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Philips Senseo HD7842/01

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the maintenance and size are generally positive. The design and speed also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the reliability. There are some critical comments about the durability and capacity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips Senseo HD7842/01 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 245 reviews)

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The Senseo is a must-have if you like fresh coffee, cup by cup!

 

The Senseo is a must-have if you like fresh coffee, cup by cup!

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Nice hot frothy coffee, pods are a bit expensive.

 

Nice hot frothy coffee, pods are a bit expensive.

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This machine is so fun, you'll drink more coffee just to use it.

 

The machine is very easy to use. Probably the only tricky part is filling up the boiler, but the instructions are pretty good. You just have to have a large bowl or something like that, because the entire reservoir empties at once.

The machine is very easy to use. Probably the only tricky part is filling up the boiler, but the instructions are pretty good. You just have to have a large bowl or something like that, because the entire reservoir empties at once ; I find that the...

The machine is very easy to use. Probably the only tricky part is filling up the boiler, but the instructions are pretty good. You just have to have a large bowl or something like that, because the entire reservoir empties at once ; I find that the...

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A bargain for the casual coffee drinker but it's an expensive option for multiple cup-a-day drinkers.

 

The design is what caught my eye initially -very sleek and modern looking. My coffeemaker is black but I've seen white and stainless colors too. It's quick and easy to operate, super simple in fact. It brews in about a minute's time. The cups are a...

Modern, pleasing design. Quick and simple to operate. Convenient pod system is mess-free. Easy to clean

Serving size is very small. Coffee flavor could be better. Pods are fairly costly

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Fine as long as you realise its limitations and realise you get what you pay for.

 

OK. I am not yet a fully fledged coffee geek, I confess. Although I've been playing with a Gaggia Coffee Deluxe that I bought the other half as a birthday present, I'm still pretty much a novice, but since I quit smoking I'm really becoming more...

Clean. Easy to use - anyone can use it. Quick. Simple. Fuss-free. Passable coffee. Small footprint and light (I got mine from home to work in a carrier bag on the underground one morning)

Not great coffee. Very limited user controls. Plasticky. Stupid fake crema system

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Great price, great coffee- No Really It's True!

 

I was a Bunn man for decades, but bought a Juan Valdez machine, as it was "free" with the purchase of 6 boxes of pods. I was impressed with it, even though the pods were not great and the coffee was a bit weak.

Fresh coffee in less than a minute

machine can lock up for up to 24 hours

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Convenience is the only high point on this one.

 

Machine purchased at Costco for $65, which included two aluminum coffee pod cannisters. Nice touch, but the cannisters dont' seal well. This isn't really a problem since the coffee is definitely not fresh to begin with. The machine is easy to use with...

Tremendously easy to use. Quick cleanup. Overall design is very pleasing. Moderate space requirements on the counter. Fits under most cupboards when the top is closed

Works well only with Philips coffee pods. Philips coffee has little taste/body, and is quite bitter. Limited selection of coffee varieties (light, medium, dark, decaf). Relatively small water reservoir. Mysterious intermittent leak after 8 months that...

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It'll never make great coffee, but it may make better coffee than you think.

 

This is a guardedly more positive review than some here I've seen; I thought it was worth sharing my experiences in trying to beat the Senseo into making good coffee.

Very easy to use. Little mess

No good readily available coffee. Excessive pseudo-crema, which is not only unattractive but seems to actually detract from the flavor

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My coffee is great in the Senseo. It is very covenient to use at work, and most in the office are starting to bring in their own pods to use.

 

It is plastic...most electric coffee pots are.

Quick and easy. Small footprint on the counter. Very easy to use, but why bother with the small single pod portafilter gadget. I like a cup of coffee, not just 4 oz

It should come automatically with the larger tank. The folks that describe the Senseo pods tasting lousy are right

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Overall, this machine is definitely worth purchasing, not only because of its attractive design, but also beacuse it is so easy to use and saves time.

 

I was very impressed with this product at first use. A coworker brought this machine to use in our office and everyone that has used it since has commented on how easy it is to use and clean up. I actually bought one for my parents who are both usually...

Easy to use and clean; very quick; great texture to coffee; many pod options in various flavors and brands; one cup at a time so no waste

Pods that come with the machine are not the best I've ever had- made by Sara Lee, but far from the worst; no timer; brewing amounts available are not always convenient; slightly noisy for a few seconds

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