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At first glance .. this is a wonderul machine ... espresso machine ...with removable milk canister for $200 instead of $2000.. brilliant. I love it so much that when my first one stopped heating at 6 months old i thought i must have picked up a rare dodgy one... i loved it so much i exchanged it for another and it lasted 7 months because the frother stopped frothing and just dribbled milk out .... i loved it so much that i exchanged it for my 3rd replacement ... which only heated for 4 weeks this time .. only to have sunbeam explain its a kno...
wn fault and its still in warranty... and not to worry the fault has been fixed... which brings me to number 4 ... she was the best one yet... today shes 9 months old we were so proud of her until this morning ... she stopped heating she stopped frothing...now im finally done ... im returning it ..i just bought a delonghi ... get it together Sunbeam and finally fix the faults in this machine!!
Purchased in June 2021 for $199.00.
Best little coffee machine
Purchased when I moved to working from home full time (per Covid-19 lock-down), so it is used daily. It's brilliant - better than the coffee from coffee shops which are often either too strong or bitter tasting. I love that it uses ground coffee (not a fan of non-environmental pods). It's also quick and very easy to use, has excellent choice of options (black, white, small, large, amount of froth selector etc), and a breeze to clean. I used to pay approx $5 per coffee in the city, so after 40 cups it will have paid itself off. Plus I don't have to suffer instant coffee while in lock-down. I love it! Highly recommend.
Purchased in February 2021 at BigW for $200.00.
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Great little machine.
Works really well and easy to follow guide. However the coffee bean receptacle could be a little larger. It is hard to put a full scoop in the provided coffee holder
Love my coffee machine
I use this product daily, it makes a superb coffee! Very simple to use and has great cleaning features! Also comes with great accessories and options for coffee strength! Couldn’t live without it!
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Amazing for our coffee addiction! :)
We got this machine a couple of years ago and it is still an amazing product! We make every morning our coffee there and friends love to come to our house to get coffee :). My only note would be to be able to buy some of the accessories individually, for example, the coffee tamper broke + scoop spoon broke and I could not find the same one.
I love my coffee machine
I absolutely love my coffee machine I use it multiple times a day works perfectly and very fast extremely good value for money and affordable I recommend this product highly
Purchased in July 2021 at Bigw for $200.00.
I was happy with this machine up to a point. It made nice coffee, frothed milk well and seemed like good value. However, every so often it decided to purge the contents of the water reservoir all over the bench (and floor). This became increasingly prevalent and impossible to fix. Still, I put up with this "quirk" until after owning it for 13 months it decided not to work at all. All 3 lights would illuminate but pressing them for any length of time did absolutely nothing. Unable to fix and out of warranty it was chucked in the bin. Maybe Sunbeam have now initiated 'built in obsolescence' in their manufacturing process. What they don't understand is I'm now put off the brand for life.
Great easy morning cappuccino at home
We purchased this for my soldier son returning from operation. We decided to unpack it and try it in case it didn’t work well. Wow. I said to my husband it’s really good. Let’s keep it. We used it in our van everyday. We now have one at home. The froff isn’t as tight and creamy as your up market cafe but better than instant. If you don’t want to spend $1000 on a better coffee machine, and you don’t want a pod option then this is the best machine. We got our money back from it after 3 weeks
Purchased in September 2021 at Bigw for $169.00.
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There are better options out there.
I must admit, I was never in love with this machine. I found that it wasted coffee i.e. the final brew was about a quarter of what I would get out of my stove top peculator using the same amount of coffee. I did like how it frothed milk (on the custom setting) and for that reason I decided to keep the machine. As fate would have it, the machine completely failed a month after I bought it. When I returned it back to Myer, the salesperson told me that they have seen nothing but issues with this model machine.
If you were to buy this machine, d...o not pay the full RRP. It just isn’t worth it. There are a tonne of other options that a far better quality for significantly less. Also, buy it from a reputable store that won’t give you grief if you need to return it because in all likelihood, you probably will need to.
