Reviews and Problems with Bosch Tassimo T55 Charmy (TAS5541 / TAS5542 / TAS5543 / TAS5544 / TAS5545 / TAS5546)
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Tassimo keeps secrets!
19 November 2014
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.
Summary: I was an early adopter of the system. Had the original Braun machine for 11 years to the day (it was an anniversary gift). Used at least once a day for that entire time. It finally refused to enter "ready to brew mode". Replaced it with the t55. New machine is much quieter, a plus as the original could wake the family. The original also dripped water into the tray during the heat cycle (minor concern).
Summary: My boyfriend bought me a pimped up Keurig coffee machine that I wanted to love, but it made weak watered down coffee. I read the Tassimo has a limited selection for coffee flavors however I drink dark Italian roast just black so I don't care about variety. I returned the Keurig and bought the Tassimo T20. The T20 seemed cheap and ironically made the coffee to strong, it doesn't have a size selection.