My coffee maker just died after two years and very very light use! Same thing happened to a similar machine branded Cusineart which I assume is made in the same factory. Wont buy again
This unit looks very nice, however I was very dissapointed to find that this unit has no under heating so 20min the coffee was made at our office, it was luke warm. Even the most basic coffee makers keep it warm..2/10Scott, Birmingham / New Zealand.
Good looking machine and verywell built apart for one fundamental flaw- it has no hot plate so the coffee goes cold very quickly. The instructions say to warm up the jug to activate the thermal properties of the jug BUT it has a timer - so how does that work together- you get out of bed just before it's set to start brewing and warm up the jug? I can't believe John Lewis didn't spot this before bringing it to market- let's have either a hot plate or no timer!!!!! The jug is really sturdy but is very awkward to pour- it virtually has to be tipped up side down to get the coffee over the lip.
I had never had a coffee maker before until I went to a car boot sale and found one for a bargain buy of £2! I bought it and tried it out at home and loved the fresh coffee taste that it created. Being used to instant coffee, the taste isnt even vaguely similar - they're almost two entirely different drinks.
When that coffee maker got a bit worse for wear it was time to find a new one. We didnt want to spend too much money on one and know John Lewis are a reputable company, so off we went. After seeking advice from the assistant this is the one she recommended in my price range, so we bought it. The fact that it is not a well known brand didnt put me off because John Lewis are a highly reputable company.
It is a great machine. It produces tasty coffee quickly and has none of that plasticcy taste that some new machines can have. It is quick and easy to clean and reuse. It is easy to programme and get used to. It also takes up little room in your kitchen and fits nicely into a spare corner.
I would recommend this product highly.
I bought this coffee maker a few months ago for around £65, when I was out and about looking for new things for my house. At the time, I was throwing out the old bulky machines I had, for new sparkly smaller ones. When I was browsing new appliances for my home I was certain that I needed a new coffee machine, as the last one I had bought was abysmal. So, after carefully looking at around 30 different coffee makers, I had decided what kind of specs I would look out for when buying a one.
The John Lewis DCC1150JLU was the one for me for the simple fact it has everything I need for a decent cup of coffee! The first thing I looked at when buying one was the cost, I thought about, how much money I was willing to spend on one. I thought about spending a maximum of £80 as I know that you can get quite good ones for this price and less.
The next thing I looked at was what the quality of the coffee was like, and I was blown away by the taste. I obviously wasn't able to try a cup of coffee in the shop but I had an employer around the age of 35, show me through the massive range of coffee makers in the shop. He understood what price I was after and he recommended this particular one since as he had one himself. He was absolutely right and it has turned out to be a fantastic buy.
It has a built in timer so that every morning I wake up I have an amazing cup off coffee to start my day off. It has a great capacity of water that you can put in it, which is great for the rest of the family so that they can have a great coffee too. It is also really easy to clean and only takes 2 minutes and it always looks great after. I really recommend this product and you can buy it at a great price from John Lewis for £59.
A tip is that you should try to get the right coffee you like to put into the coffee machine and test out which is the right amount so that it is not too strong or too weak. I hope you have found this review helpful and I give this product a huge 5 out of 5 for performance and quality every time.
John Lewis DCC1150JLU Coffee Maker
I got married at the end of last year and since then we have also moved into our new house, where we have finally got round to opening and unpacking all of the wonderful gifts that we were given. I am a complete coffeeholic and this is a great addition to my kitchen, I've had a couple of different coffee machines in the past but this is by far my favourite one.
--My coffee maker of choice--
This John Lewis coffee machine brews an excellent coffee and it does it while looking stylish. It is also full of little additions and settings that make it even easier to use and why it has fast become my coffee maker of choice. Some of these include...
The coffee maker does have an automatic timer, which we sometimes use when it's a very early start. The few occasions we have to be up, ready and in the car way before the sun is due to arrive, I set the coffee machine the night before to be brewing as I am in the shower so that when I get out there is a fantastic smell of coffee calling me down the stairs.
Included within the coffee machine is a rather clever charcoal filter that purifies the water before brewing. You can buy more of these from John Lewis stores for a small price, however, I have found that I have not needed to replace mine yet. Personally, I think that this is just another nice touch and as a big fan of water purifiers this is a great addition for me.
Yet another plus of this machine is that it is easy to clean and it has a light that signals when it is time to get the instruction book out and follow the very easy instructions and set it too pretty much give itself a good clean. I think that it just gives the coffee machine a good flush so that your coffee tastes great all the time. It doesn't need to do this often usually it just requires a quick wash after use. It does have an inbuilt gold tone filter that you can remove to rinse in the sink, but I tend to put a paper filter in there as well to make it even easier to clean (and I think this is recommended for best use).
At the side of the coffee machine there is an indicator line that lets you know how much water you are putting it, you can limit it to 1-4 cups and this has a separate button to press before you tell it to brew. This is the setting I use most unless it is a Sunday morning and we have guests in which case I usually fill it to capacity. Bear in mind that the measurements are in cups and I mostly drink in mugs. I usually get two generous yummy mugs of coffee when I set it to the 1-4 cup setting.
The coffee pot is probably my favourite thing about this coffee machine, in the past I've had glass ones and although the pad at the bottom does keep the coffee and pot warm they do cool very easily, and I prefer my coffee hot. This coffee machine uses a thermos like coffee pot that keeps the coffee hot for a lot longer, meaning that your second or third cup is still lovely and hot rather than being just lukewarm.
I am really struggling to think of anything negative to say about this coffee machine. It really is good at doing exactly what you buy this for, making great coffee with minimal fussing around.
--Some of the specific product details--
* Capacity 1.5L / 10 cups
* Coffee type - Ground coffee
* Dimensions - H36 x W20.5 x D21cm
* Filter - Permanent Gold tone filter
At the moment this is retailing at a rather expensive £59, but it is not as expensive as some of the higher range ones available and it does exactly what you want of it, well and complaint free.
--My overall opinion--
I am going to give this coffee machine five out of five stars, I love my coffee maker and I would miss it dreadfully if something happened to it. I think that this is a great little coffee machine, it doesn't take up that much room in the kitchen, it looks good and it does exactly what it is suppose to; it makes fantastic coffee. I've owned and used this now for over six months and I am really happy with. I would easily recommend this to anyone looking around for something like this.
Short name: John Lewis DCC1150JLU