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I absolutely love this coffee maker i got it in the sale for £20 but would still pay full price for it. it is a nice size so doesn't take up my full kitchen bench. It has a good water capacity and can make 8 cups if you fill it up. If just making 2 cups it is quite quick so doesn't feel as if you are waiting forever for your morning cupper and trust me the quicker i get my first coffee the better. I usually make enough for two cups and because there is a coffee pot warmer on the bottom underneath the pot, I can come back after a while and still have a nice hot cup there. If you want to have your coffe ready for waking up in the morning there is a timer so you can program it to start at whatever time you like. Everything comes apart making it easy to keep clean and the jug can even go in the dishwasher I like being able to control how strong my coffee is. and being able to have a choice. the only thing that could make this coffee machine better is by it having a milk frother but for the price I can't grumble i don't think there is any need to go out and spend a fortune on a coffee machine because this is perfect. it even has a clock on so you know what tome it is.
---INTRODUCTION--- I am sure I am not alone when I say that I frequently find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning and often rely on a solid caffeine boost from a nice cup of coffee to start my day. In fact, often I wonder whether I drink a little too much of this particular brown nectar and so have been giving it up for lent this year! Usually I simply choose a good quality instant coffee as this is quick and easy, yet last Christmas I was fortunate enough to receive this Morphy Richards filter coffee machine. ---THE MACHINE--- It is quite a large machine, at 35cm high and about 23cm wide but is fairly attractive with a brushed metallic finish. In the centre of the machine there is a recess which holds the jug for the coffee. This jug is quite large and has gradations on the side to show the number of cups of coffee it contains. The maximum capacity of the machine is 12 cups. While I find that my personal mug size of coffee is equivalent to about 2 of the stated "cups", this still corresponds to a whole 2L of coffee which is quite impressive! The top cover of the machine hinges upwards to reveal the hole for pouring in the water. This is a little small I find, so you have to be quite careful when doing this in order to avoid spillages. There is level indicator on the side of the machine which displays how much water (again in units of "cups") has been added to the water chamber. The top of the machine also houses the mesh funnel for containing the filter coffee grounds. This is removable from the machine for ease of cleaning and has a handy handle to facilitate this process. Having added the water and coffee grounds to the machine, closed the lid and put the jug in place the coffee is brewed by simply pressing the power button. This heats the water and the resulting steam then percolates through the filter coffee into the jug over the course of about 2 minutes. The machine can make some rather loud, odd noises during this time. When the power is on the panel on which the coffee jug sits also heats up to keep the coffee warm until you want to have it or until you finish the jug. For safety the hot plate will automatically turn after the machine has been on for 2 hours although can be turned back on again if wanted. I have been very impressed with the quality of the coffee returned from the machine (although this will obviously depend on the particular brand of filter coffee you buy!) as have my parents whenever they come to visit. The machine is great for entertaining, since you can set things up before your guests arrive and then simply press a button when you want to brew the coffee. ---OTHER FEATURES--- My favourite aspect of the device is the timer feature. The machine has a permanent clock LED display, however, by pressing a few simple buttons you can set the machine to automatically start brewing the coffee for a particular time. This is great for getting up in the morning; I have my coffee maker in my bedroom and have often set it to make me coffee to wake me up. The coffee scent is very helpful in getting me out of bed and due to the inherent noise of the machine it also can serve as an alarm clock, although perhaps not as gentle as you would like. You could also set it so that you come home to freshly brewed coffee after work or a day out. ---MAINTENANCE--- The machine is fairly easy to clean; the main components which need cleaning are the filter and jug which can easily be removed from the system for washing. The rest of the machine can be cleaned by wiping it with a damp cloth. You are advised to de-scale the product regularly every 2-3 months if living in a hard water area or every 6 months if you live in a moderately hard water area. However, whilst I myself live in a hard water area I have never done this and the machine still works fine. The only exception is the water level monitor which can get stuck at the wrong place on occasion. ---FINAL COMMENTS--- I tend to go in and out of phases of using the product, however, overall I have been very pleased with it. The machine is currently available for just £30 from amazon which I think is a bargain. The cost of the basic coffee for these machines is slightly more than the instant stuff I normally buy, but it is a better coffee that you are getting in my opinion. If you are a real coffee aficionado then you may prefer the capsule variety of coffee machine which produces the thicker variety of coffee you may order in a coffee shop. These, however, tend to be a lot more expensive from what I have seen. For me, this machine is great for the price and provides an improved cup of coffee over that which I usually drink at home so I would definitely recommend it. Thank you for reading. Review may also be found on Ciao.
