Product Type: Krups coffee machines
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Krups KP100040 Nescafe Dolce Gusto Melody
Member Name: CosmicLove
Krups KP100040 Nescafe Dolce Gusto Melody
Date: 12/04/13, updated on 12/04/13 (43 review reads)
Advantages: Stylish, easy to use, easy to clean
Disadvantages: None for me
~ The Purchase ~
I don't really like coffee, however my fiancé does. So, we ended up with this coffee machine. He bought it at the end of February, and I only started using it myself at the end of last month upon discovering that it makes hot chocolate too!
~ Price ~
My fiancé paid around the £60 mark for this I believe. It is one of the cheaper models and the retail price is around the £80 mark, which isn't too expensive for such an easy to use, good quality coffee machine in my opinion.
~ My Opinion ~"
We have had this coffee machine for nearly two months now and I only quite recently started using it. Since discovering that it makes hot chocolate I have been using it most days and I think I'm a little addicted! It actually makes quite a lot of different drinks and there are a lot of different capsules available to buy.
We buy the multi packs which have a decent amount of capsules in them, but the price can add up when you drink a lot of coffee or hot chocolate.The main reason I was annoyed with my fiancé for buying the coffee machine was that I thought it would be a waste of money when he could have just bought a packet of coffee granules but seeing a glass of the coffee he makes in this compared to a mug of instant coffee is an eye opener and I can see now why he wanted a coffee machine.
The design of the coffee machine is really nice and very modern. There are three different colours including red, black and white. My fiancé wanted a red one however he ended up getting a white one, as for some reason this was the only colour on offer. The design is very simple and surprisingly compact, which was a pleasant surprise considering the enormous box that it came in.
It sits on our kitchen worktop looking quite cool and modern and it doesn't take up very much room at all. If need be, say if I am struggling for space on the worktop, I can unplug it and move it into a cupboard or something as it doesn't have any fiddly attachments or anything so it can be moved around very easily. It feels well made and the plastic has a nice, smooth finish. Though it is quite solid, it is still light enough to move around easily.
Using the coffee machine is surprisingly simple! Basically all you need to do is plug it in, then take the back off of it (which is a plastic jug which slots into place), fill the jug up, put the jug back on which is easy to do then press the button on the left, waiting until it turns green. The button usually takes under a minute to turn green and this means that the machine is ready to make your coffee.
Once the button is green I will get a coffee glass and put it on the plastic grid in the machine (I think it's called a grid I'm not sure, it is basically a solid piece of plastic which has gaps in it). Once my glass is underneath I will then put my chocochino pod in the machine. To this I need to pull the top part of the machine down, pull out the pod tray and put the pod in, slot the pod tray back in and push the top of the machine back up again, then pulling the switch which usually sits on the top middle part of the machine to the right.
The machine will begin to make a noise which is not too loud while the contents of the pod pours into the glass. In the case of my beloved chocochino, the contents looks like melted chocolate. I fill the glass half way full, then move the switch back to the middle, remove the pod tray, remove the empty, slightly waterey pod, put the chocochino milk pod into the slot and put it back in, and move the switch back again - milk will come out, and when the glass is full I remove it from the grid.
There will be a bit of dripping still from the spout that the liquid comes out of but this is easy to clean up quickly with some tissue and there's no worry it will damage the electrics as it goes into the compartment under the tray which is just an empty plastic compartment. The liquid always comes out smoothly and ive never had any problems with the machine not piercing the capsules properly or anything.
The drinks are always delicious and hot enough, but still drinkable straight away so they're not boiling which I guess can be seen as both a disadvantage or an advantage depending on how hot you like your drinks.
~ All In All ~
An easy to use, good value and stylish coffee machine which I recommend highly.
Summary: I love it
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