 30cm
  • Available colours: cream, red, black
  • No capsules included

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These machines are approaching inkjet printers in terms of the "razor and blades model" - sell the appliance at a loss and make your profit on the consumables.

If you want decent coffee, buy a cafetiere and get freshly ground coffee. Cheaper, easier to clean, results just as good, plus you have a huge range of coffees to choose from, not just what the pod people want to sell you.

Wikipedia on the "razor and blades model"
Edited by: "jfhopkin" 20th Aug 2017
Cold for me. Hotpoint is a toxic brand with a terrible record of appliances catching fire.
481051054 m ago

Cold for me. Hotpoint is a toxic brand with a terrible record of …Cold for me. Hotpoint is a toxic brand with a terrible record of appliances catching fire.


So you must hate Beko and Bosch as well then because I'm in the trade and they all do it because of neglect of the consumer. Water and electricity don't go together especially in filth.
Edited by: "gr8h8me" 20th Aug 2017
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So cheap for this particular pod machine. Makes the best tasting espresso out of all pod machines (I've had this and Tasimo, Lavazza and Nespresso machine) but the pods are expensive (~50p each but sometimes down to ~35p on offer / bulk buy).
best pod coffee I have ever had, these are the capsules espressocrazy.com/cof…es/


unfortunately I have had 3 of these machines in 4 months and finally gave up, water chamber not registering and leaking problems all 3.
Cold for me. Hotpoint is a toxic brand with a terrible record of appliances catching fire.
48105109 m ago

Cold for me. Hotpoint is a toxic brand with a terrible record of …Cold for me. Hotpoint is a toxic brand with a terrible record of appliances catching fire.


True hence the name "hotpoint"
Edited by: "Scooby2520" 20th Aug 2017
481051054 m ago

Cold for me. Hotpoint is a toxic brand with a terrible record of …Cold for me. Hotpoint is a toxic brand with a terrible record of appliances catching fire.


So you must hate Beko and Bosch as well then because I'm in the trade and they all do it because of neglect of the consumer. Water and electricity don't go together especially in filth.
Edited by: "gr8h8me" 20th Aug 2017
These machines are approaching inkjet printers in terms of the "razor and blades model" - sell the appliance at a loss and make your profit on the consumables.

If you want decent coffee, buy a cafetiere and get freshly ground coffee. Cheaper, easier to clean, results just as good, plus you have a huge range of coffees to choose from, not just what the pod people want to sell you.

Wikipedia on the "razor and blades model"
Edited by: "jfhopkin" 20th Aug 2017
Worth pointing out with pods you can’t recycle them - with cafetière you can recycle the packaging (if you buy starbucks ground coffee... and you get a free latte)

Still a good deal thou, just pointing out a lot of people think most pods are recyclable when they aren’t.
gr8h8me25 m ago

So you must hate Beko and Bosch as well then because I'm in the trade and …So you must hate Beko and Bosch as well then because I'm in the trade and they all do it because of neglect of the consumer. Water and electricity don't go together especially in filth.


I'm not 'in the trade' but just bought a Bosch tumble dryer for £500 as I couldn't find anything to suggest they were dangerous. Hotpoint were aware of the danger their products and done nothing. I used the Which? rating to decide.
mattturner7561 m ago

Worth pointing out with pods you can’t recycle them - with cafetière you ca …Worth pointing out with pods you can’t recycle them - with cafetière you can recycle the packaging (if you buy starbucks ground coffee... and you get a free latte)Still a good deal thou, just pointing out a lot of people think most pods are recyclable when they aren’t.


Nespresso will give you a postage free bag to recycle genuine capsules.
It's back again, the machine that looks like robocop!
technobot18 m ago

It's back again, the machine that looks like robocop!


