Monday, January 10, 2011

Tassimo T20 Single-Serve Beverage Maker Review and Giveaway

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When we sold our house last year we gave away or sold many of our worldly possessions. And our coffee maker, an under-the-cabinet job, stayed with the home.

In his eagerness to start furnishing our new kitchen, the kitchen in the
house we don't yet own, DH jumped at the chance to review a Tassimo T20 "not just a coffee maker" single serve beverage maker. Yes, we get to keep it for our theoretical new home.

And guess what? You can win one for your home, new or old.


Some thoughts on the product from DH:

My boss, bless his heart, provides us with free coffee and snacks all day long. I don’t know if anybody ever cleans the communal coffee pot. (Lord knows I don’t!) Results of said communal coffee vary from pot to pot. We generally drink bitter, acrid, nasty tasting free coffee in the morning, and dump the remainder of a full pot late in the afternoon because somebody wanted just one more cup. Except you have to make a full 12 cups in the brewer in order to get the proportions right.

On two of those counts, single cup brewers like the Bosch Tassimo get it right. Not only does every cup taste consistently like the last one, but you never throw out wasted coffee. And if the next person in line wants something different, they simply put their own mug under the spigot and insert the desired capsule, or T-Disc, of their choice.

It took a while to figure out how to operate the Tassimo. It’s not as intuitive as I’d hoped. The bar code system imprinted on the T-Disc must tell the machine how much water to pass through at what speed. A green plastic tab is inserted to let the machine clean itself, and it took me a while to figure out that the cleaning process (just passing through heated water) is ideal for making tea, though there are T-Discs for tea as well. Whether it's tea, hot cocoa or coffee, it only takes about a minute to make your beverage.

After a few weeks of use, we’ve got it down and use our Tassimo on a regular basis. It doesn’t result in a too-hot-to-handle ceramic mug from the microwave or take nearly as long as boiling water in the old-fashioned tea kettle.

It’s straightforward enough for the kids (tween boys, not tots) to operate safely, although it requires a little more cleanup as a result of some spillage and dripping that happens from time to time. I hate throwing away plastic and prefer to recycle coffee grounds, which is a downside of the disposable T-Discs.

(Kim adds that though she doesn't like the extra waste either, but she's the kind of gal who typically only gets coffee at Starbucks-they put whipped cream on top!- so the cappuccinos from the Tassimo save her an unnecessary car trip.)

The Gevalia coffee capsules that came with our beverage maker were not a hit (too sour for my taste and Kim only drinks her coffee in cappuccino form).

The Tassimo delivers extremely consistent results every time, and once we find the ideal beverages, I’m sure this appliance will hold a reserved spot on our kitchen counter (once we find the ideal house).

The Tassimo T20 retails for $129.00 and is available at major retailers like Bed, Bath and Beyond, as well as on the web.

Win it!

Head to the Tassimo site and comment telling me what beverage you'd like to make in your shiny new Tassimo T20.

Comment prior to 9 PM CST on Friday, January 21, 2011 to be entered to win.

Extra entries, one for each method below

* Tweet about this contest and come back and let me know about it for an extra entry.
Sample tweet: Win a Tassimo T20 from @KimMoldofsky
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* Share this giveaway with a link back on Facebook and comment here to let me know.

* Comment on an episode of Property Sluts, my not-ready-for-HGTV home buying series (I'm not property virgin, yo!) and come back to let me know you did. They are funny, not smutty; I promise.

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Open to U.S. residents only.
I must have a way to contact you based on the comment. Winner must respond within 48 hours.
Winner will be chose via Random.org based on the total number of comments.

Congrats: Commenter #8
Congrats to Gayle Weiswasser!


49 comments:

Rachel (Hounds in the Kitchen) said...

I would love to try the tazo teas.

theresa said...

Yum!! Carte Noire Kenya sounds delicious!

Rebecca Graham said...

I would brew the Starbucks Breakfast Blend T disc.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/rhoneygee/status/24743330264915968

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sphinx63 said...

