A machine with a quiet and well working grinding mechanism.
Melitta 1021 – 21 AromaFresh
last modified: 17.02.2020, 8:22
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The Melitta AromaFresh Filter Coffee Machine caused some complications. This machine cannot fulfill one great promise: the drip stop. If the coffee pot is pulled away too early, it can quickly turn messy. However, the grinder is to be rated positively: In our test, large differences between the individual degrees of grinding were noticed, so that this machine can be used to create individual coffee enjoyment. In order to optimize the taste of the coffee, the coffee strength can also be changed. The machine also has other features such as a timer or a hotplate that keeps the coffee warm for longer periods of time.
With the Melitta AromaFresh Filter Coffee Maker you can easily prepare your own freshly ground coffee. The coffee machine has a large coffee bean container, which is easy to fill with coffee beans due to its large opening. The grinding degree can be adjusted with a switch. The beans are then ground with the conical grinder, which can be set to 3 different degrees of fineness.
At the front of the machine there is a door behind which a coffee filter (of size 4) must be placed. The door can easily be opened from the side. A permanent filter is also supplied, which is easy to clean.
To use the machine, you have to fill the water tank and the coffee bean container in advance. The water tank can be filled with 2 to 10 cups of water (1,250 ml). Filling is very easy because the filling shaft is large enough and easily accessible on the side of the coffee machine. With the help of the water level indicator on the outer disc of the water tank, you can see for how many cups the water in the water tank is sufficient. An approximate water level can also be seen from a distance. It is important to ensure that the set number of cups corresponds to the quantity of water in the water tank. If this is not the case, it could have a negative effect on the taste. The reason for this is the fact that the machine behaves acoording to the water level. It is not finished until the water tank is empty. The only shortcoming of the water tank is its lid.
The coffee pot differs only slightly from machines of other manufacturers. It has a capacity of 1.25 l and is made of glass. Its lid is easy to open and it has a good spout. With this machine, you can use the following functions for your perfect coffee enjoyment:
Coffee quantity: The coffee quantity can easily be set to 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 cups using the buttons.
Warm-keeping function: The warm-keeping function keeps the coffee warm for a longer period of time. The desired holding time can be set between 20, 40 or 60 minutes.
Coffee strength: The coffee strength can be set to mild, medium or strong.
Grinding degree controller: This function can be used to determine the fineness of the coffee powder. It can be set to different positions from finely ground coffee to coarsely ground coffee. There are three different settings. The finer the degree of grinding, the more bitter the coffee becomes.
Timer function: With the timer function you can select any time at which the coffee machine should prepare coffee fully automatically. To do this, you have to set a certain time via the timer, set the coffee quantity and the coffee strength. The start time must be within the next 24 hours. You must also specify whether the machine still needs to grind the beans or whether you have already filled the machine with ground coffee.
The grinding process of the machine was very fast. In front of the machine we measured a maximum volume of 89 dB. In our test with four cups of coffee, medium grind and medium coffee strength, the machine took about 5:50 minutes to beep. Unfortunately does the machine not have a drip stop. If you take out the jar, it will continue to drip, so that a bit of a mess is left.
The temperature of the coffee immediately after preparation was about 76 degrees. The heat could also be maintained for a longer period of time. The reason for this is the hotplate on which the coffee pot stands. This keeps the coffee reliably warm at the right temperature. The coffee machine, including the hotplate, can be set to go into standby mode after 20, 40 or 60 minutes.
Even though it's hard to see on the photos. A difference between the grinding degrees is recognizable. The photo shows the finest grinding degree on the left and the coarsest on the right. This was not always the case with other coffee machines in our test.
We have evaluated almost 300 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 75 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are approx. 15 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.0 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- A delicious coffee can be prepared with various setting options
- Quiet grinding mechanism
The following points were noted negatively:
- In some cases the grinding mechanism breaks after a short time.
|Quality of instructions||Satisfactory|
|Manual language||DE, EN, FR, NL, IT, DK, SE, NO, FI|
|Scope of delivery||Coffee machine, manual, warranty conditions, cleaning brush|
|Power in Watt||1000|
|Capacity water tank||1,375 l|
|Switchable grinding mechanism||Ja|
|Amount of coffee||2/4/6/8/10 cups|
|Grinding degrees||3 degrees|
|Coffee strength regulation||Mild, medium, strong|
|Bean container||200 g|
|Removable filter basket||Yes|
|Warm-keeping function||Up to 60 minutes|
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