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I was after a new filter coffee machine after mine broke a few months back.
I recently took a trip to Currys and I was surprised how cheap they were. So I purchased one for around £35.
It is a lot smaller than my previous one, this one is around two foot tall and around about one foot width.
I found that it was very easy to set up. First you must test it with water before the coffee is introduced. This took around five - ten minutes in total. I then went ahead and tested some filter coffee I had in the cupboard. There is a lid on top of the machine and the coffee goes straight in there. Seemed very simple.
The water goes into a separate space at the top of the machine. Once the water is in, there is a small red dot which slowly moves up stating how many cups can be made.
How long does it take to make a coffee?
Well, it's stated that 9g of filter coffee is needed for one cup. I didn't bother measuring it, but I placed two desert spoon portions into the machine for four cups.
I went ahead and press the button for it to create the coffee. It took around about five minutes to fill the coffee container up to the four cups measurement. Overall, it can make 12 cups at once.
There is also another option which is supposed to make the coffee much more vibrant. But I tested this and I didn't seem to make the coffee taste any different. Plus it takes twice as long as the default option.
Does it stay warm?
Yes, there is a hot plate underneath the machine which keeps the coffee hot for around two hours. Even after three hours it was still warm enough to drink. Make sure you leave the machine on if you would like it stay warm!
I've found that milk really does cool it down quite a lot. So when making one, only add a splash of milk. Don't expect it be boiling hot like in a coffee shop.
Overall I like this coffee maker. If you're after a cheap filter coffee maker, this does the job perfectly.
Stainless steel and plastic / 1000 watts / Water capacity 1.7 litres / 12 cup capacity / Water indicator / Glass carafe / Permanent filter / Drip-stop mechanism / Thermostatic hotplate / Keep warm function / Digital display / Built-in clock and timer / 24 hour programmable timer / Non-slip feet / Size H35, W21, D22.3cm / EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 5011832034595 / By Morphy Richards / Short name: Morphy Richards 47087