Dolce Gusto Melody Review

Dolce Gusto Melody Review

The quirky looking Dolce Gusto range was Nestle’s response to the Tassimo machines and makes a variety of drinks, 25 to be precise. This range of machines has been branded Nescafe Dolce Gusto. This is a review of the Dolce Gusto Melody machine.

Dolce Gusto Melody Overview

This coffee machine is the entry level Dolce Gusto model with a manual flow operation. After turning on the machine, you need to

1. Put in a pod

2. Move the lever to hot or cold

3. Stop the water when you’ve got the strength of drink you want.

The Dolce Gusto Melody is manufactured for Nescafe by De’Longhi and Krups .

Dolce Gusto Melody Review

Dolce Gusto Melody Review Findings

The issue that some users have had with this machine is that you have to judge when to press the button to stop the water resulting in too strong or too weak drinks.

This machine comes with a 2-year warranty. The issues reported by users include noisy operation and that the machine spits coffee requiring tidying up of the counter after.

There is not much maintenance required for these type of pod machines other than a wipe down every few weeks. We recommend a periodic descale especially if you live in a hard water area. This will help prolong the life of the machine.

At around £40 for the base model which gets discounted in sales, this is a good price but keep in mind its manual water flow operation. The pods for the Dolce Gusto cost an average of £0.28p.

But if you are looking for flavour of your coffee, then the Dolce Gusto may not completely meet your needs there are other options to consider. The fact that the milk is from a pod does change the flavour for the coffee buff. One option to enhance the flavour is getting a separate milk frother.

Dolce Gusto Melody Review

To know more about other pod coffee machines, read our best pod coffee machines for home use.


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