Rated 3 out of 5Â by Danny69 Onto my 5th Tassimo machine in 2 years!
When this 'Joy' is working it is a wonderfully simple way of making great tasting coffee. On the positive side, the Tassimo seems to have the widest range of pods and most I have tried have been very nice: Costa, Kenco, Cadburys, flavoured teas. BUT:
(1) The coffee pods are ridiculously expensive unless bought in bulk when Costco have a special offer running. Supermarkets also have special reductions fairly regularly. So stock up!
(2) Cappacino and Oreo pods only deliver 1/2 a cup of coffee or hot chocolate at best. I get around this problem by running the 'empty' milk pod through for a 2nd time to make up the full cup. This also reduces the sweetness of the Oreo. At least the vanilla or caramel flavoured lattes deliver a full cup.
(3) Bosch descaler tablets are not sold anywhere locally. Must be bought online. I did so and got caustic burns on my hands. The Bosch tablets arrived crushed and the plastic wrappers had burst! So wear gloves when handling out of the delivery envelope!
(4) I'm onto my 5th Tassimo machine!! The first 2 were from a seemingly 'dodgy batch' and wouldn't work properly out of the box. So I switched to the 'Joy'. These machines have only lasted about 6 months at best before being returned under guarantee. I 'double filter' the water by only adding water from a Brita filter jug. That water then passes through the inbuilt Brita filter. As Bosch descaler tablets are not sold anywhere locally, I used the descaler I have used for years on kettles & coffee machines alike. But if the descaler light comes on, it has proved impossible to turn it off no matter how many descaling sessions I had. Designing a machine which only works with Bosch descaling tablets is daft unless Bosch persuade retailers to sell its expensive descaler tablets alongside machines and pods.
To conclude, I've persevered with Tassimo coffee makers despite many reasons & opportunities to switch to something else. At the end of the day, it's about the coffee and drinks which the machine delivers. For that it's still the best option around. Just make sure you run a descaler once a month to avoid the warning light coming on!
29 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer tassimo joy
Hi this is our 3rd tassimo machine ! ,makes fantastic latte when working but on each machine after 3 months it starts only half filling the same mug that originally fills please advise
Regards Julie from Luton
26 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Steve Great love my Joy
So easy to use. Easy to clean. Great coffee, tea chocolate every time.
02 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Hannah22 My favourite purchase yet!
My boyfriend and I bought the Tassimo Joy machine and we love it! So easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to fill up the water tank. I love the fact that you just put the pod in, press a button, and hey presto you have a yummy drink. So much choice of pods, can be a little pricy but definitely worth it.
We got this machine from Tesco Direct at a very good price and it looks very stylish and expensive, so shiny :) I would recommend to any friends and family!
07 January 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Helvetica101 Disappointing.
There is little Pros to this product over a simple kettle.
It doesn't boil milk but uses dried milk for hot chocolate x2 capsules for these drinks making them stupidly expensive. The Oreo capsules fill half a cup... (girlfriend's solution was to get smaller cups...), So that is 4 capsules to fill a standard cup! great job!
The latte is nothing special and i wouldn't rate it over simple instants on the market.
The water storage on the rear means its not easy to access as you constantly have to pull away from the wall. and it holds about 4 cups?
it feels cheap and capsules seem wasteful.
03 January 2016