was thrilled to be chosen to review the new Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio coffee machine, as i love coffee and had been wondering whether i had enough counter top space to accomodate a machine. This is the latest in a range of Dolce Gusto machines and made by DeLonghi its a more slimline model and fits neatly into any smaller kitchen,and is used with the nescafe Dolce Gusto pods.
I found the machine easy to use once unpacked (this was probably the hardest bit) i followed the instructions rinsed out the water jug which slides easily into place, lifted up the handle which for this is on the front and popped in a pod.The wheel and lights on the front of the machine ensure a great tasting drink everytime and you can personalise your drink to suit with just a subtle click of the wheel.
It has a 7 light led indicator so you can look at the diagram on the box ie cappucino pop in the white/milk pod set the wheel at 5 or 6 and the machine will automatically stop when dispensed. and again with the coffee pod pop it in set the led at 1 or 2 press the red button and hey presto perfect frothy cappucino.
No risk of spillage as the auto stop is fab and if you are unsure and want to add extra water you can press any button to stop the machine. Also No preheating is required with the thermoblock heating system, which heats water fresh every time in under a minute. For complete efficiency the energy-saving automatic stand-by mode kicks in after 5 minutes of inactivity.
The Delonghi is a modest 0.64litres which is large enough for one or two drinks without refilling, it has an adjustable cup tray to avoid any splashes,
The RRP is £129.99 and available in john lewis and other good electrical stores, further details about this machine and the rest of the range can be found online at.https://www.dolce-gusto.co.uk/EN/Pages/dolcegusto-home.aspx