Your move creep
jfhopkin45 m ago

These machines are approaching inkjet printers in terms of the "razor and …These machines are approaching inkjet printers in terms of the "razor and blades model" - sell the appliance at a loss and make your profit on the consumables.If you want decent coffee, buy a cafetiere and get freshly ground coffee. Cheaper, easier to clean, results just as good, plus you have a huge range of coffees to choose from, not just what the pod people want to sell you.Wikipedia on the "razor and blades model"


cafetiere and pressure brewed coffee are 2 different things.

if you want great coffee without an espresso machine then get an Aeropress
jough12 m ago

cafetiere and pressure brewed coffee are 2 different things.if you want …cafetiere and pressure brewed coffee are 2 different things.if you want great coffee without an espresso machine then get an Aeropress


Aeropress are decent but for me I bit the bullet on a bean to cup, knocks spots off everything ive had previously which included a tassimo, nespresso and aeropress


One that did surprise me on my long coffee journey was the zyliss cafetiere hot mug for about £7, decent easy enough brew
jfhopkin1 h, 35 m ago

These machines are approaching inkjet printers in terms of the "razor and …These machines are approaching inkjet printers in terms of the "razor and blades model" - sell the appliance at a loss and make your profit on the consumables.If you want decent coffee, buy a cafetiere and get freshly ground coffee. Cheaper, easier to clean, results just as good, plus you have a huge range of coffees to choose from, not just what the pod people want to sell you.Wikipedia on the "razor and blades model"


These are really decent too, as well as being easier to clean/more compact than a cafetiere:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…rch
technobot1 h, 27 m ago

It's back again, the machine that looks like robocop!


I was trying to work out what it reminded me of.

Like many of these capsule machines you pay relatively modest amounts for the machines and then pay through the nose for the consumables.

Bear in mind this machine is a couple of years old now and Hotpoint not having a very long history of making coffee machines you might be better off with a more mainstream coffee machine, the machine looks like its not being sold by very many other retailers.
Got one on Groupon for £24.99 a few months ago. They come with at least 20 pods probably about as much worth as the machine cost. It's under the sink now, the refillable pods on eBay are garbage and the pods you get with them are impossible to reuse. Total white elephant and the original very very very expensive pods are nothing to write home about.
jfhopkin2 h, 23 m ago

These machines are approaching inkjet printers in terms of the "razor and …These machines are approaching inkjet printers in terms of the "razor and blades model" - sell the appliance at a loss and make your profit on the consumables.If you want decent coffee, buy a cafetiere and get freshly ground coffee. Cheaper, easier to clean, results just as good, plus you have a huge range of coffees to choose from, not just what the pod people want to sell you.Wikipedia on the "razor and blades model"

"Espresso machine"......
Video: 0:53 is something not right there, as normally you wouldn't have 2 pipes connected to 1 point.
This looks like robocops backside has malfunctioned
I own this, AMAZING coffee... but you can buy the reusable pods on AliExpress. You can then use your own coffee.

The Pods are worth it. I buy the Black ones as they taste amazing.

Well worth it!
Nice.
Walgeon43 m ago

I own this, AMAZING coffee... but you can buy the reusable pods on …I own this, AMAZING coffee... but you can buy the reusable pods on AliExpress. You can then use your own coffee.The Pods are worth it. I buy the Black ones as they taste amazing.Well worth it!

Looked at one of these m.aliexpress.com/s/i…tml rather expensive though didn't think the cost was worth the risk. Got some plastic ones off eBay which kept leaking, think they're are purposely designed so you cannot mimic the original pods. The dolce gusto reusable pods and Nespresso work so much better and a lot cheaper.

For anyone who tries this you have to experiment with the coarseness of the grind to make the reusable pods work but when you get the grind right and correct amount in the pod it opens up so much more choice and cost effectiveness to these pod machines.

If you can't be bothered to grind, the best coffee to use is the lavazza quality Rossa it works a treat with the reusable pods.