I'd love to try the Mastro Lorenzo Crema Coffee. Thanks!

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2 Kids and a Coupon said...

Hmmm. So many choices! Can I try them all?

2kidsandacoupon (at) gmail.com

Gayle Weiswasser said...

My husband would love this! He'd make a Starbucks Latte Primo.

Gayle Weiswasser said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/gweiswasser/statuses/24852637560078336

Gayle Weiswasser said...

I commented on Property Sluts!

Danetta said...

I'd like to try the Maxwell House Café Collection French Vanilla Coffee
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Megryansmom said...

The Crema Coffee sounds delightful.

megryansmom@sbcglobal.net

The White Whimsies said...

I would make some Milka Hot Chocolate.

The White Whimsies said...

I tweeted about the giveaway! @WhiteWhimsies

Thrifty Blogger said...

I would love to brew a cappuccino

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agatewood1 said...

I would love to try the Gevalia Latte.
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agatewood1 said...

I followed you on twitter @shuggysmommy
http://twitter.com/#!/shuggysmommy/status/24903428022996992

Linda said...

I'd like to try the Tazo Chai tea!
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samantha said...

Hot chocolate!

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Amy from Occupation: Mommy said...

Mmmm, I would love to try the Milka hot chocolate.

melanie said...

i have a total addiction to tazo green tea right now so i would definitely have to stock up...

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BeeCute said...

I want to try the Milka hot chocolate sooo bad! I want this Tassimo sooo bad, too!! lol

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BeeCute said...

tweet
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BeeCute said...

I subscribed to your YouTube channel

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BeeCute said...

I left u a comment on your Property Sluts.

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Kirsti said...

Hot chocolate!

agatewood1 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/shuggysmommy/status/25268990561484800
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Amethyst Moon said...

I'd like to make a Starbucks cappucino

Amethyst Moon said...

tweet http://twitter.com/Amethyst_M/status/25299672897683456

My name means Wisdom said...

I would love to try the Gevalia swiss flavor!

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Plotnik Family said...

hot chocolate for the kids, tea for Neal and a latte for me, what could be better!

agatewood1 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/shuggysmommy/status/25583339440181248
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Jen said...

Seattle's Best Coffee. That's all I need right now, because our pot diet a very disappointing death this morning. I just need coffee. Everything else is a bonus.

Jen said...

Oh, and I commented on the xtranormal Property Sluts episode.

Jen said...

Oh, and I commented on the xtranormal Property Sluts episode.

Liza said...

Mmmm, latte at home. Mmmm.

Editdebs Talks said...

I'd love to try the Starbucks Latte Primo--yum!

Editdebs Talks said...

I subscribed to your YouTube videos. I'm looking forward to watching them.

Editdebs Talks said...

Okay, and I tweeted about your Tassimo giveaway. You know I really, really want this--because I hardly ever tweet and hardly ever delurk!

Amy Anderson said...

LOVE that you can make tea! I'd make some Tazo tea!

Amy Anderson said...

Subscribed to your YouTube (I'm amysfunny - amy@amyanderson.net)

Amy Anderson said...

Tweeted it:

http://twitter.com/#!/TheAmyAnderson/status/26012337970352128

Amy Anderson said...

Left a comment on Episode 10. Loved it!

laura said...

A BrewBot! How perfect after spending the day at a robotics competition! If only my kid could build me a robot that made me coffee--now that would be worthwhile!

I'd start with the Espresso and shave a good 15 minutes off my morning routine--get my caffeine and go!

teridr said...

I want the Milka hot chocolate. Yum!

teridr said...

I left a comment on Property Sluts~

teridr said...

Oops - I forgot contact info. tdoerkse at mansfield dot edu

Kathryn said...

I would love to try Gevalia French Vanilla.

Kathryn said...

I tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/katbirdfl/status/28625046528327680
@katbirdfl
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Kathryn said...

Left a comment on Property Sluts-Horomone Colored Day. Thanks for sharing! katbirdfl (at)aol(dot)com