Known as mega-automatic, Cecotec Matic-Ccino coffee makers are high-end machines that offer the ability to grind coffee beans instantly every time we want to prepare a coffee. Also, with the push of a button, these machines allow us to prepare milk beverages automatically and in a personalized way.
It could be expected that being such complete and expensive coffee makers, exceeding 400 dollars, they would not present so many problems in their operation. But the reality is different; these machines have more failures and problems than the user would like.
Cecotec Matic-Ccino coffee maker spills a lot of water
In this case, we are not dealing with a malfunction; it is simply a configuration of the machine itself, the self-washing of the internal circuits.
Therefore, it is normal that every time we prepare a coffee, the coffee maker expels about 200 ml of water through the nozzle; we recommend that you always have a container under the nozzle to collect this dirty water.
If you do not place a container under the spout, the water will fall into the tray, and you will have to empty the drip tray very often, which is more complicated.
Note: This autoloading setting cannot be deactivated, at least not from the configuration options of the coffee makers.
And even if it could be deactivated, it would not be advisable since the self-washing prevents the water lines of the coffee maker from clogging. For this reason, getting used to keeping the container under the outlet and frequently filling the water tank is better.
The grounds container is filled with water
It is very normal in Cecotec mega automatic coffee makers to find a mixture of coffee grounds and water when removing the coffee grounds container. However, this is not ideal since it complicates the extraction of the coffee grounds properly and stains the coffee maker’s inside.
It is not recommended that this mixture of water and coffee grounds be thrown directly down the drain; the best thing to do would be, with a strainer or paper filter, to strain the mixture, throw the water down the sink, and the grounds together with the organic waste. Of course, this process requires more time and implies an added cost for the paper filters.
It is ideal that, at least once a week, you clean and dries very well both the coffee grounds container and the inside of the coffee maker to avoid the appearance of mold and fungus due to humidity.
Coffee grounds and water dirty the inside of the coffee maker
The coffee preparation system is located in the same compartment of the coffee maker as the coffee grounds. This is a complete disaster as far as cleanliness is concerned.
This compartment is where the entire coffee preparation process takes place, where the beans are ground, compacted, and over which the water is injected. Finally, a coffee grounds tablet falls into the waste container.
- Ideally, this process should not cause dirt inside the machine, but when the grinder grinds the coffee, not all enters the cylindrical piece, but a large part of the ground coffee falls outside.
- The same occurs with the water, which, when compacted and injected, not all of it is directed towards the coffee, but rather a large part splashes on the outside.
- Finally, not all coffee grounds fall correctly into the collection container.
This is how this process causes the coffee maker to become too dirty:
The Cecotec Matic- Ccino prepares very watery coffee or does not dispense water
Many users of these mega-automatic coffee makers have reported failures in which the coffee comes out very watery. In contrast, others that the coffee maker does not dispense any water at all.
When this problem appears, no matter how often you change the configuration settings, nothing seems to fix the problem.
After doing a lot of research, I have concluded that there is no physical problem with the coffee maker; it is a software issue. So the only solution is for the service center to carry on a deep reset.
My Cecotec Matic-Ccino coffee maker does not turn on
This can be a much more serious problem than others. If your Cecotec mega automatic coffee maker does not turn on or stays with the black screen and does not allow you to prepare coffee or perform any other function. There is likely damage to the power supply or the machine’s control board.
Bad capacitors or blown thermal fuses are the main causes of most ignition problems in any coffee maker, regardless of the brand. These components are fundamental to regulating the electrical energy in the coffee maker.
Cecotec’s mega automatic coffee makers have not reported cases in which this failure occurs outside the warranty period, which is currently three years, so users have not needed to replace these capacitors.