Melitta Filter Coffee Machine UK Review 

 June 12, 2018

By  Enda McLarnon

This is our detailed review of the Melitta Look IV Therm Timer, 1011-16, Filter Coffee Machine with Insulated Jug. This particular coffee maker is one of the best sellers online in the UK at the moment.

It has been around for a few years now and has received and maintained very high buyer satisfaction ratings as you can see just below.

Buyer Satisfaction

The Melitta Look IV Filter coffee machine is a great brand and has a very high 94% buyer satisfaction rating, from over 7,500+ online buyers, making this Melitta model, the highest rated filter coffee machine in the United Kingdom.

For many UK buyers, and certainly those who enjoy their filter coffee, this is the model of machine that they turn to the most. It has all the right features and a few extra ones that you may find really useful.

We will cover those in detail just below so as you can have all the information, that you need to help you decide, if this is the right one for you.

A Little About the Melitta Company

Here we let you know just a little about the Melitta brand. This is a short section just to give you a little bit of information about the brand itself. They are an international and family-owned Melitta Group business who have been around for just over 100 years. They are a German brand.

They manufacture branded products for coffee enjoyment, for the storage and preparation of food, and for household cleanliness.

Melitta Look IV Therm Timer Features & Benefits

In this section we look at what we believe to be the really important features so as you can quickly decide if this is the right filter machine for you.

How Much Coffee Can You Make?

The water tank on this model is transparent and can hold up to 125 ml. (2.25 pints) That is enough to make 10 large cups or 15 small cups of filter coffee. You can of course just make one cup at a time if you prefer or any number up to 15 in total, depending on the size of your cup of course.

Do you need to buy paper filters?

Yes like most filter coffee machines, this one needs paper filters to help keep the grains out of your coffee. This one uses Melitta 1 x 4 filters which are available on Amazon, and at other online stores. You get 80 filters for around £4.00 depending on where you buy them.

Please note this machine does not have a permanent mesh style filter.

How long does the coffee stay warm?

This is one of the most popular questions from buyers, when they are considering buying any type of filter coffee machine. The answer for this Melitta model is "up to 2 hours." That is because the jug is heavily insulated for that specific reason.

Is there a timer feature?

Yes there is a timer feature that allows you to set the time when you want the machine to start brewing. Most buyers use this to start the machine at a certain time in the morning, so as they can wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee.

So those are the most important features and the ones that we think are very important. However as we mentioned at the beginning of the article, there are some other interesting and useful features, so we have summarised those just below.

Full Features of the Melitta Look IV Therm Timer Filter Coffee Machine

  • Measures 23 x 21 x 35 cm and weighs 3 Kg 
  • Has a 1.2 litre water capacity
  • Has a 1,000 watt powered motor
  • Available in 3 colours, black, whit, black/brushed steel
  • Can make up to 10 large cups or 15 small cups
  • Uses paper filters
  • Has a timer feature
  • Has a digital timer display
  • Has a limescale display and a 3 in 1 limescale protection system
  • Has a Descaling programme display
  • Has a very accurate aroma selector so as you can select the strength of coffee that you prefer
  • Has a detachable filter unit
  • Has a drip stop
  • Has an illuminated on/off switch
  • Has an unbreakable insulated pot
  • Has a cable compartment storage and the lead is 2.9 feet long
  • Has been VDE tested for safety
  • Designed and made in Germany

What Buyers Say About the Melitta Look IV

With a very high buyer satisfaction rating of 90% it is clear that the huge majority of buyers are very satisfied with their purchase. Just below we have put together a pros and cons table. This table has been derived from our research.

We read all the available buyer reviews and we have then summarised those, to save you having to read through all of them yourself. Hopefully you will find that useful and that it will also save you a lot of time.


  • 75% of all buyers gave this machine the full 5 star rating
  • Buyers stated that this machine is very easy to use
  • Buyers said that it made very good coffee, though one or two said it uses more coffee than other filter machines they had used before
  • Buyers liked the fact that the jug kept the coffee warm, and preferred this to using a hot plate which actually burns the coffee and makes a very bad taste in your mouth
  • Buyers liked the fact that it makes coffee really quickly
  • Buyers said this was very easy to clean
  • Buyers said this was a great purchase if you wanted a good value for money machine, that makes great coffee quickly


  • Only 5% of all buyers gave this a bad rating
  • A small number of buyers said their machine stopped working and they had to get it replaced under warranty
  • A few buyers said that it used more coffee than they had expected

Our Overall Verdict on the Melitta Therm Look IV Filter Coffee Machine

The buyer ratings are overall very high at 94% buyer satisfaction and this machine remains a very popular choice for UK buyers, who are in the market for a good quality filter type machine.

Any complaints about this are mainly from a few buyers who said their machine stopped working after a few months and they had to get a replacement under warranty.

Most likely they got a faulty product and this can happen from time to time. It is always good to know that you can get it replaced under the 12 month warranty.

According to many buyers if you just want a coffee machine that is easy to use, and makes good black aromatic coffee, then this is the machine for you. When the coffee is freshly brewed to your liking, then the insulated jug keeps it warm for up to 2 hours, without the need for a hot plate which can burn the coffee and leave a bitter taste.

This Melitta model did come out as our number one choice on our top 10 list. However if this is not the one for you, then why not check out our top 10 list of filter coffee machines by clicking right here.

This Melitta Look IV Therm Timer model though seems to tick all of the boxes for many UK buyers so we have no hesitation in recommending this model to you.

Enda McLarnon

Enda McLarnon has a Business Management Honour's Degree and applies his professional insight, to analyse and write helpful product reviews with tips and useful advice. I am also a coffee lover and enjoy tasting all of the coffee types the world has to offer.

Enda McLarnon

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