DeLonghi tweaks a winning coffeemaker design

DeLonghi tweaks a winning coffeemaker design

The DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto line has dominated our single-serve coffeemaker Ratings for years. But in our tests of the $ 150 DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Circolo and the $ 100 DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo EDG200T, we’ve had mixed feelings about the joystick control. On the one hand it seemed to speed brewing and gave us the flexibility to put in only as much water as we wanted. But on the other hand, all that freedom lost these units points … (read more)

At first try, Gevalia pod coffeemaker is a nonstarter

At first try, Gevalia pod coffeemaker is a nonstarter

The promise of single-serve coffeemakers is that they make the flavor of coffee you want at the moment you want it. So when our testers plugged in the Gevalia G90 Reversible Pod and it just sputtered over and over again, they began to lose their patience. And so have other owners of this coffeemaker, who have taken to YouTube to vent their frustration. In our case, it took multiple attempts with two different models to finally get our … (read more)

Buying a single-serve coffeemaker? Count the cost of the pods

Buying a single-serve coffeemaker? Count the cost of the pods

Single-serve coffeemakers are one of the hottest gifts of the season so there’s a good chance that you or someone you know will give one or get one. These so-called pod machines are certainly convenient but the cost of replenishing the pods varies from one type of machine to another and some types have very limited coffee options. Although some coffeemakers accept more than one type of pod, most of those in our tests did not. So before you … (read more)

Does the Verismo coffeemaker deliver true Starbucks flavor?

Does the Verismo coffeemaker deliver true Starbucks flavor?

With nearly 18,000 retail stores in 60 countries, Starbucks certainly has a loyal fan base. But not all of its devotees want to schlep to the local coffeehouse for their morning brew. To satisfy their cravings, Starbucks sells its coffees in supermarkets. And now, with the introduction of its single-serve Verismo system, the coffee company has made it even easier to get a cup of joe to go at home. Consumer Reports tested the new machine to see if it delivers … (read more)

We wish we could say this coffeemaker is out of this world

We wish we could say this coffeemaker is out of this world

Take a look at the DeLonghi NescafĂ© Dolce Gusto Creativa Plus, and you could be forgiven for thinking it’s some alien creature asking to be taken to your leader. But it’s on this earth to serve coffee, one cup at a time. The little rascal costs $ 200 and nearly made our list of top-picks but, like most movie aliens, proved to be unpredictable, lacking temperature consistency from cup to cup. The ET-like Creativa Plus was one … (read more)

Mr. Coffee recalls coffeemaker after reports of 61 burn injuries

Mr. Coffee recalls coffeemaker after reports of 61 burn injuries

More than 600,000 single-serve coffeemakers have been recalled by Mr. Coffee in the U.S. and Canada because a build-up of steam in the coffeemaker’s water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open, spitting out hot coffee grounds and water. There have been 61 reports of burns to consumers’ faces, upper torsos and hands and 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, according to the recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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