Summary: Too bad they don't make these any more, because this is the best single-serve coffee maker I've had. Brews quickly, coffee is really hot, and you can buy decent coffee pods for it. Was not a fan of the big-name cup brewers, mostly due to cost and size. The only downsides to the Senseo are (1) if you like cups of coffee larger than 6 oz and/or like your coffee strong, you have to use two pods per cup, which adds up; and (b)the brewer is a bit on the loud side once it...
If you like espresso strength, buy an espresso machine.
1 June 2012
Summary: Like the coffee maker, wish it brewed a stronger cup of coffee however. I will have to try making my own pods using my own strength coffee as the pods you buy from Senseo are not strong enough.
Super Easy, Great Tasting Coffee...and you can sneak and make your own pods
20 February 2012
Summary: Love this coffee maker - it makes a really good cup of coffee in about one minute! Just fill the resevoir in the back with a little bit of water, wait about 30 seconds for it to heat up, and with the press of a button, the coffee comes out with a nice froth on top. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the coffee pods can be a bit more expensive than traditional coffee, and they can also be hard to find sometimes.
Summary: I love the senseo coffee makers this is a upgrade to replace my old one. I liked the electronics on it. It is faster and quieter than my older senseo and the pod holder is deapper too. Now the bad side of this story. The one i bought on ebay that looked almost new had the calclean light came one just after i bought it. Even after cleaning it would come on so i called phillips and this maker is under recall.
Summary: I have other coffee makers but wanted a convenient way to grab a quick cup of coffee during the day. The Senseo coffee maker is easy to use. The coffee isn't super hot as I prefer however the flavor is substantial. It's a keeper.
Summary: We bought yhis coffee maker because we wanted a single cup, compact unit. We checked Consumer Reports and found the Senseo was highly rated and found very few negative reviews.Now that we have it, I have learned the following: The coffee is much stronger than our percolator and I finf that the addition of Coffee Mate is essential and quite enjoyable. Cups which hold 5 ounces are a problem and difficult to find and using cups of other sizes is a nuisance.
Summary: Used Senseo while living in Europe. The pods we had there had so much more flavor than the pods I buy here. I don't know if they are manufactured in different place, using a different recipe, or I'm imagining it. But I really think the taste is not as good in the U.S. Our Walmart sells Folgers brand pods and they taste better than the Senseo. Also, doubling the pods up for a 2 cup helps. Surprised the machines are so hard to come by here.
Summary: I love that you can make the coffee one mug at a time so it does not sit and get old or burnt taste. I would like the machine to have more room under the spout to allow better use with larger tall mugs. I would like the coffee pods to have stronger coffee as well.