Tuesday 17 December 2013

Philips Senseo Coffee Machine Review

I don't know about you but since I became a mother, I have been come more dependent on coffee to keep me awake during the day, teething has a lot to answer for!!! I tend to have normal instant coffee out of a jar, so when I was given the chance to review a "proper" coffee machine, I was like a kid at Christmas.

I've looked around for coffee machines in the past and I have found that Argos stock a large range of coffee machines which you can buy here. I am reviewing the Philips Senseo HD7825.

philips senseo

Inside the box you receive the coffee machine itself, a removeable water tank, two podholders, a removable drip tray and an instruction manual. I have to say it looks good, the black colouring and chrome finishings fit in very nicely with my other kitchen appliances and it didn't look cheap or plasticky. The Senseo is fairly compact so won't take up too much space on your kitchen worktop either.

philips senseo

The thing that really made this machine stand out to me was the fact that you can make 2 cups of coffee at the same time, a lot of the other coffee machines I have looked at only allow you to make one cup of coffee at a time and this can sometimes prove time consuming. Making more than one drink is done by using the podholders as pictured below. The podholders are clearly marked with a cup sign on, one with 1 cup and the other with 2 cups on so no worries about getting them mixed up at all. 

Making the coffee is extremely easy. Turn the machine on, wait for the red light to stop blinking. Place a coffee pad into the podholder, close the lid, press the one/two cup button and the Senseo coffee machine does the rest for you. There is an adjustable spout to accomodate any size cup too. It takes around 30 seconds to make 1 cup of coffee and under 60 seconds to make 2 cups of coffee, very speedy. I love that the coffee comes out at a temperature where it is ready to drink rather than having to wait for what seems like forever for it to cool down.

One other handy thing that Senseo has is a calc indicator which lets you know when the machine needs descaling.

There were a couple of things that I found for myself a bit annoying. Before every use you have to flush through the system, it only takes a couple of minutes but it would be nice to not have to do every time you switch the machine on. Secondly not everyone likes black coffee but unless you buy their milk blend you will need to add your own milk if this is how you take your coffee.

Overall the Philips Senseo coffee machine with a RRP of £100 is great for coffee lovers. Not overly expensive if you plan on using it on a daily basis and it couldn't be simpler to use. I can also confirm that the coffee it produces really is delicious!!!


*This post was written in collabaration with Argos*

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