** Morphy Richards Cafe Matino 47070 ** Perfect for your normal coffee. We have an senseo which is great for when we are alone but very impractical when we have people over so we do have a normal coffee machine. We saw the Morphy Richards Cafe Matino 47070 which looked great and easy to use! We wanted a coffee machine that was easy to clean and was cheap. We bought this one for around 30 pounds what is not a lot of money for a good coffee machine that does what it should do: making coffee! ***************************************************** You can make up to 12 cups with the coffee machine what sounded more than enough for us. It comes with a good cup indicator which makes it very easy to make the right amount of coffee. You have a cup indicator in the carafe which makes it easier but there's also an indicator at the machine itself. What is a good feature is the timer on the coffee machine. We hardly use it since we use the Senseo in the morning but sometimes when we have people staying over it's nothing easier to set the timer so that we all have fresh coffee awaiting us! ***************************************************** Cleaning was a very important factor in our decision to buy a coffee machine. I hate when you can't clean it quick and easy. Well cleaning is very easy and you can take the filter part out and put that in the dishwasher. Also the carafe can go in the dishwasher. That was really the most important two things because those always get dirty. ***************************************************** A few after features than the timer is that there's a failsafe function on it. So the coffee machine turns itself off after two hours (very handy!). Also when the carafe isn't on the Thermostatic hotplate, the machine will make sure the coffee doesn't continue dripping until the carafe is back on. Making coffee takes around 5 to 10 minutes depending how much you are making. O and there's a one year warrantee! ***************************************************** It's really your basis coffee machine but just a little bit better. I enjoy the coffee and it taste really well. The machine is easy to use and to clean and since it only costs 30 pounds what more do you want? Great coffee machine!
So i've owned this product for about six months now, so it's been well run in and thus far no problems. First of all a couple of the technical specifications. Finished in a brushed stainless steel, the Cafe Matino 47070 has a 12 cup capacity, programmeable timer, thermostatic hotplate, washable filter, an illuminated on/off light and a water level indicator. All the basic stuff you would expect on a machine of this level. The timer works great, it is so simple to use you need not bother with the instruction booklet. In fact you can say that about the enitire machine. You pop the required amount of water in through the side reservoir, add the coffee into the filter, give it 15 minutes et voila one steaming hot cup. As with anything this cheap and cheery there are a couple of minor drawbacks. Firstly, the reusable filter isn't quite as long lasting as you would hope for. After six months, coffee granules started making there way through. This however was easily recitified by purchasing filter papers. Then there is the thermostatic hotplate, which isn't much good. Leave the coffee standing for anything over 20 minutes and it goes cold quick. A microwave comes in handy here. The guidelines for cups is relative. I've found that 1 cup equals about half of a mug. In conclusion though, for the price of around £40 you probably shouldn't come to expect industrial coffee machine quality and six months of waking up to hot coffee is certainly worth wht I paid.
A lovely and expensive espresso machine has lived in my kitchen for two years now. This wonderful bit of machinery has made roughly 10 cups of coffee since moving in and as it's landlord I'm starting to think it's time for some marching orders. One Saturday a couple weeks ago I went into Debenhams and in front of me was a collection of discounted appliances. The one that grabbed my attention was a coffee maker. It was a simple looking thing that just made coffee. No froth, no mixing, no nonsense! This and the fact that I could set the timer to start making me coffee in time for when I drag my near lifeless body down the stairs in the morning was what sold it to me. Added bonus was the price tag ... £25. Can't complain. I got it home and swapped old for new. It takes up just about the same amount of space as our kettle (little bit more). I ran water through the machine and ground up some beans ready for my first cuppa. It was really easy to know how much water to put in as it's clearly labelled on both the machine and the coffee pot. The clean-up was brilliant. Before I was cleaning out a whole collection of bits and now it's just the filter and coffee pot. After relaxing for the evening I try to get a few bits for the morning ready. I'm sure most of you will agree that when you're sleepy and have work in the morning you just want to get things done quickly. I throw out the school uniform, packed lunch, work trousers, give the coffee machine a quick rinse and set the timer for 6am. Never has 6am been welcoming before. I had two friends over the other day and instead of standing by the kettle making coffees and missing out on gossip I merely pressed the on button and brought the coffee pot to the table when it was done. In the few weeks that we've had this coffee machine it's made more coffee then its predecessor ever did. I can see this one sticking around for a long time. Recommended highly! Love it! ★☆★☆ © oioiyou 2010
