Better explanation of brewer differences needed
Suggestion / Request: There is either very little difference between the three current Tassimo brewer models (T20, T47, T55) or the Tassimo website does a very poor job of highlighting these differences. From using the website's comparison tool, it appears that the only real differences between the least expensive model (T20) and the other two models are:
* Display / LCD: (advantage T47 & T55)
* Water tank capacity: (advantage T20 or T55)
* User-customized color options: (advantage T20)
* Size: (advantage T20 for smaller footprint yet greater water capacity)
* Water Filter: (advantage T55 & possibly T47?, IF added filtration is necessary due to local water quality. However, this also adds regular filter maintenance costs.)
Currently the brewer comparison tool does not indicate whether the T47 includes a water filter. My assumption from reading the product descriptions is that the T47 *could* be quieter than the T20 (and possibly versus the T47) as well. One of the responses in this Q&A forum also indicates that the T55 provides the ability to set a small / large brewing level prior to beginning the brew. This is not indicated in the product comparison tool, nor is this difference clearly indicated by reading all product descriptions. It would be helpful to update the brewer comparison tool with all such relevant information.
At the time of writing this, there is a $70 (70%) difference between the least and most costly Tassimo brewers. I am sure that most of Tassimo's customers would like to understand what advantages accompany the substantially greater price of the T55. Personally, I am considering upgrading my older Tassimo brewer and I would like to purchase the best model. However, based upon the information provided on Tassimo's website, I can see very little justification for the T55 being a "better" product than the T20. For now, I will keep my older brewer rather than upgrading.
Suggestion: Provide customers with an improved product comparison tool, which highlights *all differences* between these products.
1 year, 6 months ago