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Philips Senseo - Brandon Sondag's Review
Posted: February 6, 2008, 7:49pm
review rating: 6.0
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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: 8
Price Paid: $60.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Target Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 1 year Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Unless they can make better types of coffee for the machine, I'm not completely satisfied; however after 1 year, I still use it when I want a quick cup.
Positive Product Points

*Very easy to use
*Quick and convenient... it can brew a quick cup of coffee
*Easy to clean

Negative Product Points

*Most coffee made for this machine isn't great
*Makes small cups with one pod
*The coffee pods are expensive

Detailed Commentary

I purchased this product a year ago because I was looking for something to make me a quick cup of coffee in the morning when I'm in a rush.  Normally I just use my $20 coffee maker, which I've had for years.  I initially purchased this machine because I tried a pod-based coffee system (in Switzerland) and it was great, so of course, I tried to duplicate that experience here.  When I'm in a pinch and don't feel like dealing with my normal coffee maker, it's great.  Just fill the reservoir with water, let it heat for about 1 to 2 minutes, place the pod in the machine, and you're good to go!!  Of course, if you want to make enough coffee to fill up a standard 16oz to go mug, you have to use four coffee pods and run the machine twice.  One pod makes about a 4oz cup, and two pods make an 8oz cup.

There's a number of different Senseo coffee pods available, depending upon the strength of coffee you like.  I like stronger coffee, so I enjoy the Dark Roast and Columbian, but they're still mediocre.  They also offer flavored coffees, as well as a "cappucino", but they are all terrible.  There are some other makers (such as Folgers) whose pods will work in this machine as well.  I haven't looked around at any other company's pods that will work.  Apparantly there is a re-usable pod you can purchase and fill with your own coffee, but I don't have one.

Buying Experience

I purchased it at Target, so not much to say about this.

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