Philips Senseo Coffee Machine £39.99 @ Argos + Quidco
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Philips Senseo Coffee Machine £39.99 @ Argos + Quidco

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Found 4th Nov 2012
Same price at Amazon

I have one of these and it makes a great cup of coffee! It uses pods which aren't too expensive, the supermarket chain Lidl also has a range of pods that can be used with this machine that are really cheap.

Add something else for £10 to your order and Argos will send you a £5 voucher

This Philips Senseo coffee machine in black, will give you 1 or 2 cups of SENSEO® coffee in less than a minute. Automatic shut-off for less energy consumption. Unique brewing system for optimal taste.

1450 watts.
Water capacity 1.17 litres.
Water level gauge.
Removable transparent water tank.
Drip tray.
Removable drip tray.
Auto shut-off.
Descale warning feature.
Eco system.
Includes: Pod holder.
Size H34, W23, D30cm.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 8710103559900.

39 Comments

Banned

Bought this at car boot sale for £3 with 2 unopened packs of coffee pods and after using them,this machine sits at the garage. Didn't liked the coffee it makes-comes too light and too cold. The pods cost at least £1.65 for 18 at Lidl,but who will be drinking Lidl's coffee anyway... Might be good at the office,but not at home.
Not voting on price, looks like it stays the same for a while at different retailers.

Brilliant find! Been looking for one at a decent price for ages! Rasonably priced pods which are widely available and the adaptor which you can put your own coffee/tea in. HOT!

if you like espresso. you won't like the coffee machine. to each their own though. heat added

andreapedrazzini

if you like espresso. you won't like the coffee machine. to each their … if you like espresso. you won't like the coffee machine. to each their own though. heat added



You are absolutely right- the coffee made by this machine is awfull. I love coffee, but would choose tea instead of that type of coffee. And adaptor, mentioned above makes more mess than coffee-absolute rubbish.

I love mine, use it every day. Heat added

It's not just good coffee, it's addictive - for the price - been at it for over 2years now!
Never had anything but compliments from everyone who drinks it - and two have bought machines as a result.
Coffee has always come out HOT - can see the steam - though I do microwave the milk to warm it up (as recommended by Philips anyway). Very occasionally the coffee CAN come out weak IF you haven't patted down the pod on insertion - my explanation for that is that the pressurised hot water gets AROUND the pod instead of THROUGH it - usually solve by pouring half the mug away and running a single-cup top up.

Two year Philips warranty too.

Just remember to descale it - as enforced by the software built into this model (it's the one I got when passed on original machine to family member). My first one of these did go faulty after 9 months but Amazon (who sold it me last Xmas for about £35 replaced it with a new £99 priced one within 48 hours = taught me first hand why people rate Amazon's customer service so highly!). My folk's older model one is still going strong 2 years on...

You get a free couple of packs of descaler for registering with Philips. After that suggest get the Citric Acid from John Lewis - £2 for large pack. (My local chemist were wary of stocking/selling due to drug usage linkage!)

[For someone who bought one for next to nothing and still didn't like it - did you every think it might be being sold at that price as it was a FAULTY one and that's why it was being disposed of? And nothing wrong with the Lidl coffee pods at all - best value though only single-cup size.]

MKD

Edited by: "mk-donald" 4th Nov 2012

I picked up one of these for a tenner locally from ebay and a dolce gusto for £13
I use the Lidl pods, have not bought the adaptor, yet
If I want to use milk in my coffee, I warm the milk first in the microwave, and if it's just black coffee, I rinse the cup first with boiling water.
Same for the gusto.
The pods for the gusto may be expensive, has anyone ever seen them at anything other than £3.77 or BOGOF, surely this must be some price cartel thing?!
But, these machines have got me interested in coffee again and you have to weigh up the cost of buying one drink in starbucks / Neros etc against the cost of a drink from one of these and for the price of 8 or so starbucks I am fortunate to have two machines

Had one and lasted about a week, tried different methods to make it taste better and nothing worked.

Now have a Nescafe Krups Dolce Gusto and its far, far better tasting.

