Reviews and Problems with Bosch Tassimo T55 Charmy (TAS5541 / TAS5542 / TAS5543 / TAS5544 / TAS5545 / TAS5546)
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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 received this machine for Christmas from my husband. He did a lot of research in stores for the best single serve coffee maker he could find. He went hands down with this machine. And I couldn't agree more! He initially bought it just because I'm such a huge coffee drinker but now he's as, or even worse, than I am. Why I love it: My first worry was it's size..."omg I hope it fits!"...it's nice and compact, doesn't take way too much space from my counter.
Summary: Why switch from Keurig to Tassimo? Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, and Cafe Ole. Tassimo does them, and for the most part Keurig does not. Keurig has in fact come out with a new machine called the Rivo but there were two things stopping me from purchasing that one: 1) Milk tank on the side of the Rivo instead of milk pods... I can't be bothered with keeping milk in the fridge and cleaning the tank, 2) Price... Rivo is a lot more expensive.
Summary: I am not much of a coffee drinker, I bought this for my wife. I was initially dead set on a Keurig, after some research it appeared even though Tassimo has a MUCH smaller selection of products, it was a better machine. (By the way I do not believe more is always better anyhow) Fast forward 5 months later we both love the machine. I use it for my Earl Grey tea and she of course for coffee. I have used Keurig machines at work and I agree the coffee is many times weak.
Summary: There's nothing better than sitting down with a cup of coffee and caramel biscuits... (I never thought I'd ever say that when I was younger!) The Tassimo T55 machine is excellent for brewing all types of coffee and other beverages such as Hot Chocolate. It uses a barcode scanner to determine the pressure, temperature and a few other clever settings to ensure that you brew the required drink correctly. You don't have to worry about a thing!
Summary: Love the machine. Love the price I paid. Love the taste of the drinks. The only thing that let it down was poor set up instructions - no picture of or mention of the small plastic piece needed to keep the water tank float in the right place. Wasted a frustrating 30 minutes trying to solve the problem before having a eureka moment. If it wasn't for that my review would be 5* all the way.