Customer Reviews — Smeg 50's Retro Filter Coffee Machine - Cream

Customer Reviews — Smeg 50's Retro Filter Coffee Machine - Cream

Smeg 50's Retro DCF02CRUK Filter Coffee Machine - Cream
£179
  • Make up to 10 cups of coffee in one go or 4 cups function for smaller quantities
  • Keep coffee warm 40 minutes after brewing with special function
  • Wake up to the smell of coffee in the morning using the auto start function
  • Two aroma intensity settings to suit every coffee blend
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Looks great but not always practical

4/5
I really want to live this. And I mostly do. I’ve used it a lot in the week or two since reviving it (anyone else’s coffee consumption rocketed up since lockdown?!), and have made genuinely great tasting coffee (using Pact and Cafe Nero grinds). I love waking up on a weekend and smelling the fresh coffee. But I’ve found setting the timer for the “delay” function a bit tricky - kept going round in circles at one point with a loud “BEEP” every time I tried to set the time. Also, the water receptacle is hard to fill in my opinion - there’s quite a narrow space and can be a bit tricky. Finally... for some reason the “stay hot” function doesn’t work at the same time as the “half jug” function which I find a little annoying (this is stated in the instructions, not a defect in the product). Sometimes I’ll make a half jug just for myself and want it to stay warm for a while. So all in all I’m pleased but some nightly bits prevent me from giving 5 stars.
JMcCarthy
Colour: Cream
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Nice product, perhaps not worth the cost.

4/5
It makes good tasting coffee and does what it's supposed to, but I can't help feeling that even with the Smeg brand, it's not quite worth the overall cost. The design of the water tank is impractical as you can't pour in all of the water from the jug (because of the strict 90 degree angle at which the lid opens and the design of the jug). It's also unclear as to what the 4 cup function is for as you can simply fill the tank with 4 cups worth of water and at least that way the keep-warm hotplate turns on (which it otherwise wouldn't on 4-cup mode). I haven't noticed a difference between the two aroma modes either, but perhaps my palate isn't refined enough. I feel like the strongest aspect of this product is the aesthetics, which is pretty much the biggest reason I bought it, next to Smeg being reliable as a brand. I'm not sure that it's worth the price, but overall, I'm happy with the product.
Jacob M Wolf
Colour: Cream
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Well pleased

5/5
Absolutely stunning, looks amazing makes great coffee
Sue
Colour: Red
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Great product

5/5
Fantastic product,super quick delivery,best coffee machine I have owned!
Caz
Colour: Pastel Blue
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Stylish bit of kit

5/5
Absolutely fantastic retro style filter coffee maker, makes a lovely coffee and the unit looks the business along with other smeg items in my kitchen. Very satisfied.
Simon
Colour: Stainless Steel
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Excellent coffee maker

5/5
Quick, quiet and makes excellent coffee. Looks great as well
T75
Colour: Black
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Amazing review

5/5
Such a great machine and love that you can set the timer for coffee in the morning! Great product
Laura
Colour: White
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Smeg coffee machine

5/5
Very pleased with the Quality of the machine, appears well built and the features are very good. The time button feature is very useful, and it has been used on numerous occasions since purchase. The only couple of drawbacks with the machine in my opinion are, 1. The machine is a little bulkier than I initially envisaged, and secondly, the machine is slightly difficult to fill with water, as you have to pour the water into the corner of the machine, you also can’t appear to empty the coffee jug completely, there always remains a small amount of coffee remaining in the jug. Overall though, I am very pleased with the purchase of the coffee machine.
Smeg coffee machine
Colour: Cream
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