This is our first coffee machine and it's turned out to be a good choice. It has a good 12 cup (6 mug) sized pot, it is easy to fill and easy to clean. It has a removable filter, so no need (if you wish) for paper filters (although, we chose to go down the paper filter route, as it's much less fuss when cleaning the machine). The machine has a clock with a timer which is very quick and easy to set, allowing the machine to switch on in the morning and have your coffee ready and waiting for when you wake up. It is reasonably quiet when brewing, takes around 5-7 minutes to brew the full jug and it has an automatic switch off after 2 hours, so you don't run the risk of rushing out to work and forgetting to switch it off, leaving it to brew dry. The only little annoyance (and it is a tiny one) is that the water reservoir is positioned too close to the filter area and doesn't have a lip of any kind, so its easy to slosh over the sides and pour water in to the filter area when filling up the machine. However, we quickly learned not to put the coffee in until after filling up with water. Simples :-)
Morphy Richards Cafe Matino 47070 An excellent little machine! I wanted a coffee machine that had a timer so I would have a cup of coffee waiting for me after my shower before I left for lectures in a morning. Being a lazy student, I need a coffee machine that was: -cheap -easy to use -easy to clean and the Cafe Matino ticked all those boxes. It has a clock on the front which is easy to set. You just press the hour and minute buttons, and the programme button to set which time you want to set the coffee machine for. A green light appears when you press the 'Auto On' button to let you know you've successfully set the timer. And a red light appears above the power button when you manually turn it on. It's so easy to use and clean. You just lift the lid and spoon in the coffee to the removeable filter. You then use the jug to fill the water up. There is a water level indicator showing you how many cups you'll get out of each brewing. Then close the lid, put the jug on the plate, and press the power button. The plate will keep the coffee warm for two hours, and then automatically turn itself off. Perfect for a lazy and forgetful student! The machine is currently just under £50 in Argos, but I got it in their half price sale for £25. No doubt it'll be reduced again in their next sale. However, even at £50, it's great value if you think about just how much money you'll save on buying from Costa or Starbucks. Especially as you can buy the coffee to fill it up for 99p from Home Bargains!
Sick of going to Starbucks and Costa for a good quality coffee, we went in search of a filter coffee maker. We had only a few essential features; washable filter, timer, and looks good. Oh, and cheap. After hunting high and low, online and in the high street, we came across the Morphy Richards Café Mattino 47070 filter coffee maker. Did it match our requirements? Washable filter? Check Timer? Check Looks good? Check Cheap? Yip, but more of that later DESIGN The machine is made of high quality black and silver plastic, not cheap looking plastic, but a good quality plastic that looks like it will still be looking good after many months of use. The machine itself is quite compact, so it's perfect for our small kitchen. The carafe holds enough water for 12 cups, or 6 mugs, so it's a good size and perfect if you have friends round. Of course you can also make small quantities of coffee. The carafe has a cup indicator on the handle so you can use this to judge how much water to add. There is also an indicator on the front of the machine showing the amount of water in the tank. One small design fault is that condensation forms on the lid covering the water tank and coffee filter, so when you lift the lid to pour water in or change the coffee, the condensation drips down the back of the machine, and can leave quite a puddle. Granted this only happens when the lid is opened within a few hours of the machine being used, but if you make the coffee too strong and want to add more water to weaken the taste, you will need to wipe up after yourself. USAGE Lift the lid, fill the water compartment with water, and fill the filter with ground coffee. Press the power button and it's a done deal! Unlike most filter coffee makers I've had in the past, the jug is very well designed to stop any drips. It pours perfectly, right down to the last drop, so no need to wipe the worktop every time you pour a coffee. Another good thing about this particular machine is that the coffee is very warm, and the thermostatic hotplate keeps it very hot, unlike some where the coffee is best described as lukewarm. The Café Mattino brews coffee quite quickly, roughly about 5 minutes for 6 cups, and does so without much noise. It certainly won't wake you if you have the timer set for first thing in the morning. And of course if you don't have the patience to wait a few minutes for the full pot to brew, you can pour yourself a cup at any stage during the brewing process and the non drip feature of this machine means that not a single drop will land on the hotplate whilst the carafe is removed. One point to note is that the machine has an automatic cut off after two hours, so any coffee left in the carafe will start to turn cold. This is a useful feature, as I often tend to empty the carafe and forget to switch the machine off, but can be a bit annoying when you go for a refill and find yourself with a cup of cold coffee. TIMER This was the feature that we wanted most in our coffee maker. We love the smell of freshly brewed coffee and what better time to have it than in the morning? This machine features a simple to use timer, simply press 'Program', then 'Hour' and 'Minute' to set the time when you want fresh coffee brewed and finally press 'Auto On' to set the timer, remembering of course to fill the water tank with the required amount of fresh water and put ground coffee into the filter. CLEANING As the Café Mattino features a washable filter, it is a simple case of lifting the filter out of the top of the machine, emptying the used ground coffee into the bin and giving the filter a wash under running water. No complaints here, though a tip is to clean the filter shortly after the