Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo Coffee Machine £59.99 was £99.99 @ Argos
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Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo Coffee Machine £59.99 was £99.99 @ Argos

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Found 16th Aug 2014
One of the newer designs, think its a good price. as its 89.99 in sainsburys

Please dont vote cold for the price of the pods, I'm a bus driver and this is a god send at 4am saves having to mess about.

The stylish and compact NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Oblo not only looks great, but with a maximum 15 bar pump pressure creates coffee shop quality drinks in a matter of seconds. There is no mess and no fuss with NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto machines. Simply pop in a pod and free the flavour.

Tantalise your taste buds with over 30 varieties of hot and cold drinks. From long black Americano to frothy Latte Macchiato, from steamy Hot Chocolate to Chai Tea Latte, have your NESCAFE Dolce Gusto your way.

Coffee options: espresso, cappuccino and latte.
Strength selector.
Power output 1500 watts.
15 bar pump pressure.
Incorporated crema device.
Water capacity 0.8 litre.
Removable transparent water tank.
Adjustable cup stand for any size mug.
Magnetic pod holder.
Removable
Auto shut-off.
Dishwasher safe parts for effortless cleaning.
Size H31.5, W24.5, D18cm.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
EAN: 0010942217428.

30 Comments

Nice design, hot from me.

Original Poster

Maybe a code in the box for a £10 off first spend off the dolce gusto website.

Original Poster

Where do people get cheap pods from. Iv seen 3 boxes for £10 at asda.... other wise its £3.77 or not cheap on ebay.

£8.89 for 3 boxes at Costco

wow lovely design, hubby bought me (now the older design) at xmas, and its fab. Makes lovely coffee and quick. Really like this design though

fab deal. would make a lovely gift

I paid £29.99 for the mini me, i woudnt be happy if i paid much more as haven't used it much, disappointed by the coffee, americanos are bitter, and I've tried a variety of the pods, I was a thinking of a Tassimo as I like Costa, but I'm thinking that all coffee pod machines maybe a disappointment??
Edited by: "karl100100" 16th Aug 2014

karl100100

I paid £29.99 for the mini me, i woudnt be happy if i paid much more as … I paid £29.99 for the mini me, i woudnt be happy if i paid much more as haven't used it much, disappointed by the coffee, americanos are bitter, and I've tried a variety of the pods, I was a thinking of a Tassimo as I like Costa, but I'm thinking that all coffee pod machines maybe a disappointment??



We like our Lavazza A Modo Mio machine but it's a pure espresso machine and came with a free external milk frothing machine which is kinda like a heater mixed with a whisk.

Any Tassimo e.t.c. which makes 'milky' coffee is just pushing hot water into powdered milk. You are never going to get a 'proper' coffee that way in my opinion. Best off getting a pure espresso machine and adding hot frothy milk.
Edited by: "chippytea" 16th Aug 2014

Either you bought a bad batch(s) although I doubt it. Most likely you just have a poor taste in Coffee. I roast and grind my own coffee beans and have an expensive machine that I love but you cannot beat this brand for quick and great tasting coffee.


karl100100

I paid £29.99 for the mini me, i woudnt be happy if i paid much more as … I paid £29.99 for the mini me, i woudnt be happy if i paid much more as haven't used it much, disappointed by the coffee, americanos are bitter, and I've tried a variety of the pods, I was a thinking of a Tassimo as I like Costa, but I'm thinking that all coffee pod machines maybe a disappointment??

blackburn_w

Where do people get cheap pods from. Iv seen 3 boxes for £10 at asda.... … Where do people get cheap pods from. Iv seen 3 boxes for £10 at asda.... other wise its £3.77 or not cheap on ebay.



I get 50 cappucino ones off amazon for 10.99, a milk frother off ebay for 1.99, and stick a bit milk in the microwave for 20 seconds.

you think you'll need one of these so you buy one, then store in the cupboard as the pods cost a fortune, then you sell at a car boot for £5 wondering why you even bothered in the first place

you think you'll need one of these so you buy one, then store in the cupboard as the pods cost a fortune, then you sell at a car boot for £5 wondering why you even bothered in the first place

Not true, ours gets used daily and has done for around 4 years or whenever they came out. Its the zero mess and quickness that is so appealing. A quick coffee in the morning before work is a doddle. A few mates have them as well and they get used daily as well. If you had to strip and clean them daily Id agree with you. Much like mu Sausage making machine,lol.


brainbug100

you think you'll need one of these so you buy one, then store in the … you think you'll need one of these so you buy one, then store in the cupboard as the pods cost a fortune, then you sell at a car boot for £5 wondering why you even bothered in the first place

bus driver ..... 4am .... our buses finish at 9pm and don't start until 7.30am!

joesmum

bus driver ..... 4am .... our buses finish at 9pm and don't start until … bus driver ..... 4am .... our buses finish at 9pm and don't start until 7.30am!


