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#1 Jjbeanz

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

I'm looking at buying one of the cheap coffee pod machines. I've heard the aldi ones only hold the aldi pods so was looking at the Kmart or Big W brand one as they hold the nespresso pods as well as the aldi pods? Does anybody know if that is right and are they good?
Thank you

#2 butterflydreaming

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

We had the Kmart one and found it didn't get the coffee hot enough, once milk was added it was only Luke warm. Two weeks after getting the Kmart machine we ditched it and went and spent the money on a proper nespresso one and there is a huge taste difference even using the same pods. I hate to say it but it really does seem you get what you pay for with these things.

#3 Molondy

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

I love my Aldi machine.

#4 RedBob

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

The Aldi ones only fit Aldi pods, which are bigger than nespresso pods. Dia'Oro (think that's right) also now do pods that fit a nespresso machine, and are available in Woolies and Coles.

I much prefer the taste of the nespresso pods that we use at home compared with the Aldi ones. The Aldi ones taste a bit bitter and like instant coffee to me.

#5 SkyeMummy

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

There was a thread a few weeks ago on this topic that I can't find now.

I was wondering if anyone bought the machine on special from Woolies and what you think of it??
I have found one still for $79.

Do you have to heat milk separately with this one?

#6 HeroOfCanton

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

The Aldi machine will also hold MAP pods (from Officeworks & Target) and the Woolworths ones by Gloria Jeans.

#7 bubbanme

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

I love love my Aldi machine. I think the coffee is great doesn't bother me it doesn't fit other pods original.gif

#8 3'sACharm

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

We were in Big W just yesterday and there was a lady giving out samples of the coffee that THIS machine makes. Super hot that it burnt my tongue and great tasting...i've asked for one for my christmas present Tounge1.gif

#9 Feral timtam

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

The Kmart and Big W cheapies fit either Aldi/MAP or Nespresso. If you are going to get a cheapie decide which of these brands of pods you want and look for a compatible machine.
The MAP pods I've tried are pretty disgusting. Nespresso does the nicer coffee but the Aldi pods are easier for me to get. I've got the Aldi machine and to be honest it mainly gets used for hot chocolate, chai and the first thing of the morning coffee because it's volume controlled and I don't have to hover over it while sorting out the kids.
I used it pretty heavily the first couple of weeks after getting it, now for my daytime cuppas I go back to the expresso machine!

#10 MoonPie

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

I've just bought the kmart one, which takes the nespresso pods (or the nespresso compatible ones from Woolies.) It's great, comparable taste to my mum's nespresso machine but leaks water all over the bench due to the way the water valve goes into the machine. Time will tell whether that's a long term issue or not.

Don't recommend the milk frother/heater from kmart though. $25 and pretty crappy, sends milk all over the bench as it froths it because the volume expands, even when adhering to the guidelines for how much milk to use.

#11 JustBeige

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

Does the Aldi milk frother thing work?  DH wants one for Christmas

#12 morgansacre

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE (3'sACharm @ 19/11/2012, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We were in Big W just yesterday and there was a lady giving out samples of the coffee that THIS machine makes. Super hot that it burnt my tongue and great tasting...i've asked for one for my christmas present Tounge1.gif


You can this from Coles and some IGA supermarkets for $119

I have been thinking about it Tounge1.gif

Lynn

#13 cattivo lupo

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

QUOTE (Rebothy @ 19/11/2012, 07:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've just bought the kmart one, which takes the nespresso pods (or the nespresso compatible ones from Woolies.) It's great, comparable taste to my mum's nespresso machine but leaks water all over the bench due to the way the water valve goes into the machine. Time will tell whether that's a long term issue or not.

Don't recommend the milk frother/heater from kmart though. $25 and pretty crappy, sends milk all over the bench as it froths it because the volume expands, even when adhering to the guidelines for how much milk to use.



With your milk issue, are you using light milk or full cream?  We found that light milk frothed like mad and went everywhere, but full cream behaved perfectly.

#14 Jjbeanz

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

I've heard the aldi milk frothers are really good

#15 BlueUnicorn

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

QUOTE (3'sACharm @ 19/11/2012, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We were in Big W just yesterday and there was a lady giving out samples of the coffee that THIS machine makes. Super hot that it burnt my tongue and great tasting...i've asked for one for my christmas present Tounge1.gif


I was just coming to say our Coles had this for $89 a few weeks ago, normall $120 I think.  
We like ours too! Some of them take two pods though, I think it's cappachinos and latte?  We use the Cafe Amercano ones, yum!



#16 cas8cas

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

We have a Bellini machine. My partner loves it ( he is the coffee drinker) it takes the MAP pods and also fits the woolworth select ones original.gif which he says are nicer ( and cheaper) than map ones

#17 mumof3kidlets

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

I have a aldi one. I LOVE it. I love the aldi pods too. It the most used present I have ever got. The coffee is hot and there are lots of different favours. I don't buy takeaway coffee anymore. I make one before I leave home and take it with me lol. I have the aldi milk frother and LOVE it too. I use light milk and it works fine. original.gif I'm buying my mum one for Christmas original.gif.

Edited by mumof3kidlets, 19 November 2012 - 08:05 PM.


#18 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

Aldi milk frothier is pretty good. You can froth, super froth or heat and froth. (Not the technical terms!)



#19 MoonPie

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE (cattivo lupo @ 19/11/2012, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With your milk issue, are you using light milk or full cream?  We found that light milk frothed like mad and went everywhere, but full cream behaved perfectly.

Awesome tip, we are using hilo. Thank you!!

#20 Feral Alpacas

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Just a tip- good expresso machines are not that expensive or hard to use these days. We have a Sunbeam machine, only cost about $150- does milk as well- and is super easy to use. It's so easy that Dad bought one for Mum. She is not good with machines but can manage this no worries.



#21 Jjbeanz

Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

Ok I think I'm going to go with the Kmart or big w one as it takes a variety of pods and I'm not sure which pods I like as no one i know owns one for me to try.
That Coles one looks good too though and I only shop at Coles mostly so might consider that one, does anybody know if it takes any other brand pods?
Thankyou for the replies original.gif

#22 MrsLexiK

Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

We have a nespresso at work, and an aldi at home.  They work the same to me, and they taste the same to me.  What I will say though is the pods are very different in size and I wonder how one machine would take both.  I got one because my very expensive expresso machine broke and to replace with another good quality one it was going to cost about another $2k, not something I was keen on doing because I hardly drink coffee anymore, and was finding the beans were going off all the time.

#23 Jjbeanz

Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

I'm pretty sure if you buy the ones that hold the larger pods then they will fit the smaller ones too?

#24 ELH05

Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

Wow, I was actually coming on here to ask the same question, but I specifically want a machine that adds in the milk as well.  Is the Nespresso Latissima Plus the only one that adds milk in automatically ?

#25 ELH05

Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

QUOTE (morgansacre @ 19/11/2012, 05:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can this from Coles and some IGA supermarkets for $119

I have been thinking about it Tounge1.gif

Lynn


My local IGA sells this and its out for $99 at the moment.  I am looking for one that adds in the milk as well (like the Nespresso Latissima plus) - I dont know if I can compromise and just buy this one that adds the milk with a second pod.....decisions decisions




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