coffee has brewed, or else the ground coffee will dry out which makes it harder to remove. The glass jug is easy to clean by lifting the lid, leaving plenty of room to get a cloth inside the jug to give it a good clean. The lid doesn't seem to come off, so be careful not to lift it too much, or it may break, although it does seem to be very solidly built, but better safe than sorry. Other than that there doesn't seem to be any other removable components, so I just give the rest of the machine a wipe with a wet cloth over the outside of the machine and the warm plate to keep it clean. THE ALL IMPORTANT TASTE TEST Obviously the taste is dependent upon the type of coffee used; however I do think that a good coffee maker can help improve the taste. Coffee from this filter machine is very smooth, and I have never had any ground coffee in my cup. THE EVEN MORE IMPORTANT PRICE This machine currently (25 Jan 2009) retails in Argos for £48.89, the top end of our budget. However we found an ex-display model on sale in Tesco for £20, where I believe that new models are reduced to £25. We went for the ex-display model, which came without a box, instructions or a measuring spoon. However full instructions are available online at Morphy Richards website. SUMMARY I think this is a very well designed machine, which makes good coffee, and keeps the coffee very warm. The machine looks good, is easy to use and clean and is not overly noisy. Overall, I would give this machine 4.5 stars out of 5, mainly losing half a star because of the poor design of the lid meaning that condensation formed and drips down the back of the machine when the lid is opened. One small point to note however if you have poor co-ordination is that the water tank is quite narrow so if you struggle to pour things accurately you could end up making quite a mess. A funnel would help get the water in the right place, but its worth noting.
I bought this coffee maker myself last month after seeing it on offer at Argos. For the money it is a really stylish coffe maker with plenty of brushed steel which matched my kitchen. It certainly looks much more expensive than it was. As for the coffee it makes, it is great. Tastes very nice and brews an entire pot in just a few minutes. It is also very easy to clean as you just pull out the reusable filter wash it, and put it back in for the next use! Another advantage which i love is that you can programme it to start making the coffe at any time. So I do this before I go to bed so that when I get up there is a fresh pot of coffee brewing ready to grab on the way to work. It is a lovely smell to wake up to aswell!
We bought this machine partly because it was a reliable brand and because it was one of the few basic coffee makers we could find that didn't look like it would break as soon as you lifted the lid. It has been excellent. Easy to use, easy to clean, making a reliably good cup of coffee every morning. It has a built in filter which is easy to get out to clean and a clear water container marked with cups (but note these are cups not mugs - multiply by 2 for a mug!). Fill to the amount you need, add about 1.5 dessertspoons of coffee per mug (for a good strong cup) and press the red button. Then relax for 3 minutes while the coffee brews. Simple - and delicious. The only downside is that it can get gunked up. Ours stopped working once - but it was fine after we took all the bits off and washed them - oops! So remember that it is not just the filter that needs cleaning but to take out all the other removable parts and give them a once over once in a while. All in all a great coffee maker if what you want is a reliable cup of filter coffee. And all for a good price (currently £38.99 at Amazon)
Morphy Richards Cafe Matino 47070 is a Filter coffee maker machine.Quality wise Morphy Richards's name is enough for its product. last month i went to my friends home,we were in rush coz, first terminals of our college were running and we had a lot of pressure .we had to go maxz's home, for taking notes,and had no time to take breathe,and her mother insist me to take a cup of coffee.Really, that time i couldn't think about coffee,but i was to say yes.But really coffee was greeeat,good at taste. And the main point, she made it in few minutes..shocking,coz usually i put the coffee on the stove and it takes 10-15 minutes. After completing exams,i asked her and she introduced Morphy Richards Cafe Matino 47070 to me. About the product... The first thing, that attracts you is its body.Black & Silver combination look Elegant.this machine dosen't take much space in your kitchen,and here i would like to mention its dimensions,Height=3505cm, Depth=2303cm, Width=21.0cm. As it is a filter coffee machine,it has a "removable filter", after making a filter coffee,you have to clean it's meshy filter container ( i know it is a bit dirty and time consuming work but some appliances require a tough maintenance). A "filter holder" with anti-drip device,so surface remains clean, so machine gives a pleasant look to your kitchen. Morphy Richards Cafe Matino 47070 has one great feature,i only like about it, that it has "12 cup filter coffee making capacity",that means,this machine can make coffee for your friend circle,whenever you organize a party for them. You can use any kind of ground filter coffee,depends on your taste.But this machine only makes a plain coffee,so machine is not, able to make froth milk or coffee . It has water level indicator,so it will indicate you that, how much coffee you can make.As a part of accessories, It has a glass jug with lid and a measuring spoon.It has a hot plate to keep coffee jug warm at a constant temperature.It has programmable timer with LCD screen. Somehow,my opinion for this machine is, if you want to buy this one,than you will need to give it a sufficient time.It is a bit costly filter coffee machine at £49.99. Only for them who like to keep matching kitchen appliances at any coast.
