Mr. Coffee BVMC-EL1 Review [2017]

Editor rating

4.4/5 on March 7, 2017

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2,221 reviews

Manufactured by Mr. Coffee, an extremely well-known brand, the BCMC-EL1 Café Latte Machine is one that’s inexpensive in price, and rather simple to operate. With a sleek architectural design that boasts convenience and seamless blending into your kitchen aesthetics, you’ll feel as if you’re a barista once you purchase this machine. Features of the aforementioned product include the following:

  • Can create lattes with one touch
  • Capacity of the machine for serving is 24-ounces
  • Can fill up multiple cups with one fully filled pot
  • Power-off is automatic once the beverage is completely ready
  • Milk frother is included within this machine

Breakdown of the Features

What’s better than hitting one button and being able to create 24-ounces worth of delicious lattes each morning? If you happen to share your space with other latte lovers, you’ll enjoy how much this can create, as well as how quickly. You won’t have to make a line and have everyone create their own lattes, as you can hit one button and then you’re done. Although, if you tell people about this when you have it, you just may have an abundance of people over at your house and taking over your café latte machine! Beyond this, the milk frother that’s included is extremely powerful, and you won’t have to worry about consistency or taste being separated due to faulty technology within. After you’ve finished creating a delicious beverage, you’ll find that the machine has an automatic turn-off feature to ensure your safety. Sometimes, we rush so fast out of the house and to work that we don’t shut off every electronic in the house. When that happens, we run the risk of fires and unattended disasters. The aforementioned is just a bonus of choosing a machine from a reliable retailer.

First Impression

My first impression of the product was pretty simple: it looked great and the price wasn’t that scary. For what it’s worth, it does a lot more than others that are available at a much lower price. Well-praised and received by the general public who have purchased this product, my mind was at ease and I decided to try. The options and features that it offered exceeded my expectations, and it was able to deliver quality beverages much quicker and tastier than others I had tried. As someone who forgets quite often, having an auto-turn-off feature is fantastic. I’m one of those people who forgets to turn off the oven after eating because I’m so excited to sit down and watch Netflix while I eat. Unfortunately, it’s the same for grabbing a homemade latte and heading out the door to work. Neither is something I should boast about, but I’m human and this coffee maker was able to help keep my home a little safer when no one’s around. Along with this, the capacity is fantastic for my roommates and I, being able to turn on in one touch and serve for the house. When the morning crew is happy, everyone is happy and the BVMC-EL1 was definitely a great choice – even after my first impression.

The Advantages of the Product

There are a ton of advantages to this product that would probably take an entire day to list, but we’ll discuss just a few. One of the advantages that I think everyone could benefit from is the fact that it comes with a recipe book filled with recipes of lattes and hot chocolate. For those that are new to the world of warm beverage creation, this recipe booklet is a Godsend, and is something that users should invest their time in reading. Beyond this, the auto-turn off is something we’ll discuss again. Fire hazards are everywhere, and people are sometimes forgetful of smaller things. When you’re trying to run out the door or run to the bathroom, having an auto turn-off function allows you to stay safe whether you’re leaving the house for days or you’re upstairs for hours. It’s a fantastic little feature that may help others develop bad habits, but for those that already had those bad habits, at least you’ll have a little assistance in using your favorite products. There are also multiple filters that come with the recipe book and the machine itself – you’re getting a bargain!

The Disadvantages of the Product

We can’t find too many drawbacks that people would want to see; however, there may just be one. While there is a powerful milk frother within this machine, it can still come out a teensy bit frothy. While it’s not the end of the world and not overbearing, it’s something to note. It’s also worth mentioning that the aforementioned doesn’t negatively affect the product whatsoever, and you’ll still receive a delicious beverage every time.

What’s in the Box?

Within the contents of this package, you’ll receive the Mr. Coffee BVMC-EL1 Café Latte machine, as well as a recipe booklet with 20 recipes for hot chocolate and lattes, along with five filters for use. For the price, you can’t beat the quality of machine itself, along with the extra accessories that it boasts. Warranties will vary depending on which platform you’ve purchased from, so pinpointing a specific one is difficult, but the Mr. Coffee brand has very good customer service that caters to the needs to customers. If you’re curious to hear if we’d recommend the machine or not, continue reading.

The Final Verdict

Overall, we believe that the BVMC-EL1 is a great machine for the more seasoned veterans of the home latte machine, as well as those who are just dabbling into the art. Whether you want to practice being a barista or someone who just wants a drink, you can’t really go wrong with this Mr. Coffee machine. Manufactured by one of the most trusted coffee (and coffee related) beverages in the world, Mr. Coffee has your back when it comes to homemade lattes. We think you know what we’re going to say: we’d recommend it! Those on a budget will love the quality and abundance of usage that you can get out of this machine.