Quid

Quid is not a well-known brand as such. However, the shelves and catalogues of the big stores are full of kitchen and household items from this company. In particular, Quid’s cutlery, pans, pots and pans, baking moulds and coffee machines stand out.

Almost all of these products are inexpensive, highly functional, and as we shall see later on, these same qualities could be extended to their line of domestic coffee machines.

Quid is what we could call a “table brand“; that is, a kitchenware firm that focuses especially on the lower cost, more everyday items.

But let’s move on to what interests us most: coffee.

Buying Quid coffee machines – Prices

Apart from other instruments suitable for preparing infusions, such as teapots and kettles, Quid works on a range of simple, low-cost coffee machines without any electronic components of any kind. Translated, this means that Italian Quid coffee machines and Quid plunger coffee machines can be found on the market.

In this review, we will show you the six main Quid coffee machines that are available: four Mokas and two plunger coffee machines.

All of them have as a sign of identity an affordable price and functionality focused mainly on the general public: the less demanding consumer who only wants to be able to prepare his coffee comfortably, without complicating his life or spending more money than he has to.

To begin with, here is a list of all Quid’s coffee machines (apart from other complementary products) together with their current price:

Quid Aluminium Coffee Maker, 1 Cup, Cesena, Aluminium, Grey, 1.2 cm
Quid Aluminium Coffee Maker, 1 Cup, Cesena, Aluminium, Grey, 1.2 cm
Cast aluminum with polished exterior; Bakelite knob and handle.; Suitable for gas, electric and vitro.
Quid Genova Induction 4 Cup Coffee Maker, 6 tasses
Quid Genova Induction 4 Cup Coffee Maker, 6 tasses
Stainless steel coffee maker; Stainless steel with diffuser bottom; Bakelite knob and handle

And now we are going to talk about each of them in more detail. We’ll start with the Italian coffee machines Quid and leave the two plungers for the end: Ceylon and Fiona.

Quid Genova coffee machine

If you want to buy a Quid coffee maker for induction, probably the first model you will find will be this Quid Genova. It is an Italian coffee maker made of stainless steel and with a modern design. It has a diffuser bottom (essential for induction), a safety valve, a spout and all the elements typical of a top-of-the-range mocha.

The knob and the handle, which are black, are made of bakelite and do not heat up while the mocha is on the stove.

We can find the Quid Genova in three sizes: for 4, for 6 or for 9 cups.  The average size (6 cups) is 15 x 11 x 15 centimetres.

Other options include the Quid Brescia stainless steel coffee maker, or the 12-cup Veneto model, also by Quid. The Quid Brescia coffee maker has the particularity that the handles are in blue instead of black. It is really beautiful, but it is in short supply and not easily available on Amazon.

Quid Genova Induction 4 Cup Coffee Maker, 6 tasses
Quid Genova Induction 4 Cup Coffee Maker, 6 tasses
Stainless steel coffee maker; Stainless steel with diffuser bottom; Bakelite knob and handle

Quid Black Coffee

Of the three Quid induction coffee machines presented in this guide, this Quid Black Coffee machine is the only one that comes in black. It is made of lacquered aluminium but has a diffusing bottom that allows it to be used in induction kitchens.

Being made of aluminium, it is cheaper (although less robust and shiny) than the Quid Genova. It also has a wider range of sizes: the smallest one can hold 3 cups of coffee, but the largest one can hold 12 cups.

In particular, the 12-cup Quid Black Coffee seems to us to be excellent value for money. If you are looking for a large induction coffee machine, it is an alternative to consider in today’s market.

Quid Easy Coffee

The Quid Easy Coffee is identical to the Black Coffee. As you can see, it only differs in colour. In this case, the mocha is not lacquered but has the natural metallic shade of aluminium.

Choosing between Easy Coffee and Black Coffee is simply a matter of taste and colour preference. The design is the same, totally classic, with the knob and handle in black (and the latter, with a finger grip).

This Easy Coffee model retains the same range of sizes (3, 6, 9 or 12 cups) and the same functional elements (full induction diffuser base, safety valve) as its twin sister.

Quid Cesena coffee machine

The main difference between the Quid Cesena 12-cup coffee machine compared to the two previous models is that it does not have a steel diffuser bottom. This means that it cannot be used on induction plates because it will not be able to transmit heat from the base upwards.

Otherwise, it is an identical model to the Quid Easy Coffee coffee maker, with a very classic plant and a wide range of sizes: from a 1-cup Italian coffee maker to a large 1-litre version with a capacity of up to 12 cups.

This Quid Cesena is a very cheap Italian coffee machine, but you can only afford to consider it if you don’t have an induction hob at home. Oh, and that’s just for lovers of the classics!

Quid Aluminium Coffee Maker, 1 Cup, Cesena, Aluminium, Grey, 1.2 cm
Quid Aluminium Coffee Maker, 1 Cup, Cesena, Aluminium, Grey, 1.2 cm
Cast aluminum with polished exterior; Bakelite knob and handle.; Suitable for gas, electric and vitro.

Quid Fiona

There are two Quid plunger coffee machines, and the first one is this Quid Fiona. It is a medium-sized French press whose body (the skeleton that covers the glass cup) is entirely made of stainless steel (and, therefore, of a metallic colour).

The only two notes of colour in this sober design are provided by the gripping elements, which in the case of this Quid Fiona coffee maker are made of blue polypropylene.

The French Quid Fiona press has a size of 350 ml, and perhaps the only drawback is that you cannot choose any other colour, as is the case with the model we are going to discuss below.

Quid Ceylon

The Quid Ceylon coffee maker is the alternative and colourful counterpoint to the above-mentioned Fiona. The plastic finish (which can be chosen in two colours, blue and fuchsia) is much more visible than in the previous model.

The Quid Ceylon plunger coffee machine is available in two sizes: one 350 ml and one 600 ml. The materials are those usually used in this type of French press: the glass is made of borosilicate glass (you know, resistant to temperature changes), and the plunger is made of 18/10 stainless steel.

If the Fiona is a more classic and elegant option, this Ceylon is clearly aimed at a younger audience. It’s a question of taste because if we’re talking about performance, the two Quid piston coffee machines offer exactly the same. Which one do you go for?

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