You may be surprised to find that most bus drivers don't sleep on the bus in their clothes with their alarm set to 7.29am

dewonderful

You may be surprised to find that most bus drivers don't sleep on the bus … You may be surprised to find that most bus drivers don't sleep on the bus in their clothes with their alarm set to 7.29am



in that case .... you would need strong coffee X)

Banned

stupid ugly machine

chippytea

We like our Lavazza A Modo Mio machine but it's a pure espresso machine … We like our Lavazza A Modo Mio machine but it's a pure espresso machine and came with a free external milk frothing machine which is kinda like a heater mixed with a whisk.Any Tassimo e.t.c. which makes 'milky' coffee is just pushing hot water into powdered milk. You are never going to get a 'proper' coffee that way in my opinion. Best off getting a pure espresso machine and adding hot frothy milk.



Don't believe it's powdered milk in Tassimo nor is it UHT - they use a special process to concentrate the milk.

It tastes reasonably similar to normal milk in lattes etc and you are not forced to use their milk - a lot of people use an espresso type pod (of which there are numerous to choose from) and add/froth their own milk as required.

I think there's a bit of snobbishness about Tassimo and for specific coffee types Nespresso is generally rated higher and Dolce Gusto lower - however I get a real crema out of a Tassimo (I have the cheapest model the Vivy) - and if I wanted "serious" coffee I'd use a Gaggia/aeropress/moka pot. The Tassimo coffee is very enjoyable in my personal opinion even if the milk isn't "fresh" - and isn't that the point?

One word of caution is - consider the amount of waste with whichever technology you are looking at in many cases the pods go into landfill.

I think these look mad !

Oh BTW I often use Soya milk with my Tassimo (Alpro Original from the chilled section) and the coffee is hot enough I don't even warm it. The result is creamy and lush and has fewer health/ethical negatives than dairy - I have converted a few people already !

trigger_andy

Not true, ours gets used daily and has done for around 4 years or … Not true, ours gets used daily and has done for around 4 years or whenever they came out. Its the zero mess and quickness that is so appealing. A quick coffee in the morning before work is a doddle. A few mates have them as well and they get used daily as well. If you had to strip and clean them daily Id agree with you. Much like mu Sausage making machine,lol.



I use mine several times a day, though its a Nespresso unit rather than these ones. Been used daily for about 2 years now, the way I look at it I can have an espresso before I set off for work for about 40p or I can get a Costa/Starbucks for about £3 or £4 each day.

JamesSmith

Oh BTW I often use Soya milk with my Tassimo (Alpro Original from the … Oh BTW I often use Soya milk with my Tassimo (Alpro Original from the chilled section) and the coffee is hot enough I don't even warm it. The result is creamy and lush and has fewer health/ethical negatives than dairy - I have converted a few people already !


What ethical negatives with dairy?

Its basically just so lefties can feel smug about something. Most likely no qualms about life saving meds that have been tested on Animals though......

Rickardo

What ethical negatives with dairy?

Rickardo

What ethical negatives with dairy?



1. Cruelty toward cows and their calves.
2. Genetic modification and artificial insemination.
3. Bogus nutritional claims made by the dairy industry.
4. Supermarket price fixing
5. Supermarkets threatening business via imposed wholesale price controls.
6. Indiscriminate use of antibiotics causing antibiotic resistance pandemic threats.

Original Poster

joesmum

bus driver ..... 4am .... our buses finish at 9pm and don't start until … bus driver ..... 4am .... our buses finish at 9pm and don't start until 7.30am!



Well where I live people work before 7.30...

JamesSmith

1. Cruelty toward cows and their calves. Source your milk properly2. … 1. Cruelty toward cows and their calves. Source your milk properly2. Genetic modification and artificial insemination. Source your milk properly3. Bogus nutritional claims made by the dairy industry. Likewise, with soya, plus the purported carcinogenic effects and feminization hormones4. Supermarket price fixing As with most supermarket goods, including soya products. Again source your milk properly, either direct our via milk man delivery5. Supermarkets threatening business via imposed wholesale price controls. As with most supermarket goods, including soya products. Again source your milk properly, either direct our via milk man delivery 6. Indiscriminate use of antibiotics causing antibiotic resistance pandemic threats. Purported carcinogenic effects of soya products and effect on make fertility due to high levels of female hormones


I'm no expert and not necessarily denying all your claims, but from what I've read over the years, many have counter arguments or similarly apply to soya and other products (see in bold above).

