Ok, I already know most people hate these machines, average coffee, problems with the machines themselves, etc.
Having said that - the point of contemplating one is for my HUSBAND'S the ease of creating several types of beverages himself, while I'm not around. As I've pointed out in many threads, said husband is a kitchen disaster waiting to happen. As for the making of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and such - can never remember measurements other than the tearing open of the hot chocolate package and the microwaving of hot water. Even putting a kettle on to boil water for tea is a production (since I personally am not nuts about microwaving water for tea).
Anyhoo, I digress.
I'm trying to find the machine which a) has the best brand name array of drinks available. Best coffee brand, best tea brand, best hot chocolate. I think that is the main criteria. I can't remember which one it was, but there is one which brews Seattle's Best and Twinings, and a few other big name brands of beverages which I could live with.
Any thoughts? Remember - this is for convenience sake, not for perfection of flavor. I'm not expecting a miracle from one of these machines, just something adequate and quick (and maybe easy to take care of too).
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