I am currently saving to buy a house and so following some advice on the money saving expert (great website highly recommend!) I started making a list of everything I spend. I spent a month dutifully writing down every single penny I spent, which is actually a lot harder than it sounds. At the end of the month I totted up everything and was shocked to see how much money I had spent on coffee at the Costas near my office. £2.95 a large coffee = £14.50 a month = a whopping £58 a month!!!! Plus if I'm honest I can very rarely buy a coffee without a muffin or cake of some kind at £1.40 each that's a further £28 a month. After picking myself up off the floor I decided that something had to change and that Costa coffee was responsible for me being broke and getting a bit podgy :-D (Nothing to do with my lack of self control, honestly). I have a stove top espresso maker but this is such a pain to clean and takes ages to make the coffee so I knew I wouldn't be bothered to do it every morning and would be back buying coffee in no time. I had a look online for coffee makers that had a built in timer. Most of them seemed quite expensive (£100+) so they were no good as part of my new cheaper lifestyle! I kept looking and eventually found the Morphy Richards 47070 for £27.99 on the empire direct website, with free postage, so I thought I would give it a try. I think it has gone up to £29.99 on this site now but that is still saving you £5 on the RRP so it's still a good deal. I also ordered it via the topcashback.co.uk site so I got 95p cash back on it too - bargain! This is a no frills filter coffee machine; you put the ground coffee in the top pour water into it and turn it on. About 5-10 minutes later you have a pot of fresh coffee, perfect. What makes this machine great instead of just good is the timer. It takes 30 seconds to set and then in the morning you wake up to fresh coffee and the kitchen smelling wonderful! Plus you don't need to worry if like me you are a fan of the snooze button as the machine has a Thermostatic hotplate to keep your coffee hot for you. There are also 2 coloured lights on the machine, a red one to show the power is on and a green one to show the automatic time is on. This is quite handy to remind me to turn the timer off on a weekend. This coffee maker can make up to 12 cups, but if like me there is only one of you it is easy to adjust the amount you make, just put less coffee and water in! The instructions say to use 1 rounded desert spoon of coffee for each cup you want to make but I think it's more a matter of personal taste and it doesn't take long to work out how much you need to use to get your desired strength. Both the jug and the coffee make have indicators on them to show how many cups worth of water you are using. You can also re-use it after only 3 minutes if you have a lot of people round which is very useful. There is also a failsafe cut out (turns off after 2 hours) so you don't need to worry about it blowing up your kitchen if you forget about it! Plus it comes with a 1 year parts and labour guarantee. The coffee machine is very easy to clean as you just need to lift the filter out, empty it then run it under the tap. I also run it with just water in once a month to clean out all the pipes. There is also a none drip device and if the jug is not on the hotplate no coffee will come out so it doesn't make a mess. I couldn't be happier with this coffee maker. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and makes great coffee. Plus it is saving me a fortune. I bought a flask from my local camping store so now all I spend is £4 a month on ground coffee. Also it has a permanent filter so you don't need to buy any. It is quite an attractive machine in silver (brushed metal effect) and black and it is not too big so it doesn't take up too much work surface and is easy to store if you don't want it out all the time. I feel to be truly fair I should try and mention some bad points. Erm.... I did spill water everywhere the first time I tried to fill it as it's a fairly narrow gap you pour the water into, but if you're paying attention to what you are doing I don't think you'll have any problems! The only real downside I can see with this machine is that I now have to be very careful not to drink too much coffee every day!
The Morphy Richards Cafe Mattino Filter Coffee Maker has a 12 cup capacity and programmable timer so you can always wake up to fresh coffee. The Fast Brew options allows you to make 12 cups of coffee in 10 minutes and the Thermostatic Hotplate heats milk and keeps coffee at a constant temperature.Additional features include an anti drip device permanent easy clean filter and a heat resistant Carafe with lid.