Rickardo

I'm no expert and not necessarily denying all your claims, but from what … I'm no expert and not necessarily denying all your claims, but from what I've read over the years, many have counter arguments or similarly apply to soya and other products (see in bold above).



#1 / #2 Having lived in spitting distance to a what you would probably consider a "proper" dairy farm I say milk = cruelty you can't avoid it. Artificial insemination is a necessary for milk to keep flowing and calves are born then stolen from their mothers at birth. It's a really horrible business and cows suffer miserably. They scream at night.

#3 Soya products contain estrogen. You would have a point their if I'd suggested glugging down gallons of soya daily. And you are ignoring the size and scope of the meat and dairy industry and it's capacity to lie to the public. The purported health benefits have been shown to be untrue via proper methodologies eg. peer reviewed studies do you have the same for soya?

Whilst on the health tip claim consider also that humans have adapted (forced themselves) to tolerate milk. Naturally we are intolerant of it and a good percentage of people still are. Why do we assume it's good for us? Bovine milk contains all the right ingredients for a growing calf. Humans are not calves! Humans are the only animals that drink another animals milk - it's a bit weird frankly.

We are told that it's good for us but have you tried going without for a while? I did and found I had less mucus, skin was better, and I felt better. Could be a coincidence but this is not uncommonly reported.

4 and #5. Safeways, Sainsburys ASDA etc have been fined £millions for price fixing and throttling farmers financially. Google it.

#6 Fairly modest concerns there compared to an antibiotic resistant pandemic which could wipe out huge numbers of people.

I'm not really defending soya as maintaining those claims on dairy. These counter-claims are barely equivalent.

As for Tassimo it's Mondelēz International so Krafts/Cadburys etc. I highly doubt it's ethically sourced milk - they don't give a stuff about creating landfill and there's no mention on the packaging it's almost certainly industrially produced.

I do agree with you about sourcing things the best you can and that applies to soy too. I'm vegetarian (for 24 years) and don't eat much of the stuff at all. Especially the tofu we get over here is a total bastardization of the real thing from Japan. No I do not want man-breasts. There's not enough in soy milk to cause a problem having a few coffees though - the other ingredients in Alpro it are more of a concern!

He says chugging down an unethical Costa Latte with chocolate sprinkles..... (_;)

JamesSmith

4 and #5. Safeways, Sainsburys ASDA etc have been fined £millions for … 4 and #5. Safeways, Sainsburys ASDA etc have been fined £millions for price fixing and throttling farmers financially. Google it.


I never denied that as it is so well known and I stated the same is true of other supermarket goods.

I'm not naive - one could perceive some form of cruelty (depending on your yardstick) with any farming methods and artificial insemination occurs with flowers, fruit and veg as well. However, there are also religious arguments (not mine) that animals etc. are here to serve man - however, I do personally believe that farming should be done in as ethically and environmentally responsible way possible, although I am also pragmatic with it (yes, some may say hypocritical!).

We're not on different planes.

I strive for civilisation. There are plenty of ethical issues one I can control is animal ethics.

Flowers fruit and veg may "feel" pain but not in a sentient way.

Animals do suffer. I don't want any part of that.

By eating toward the vegan end of the spectrum I minimise my complicity.

There are two assumptions commonly made :
#1 Vegan food is boring
#2 Vegan food is less healthy

I believe the OPPOSITE is true for each statement. However we live in society which is geared up the other way. It takes some effort to go against the flow. But I'm not prepared to be passive. I'm working on eating towards the vegan end of the spectrum and any area of ethics - doing your level best is good enough.

JamesSmith

however I get a real crema out of a Tassimo



lol come on now. a 'real' crema out of a machine with max 3 bar pressure? dont be silly. I bet you think its a real crema on top of your instant coffee too?

Bit harsh is it not?

I could tear you a new one with your profile picture alone....

sarahl91

lol come on now. a 'real' crema out of a machine with max 3 bar pressure? … lol come on now. a 'real' crema out of a machine with max 3 bar pressure? dont be silly. I bet you think its a real crema on top of your instant coffee too?

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