We’ve covered plenty of coffee machines on the Strategist — from the machines baristas prefer to the home coffee machine that contributor Sirin Kale says “ruined takeaway coffees” for her. But should you want a simple model (that’s highly rated), we spied this Russell Hobbs filter coffee machine on sale for over a third off (£35, down from £55).
When we researched the best-rated coffee machines on Amazon, this compact model had 1,785 reviews. In total, 73 percent of reviewers were five stars, with 470 reviews specifically saying the coffee quality was excellent. People who bought this model didn’t mind the hot plate — 42 customers spoke highly of it, although several were disappointed it only stayed on for 40 minutes. One reviewer, while giving it a five-star review, mentioned that they were impressed at the lack of “plastic taste” given the water-delivery system was made out of plastic.
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