Wouldn't be without mine, usually buy the pods online, the espresso is great imo. i also tend to use the brown espresso holder for most drinks i make, i just press the button twice for a bigger drink and it doesn't seem to weaken the taste. I have also used Lyons coffee bags in mine, admittedly they do tend to leak a bit as they're slighty too big for the machine (and obviously not intended for it) but it makes a lovely cup of coffee. Anyway HOT from me!

Good machine and not very expensive to run, like others have said microwave the milk firstor heat the cold cup and all will be well

great machine i have 1 for home 1 for work and 1 for caravan thanks for the lidl pod info not tried them yet but will! heat from me.

Had 1 of these and failed after about 6 months. Philips replaced with a refurb but that failed as well.

Went for a Nespresso and never looked back!

If you like your coffee cold and mediocre, then this is the machine for you.
Furious at the praise on here this machine got. Must have been the makers trying to get suckers like me to buy it.
Used three times (couldn't believe it was as bad as this - thought it must be me - it was this piece of ****)
Can't vote cold enough. If it was free it would be overpriced.

ellbee

.......you can put your own coffee/tea in. HOT!


"HOT" is one thing the coffee ISN''T

Good machine, had one for nearly 2 years with no problem. Paid £29.99.

Get the strong Brazilian for Lidi.

Heat added

I have had this machine since it was launched having had the basic one before that. I de-scale it when it tells me which is no problem to do, and it has been fantastic throughout! What a choice of coffees it offers! I have tried all sorts of pods and I have the gadget to use my own choice of coffee and regularly buy the Lidl pods as they are soo cheap. I cannot abide instant coffee and have only ever brewed my own. I wouldn't be without this machine which I paid a lot more for! Remember you also have the choice of weak or strong at the touch of a button! Voted hot from me!

Buy a coffee duck for about a tenner and use whatever espresso you like.

Exactly! It is a very flexible machine to get the coffee just how you like it!

These things are awful. I bought one a year or so ago. I'm not someone who drinks coffee that hot but even this was on the cold side by my standards and it tasted pretty weak. I ended up returning mine. I'm not a coffee snob by any means but avoid these.

had one of these senseos then a dolce gusto now use Bialetti bit more work but better coffee imo
Edited by: "mattmerch" 4th Nov 2012

Reserved one. Thanks OP.

gmvs1

I have had this machine since it was launched having had the basic one … I have had this machine since it was launched having had the basic one before that. ... Remember you also have the choice of weak or strong at the touch of a button! Voted hot from me!



This 7825 model doesnt have the extra features such as "weak/strong".
philips.co.uk/c/c…rd/
just the on/off and 1 or 2 'cups' buttons + descale indicator (that latter being what my first 781x model didn't have, you had to diary the idea of descaling).

[Can't understand the people who think it produces non-hot coffee, my lunchtime mug of delicious Morning Americano was way,way too hot to drink even after a few minutes.]

If anyone is worried about longevity then do buy from Amazon (as I did last year, remember chance for Nectar estore points) and within the first year they should immediately send you a new replacement (as they did with me as somehow the 7825's extra intelligence tied in with descaling made it decide it didn't want to play anymore after c9months), and in 2nd year can rely on Philips Warranty if necessary.
MKD




Edited by: "mk-donald" 4th Nov 2012

What there is a thing I can use to use what ever beans I want ?

I seen this coffee duck thing, but what I got to refill them and seal the barcode? seems a pain

Anyone do this ?

canada16

What there is a thing I can use to use what ever beans I want ? I seen … What there is a thing I can use to use what ever beans I want ? I seen this coffee duck thing, but what I got to refill them and seal the barcode? seems a pain Anyone do this ?



That doesn't really make sense(o)

scrumpypaul

[quote=canada16] What there is a thing I can use to use what ever beans I … [quote=canada16] What there is a thing I can use to use what ever beans I want ? I seen this coffee duck thing, but what I got to refill them and seal the barcode? seems a pain Anyone do this ?