Hope this helps anyone who is thinking of buying.
jfhopkin4 h, 36 m ago

These machines are approaching inkjet printers in terms of the "razor and …These machines are approaching inkjet printers in terms of the "razor and blades model" - sell the appliance at a loss and make your profit on the consumables.If you want decent coffee, buy a cafetiere and get freshly ground coffee. Cheaper, easier to clean, results just as good, plus you have a huge range of coffees to choose from, not just what the pod people want to sell you.Wikipedia on the "razor and blades model"


Nothing is easier to clean than a machine that doesn't need cleaning is it? You might might be able to argue that a cafetiere with good coffee is better but how could you argue that a cafetiere is easier than banging a capsule in a machine that dispenses, instantly, straight into your cup?
Edited by: "Wolfylee" 20th Aug 2017
I have a coffee maker, it is called a kettle!
peterkay112 h, 38 m ago

Looked at one of these …Looked at one of these https://m.aliexpress.com/s/item/32796417743.html#autostay rather expensive though didn't think the cost was worth the risk. Got some plastic ones off eBay which kept leaking, think they're are purposely designed so you cannot mimic the original pods. The dolce gusto reusable pods and Nespresso work so much better and a lot cheaper. For anyone who tries this you have to experiment with the coarseness of the grind to make the reusable pods work but when you get the grind right and correct amount in the pod it opens up so much more choice and cost effectiveness to these pod machines.If you can't be bothered to grind, the best coffee to use is the lavazza quality Rossa it works a treat with the reusable pods. Hope this helps anyone who is thinking of buying.

I didn't get this. They sell plastic ones. Different colours have different uses. Black I think is for expresso but the red and brown make faster cups. They do sell plastic ones or they did...
Proveright29 m ago

I have a coffee maker, it is called a kettle!

Own a car? Use public transport? You have feet.
48105107 h, 54 m ago

Cold for me. Hotpoint is a toxic brand with a terrible record of …Cold for me. Hotpoint is a toxic brand with a terrible record of appliances catching fire.


Oh look, an uninformed FUD spreader. Hotpoint/Indesit did have that problem with tumbledryers catching fire. But, of course, the idiot brigade immediately assume that all their appliances are faulty. Grenfell tower - the fire originated in a flat that had a Hotpoint fridge, so that MUST be the cause - hotpoint appliances are about as rare as Ford cars.

I am a service engineer for kitchen appliances and I can tell you, without doubt, the "flawed" tumbledryers only caught fire after being seriously neglected. You strip the rear panel off and see the buildup and you know they aren't cleaning the filter as often as stated in the manual (which nobody reads).

I own a Hotpoint Dryer, and Indesit Washer - both are well cared for and have never given us a moment's trouble. Go and have a look at Beko or the crap that Currys peddle as their own brand. You'll soon run into problems.
SlightlyFoxed1 h, 2 m ago

Oh look, an uninformed FUD spreader. Hotpoint/Indesit did have that …Oh look, an uninformed FUD spreader. Hotpoint/Indesit did have that problem with tumbledryers catching fire. But, of course, the idiot brigade immediately assume that all their appliances are faulty. Grenfell tower - the fire originated in a flat that had a Hotpoint fridge, so that MUST be the cause - hotpoint appliances are about as rare as Ford cars. I am a service engineer for kitchen appliances and I can tell you, without doubt, the "flawed" tumbledryers only caught fire after being seriously neglected. You strip the rear panel off and see the buildup and you know they aren't cleaning the filter as often as stated in the manual (which nobody reads). I own a Hotpoint Dryer, and Indesit Washer - both are well cared for and have never given us a moment's trouble. Go and have a look at Beko or the crap that Currys peddle as their own brand. You'll soon run into problems.


This ^^
peterkay119 h, 52 m ago

Got one on Groupon for £24.99 a few months ago. They come with at least 20 …Got one on Groupon for £24.99 a few months ago. They come with at least 20 pods probably about as much worth as the machine cost. It's under the sink now, the refillable pods on eBay are garbage and the pods you get with them are impossible to reuse. Total white elephant and the original very very very expensive pods are nothing to write home about.

