Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio

Test 06/2019

  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - front
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  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - back
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - boxed
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - anwendung
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - detail
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  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - drehregler
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - einzelteile
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - hebel
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - hoeheneinstellung
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - kaffee
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - kapsel
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - kapselhalterung
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - kapselkaffeemaschine
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - schieberegler
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - wassertank
  • Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio - wassertankoeffnung
Test seal: Krups Nescafé Dolce Gusto Lumio, Rating 8.7

last modified: 08.04.2020, 10:16

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 30%
Speed 30%
Volume 20%
Cleaning 20%
Tested by: Johanna


Product tester


The Krups Dolce Gusto Lumio coffee capsule machine is a well working machine and its design makes it a real eye-catcher. The great thing about this device is that the amount of water can also be changed individually, the water tank with its small opening is somewhat more difficult to handle than with the other devices.


  • Automatic switch-off of the water supply
  • Water quantity individually adjustable
  • Unusual design
  • With adapter also compatible with capsules of other manufacturers


  • Not dishwasher-safe except for capsule holder
  • Small opening at the water tank

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Well working device with eye-catching design and easy handling.

The Krups Dolce Gusto Lumio coffee capsule machine, has a modern, organic design and looks very cute in its form. It is very compact and space-saving and a nice eye-catcher in every kitchen.

Krups coffee capsule machine
The Krups coffee capsule machine


The device is delivered without capsules, which must be purchased by the customer. It has a water tank with a capacity of 0.95 litres and can be filled with one capsule at a time. The capsule holder can be removed from the device and only then filled with one capsule. The machine is equipped with a collecting grid for swelling liquids, which can be adjusted to two different heights, depending on the cup size. The Krups capsule coffee machine works with the Nescafe Dolce Gusto capsule system, which are available in the supermarket.

The instructions for use are only equipped with pictures and are not very detailed. The operation is quite simple and self-explanatory, but a more informative operating instruction could help.

The water tank
The water tank

The capsule inside the capsule holder
The machine can be filled with one capsule at a time

The collecting grid can be adjusted in its height
The collecting grid can be adjusted in its height


Before using the device for the first time, the device must be run through with only water once. You only have to fill the water tank to the maximum once and insert the capsule holder, the opening of the water tank is a bit small and consequently more difficult to fill. There is already a plastic capsule in it for cleaning only. The amount of water can be adjusted on a small rotary control, for cleaning it must be set to the highest amount. The device has a slide switch that can be moved to the left and to the right. If you move it to the left (blue), cold water runs through and hot water to the right (red). For cleaning, water must now pass through once in each direction. Once you have done this, the first coffee can already be brewed.

The capsule holder
The capsule holder must be inserted

The rotary controll
The rotary controll is adjusting the amount of water

The slide switch
The slide switch is adjusting the water temperature


Fill up the water tank again, remove the plastic capsule from the cleaning run and here you go. Insert the coffee capsule into the capsule holder, insert it into the machine and push down the handle. The capsule will show you the amount of water you need to adjust on the machine. The machine heats up once at the beginning and as soon as the light on the control switch changes from red to green, the machine is ready for use. This takes about 13 seconds. To start the machine, move the slider to the right or left and the machine starts immediately, when the coffee is ready, the slider jumps automatically back to the center. This took 57 seconds in the test with the highest water quantity. At the end of use, the machine automatically switches to stand-by mode after 1 minute.

The handle
The handle

The result
After 1 minute your coffee is ready


Most of the cleaning of the device must be done by hand. Except for the capsule holder, no other removable parts are allowed in the dishwasher according to the instructions. The individual parts should therefore be washed by hand once and the surfaces can be cleaned with a towel. Afterwards you let the device run through as already described in the preparation once only with water. In addition, the appliance must be decalcified regularly. This is signalled to you by the device, if the light on the control knob lights up continuously red.

The individual parts of the machine
The machine can be divided into various individual parts

We have evaluated approx. 250 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 80 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are approx. 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 80% positive and 10% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Simple operation
  • Fast
  • Nice design
  • Automatic switch-off of the coffee process

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Problems with milk capsules - overflowing
  • Frequent malfunctions
  • Bad operating instructions
Manufacturer Krups
EAN 0010942222460
Capsule system Nescafe Dolce Gusto
Duration 57 sec (without heating time)
Adjustable cup filling quantity Yes
Volume 1 metre distance 59 dB
Heating time 13 sec
Adjustable drip tray Yes (2 steps)
Automatic switch-off ✔ (after 1 minute in stand-by)
Dishwasher safe Only the capsule holder is dishwasher safe
Capacity litres 0,95
Material Plastic
Stand-by power consumption 0,8 W
Power in Watt 1340~1600
Length of the power cable 85 cm
Weight 2,54 kg
Depth 20 cm
Height 37 cm
Width 16,5 cm
Manual language EN, DE, ES, FR, GR, IT, KZ, NL, PT, RU, TR, UA, DA, FI, NO, SV
Quality of instructions Satisfactory
Scope of delivery Device, operating instructions, safety instructions, international warranty instruction
Quality impression Very good
Packaging Very good
Additional warranty 24 months

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How do you raise the drip grid for different size cups
This is very simple: you can pull the drip grid out to the front and then you can see in the opening above the slide-in, there you can put thedrip grid back in.
Does the appliance have an automatic or manual switch-off of the water quantity?
Yes, this is done automatically by the device.
Is it possible to adjust the amount of water so that the coffee tastes more concentrated?
Yes, you can adjust the amount of water to suit your taste and strength. The machine remembers the last setting.
Can capsules from other manufacturers also be used?
Yes, there is a capsule adapter, so you can also use other capsules.


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