Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee and Tea Machine 84516 – Five Stars

Very happy would recommend this one to any customer.

I bought this machine as dualit are good quality machines, this one is heavily built, this is obviously why it costs more. The coffee is excellent, smooth, at the correct temperature which is essential for coffee, easy to clean and doesn’t take ages to warm up. Considering the cost of major high st. Coffee retailers this wins hands down, the range of coffees and coffee pods and teas means you can indulge yourself without leaving home.

Best birthday present ever could be sitting having a coffee in a café on the riviera.

  • First impressions are excellent!
  • Good quality machine.
  • Best coffee machine i bought

Excellent machine does all functions well and is easy to use. In answer to the question does it take nespresso pods, yes it does but as others have said you need to pierce the capsules which is a bit fiddly, and why would you bother when dualit do a good rang of pods themselves, the teas, especially the green tea is particularly good. I bought it mainly to use with ground coffee which is great. If your main concern is use of nespresso pods maybe your looking at the wrong machine.

Although the tea pods aren’t as freely available as the coffee its a great machine. Compact size yet offering all the necessary features.

Features of Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee and Tea Machine 84516

  • Tea evolution dedicated tea button for your favourite teas
  • 4 in 1 Dualit Coffee & Tea Capsules, ESE Pods, and ground coffee
  • Cup Warming Plate
  • Auto off after 30 minutes
  • Temperature boost from coffee to tea

Switched from a delonghi which was a good machine and this is on par with it. I mainly use it to make a latte, the milk steamer is easy to use but a little tricky to clean at the top without a small brush. Not tried the tea function so can’t comment on that. Someone else mentioned you need lots of space above the machine to get the water container out, you don’t, all you need is s few centimetres the pull it out sideways.

Love love love love this product.

Hi i am writing this review about the dualit espress-auto 4 in 1. Compact, chrome and black it fits our kitchen decor quite nicely without imposing upon the work space available. I quite like the fact that i can make tea or coffee from the one machine , which make the kettle a little redundant. Coffee capsule, ese coffee pods , ground coffee and tea capules. It has a holder or attachment for them allowance makes coffee or tea just right to suit your time. Ground coffee when you fancy your hand at being a batista, ese pods when you want cheap convenience and pods when you want lazy but great coffee. The tea capsule are just icing on the cake. Why boil a kettle and wait for the tea to cool down when your espress-auto makes it at just the right temp for drinking. It’s a great machine, easy to use, easy to clean, quick to warm up, reasonable to buy. The only down side that i can think of. Amazon great price and delivery, but when are you going to through in a 2 year guarantee like jw. Thanks chris from broxbourne april 17.

A brilliant little machine, as the others have stated, you do need some practice to get the perfect cup of coffee. I will state that i don’t know why they say it is not compatible with nespresso as i bought a 50 variety set of coffee to use with the machine, with the aluminium capsules you will have to pierce the top with a knife, but the plastic ones i have had no problems with. Have not tried to make tea with it yet, but i assume it’s the same as the nespresso capsules. The best results do come from freshly ground coffee beans, but for those lazy moments the capsules do the job better than instant coffee. I have had the machine for nearly a month now and i am very happy with the coffee it produces.

When did so many people get brainwashed into thinking nespresso capsules were the be all and end all for coffee?. I’d have thought if you wanted to use the resource-wasting-uneconomical-unecofriendly-not-particularly-special-tasting-nespresso pods, a nespresso machine would do the job, no?we bought this after our previous dualit machine finally gave up the ghost after years and years of good service. It was repaired twice (something that is easy and cheap with dualit, not so with most other brands), and even after being in italy (my wife is italian), we can’t wait to get home to have what is usually a far superior coffee. For the people who don’t like the taste, try better coffee, maybe?this machine can be set for the amount and temperature you want, so all you need to do is switch the machine and wait (oooh, it may be as long as a minute). I defy anyone to make me a better espresso, cappuccino, or flat white than this machine can make.

I drink both tea and coffee, so this machine seemed to fit the bill. As versatile as this machine is, it can not produce the real coffee-shop espresso because it uses pressurised baskets. So, in search for a perfect cup i have made the following adjustments. Bought a proper burr grinder capable of producing fine espresso grind. I am ordering coffee beans on-line where they roast them on the day of purchase and mail them the next day. Never buy coffee from supermarkets as it is guaranteed to be stale. (don’t be fooled by ‘sealed for freshness’ type of statements on packets). The plastic one supplied with the machine is unsuitable as it is too light and wrong size for the basket (only 48mm). I use a non-pressurised basket found in all commercial and quality home machines.

Good machine reasonable price but need to train yourself to get the best out of it.

