Bosch Brewer Piercing Unit
Just what was needed
Great product. No problems. Needed this replaced as the old one was filled with junk. Will be replacing all my machines with this regularly. I have 5 machines so I can have my lattes everywhere.
February 6, 2014
Easy to Use
Product works great and is easy to use. Not sure why some people complain about durability. My old one lasted 3 years before needing replacing. I do hand wash after each use.
November 18, 2013
This item has low durability and is expensive to replace.
This is the second piercing unit I have had to purchase. It should be made to last longer than a year. If there are special instructions for increasing the life of this product, it should be provided. Otherwise I have to replace it once a year when the part disintegrates.
November 10, 2013
Durable but it transfers smells and tastes from your t-discs!
From the git go, the plastic and rubber gaskets absorb and retain the coffee, tea oils, residues and they won't wash off! If you ever use the cleaning t-disc to do a "Rinse Cycle" before brewing your first bev. of the day, you know what I'm onto here "AND MORE". I've tried brushing, scrubbing, soaking it in hot soapy water, descaling liquid, vinegar, a TOUCH of bleach, boiling, you name it! The smell and residues won't be eliminated! With strong brews I obviously can't tell the difference, but with weak to milder ones I do! I'm seriously considering getting separate piercing units for the the different t-discs is use!
Lastly, for the "AND MORE"... I occasionally like a plain, hot, cup of water but I can't get one that doesn't taste INDUSTRIAL, i.e. the interior water dispensing unit or hose of the machine! A MAJOR concern to be sure! That said I still use my machine. I just do a rinse cycle or two before using it! I STRONGLY suggest you do too!
November 5, 2013