Looks fab, but there were no instructions in the box, can anyone forward me some instructions please, it has Argos order number 422/9375then on box it is P/O 139305, cant rate it yet as DONT know how to use it, and i am annoyed that there were no instructions in the box, as I havent had one before, I have no idea where to begin, I am babbling now, as I have to use 150 words to fill in a review, and I cant re view the da thing as its just sittin on the shelf unused, and I am to lazy to take it back to Argos, but I suppose if I cant get instructions for it then I will be taking it back, must go now as my baby is crying, maybe she could do with a coffee, lol...............hope to get help soon please.xxx someone help find instructions
I love my coffee, especially if there happens to be a choccie biscuit in the offering too. I have found the big name coffee makers to be very expensive so Iwas on the look out for something cheap.Little did I know that I'd be purchasing a great machine for a mere £13.75.
A couple of months ago we purchased the Cookworks CM0016 from argos on special offer, they now sell for around £16 which in my opinion is still one great deal.This dream machine makes two good sized cups of filter coffee at a time or 4 expresso coffees. It takes only a few minutes to get aquainted with it's operation after which you'll be into caffienne heaven.
It also has a neat little steamer nozzle at it right hand side which froths mikly lovely to make the perfect capachino or hot chocolate.
Before use it is advised that you run the machine with no filter coffee in the coffee holder and rinse the machine through 3 times. This takes about 40 minutes since it is also advised to let it cool a bit before each operation.
This process complete it is simply a case of adding your chosen coffee blend to the filter coffee holder which is easily fitted/removed by a twist eith right of left.
The large flask like unit at the rear of the machine holds the water which is added through the large hole at the top currently covered by the also large screw on lid.The reviever container has a long handle which stops any steam burning your hand whilst steaming the milk. It also has markings up the side to allow you to fill with the exact amount of water. After filling this recepticle is placed under the coffee holder to gather the brew you are about to prepare.
From filling to drinking the process takes about 5 mins for ordinary filter coffee and 3 mins for expresso ( 2 cups ) the 4 cup expresso mode takes the same amount of time as ordinary coffee. Frothing the milk takes less than a minute and this milk is poured lovingly into your coffee saving the foam to top it off.
Obviously the selection of coffee is the most important part of the process and here I would reccommend ASDA's grade 3 filter coffee which has all the ingredients for a delicious cuppa. grade 3 coffee is medium strong 1 is not very strong and 5 is the strongest. I like 5 but my wife prefers 3 so we sometimes compromise by using mostly 3 with a teaspoon of five for luck and this produces a great cuppa.
The cleaning of the machine is simplicity itself. Since all parts are removable they are washed in hot soapy water well rinsed and replaced onto the machine before they get lost or broken. The machine is quite sturdy and very nice looking being mostly black with chrome pipes.
For £13.75 or now £16 it is an expecionally good buy and knocks the socks off some of its dearer counterparts.a great buy to make a brilliant coffee.
DONT FORGET THE CHOCCIE BISCUIT
I went to Argos today after looking at various reviews on the Internet for this machine. What suprised me the most was the fact that the price. This is the cheapest priced machine I have ever seen (all other rivals are about twice the price) but don't let this put you off as the build quality is very good. I unpacked the machine and washed all the parts and followed the instructions that came with the machine. It was very easy to use and in a matter of minutes, after frothing up some milk with the built in milk frother, I was gulping down my first homemade cappuccino. I have to say that it tasted quite nice but it was a bit strong for my liking but by using less coffee or using a milder coffee, I finally got the taste that I required. Overall, I am very impressed with the machine. It produces great tasting coffee and is easy to clean.
Being a student I was fed up the other day about having to drink terrible instant coffee every day. A cup of cappuccino at the student bar is not really expensive but not too great as well. So I decided to go down town and buy a coffee maker. The cheapest one at Curry's was about 35 quid and only a very basic one. Next door at Argos I saw this espresso maker that also could froth milk. However I was quite sceptic about the product because it was only 20£ . Still I wanted to give it a try. I bought some Lavazza espresso coffee (with 2,3£ for half a pound not very cheap but highly recommended stuff). At home I was very surprised how well this small machine works. All my friends agree that I have the best coffee in the dorm now. The milk frothing nozzle works better than any other gimmick you might have tried like those small battery powered whisks or expensive Bodum milk frothers (that cost 20£ as well). The main advantage is that you don't need to heat the milk before you froth it. Cold milk, right out of the fridge works fine. Hot steam does the trick. The machine is also very easy to clean. Highly recommended the best spent 20£ in quite some time.
When a relative gave my hubby some money for his Birthday, he didn't really know what to buy. A quick look through the Argos catalogue came up with this - a coffee (and espresso) maker that also makes frothy milk (for capuccinos) for only £20. We were suspicious at first because this was only half the price of the next cheapest model, but had basically the same features. The other two in the catalogue were £80 and £100 which was similar to the price of them when we had considered buying one a while ago, and much more than we wanted to pay. Ok, so what do you get for your £20? If you just want basic espresso (strong black coffee) then this makes 2-4 cups. Espresso cups are the really dinky ones, so this really means 1-2 regular coffee cups or one mug. (I wouldn't recommend drinking a whole MUG of espresso though!) Although it doesn't say so in the instructions, it can also be used to make regular strength coffee - simply put half as much coffee in the dispenser. This will make up to 2 cups or 1 mug. Alternatively, if you want 2 mugs, make it full strength and then top the mugs up with boiling water from the kettle. I'm making this sound all very complicated, but its quite simple really! However, black coffee is not really why my hubby wanted it - he's a capuccino fan. This was what really attracted him to this. When the coffee is nearly finished you simply switch it over to 'steam' and stick the nozzle in the milk. Bingo - frothy milk. Overall it takes about 2 minutes from start to finish to make a mug of capuccino. The maker is also really easy to clean. The little glass pot just rinses clean and the coffee can just be scraped out of the dispenser. The nozzle for the milk needs to be wiped straight away or the milk sticks a bit, but that is no major problem. For those wanting the techy details, they are as follows (or see p471 of the spring/summer 2002 arg
os catalogue): - 735 watts - stainless steel filter - air nozzle for frothing milk - coffee jug with cool touch handle - removable drip tray for easy cleaning - 4 bar pressure. Overall this is absolutely stunning value for money.
Espresso maker which also froths milk