Choosing an appliance is not an easy choice. There are now a multitude of options to choose from, as well as different brands, and it is for this reason that the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) performs comparative analysis of different devices. And, on this occasion, the agency has focused on best capsule coffee makers brands like Bosch, Delonghi, Krups or Philips with minimum prices that oscillate between 29 and 90 euros.
Among the characteristics that have been taken into account in the OCU study They are the ease of use and cleaning, the speed of preparation, its compact size and low consumption. Likewise, it is taken into consideration the price of the capsules that, annually, are more expensive than the coffee maker itself. And, according to the organism’s calculations, two coffees a day have an annual cost that ranges between 217 and 343 euros depending on the type of brand of the capsule.
Definitely, the best coffee makers for less than 100 euros According to the comparative analysis of the Organization of Consumers and Users, they are the following:
For Nespresso capsules
Delonghi Pixie EN124.S (from 90 to 149 euros)
- OCU Global Rating: 85 points.
- Characteristics: 19 bar pressure; 0.7 liters from the water tank.
In its favor, its good general quality, allows to program the automatic shutdown in 9 minutes and supports two sizes of cups.
In contrast, the average price of Nespresso capsules is not the cheapest: 0.36 euros / capsule.
For DolceGusto capsules
Delonghi EDG305 Mini Me (from 80 to 100 euros)
- OCU Global Rating: 82 points.
- Characteristics: 15 bar pressure; 0.8 liters from the water tank; 0.31 euros / capsule, average price.
In its favor, its good general quality, its ease of use, how quiet it is and the good temperature at which the coffee comes out. In addition, the average price of DolceGusto capsules is among the lowest: 0.31 euros / capsule.
For L´OR capsules
Philips L’OR Barista LM8012 / 60 (from 69 to 99 euros)
- OCU Global Rating: 77 points.
- Characteristics: 19 bar pressure; 1 liter from the water tank.
In its favor, its good general quality and the possibility of preparing two coffees at the same time.
In contrast, the average price of L´OR capsules is the most expensive: 0.49 euros / capsule.
For Tassimo capsules
Bosch Tassimo TAS1003GB (from 29 to 65 euros)
- Overall rating: 71 points.
- Characteristics: 3.3 bar pressure, 0.7 liters from the water tank.
In its favor, its ease of use and the maintenance notice indicator. In addition, the average price of Tassimo capsules is among the lowest: 0.31 euros / capsule.
Annual cost of coffee machine capsules
Likewise, one of the main conclusions of the comparative study of the Organization of Consumers and Users is that the annual cost of the capsules ends up exceeding that of the coffee maker itself. Taking the average prices of the capsules of each brand and calculating a consumption of 700 cups a year (almost two a day), the final cost is 217 euros for DolceGusto and Tassimo; 252 euros for Nespresso; and 343 euros for L´OR.
More OCU studies
The body that defends consumers has published other comparative analyzes to know, for example, the best washing machines, that you can consult them in this link, Y the smartphones mid-range with better features, that you can meet them here.
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