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Coffee Brewer Overview:
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo Coffee Machine manufactured by Krups this machine is really an artistic piece to be placed in your kitchen. Having already won the international award for design, its looks speak for itself. Capable of brewing your choice of cappuccino, Americano, espresso, decaf, mocha, and even tea as hot or as cold as you like. Variety, selection, choice and temperature control makes this a machine that serves the needs of both coffee and tea lovers alike.
Features of the Coffee Maker:
The Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo machine has won numerous awards for its circle shape and unique looks. The design also helps the machine take up less space in your kitchen too.
The machine is equipped with a 1500 watt fast heating element, ensuring that it delivers really hot beverages in record time. Older machines could take up to a minute to heat up. The Dolce Gusto Circolo takes less than 30 seconds to go from cold to boiling hot.
The high pressure pump literally forces boiling water through your coffee beans at high pressure and at speed ensuring that your coffee comes out hot and more importantly as strong as you want it to be, without damaging the bouquet of flavors and aromas.
The drip tray is fully adjustable to accommodate cups and glasses of all sizes. The detachable drip tray makes cleaning a breeze and if you’re feeling lazy, you can put it in the dishwasher.
The Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo’s 32-oz water reservoir is large enough to hold all the water you need for quite a few cups of coffee. No scrambling to refill between brews any longer. It also comes with a LED light to let you know when a refill is necessary. The water reservoir is dish washer friendly too.
A manual lever controls the hot or cold option in the machine. A magnetic reservoir holds the capsule in place during the brewing process that eliminates the need for fiddly holders. You can customize the type, temperature and strength of your coffee so that you get exactly what you want with a minimal of work.
Ease of Use, Cleaning and Maintenance:
The Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo easy to use and intuitive controls make operating the machine a breeze. The magnetic reservoir holds the capsule in place that is easy to pull and dispose of once brewing is complete.
All parts of the machine are dishwasher friendly making cleaning a simple, non time-consuming process. However, there is a prescribed process in the instruction manual for descaling the machine.
Problems, Issues and Conundrums:
Though the dispensing is automatic, you need to control the outflow with a level. It will take a little time and practice to master the art of stopping the flow to prevent spill over, and half filled coffee cups too.
Another aspect is the availability of the capsules. You need to subscribe to get the capsules in time or you may have to shell out a few dollars extra to get them separately shipped to you which is extra cost and waiting time.
On a scale of 1-10 and personally:
I personally on my scale would give this Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo an 8/10. Though not the best, this is really a ‘better’ product when compared to coffee makers in the same price range. The looks and the design is really impressive and it produces an excellent selection of coffees. I would have scored it a 9, but the lever thing really let the machine down, and irritated the heck out of me.