After 6 months still going string
Purchased this machine about 6 months ago. Picked it up for $170 while researching what $1000+ machine to get. I don't think I will be importing an Italian machine. For the money I'm pulling great coffee out of this, it's super easy to use and convenient milk container is a plus. Easy to clean. It is a mass produced machine so if you get a filth one just replace it. I was a coffee machine tech and trust me the $7000 machines have way more faults. So for the money if it last me a year I'm stoked anything after that is just the cream on the top lol, happy brewing
Purchased in May 2021 for $170.00.
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Faulty - broke before we had a single cup of coffee
It turned out the machine was faulty when we first set it up. The water does not flow from the reservoir, so need to bring it back on day 1
Easy to use, simple coffee machine
I didn't want to spend a small fortune on getting a decent coffee to drink at home. This is compact, and very easy to use, and easy to clean.
I had read several bad reviews, but after owning one, I have 0 issues with anything.
12month replacement guarantee seemed good to me too. Honestly, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because when it starts frothing the milk, it scares the s**t out of everyone in the kitchen...it's pretty loud lol.
Purchased for $150.00.
Coffee lover .
This machine is brilliant the coffee it produces is hot, flavoursome and easy to make . Cleaning is a breeze and it looks terrific on our bench . Once it was set up it took no time to learn how to make great cups of coffee . Highly recommended .
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Great budget auto coffee machine
Bought this coffee machine about 9 months ago. It is a solid product and never miss a bit. The coffee quality is very closed to the medium to high level machines. At least, it woke me up every morning by providing me instant but good quality coffee. I like it so much. Recommend this machine for your routine lives.
So disappointed with this coffee machine. I bought it 2 years ago and the porta filter holder was missing a screw in the middle and when we called up within the first month they told us that they do not do spare parts for this machine and that we would have to return the WHOLE machine ( meaning we would not have a machine for a month or so). 2 years on.. and still dissappointed with the product. The milk frother does not work well at all, foam is too thick even on lower setting, and the coffee ALWAYS tastes bitter, no matter what coffee we try. I wish we could change this machine for a NON automatic milk frothing machine.
Disappointed with temp of water
Purchased this machine 3 weeks ago from Amazon and I must say it's a great machine however the temperature of water is disappointing. Is there any other type of step I can follow to make the water temp much hotter rather than warm?
Love this little machine
I purchased this machine October last year from Big W and I absolutely love it.
Makes great tasting coffee and it’s so easy to use and wash.
The only thing that has started to happen recently is that the milk overflows every time in both the latte and cappuccino mode which means I have to stand there to stop it and do the shots separately.
i bought 4 months ago worked fine then i noticed i couldnt get it to pump water i pushed the water tank down hard and it started this would happen every time i removed the water tank TODAY descaled i got half way threw flush and the pump stopped working
Frothing is below standard.
After we used a few similar machines, my wife noticed this online more than 3 years ago, and decided to give it a go. We also watched the YouTube promotion video and was impressed with the ease of use when compared to manual frothing type. Sadly our skill have grown to frothing the milk quite well with the manual type, and hence this automatic one is honestly, really poor. The frothed milk is not fine enough despite turning the selection to give finest frothing. Also, cleaning the frothing part is troublesome when one has to dissemble all for t...horough cleaning, as compared to the simple purging for the manual type. On the good side, it lasts longer than the usual manual types. So we will probably be waiting a bit longer for it to break down as the excuse to buy a new one that frothe better.
Questions & Answers
Hi there, I just received my unit and have tried it out twice. Both times the milk was really frothy even though I had the froth on the lowest setting. Any ideas? Thanks
Hi I have the sunbeam cafe barista and for some reason the coffee isn’t coming out? Why is this and what can I do to fix it
Should the Porta Filter have a holding clip to hold the Cup Filter in place while tapping out the used coffee granules?
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