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Philips Senseo - Dustin Moskowitz's Review
Posted: December 31, 2004, 12:06pm
review rating: 4.0
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Philips Senseo Single Cup
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Arrow The Philips Senseo has 15 Reviews
Arrow The Philips Senseo has been rated 6.91 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since December 24, 2004.
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Stephanie Dillard 9.50
Ami Ortom 8.66
Kim Morgan 8.50
Donald Letizia 8.00
Watts Martin 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.4
Manufacturer: Philips Quality: 7
Average Price: $165.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $69.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Sam's Club Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 6 months Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Convenience over quality.
Positive Product Points

Quick cups of coffee.

Negative Product Points

Coffee ain't that great.

Detailed Commentary

This was my first purchase of a coffee maker besides your basic run-of-the mill brewer. I liked the idea of pods, and friends in Europe said these were all over the place. I'm not a big coffee drinker, so I figured the one- or two-cup ability suited me perfectly. The machine is incredibly easy to use, but the coffee is not very strong, and it has too much of a cocoa-ey taste to me. The crema is a nice touch, but it's like fresh paint on my old 1986 Honda. You have to run a cup or two of plain water first to get your cup of coffee hot enough - otherwise, you have to pop it in the microwave. The pods are easy enough to come by, but there are only 4 types: mild, medium, dark, and decaf. As I said, even the dark roast isn't very strong. There have been sites I've seen where people - mostly in Europe - have figured out how to 'hack' the machine so that it uses less water for a stronger cup, but I haven't investigated it for my machine. Since I purchased it, a lot of these pod machines have come out, but this one purchase is enough for me. Unless someone wants to donate me some Jura!

Buying Experience

It was Sam's - you come, you buy, you wait in line, and you get a pretty good deal.

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