Product Type: TU coffee machines
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A good robust cafetiere for the price
TU Plastic 3-cup Cafetiere
Member Name: jillycat
TU Plastic 3-cup Cafetiere
Date: 19/10/13, updated on 20/10/13 (61 review reads)
Advantages: robust design hard to break
Disadvantages: lets some grounds through
A treat of a proper cup of ground coffee is a must our house on a weekend. But not having a large kitchen we have tried various cafetiere's over the years rather than a coffee machine which we don't have room for. One of our latest tries was a Sainsbury's own brand TU black plastic cafetiere. The version we have is a 3 cup model that cost around £6.50.
Size wise as with all cafetiere's the cups it states never seems to fit my mugs so 3 cups translates in our house to one and a half mugs so great for a bit of a top up without going too much into caffeine overdrive.
The plastic element of the body is nice and robust and the wrap around design I actually find makes the body more substantial so the odd knock doesn't result in breakages. The handle is a nice curvy design which is lovely and tactile to hold so when pouring coffee from it I find it is nice and easy to control the direction the coffee goes into.
The depression of the plunger is easy to do the fit whilst not too tight to cause a problem I however think in some way there must a be a slight gap as often a few coffee grounds slip through and end up in the mug which is a bit disappointing. The square shape in the front of the top by the filter seems to let the grounds through too. Whilst this a few it is certainly not them all but just enough to have a small scattering in the mug
Keeping it clean is nice and easy to and due to its plastic nature so there is no chance of chips but the disappointment is that it can't go in the dishwasher which would be great.
Overall this is a great little cafetiere for the price and nice and robust I just wish it would not let through a few coffee grounds. I am giving it 4 stars deducting one star for the grounds issue.
Summary: A great little cafeteria for one just lets through a few grounds
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