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Coffee machines.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by racroesus, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Any opinion on coffee pod coffee machines?
     
  2. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Don't buy one. Buy one that uses loose coffee so you have freedom of choice and are not tied to the branded pods.
     
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  3. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    depends how much you want to spend on the pods. they're not cheap.
     
  4. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    We have those but Maleficent has a hankering for a pod machine.
     
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I must admit I prefer a filter-machine for the very reason sparleghirl says.
     
  6. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    You can get very good espresso machines for loose coffee, doesn't have to be filter.
     
  7. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I had one for a birthday present once. It made lovely coffee although the pods are expensive and when it stopped working it couldn't be mended as the whole thing was a sealed unit.
     
  8. Primary_RE_teacher

    Primary_RE_teacher Occasional commenter

    I don't like coffee.
     
  9. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I have used this for 40 years and it works just fine. Looks pretty too.[​IMG]
     
  10. By_the_BrownKnoll

    By_the_BrownKnoll Occasional commenter

    Rancilio Silvia. It will set you back close to 500 pounds but is the closest you will get to the cafe experience of Italy.
     
  11. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Wouldn't it be better to find out what do Italian cafes use to make coffee with and use the same?
     
  12. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    I lust after one of these, when I have my kitchen done...

    but I also lust after one of these, too and can't see either of them happening!
     
  13. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    The picture i failed to post is a Russell Hobbs percolator now described as vintage.
     
  14. By_the_BrownKnoll

    By_the_BrownKnoll Occasional commenter

    They use Rancilio machines. I had mine imported.
     
  15. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    You do have expensive taste! ;)
     
  16. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I really regret getting my pod machine. I had a lovely steam machine with milk frother before and only replaced it with the pod machine because I was skint at the time. I've gone back to my trusty old Lavazza stove top maker.
     
  17. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Well there you go then. We've found the answer. How much per cup do you reckon it costs over its lifetime, aitch?
     
  18. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Cafetiére for us. Low maintenance, inexpensive and simple.
     
    aspensquiver, InkyP, lanokia and 4 others like this.
  19. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    I said I lusted after them...not that I was likely to have them!! :D
     
  20. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    And if the electricity fails, you can still make a coffee (if you have gas)
     
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.

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