Reviews and Problems with Bosch Tassimo T55 Charmy (TAS5541 / TAS5542 / TAS5543 / TAS5544 / TAS5545 / TAS5546)
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Best coffee brewer ever!
Brenda Sims, Amazon
12 February 2015
Summary: We love this coffee brewer! It took forever to receive it (okay maybe not that long but it seemed like forever) but it was well worth the wait. No more stale coffee or messy coffee grounds all over the counter. It brews fast & has a large removable water reservoir with a built in filter. The output amount is easily adjustable for regular size cups or travel mugs.
Summary: I was totally dismayed to read the Caution Warning in the manual for the machine that stated, "Do not use chemically softened water". Scalding could occur. I called Tassimo and they verified that tap water which is chemically softened should not be used with T-Discs. I have a water softening system installed in my home and this would mean I would have to run out and buy bottled water to use the unit. Not my tap water!
Summary: To start with... I'm 70, and this is the very first "automatic" brewer I've ever owned or used. I used a traditional Melitta-style "pour-over" coffeemaker for all of my adult life, until I moved from Southern California to the Seattle area (i.e., "CoffeeLand") in '92. I walked into a Starbucks for the first time, explained my unfamiliarity, and asked about different sorts of coffeemakers... adding that I enjoyed strong, flavorful coffees.
Summary: We got this as a wedding present a few weeks ago, and so far it has worked almost perfectly. We really appreciate that it makes espresso and chocolate as well as coffee, and that the bar-code reader means we can make coffee even when half asleep. So why did I say "almost perfect"? One morning the water spewed out around the edges of the brewing chamber. It made a puddle on the counter, and left a mess of coffee grounds inside the machine.
Summary: This thing is awesome. Every drink we have made have been just as good as any Starbucks drink. Wish the water reservoir was a little bigger. Runs out quick when I make mocha lattes which are about 20ozs. A little pricey but well worth it.
Our first single serve machine, and it's been great...
K. Fengler, Amazon
9 June 2014
Summary: Now that we've had this machine for several weeks I'll give it a review. I use it primarily to make coffee, and I use the Tim Horton (regular coffee) discs, and my wife loves her Skinny Cappuccino. I did have a couple of the Tim Horton discs fail at the first attempt at making a cup, but I kept the disc and used it on the second cup I made and it worked. Haven't had to throw away any discs as one reviewer mentioned.
Summary: I jut hurled this POS! Worked fine for a couple of months then coffee grounds and coffee everywhere. Bosch is quality but this is my second coffee machine from them that failed. Sadly no other makers for tassimo and K cup machines make only luke warm coffee.