That doesn't really make sense(o)[/quot

barcodes ? sounds like a tassimo machine

Geemac

I love mine, use it every day. Heat added




Me too - Love it

had one of these for ages, always hot coffee. just remember to descale regularly. use the senseo pads normally from Douwe Egberts, and they make good strong coffee, you can GT these in Tesco. used to live in Holland and every house has one, though they are a lot cheaper to buy over there.

blastedbill

had one of these for ages, always hot coffee. just remember to descale … had one of these for ages, always hot coffee. just remember to descale regularly. use the senseo pads normally from Douwe Egberts, and they make good strong coffee, you can GT these in Tesco. used to live in Holland and every house has one, though they are a lot cheaper to buy over there.

how do you descale it ??

use mine alot but have to microwave it after because once you add milk it goes luke warm, which you should not have to do really!

ukmonkey

how do you descale it ??


It's all in the manual with it - or look online with the Philips link I gave earlier.
From memory: 50g of citric acid powder dissolved in1 litre of water then repeat again + rinse through twice also.
This 7825 model has an LED prompt when its required and an automated routine to follow through. (Plus reminder stencilled on the inside face of the water reservoir.)
MKD
Edited by: "mk-donald" 4th Nov 2012

ukmonkey

use mine alot but have to microwave it after because once you add milk it … use mine alot but have to microwave it after because once you add milk it goes luke warm, which you should not have to do really!


My tip: Put the milk in the cup/mug FIRST and then microwave BEFORE discpensing the Senseo into it.
MKD

re using regular ground coffee in them : there's a container the size of a mug pad (ie 2 cup) that you can fill.
Various ones around, the one I tried with 781x series model (the pod holder is slightly different design) I got, from of all people DIYStation, ie Melitta Permanent Padfilter Senseo at £3.49+P&P
diytools.co.uk/mel…seo
Can't recall of top of my head if any £backs for DIYTools but remember to look lol.
Haven't bothered trying to use it in my 7825 as frankly found it tedious to deal with the grinds/cleaning. May fit, not sure.
MKD

I've had one of these at work and at home since they first came out. Has never failed to impress anyone who tries it. No mess, no fuss and just so much better than instant. I love espresso too but for my everyday fix you just cant beat this.

I don't use the pods. I like Douwe Egberts coffee, but I don't like the ones that they have in the pods so instead I use this thing:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…new

It's cheaper in the long run, and you can make whatever coffee you want

waqasahmed

I don't use the pods. I like Douwe Egberts coffee, but I don't like the … I don't use the pods. I like Douwe Egberts coffee, but I don't like the ones that they have in the pods so instead I use this thing:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00295RASY/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=newIt's cheaper in the long run, and you can make whatever coffee you want


Watch out though as that is for 781x series whereas I believe this 7825 model has a slightly different pod-holder design!
I don't know if it's compatible, or whether there's a variant for the 782x but it MIGHT well be an issue.
MKD

I have had one of these for many years, regarding the coffee only being luke warm my way round this is to put the pod holder in the machine without a pod in it. Then press the single cup button, this then puts hot water through the machine into your mug. This has the effect of warming the internals of the machine up and your mug. Swish the hot water around your mug and pour it out, put a coffee pod into the machine and press the button for your coffee. Result - a hot cup of coffee, and I don't need to warm the milk first in the microwave.

I know what people have said about cold coffee

I started just using my coffeeduck and making a small espresso and having it black - very, very nice. Plus hot too.

Cheers op, picked one up for work and split cost between 4 of us. Tried Douwe Egberts medium roast first and found I could use a single pod with a 2 cup cycle and get a mug full of coffee that still tasted good despite being weaker than its meant to be. I've been to Lidl and got a packet of their brazillian, columbian and kenyan coffee pods to try and they were only £1.69 for 18 - I hope they taste good! The only down side is that because its sited in our office the water tank gets emptied quite quickly as the capacity is only just over a litre and we have a trip to the nearest tap. As a bonus though its a lot quieter than the Tassimo I have a home, nobody batted an eyelid when we started using it.

£49.99 now
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