Customer Reviews — Smeg 50's Retro Filter Coffee Machine with Timer - White

Customer Reviews — Smeg 50's Retro Filter Coffee Machine with Timer - White

Smeg 50's Retro DCF02WHUK Filter Coffee Machine with Timer - White
£179
  • Makes up to 10 cups at once
  • Special setting keeps coffee warm after it's brewed
  • Comes with built-in timer
  • Choose between a light or intense aroma
  • Automatically switches off after a set amount of time
4.8 / 5
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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 coffee maker!

4/5
I love Smeg products - the retro 1950s look is a big part of their appeal for me and they perform and are built to an amazingly high standard. Now why the 4 star do you ask? Well when you fill the jug it is actually impossible to get that last little drip of water out of the big and into the tank. It’s a dilemma. Do I leave a tiny bit of cold water in the jug? Can I flick it into the tank somehow? Or do I walk over to the sink and pour it away (go water the plants with it)? God damn you Smeg! You had one job! That minor quibble aside - it’s a great product.
Alex Hancock
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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Worth it

5/5
I was struggling to justify the price but the machine is beautiful and lives up to expectations. Little taller than I expected but looks stylish and delivers a fresh, hot and tasty cup of coffee. Quick and not too noisy. Pleasure to use.
AK
Colour: Stainless Steel
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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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Fabulous coffee machine

5/5
I’ve been wanting this coffee machine for so long and I’m not disappointed. Looks incredible and was straight forward to use. Whilst on the pricy side of a filter machine it looks fabulous in my kitchen
Janet Nickson
Colour: Stainless Steel
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