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Melitta MES1 - Bob Larson's Review
Posted: December 14, 2004, 8:32am
review rating: 6.5
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Melitta MES1 One Cup
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Arrow The Melitta MES1 has 7 Reviews
Arrow The Melitta MES1 has been rated 6.83 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 8, 2003.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Mark Moore 8.50
Audrius Kirvilaits 8.00
Dave Nolan 7.66
Bob Larson 6.50
Roger M 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Manufacturer: Melitta Quality: 8
Average Price: $50.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $35.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Target Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 3 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Try it, you'll like it.
Positive Product Points

Short time from power on until first cup.
Ease of use, to include cleanup.
Flavor of brewed coffee (using PodHead pods).

Negative Product Points

Small water reservoir.

Detailed Commentary

I saw this on the shelf at a Target, but didn't really get interested in it until I read a review here.  One of the points I read about was the so-so flavor of the coffee with the Melita pods, and that some really good coffee was to be had using pods from PodHead.

Bought my first one for $50, but it seemed to leak no matter what I did. The reservior wouldn't stay in place during the brew, I guess because of the vibratory pump.  So I took it back to exchange it, and to my surprise, Target had it on a temporary special for $35.  AND the new maker had been modified with a clip to hold the reservior firmly in place (which eliminated the leaking problem), AND came with a second pod holder.

I tried the pods that came with the unit, but have to agree with the previous posts that the pods from PodHead are clearly superior.  I brew a "double 5" for an early morning wake-up, while my wife prefers a "single 8."  One of the beauties of the machine is that it accomplishes this easily, with the touch of a button.

Overall, highly recommended.  Now if I could just get a larger water reservior.

Buying Experience

Target took the first (leaking) unit back with all smiles, and the replacement being on sale really stoked me.

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