Tassimo machines

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  1. iandsm

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    Just wondering if anyone has one of these Tassimo machines. I bought one thinking it would be good for travel and indeed it does make very good coffee and hot chocolate. However, when I just use it for hot water by re using an empty milk disc or the cleaning disc there is a slight smell of plastic to the water and resultant tea and also a slight after taste. Just wondering if that's something that will improve the more I use it or if there is a fix.
     
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    Used one for years. There is a yellow cleaning disk supplied with the machine, which you can use to just run hot water through it

    On ours, the cleaning/descaling disk is fitted to the back

    Hope that helps
     
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    Tried the cleaning disc and also done the full cleaning program but not a lot of improvement.. I do notice a slight smell of plastic on the cleaning disc itself and this is the same smell I get n the water. it's as if the hot water causes something the leach out of the plastic and its similar to the smell you get when water id left n the motorhome take for weeks without being rinsed out, although that goes as soon as the tank and pies are flushed through.
     
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    To make tea - buy and use a kettle. :)
     
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    Would this do the job?

     
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    Make Tea Tramp a T bag in a cup with boiling water on it so easy
     
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    'OW MUCH...:eek:.
    Thats more than i paid for my coffee pod machine.
     
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    The idea is that when on EHU you simply put the tea bag in the cup and place that under the hot water spout of the machine so you get instant hot water in the right quantity and you don' t have to mess around with boiling a kettle.
     
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    And i bet that was more than i paid for coffee granules !
     
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    Have two - don't ask - and sister has one.
    I've not noticed a taint, nor has my sister nor her family commented.
     
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    That seems a complex way to heat water.
     
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    Tea from coffee machines never taste quite right in our humble opinion, but each to their own.
    We will stick with yorkshire tea and a kettle any day :D2
     
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    I don't have a machine but still enjoy my coffee, I can get a box containing 8 or 10 sachets for £1 ... various types including Cafe Latte, Mocha, Cappuccino etc ... I get them from Fulton Foods but they are available elsewhere too ... very nice they are and I have most afternoons as my 'treat'! Just bought 5 boxes so I've got plenty to take away on holiday with me!!!!:D
     
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    Somebody gave us one as a gift, and after a while something inside it broke, flooded it, and the fuse went phut. Got one for ourselves as an indulgence, and prefer the coffee and chocolate to the tea, which I find too strong.

    Also got one for the workplace's light refreshment counter so we can serve up Costa and Cadbury's drinks to the visitors for about half the price that Costa outlets charge and still make a profit.

    Pods can be bought in bulk in Cash & Carries like Costco, but the range varies from branch to branch.

    Never had any problems with plastic taste in the water.
     
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    I have now taken to making fresh coffee the Italian way, with a stove top moka pot. Use it on a gas ring and the results are very good. No inverter needed or expensive pods. Cost £10 from TJ Max. It will definitely be in the motorhome for the next trip.
     
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    In answering the op. I too have a tassimo and have never noticed any plastic smell or taste. I use the hot water facility via the cleaning disc so it's not too hot for immediate drinking and use this with flavoured tea bags.
     
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    I don't drink tea, which is no use whatsoever to @iandsm but I hadn't even considered taking mine away in the van, until I read their post (y)

    The Costa range of coffees have become a bit addictive, but my machine has quite a large water tank, so I'd probably be better off buying a smaller one for the van.
     
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