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Makes a Cracking Latte!!
Bosch Tassimo TAS4011GB
Member Name: madasafish2008
Bosch Tassimo TAS4011GB
Advantages: Cracking drinks, easy to use and keep clean. Huge range of drinks online at Tassimo.
Disadvantages: Takes a while to make a drink, t-discs not particularly cheap and not a huge selection in stores.
My lovely new Bosch Tassimo coffee maker is great! Purchased at Christmas as a joint pressie for myself and my Hubby as we both love Latte's.
We have the one with the digital panel above the push button which tells you when to top up coffee, replace T-disc and refill water as well as showing the respective colour on the button.
It is incredibly simple to use - flip up the silver halo at the front of the machine to reveal the t-disc compartment, switch on the machine and wait for the light to go green then insert the t-disc, push the halo back down and push the button!
Voila! Simple and effective - you can top up your cup after it has finished pouring the milk or coffee and it tells you by way of an orange light when you can remove the t-disc and replace it.
The cleaning disc is stored in the back of the machine behind the water canister and ensures the nozzle doesn't get clogged up with milk/coffee/chocolate, etc. I tend to use the cleaning disc after every 3 or 4 cups.
The only downside is that it takes a while when catering for more than one or two cups - it's quicker to boil a kettle and make a brew for 3 or more people than to use the Tassimo BUT it makes a belting Latte Macchiato, which is worth waiting for : )
The t-discs aren't particularly cheap but they're not madly overpriced either - ranging from around £3.50 to £5 per pack depending on what you are buying. Normally you get 8 coffee and 8 milk discs in a Latte Pack, but for ordinary coffee packs without the milk you get 16 discs.
There is a huge range of drinks available online at Tassimo's website AND if you register your product online you get £20 free to spend on drinks at their website. BE AWARE, the minimum spend is £25 and you get charged delivery as well, so it's best to spend £35 and get free delivery - £35 worth of drinks for £15, not bad at all.
Summary: Simple to use, easy to clean, good compact design, good range of drinks available online.
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