The EP Philips 2231/40 has become a new member of the family and a kitchen jewel
Hello everyone, it’s time to write a review about my new purchase — the long-awaited Philips EP 2231/40 coffee machine. It is long-awaited because we have long been choosing which model makes the best coffee and which one is easier and more practical to use. I did not really want to try the coffee in the store itself, so the selection was made by sampling (coffee at friends and relatives) and by studying reviews. I chose this model because it has all the features which satisfied our expectations and needs. I was also bribed by the compact size and ease of operation of the coffee machine, and the fact that this brand has a reputation as a reliable manufacturer.
- Type: Espresso (automatic)
- Type of coffee — ground / beans
- Number of cups of coffee, pcs: 2
- Cappuccino preparation: automatic
- Preset programs: espresso, Americano, cappuccino, hot water
- Beakers: ceramic
- Water tank, l: 1.8
- Grinder capacity, gr: 275gr
- Max pressure: 15 bar
- Power Consumption, Watt: 1500
- Weight, kg: 8
- Settings: water hardness, hot water volume, coffee strength, coffee temperature
- Additional functions: automatic shutdown when not in use, hot water, simultaneous preparation of two cups
- Design features: display light, removable drip tray, power indicator, waste bin, display
- Case material: plastic
- Features and functions: filter for water, self-cleaning; touch-sensitive buttons
- Adjustments: degree of grinding (12 degrees); strength of the drink (3 degrees); volume of the drink; adjusting the temperature (3 degrees); water hardness.
The design of this model is for me a very important advantage of it compared to other machines. Stylish and modern Philips EP 2231/40 can decorate your kitchen in almost any style.
As it should be, there are maximum limits on all containers (water container, milk container, coffee container). There are also all the necessary «event» indicators.
Intuitive control menu allows you to quickly grasp the principle of using this coffee machine, even people who are not friendly with technology (yes, that’s me)).
Let’s take a look at the main parts and functions of this model:
The main control panel. The display shows each step of the coffee preparation. Also adjusts the degree of grinding, strength of the drink, the volume of the drink, water hardness, temperature. Also indicators of the containers fullness.
On top there is a spacious sealed compartment for beans and a small compartment for ground coffee.
My favorite is the removable automatic cappuccinator, without which coffee just isn’t coffee to me. Easy to remove and insert, also easy to rinse. Automatically heats and froths the milk, making a delicious and gentle foam.
True, there is a small disadvantage — the milk tank is a little uncomfortable, because sometimes falls when you catch it in the fridge (because of not very stable bottom).
Conveniently retractable 1.8 liter water compartment with AquaClean filter.
The coffee adapter is height-adjustable.
Pulls out easily, so far has not caused any problems or inconvenience when pouring out.
The mechanism on the right extends, which should be cleaned periodically.
A container for used coffee grounds (I guess everyone already knows that they can be used as a natural body scrub).
And the most important thing… The coffee is aromatic and tasty. It’s hard for me to please, because I’m very selective and picky about food and drinks, but this coffee machine coped with its task.
My favorite cappuccino has been pleasing me for three months now, thanks to our machine.
The milk froth is gentle and dense, it doesn’t crumble. The milk foams well and it is a pleasure to make coffee with the automatic cappuccinator. I use vegetable milk and it makes the same perfect froth.
You can put one or two cups at once. The size and volume of the cups can also be any size.
Of the disadvantages — a little noise in operation. But I haven’t met a quiet coffee machine yet.
What can I say, the car is good in all aspects, except for its high noise level. I can’t stand the noise within the limited space of the apartment, it is unrealistically annoying. So much so, that I don’t want to use it. You can’t start it up early in the morning if you risk waking up the neighbors. In general, I can not recommend it to those who, like me, can not stand the loud noises around him.
As Bill Gates used to say, «You can do anything for coffee. Even work.» So it was, until I finally decided to buy a Philips EP 2231|40 coffee maker. It was not an easy choice because I wanted value for money, I chose a more budget-friendly option. But at the last moment I decided not to save on my pleasure and buy a quality coffee maker. My choice was a Philips EP 2231 coffee machine. It was a little more expensive than I had planned, but it was worth it! The first thing I noticed is that it is easy to make a few coffees to choose from and the automatic cappuccinator was a pleasant surprise to me, since I’m a fan of cappuccino. The crema is dense without crumbling, which allows you to preserve the true taste of real coffee. The machine can be operated intuitively, which allows you to make coffee even a small child. The machine is started by pressing just one button, which is not unimportant.
Thanks to its small size, it fit perfectly in my small kitchen. Not only has this machine saved space in my kitchen, but it has also saved me money because it uses very little electricity.
And the self-cleaning function means that I don’t have to spend a lot of time cleaning it, and it also allows my coffee machine to last much longer.
I can adjust the degree of grind, which is very convenient because my family members like to drink different kinds of coffee. The same goes for the strength of the beverage — the machine can put more beans per cup or I can increase the hot water pressure and delivery speed. While I wash my face, it tests itself, rinses the system, mixes the coffee and makes my favorite cappuccino, not a morning is complete without real coffee.
Hello, my name is Elena and I love coffee very much. I thought for a long time and decided to write this review, because I think it will be very useful to other people who are looking for a coffee machine. Not so long ago I became the happy owner of an indispensable coffee machine Phillips EP2231, which saves me and my family every morning.
Thanks to it, we can spoil ourselves every day and enjoy a great cup of coffee, cappuccino or espresso with a soft, rich flavor. There is no extraneous odor or plastic flavors. The milk froth is dense and very smooth and it doesn’t splash. You can adjust the strength and amount of coffee according to your preferences and desires. Thanks to the touch control the machine is easy to use and it can handle both a person of age and a child, which is very convenient and important for my large family. It is very convenient and very important for my big family because no family member asked for help with making coffee every time.
This coffee machine has a very stylish modern beautiful design. Thanks to it, it will fit into any kitchen interior and even decorate it. Also it has a self-cleaning function, and I am very happy with it. And also it comes with an AquaClean filter. When it will be necessary to change it, the coffee machine will let you know.
Thanks to the fact that this coffee machine has a very solid build nothing creaks or rattles, all parts fit together tightly. And it saves electricity, which is important in our time. Without exception, I recommend buying this coffee machine, because the price and quality are consistent. You should not overpay and be fooled by advertising and brands. Always listen to people’s opinions and reviews, as I did before buying a coffee machine Phillips EP2231 and have never regretted it.
To summarize, I want to say that the machine met my expectations by 100%, namely, saving my morning time, energy and positive charge for the whole day and, of course, great taste coffee that will satisfy all family members!
- Stylish design
- Automatic cappuccinator
- Quick and easy to clean
- Delicious and aromatic coffee
- Easy and intuitive to operate
- Lack of grease in the kit