For those who enjoy filter coffee, then a great way of making that particular brew is to use a basic and functional filter coffee maker.
This particular model from the popular Vonshef brand ticks almost all of the boxes. Priced at under £40, it also has a high buyer satisfaction rating of 84%. Let's take a closer look.
From the image above, you can see this has a nice appearance, and pretty much has quite a traditional look to it. For peace of mind it also comes with a 2-year manufacturer's warranty.
The Vonshef Brand
The VonShef brand make a wide range of cooking and kitchen appliances that includes food preparation, food storage, kitchen electricals, gadgets and cookware.
They do not make a lot of coffee kitchen products apart from coffee grinders and these grinders are also suitable for grinding nuts and seeds.
How Buyers Rate the VonShef Digital Filter Coffee Maker
This one is a not a best seller but it does sell on a regular and consistent basis. In addition to that the buyer reviews have achieved and maintained a consistent buyer satisfaction rating of 84%.
That is a good solid and reliable score, and it should tell you that overall, buyers really like this filter coffee machine, after they have bought and used it.
With an RRP of just under £40, I also think it does represent pretty good value for money.
When we read the reviews there were a small number of complaints. We think you should know about the product, and indeed any potential problems it may have.
The good news is that there are not many complaints, but they did sit at around 4% of buyers, so they should not be ignored.
Let's have a look and see what those were. There were two main types of complaints from around 4% of buyers:
Around 66% of buyers rated this personal coffee maker very highly, and 22% rated it as very good. Therefore you do have to balance that against the 4% who made the complaints.
How Does the VonShef Digital Filter Coffee Maker Work?
This one is quite a large capacity. It can make 1.5 litres of good quality filter coffee. If you prefer, that is around 10 cups of coffee.
That makes it a good choice for larger families, or for those who like to entertain. It is also enough for use in an office or small business.
There is a water gauge on the side so as you can easily see when it needs filled with water. So to use plug it in, fill it up with water. Pop the beans in the top, grind those and then use the LED display to start the brewing process.
The coffee will end up in the jug. You can also program this one to come on at certain times, which is really handy. There is also a keep warm feature.
Key Features of the VonShef Digital Filter Coffee Maker
I also like to list what I think are the important features about this coffee maker, and why I think they are important.
Built -In Grinder
This means that you can buy coffee beans, and then grind those when you need them.
That is an ideal situation as you are assured of the freshest coffee.
This one comes with a stainless steel mesh filter, which can be used on its own.
If you prefer you can also add a paper filter for smoother coffee.
It is worth noting that you do not have to use the grinder. If you prefer to buy your coffee already ground, then there will be no need to use the grinder.
There is a large display on the machine, which you can use to program and set this filter coffee maker up.
It also has a delay timer so as you can set it up, and let it brew at a later time.
It also has an anti-drip valve to avoid any spills, and it has a safety switch built in, should you forget it is switched on.
Auto Shut Off
Just in case you do forget all about this machine being on, at least you will not have to worry.
This one has an auto cut-off which will come on after 30 minutes, and turn the machine off. That is clearly useful for peace of mind brewing.
Overall the unit is compact so will not take up a lot of room on your kitchen worktop. It measures 29 x 39.2 x 32 cm and weighs about 3.9 Kg.
It takes around 10 minutes thanks to a 1,000 watt motor, which quickly brews the coffee.
My Verdict on the VonShef Digital Filter Coffee Maker
Buying any coffee maker is always about your expectations. Vonshef are a very good brand, who make a whole range of kitchen goods. This particular filter coffee maker has an RRP of around £40. For that type of money, the big majority of buyers seem very satisfied.
There were a few niggly complaints, about the grinding capability and it being fiddly to use. Those complaints were a very small number, and it is worth keeping in mind, that the majority of buyers thought it was great.
Overall this is an affordable choice, and rated it highly enough by real life buyers.
At £40 for your own filter brewing coffee system, it is not a huge investment, and worth a try. If you are buying ground beans for this one, make sure they are suitable for a filter style machine.
You can't use an espresso grind for this machine. Filter coffee needs to have a coarser grind.
A good coffee to use is either the illy or Lavazza brands, which are both excellent Italian coffees.