Melitta SOLO E950-222 : Five Stars

I’ve worked my way through four decent coffee machines but the melitta caffeo solo (without the milk frother) is probably the best and easiest to live with. The coffee is also excellent. As i live in a hard water area i’ve got a melitta water softener in the water reservoir. There is a negligible effect on the taste. I’ve noticed some comments about the automated warning(s) that it’s time to either clean or descale the appliance. The cleaning process is pretty straight forward and quick. The descaling process does take about 30 minutes, but you only have to press a couple of buttons and empty a tray. I used melitta cleaning and descaling tablets.

Very pleased with this compact machine.

Arrived – well packaged – earlier than predictedeasy to set up and operate. Very sleek and compact, as far as bean-to-cup machines go. Typically german – great product with no frills. Lack of a milk frother is a benefit: less cleaning and easily replaced with heating milk in the microwave in a small cafetiere and plunging. (great hint from a previous reviewer.

This machine is absolutely amazing. Excellent quality, robust, super easy to clean.

Absolutely love my coffee machine. Used it daily for over two years now and it’s never missed a beat. Two years and 8 days after getting one of the buttons became temperamental, so i took a punt and emailed melitta explaining i was 8 days outside the warranty but could they do anything. Got a reply stating they’d fix it free of charge. They arranged collection on wednesday (supplying packaging), fixed it on thursday and had it back to me by the following day. Absolutely amazed by the speed of this. Good as new when returned to me with all buttons replaced with new ones. So for the machine itself and the customer services, it’s five stars from me all the way.

The price range of b-to-c machines is so vast it is hard to know which to go for. Needed a second machine after having owned a delonghi one for a long time. Realised that i had no need for the milk foamer. Plus if you’ve not owned a b-to-c machine before, if you have milk foamers or the like you need to be prepared to clean the machine regularly. In contrast, without the foamer it makes for a low maintenance proposition. (tip – if you want foamed milk, consider buying a stand alone piece of kit (eg. Nespresso airo-thingy) rather than mess around with an integrated mechanism. Cheaper, easier to clean, plus allows you to hide the foamer away when not using)bearing in mind my the preferences above, this machine in particular is ideal. Makes lovely expressos (which i convert to americanos with water from the kettle). Easy to drain used water and coffee grounds. And, really well priced compared to similar machines on the market.

I purchased this for use in our (small) office, although it is not a commercial machine stands up well to the demands of our team of coffee addicts. Only minor issues are the water reservoir and drip try are quite small, so need filling, and emptying quite often, and the cleaning program is a bit of a palaver. Otherwise, smart looking, well made, and makes a great brew.

Perfect gift for the wife and very good customer service when required.

  • Awesome machine, unbelievable company
  • Why did I wait so long???
  • if you have milk foamers or the like you need to be prepared to clean the machine

Melitta SOLO E950-222, Bean to Cup Coffee Machine, Pure Black

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So happy with it after nearly a year. I weened the so off of her nespresso with this – she needed a bean-to-cup machine for ease-of-use, and i wanted something that makes a great cup with whatever beans i want to throw in it. Requires some very light maintenance every couple of months (several minutes of taking it through the cleaning steps at home). Daily cleaning is literally one minute for 4 cups made.

  • Awesome machine, unbelievable company
  • Why did I wait so long???
  • if you have milk foamers or the like you need to be prepared to clean the machine

Melitta SOLO E950-222, Bean to Cup Coffee Machine, Pure Black

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