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DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio EDG455T
 
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$49.95 - $152.44
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Summary: This DeLonghi single-serve coffeemaker has:
  • a removable reservoir.
  • a height-adjustable drip tray.
  • auto-off.
  • It requires Nescafé-brand capsules.
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Type: Single-serve coffeemakers
About - DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio EDG455T

The DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio EDG455T is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, pod coffeemaker models like the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio EDG455T are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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About This Brand

DeLonghi makes a variety of coffeemakers In the mid to upper price range. In addition to the familiar countertop coffeemakers, DeLonghi makes coffee urns for when you are serving coffee to a crowd. Their products are sold in department stores, Target, specialty stores, and online retailers. Prices range from $30 to $200.

Features & Specs - DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio EDG455T
info Can use two pods at a time No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 12 x 7 x 10
info Average coffee temperature (°F) 180
info Maximum mug height (in.) 6.50
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User Reviews - DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio EDG455T
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Small Cups, Impossible to Find Pods
1/15/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Easy To Use
Cons
Loud
Small Pot
Best Uses
Comment:
The biggest issue I have encountered is that this coffee maker only uses Nescafe pods. You can not use K-Cups, and the Nescafe pods are only available online. The coffee flavor selection is very small; mostly espresso or lattes. Essentially, you have to blindly try flavors by ordering them online.<br /><br />The Genio only makes one size cup of coffee, which doesn't fill a typical size coffee mug. I need to use two pods just to fill my cup in the morning.<br /><br />The Genio is very fast, and the water presser is strong, but it is very loud. <br /><br />Sadly, this was a gift, or I would have returned it by now.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Do Not Buy
12/13/2013
Pros
Brews Quickly
Easy To Use
Cons
Can't Buy Pods Anywhere
Why Buy A Coffee Maker
You Can't Use
Best Uses
Comment:
Can't buy pods anywhere
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(41 of 41 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Top Rated, although disappointed
11/7/2013
Pros
Brews Quickly
Small Size
Stylish
Cons
Limit Avail Of Pods
Limited Features
Loud
Small Pot
Best Uses
Home
Comment:
I had a little difficulty setting up this coffee maker, although once it was all set it functioned well. Although the small size is attractive and it seems to warm up quickly, the reservoir holds a pretty limited amount of water (it will brew one large cup and have just a little left over for a small second cup). The largest amount you can set to brew is 8 oz, so anytime you want a large cup brewed, you have to hit the button, wait for the brew to complete, then you have to hit it again. <br /><br />Perhaps the most vexing of the problems are the very limited options for plain coffee with this unit. They require the Dolce-Gusto Nescafe capsules (not the K-cups which seem like the industry standard). I've only been able to find them online. Of the 16 or so options available, only 2 are coffee in the typical sense of the word. The rest are Chai Tea, Espressos, Cappuccinos and the like. From the sample pack, I found most of them to be so sweet that I had to add to hit the brew button again to add enough water to make them palatable. <br /><br />If you just want a standard coffeemaker, I would avoid this option. If you like fancy specialty coffee drinks that tend to be sweet, don't mind shopping online for your capsule pods, and don't have much room on your counter for a coffeemaker, this will work for you. For myself, I will have to look for a larger capacity unit that uses the ubiquitous and K-cup capsules.
How long have you owned it:
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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