Current groupon advert says no pods included.
technobot11 h, 36 m ago

It's back again, the machine that looks like robocop!

Dead or alive you’re frothing with me.
mattturner75612 h, 48 m ago

Worth pointing out with pods you can’t recycle them - with cafetière you ca …Worth pointing out with pods you can’t recycle them - with cafetière you can recycle the packaging (if you buy starbucks ground coffee... and you get a free latte)Still a good deal thou, just pointing out a lot of people think most pods are recyclable when they aren’t.

I can't speak for this brand, but as someone else has said, original Nespresso pods are recyclable if you use their own service. I used to buy Lidl's own compatible Nespresso pods, which were plastic and recyclable by my council, once I had stripped the foil off the top and emptied the grounds. I now use Percol's compostable Nespresso compatible pods.
roooby11 h, 58 m ago

These are really decent too, as well as being easier to clean/more compact …These are really decent too, as well as being easier to clean/more compact than a cafetiere:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01M98RNK1/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503253811&sr=8-1π=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=stainless+steel+coffee+filter&dpPl=1&dpID=51T7OayOpLL&ref=plSrch


Like you I've been old school for years now for my daily dose of caffeine , I have been using one of these for years

amazon.co.uk/fin…ser


God knows how much money I have saved
Edited by: "debs626" 21st Aug 2017
Walgeon7 h, 52 m ago

I didn't get this. They sell plastic ones. Different colours have …I didn't get this. They sell plastic ones. Different colours have different uses. Black I think is for expresso but the red and brown make faster cups. They do sell plastic ones or they did...

Think the different colours represent what type of coffee is in the pod. They do not represent any difference in how the coffee is dispensed.
The pods are glued shut and very hard to open. In fact I wouldn't even try as you will end up slicing the ends of your fingers off.

The plastic ones you can buy on eBay and Ali express are just a replica of the pod in which you can take the lid off, it has a rubber seal. The problem is; they leak as they do not properly seal. The design has made the pods impossible to use again.
kevinyork2 h, 13 m ago

Current groupon advert says no pods included.

I got a bag full, when these ran out it went in a cupboard. At 50p a pod no wonder the machines are cheap!
Weirdest looking gaming PC I've ever seen.
better investment would be an aeropress
We used to have a pod machine (Tassimo, in our case; but they're all much of a muchness). Got sick of the waste in packaging and mediocre coffee. Saved up for a while and bought the bottom end DeLonghi bean-to-cup machine instead. They're frequently around £250 on sale and the cheap ones have the same guts as the expensive ones. The cheap ones are just a bit less pretty, and don't froth your milk automagically. It's then your choice whether to spend a similar amount to the pods for *really excellent* coffee (Red Brick from Square Mile is beyond heaven, but something like £30/kg), or save a whole lot of cash and still buy coffee that's better than what's in the pods in the £10/kg range.
Edited by: "Chz" 21st Aug 2017
If you plan on having a coffee machine for a few years then a bean to cup machine has to make sense financially. Capsule machines make decent coffee but not as good as fresh ground imho.

Working on an approximate cost of 8p a shot for a £250 budget btc machine it would pay for itself after less than a thousand cups, about 18 months use at two cups a day compared to this machine. And you get better coffee !
wobster3 h, 45 m ago

If you plan on having a coffee machine for a few years then a bean to cup …If you plan on having a coffee machine for a few years then a bean to cup machine has to make sense financially. Capsule machines make decent coffee but not as good as fresh ground imho. Working on an approximate cost of 8p a shot for a £250 budget btc machine it would pay for itself after less than a thousand cups, about 18 months use at two cups a day compared to this machine. And you get better coffee !


Bean to cup do make sense unless they decide to die on you just after the warranty period. Another costly paperweight!
Looks really cool and very cheap!! Good work OP
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