I love coffee but can’t really push my budget. New aluminum pods for environmental friendliness.

It’s a good product with a good design and i clan do the real espressi.

This is a fantastic machine and as stated in another review ignore the fact it says you cannot use nespresso pods as you can. I made smll holes with knife and flattened to look like compatible ones ad worked perfect. Also used the pg range to with no issues. Basically you can use any pod you want. Highly recommend this machine and i have only had it a matter of hours. Coffee gets very hot as does the frother so no issues with temperature. Just about to buy another one for my holiday home.

I’ve had this machine now for well over 2years. As long as you descale it regularly (i live in a very hard water area) it works perfectly. I do have to empty the spill tray quite regularly too as this fill up as well as the coffee dispensing in the cup. Otherwise i’ve had no problems with it.

Client loves the coffee and this machine.

Bought this as a replacement for our filter coffee machine which recently died. Had no idea coffee machine choices had become so varied these days. Particularly if you want something that has the added convenience of doing ‘pod’ or ‘capsule’ type coffee. But after having done a bit of homework, i decided to go for this as it seems to do everything we need, especially once we realised that we don’t just make ‘pots of coffee’ anymore. So have to admit, some of this decision was brand-driven – we have a couple of dualit products that have been bulletproof and there’s [so far no reason why this won’t follow form – but largely it was down to the compatibility with ese and [sort of] nespresso (useful for giving visitors a decent cup of joe). As well as being able to use all the many-available ground coffees without having to fill a filter up. Also a big hit with the kids as this one can froth milk up a treat so they’re loving the ‘bambichinos’ in the mornings. And it makes fantastic coffee. ]

My trusty old dualit 84009 gave up after 16 years faultless service so i was looking for a replacement to produce my favoured espresso hits to the same standard, i use both fresh ground coffee and ese pods when time is short. After trialling a few other manufacturers offerings which were all somewhat underwhelming i ordered this despite the generally mediocre reviews and i am pleased to say that so far so good and i’m very impressed. The machine is reassuringly weighty and well styled with all the functions easily accessed from the front and top, no fumbling around the back for the power switch and the water tank is a decent size too. The temperature and dosing adjustments work really well ensuring the coffee produced is exactly how you like it, every time. Using your preferred fresh ground coffee is obviously best, produced with a perfect crema and piping hot. My normal ese pods also give a very satisfying espresso without the prep and mess and most surprisingly i find the dualit and compatible nespresso pods also give a very enjoyable espresso, the machine comes with the capsule piercing tool for non dualit capsules, nespresso capsules work just fine when pierced before use. I don’t use the milk frother and live in a very soft water area so cannot comment on the steaming aspect nor the descaling requirements other than confirm that a small stainless steel milk jug was included in the box. Assuming this machine proves reliable it will be a keeper and i am really enjoying the coffee it makes, now realising how worn out the pump on my old machine had become.

A superb machine that makes excellent coffee am still finding out about its other features.

Makes great coffee , with the milk frothier it is coffee shop great👌.

A good machine though this was my third machine as the first two were duds. Doesn’t say a lot about dualits quality. Used dualit pods and filter coffee. It does tend to go through a lot of water to cool itself down.

I’ve had my machine nearly a year now and love it. The downside would be that without manipulation you can on the whole only use the nx capsules in it. I only drink decaf and dualit was only a strength 3-4 so i’ve stuck with my lavazza ground decaf which is really good quality strong flavorful coffee, i’ve also tried an organic brand cru kafe pods which work just as well, taste better but no stronger than dualit pods. Recentlyi noticed that their decaf is now strength 6 so i placed a new order. However the pods have been redesigned, quite clearly in an effort to work better in nespresso machines. The result is that they no longer work in my 4-1 machine. I contacted dualit who are sending me a gadget to pierce the capsule (which according to their website should be used for all dualit, m&s and nespresso pods). My complaint is that i shouldn’t have to pierce a pod made by dualit for its own brand machine. They won their court case with nespresso, but to now change the design to more suit nespresso than its own customers is just not on.I’m still giving the machine 5 stars as i do love it sitting there in my kitchen and it makes good coffee, but if their piercer works for nespresso i’ll be moving over to their pods as the nespresso range is far far greater than dualits choice of 4.

