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Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio Coffee Brewer Review

As well as the Dolce Gusto Genio performs, it's even better on your wallet.

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Design Overview

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Beyond the basic controls, there isn't much to the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio's design. It has the buttons you need without creating confusion during brewing.

Brewing Chamber

Brewing Chamber Photo
You can slide the brewing chamber out after lifting up the metal tab.

Similar to the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Melody 2, the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio's brewing chamber contains a piece of plastic that holds the coffee pod and slides out of the machine completely. You'll have to pull the holder out, insert the Nescafé pod, put the holder back in, and lock it in by pulling down the metal lever just above the chamber. Note that the chamber only accepts Nescafé pods.

Dispensing Area

Controls

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With the wheel at the top of the Dolce Gusto Genio, you can choose drink size.

You'll find that there isn't an array of buttons on the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio. There is a black rubber "on" button on the left side, cold (blue) and hot (red) buttons on the top and a size/strength wheel dial at the top as well.

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The power button is on the left.

Reservoir

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You'll find the water reservoir on the back side of the machine.

One of the least-appealing aspects of the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio is its water reservoir, which holds only 700 ml of water. It's located on the backside so it's hard to reach if it's under a cabinet and the small opening on its side makes it difficult to pour water into it.

In the Box

Since the design is so basic, it's not surprising that the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio comes with six Nescafé pods and no other accessories.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
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  8. Conclusion
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