Product Type: Philips espresso machines
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Lovely coffee in your own home with no mess!!!
Member Name: metrochick15
Advantages: Simplicity, Reliability, Compact
Disadvantages: Can be noisy, Coffee not scalding hot
I have owned my Senseo coffee machine for a few years now.
I love coffee and until I bought my Senseo machine I used instant coffee at home with cafetiere coffee at weekends and special occasions. However it was always a nuisance to have to clean the coffee grounds away and wash it all clean. When I saw the Senseo machine on offer I thought it would be worth a try.
The machine is compact and doesn't take up much space on my work surface. It is very simple to use. You put water in the water tank and slot it into place, and then you put a coffee pod into the holder and shut the lid. Finally you press either the button for one or two cups of coffee and the machine does the rest.
There are different Senseo coffee pods you can buy to use in the machine. Decaffeinated pods and different strengths and blends of coffee are available. You can also buy pods that fit the machine in Lidl. It is so easy to throw away the used coffee pod (it looks a bit like a tea bag filled with coffee grounds).
My machine has been very reliable with no problems to date. I use it to make coffee rather than using instant.
There are a couple of things that can be a bit annoying.
 It can be noisy while the drink is percolating but you soon get used to that
 The coffee isn't boiling hot and I've sometimes had to microwave it for my other half to make it very hot for him.
 It can be difficult to find the full range of pods - bigger supermarkets have a better selection than small ones.
Summary: This is a good simple coffee machine. It makes lovely coffee and doesn't cost a lot.
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