Comments

  1. 1.0 out of 5 stars Design flaw

    This review is from : Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee and Tea Machine 84516

    As someone else has noted, there is a design flaw with the steam hose and where it connects to the steam control. It’s made from thin plastic that splits under steam pressure. Dualit don’t stock the spare part to replace it either. Clearly they know there is a flaw and have ditched this design, leaving those of us who spent nearly £200 on this machine a short while ago, fleeced. Also stuck with a bundle of coffee capsules that don’t fit in non-dualit machine. A conkany best avoided for their poorly designed products and even worse customer service.
  2. Anonymous

    This review is from : Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee and Tea Machine 84516

    As someone else has noted, there is a design flaw with the steam hose and where it connects to the steam control. It’s made from thin plastic that splits under steam pressure. Dualit don’t stock the spare part to replace it either. Clearly they know there is a flaw and have ditched this design, leaving those of us who spent nearly £200 on this machine a short while ago, fleeced. Also stuck with a bundle of coffee capsules that don’t fit in non-dualit machine. A conkany best avoided for their poorly designed products and even worse customer service.
  3. 2.0 out of 5 stars Poor reliability

    This review is from : Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee and Tea Machine 84516

    9 months in and having to return 2nd one for repair. It is leaky in general and a lot of water comes out into the drip tray which needs to be emptied frequently – never had to do this with my previous de longhi machine which i now regret disposing of. Now developed a fault where the espresso shot doesn’t cut off pushing water through so you have to manually stop it yourself. As purchased from amazon my only option is to package up and post the unit back to them for repair which is a huge hassle, spoke to dualit who won’t come and collect it. Not impressed really and would definitely make me unlikely to purchase anything dualit in the future. Edit: a week after posting this it’s now started leaking out of the back. I will be seeking a full refund as i don’t really want a repaired or new one of these and will seek my coffee making future with another brand.
  4. Anonymous

    This review is from : Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee and Tea Machine 84516

    9 months in and having to return 2nd one for repair. It is leaky in general and a lot of water comes out into the drip tray which needs to be emptied frequently – never had to do this with my previous de longhi machine which i now regret disposing of. Now developed a fault where the espresso shot doesn’t cut off pushing water through so you have to manually stop it yourself. As purchased from amazon my only option is to package up and post the unit back to them for repair which is a huge hassle, spoke to dualit who won’t come and collect it. Not impressed really and would definitely make me unlikely to purchase anything dualit in the future. Edit: a week after posting this it’s now started leaking out of the back. I will be seeking a full refund as i don’t really want a repaired or new one of these and will seek my coffee making future with another brand.
  5. 1.0 out of 5 stars Poor design and leaky

    This review is from : Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee and Tea Machine 84516

    British made but poorly designed/constructed – leaked from base onto work surface. Water tank a feat of digital dexterity is required to get the thing to slot in properly.
  6. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee and Tea Machine 84516

    British made but poorly designed/constructed – leaked from base onto work surface. Water tank a feat of digital dexterity is required to get the thing to slot in properly.
  7. 1.0 out of 5 stars Poor design

    This review is from : Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee and Tea Machine 84516

    Ours was a gift and started leaking from the front top and side after aboit 10 months of use. I’ve taken it apart and there seems to be a design flaw where water is injected into the steam wand mechanism under pressure. There is no gasket between the plastic and metal parts of the steam mechanism resulting in water spraying around the inside of the machine. It resulted in the electronics packing in until i dried them out. I thought i’d fixed it with some joint sealant but that doesnt seem to have worked. It looks like this is going to the dump as i had no receipt to claim a refund.
  8. Anonymous

    This review is from : Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee and Tea Machine 84516

    Ours was a gift and started leaking from the front top and side after aboit 10 months of use. I’ve taken it apart and there seems to be a design flaw where water is injected into the steam wand mechanism under pressure. There is no gasket between the plastic and metal parts of the steam mechanism resulting in water spraying around the inside of the machine. It resulted in the electronics packing in until i dried them out. I thought i’d fixed it with some joint sealant but that doesnt seem to have worked. It looks like this is going to the dump as i had no receipt to claim a refund.
  9. 1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible

    This review is from : Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee and Tea Machine 84516

    I bought this item was told it had imperfections or scratches on it but in perfect working order. Not so, i received it with a cracked water tank which means it is totally unusable and some of the parts hanging off. Must have known that some of the parts were hanging off even if the tank was cracked in transit.
  10. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Dualit Espress-auto 4 in 1 Coffee and Tea Machine 84516

    I bought this item was told it had imperfections or scratches on it but in perfect working order. Not so, i received it with a cracked water tank which means it is totally unusable and some of the parts hanging off. Must have known that some of the parts were hanging off even if the tank was cracked in transit.
    1. 1.0 out of 5 stars Could do better with a saucepan of water...
      Not at all happy with the coffee it produces, warm brown water but not espresso. Very messy, difficult to use and some of time the water container does not connect properly. Returned to amazon as quality very poor.
      1. Verified Purchase
        Not at all happy with the coffee it produces, warm brown water but not espresso. Very messy, difficult to use and some of time the water container does not connect properly. Returned to amazon as quality very poor.

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