Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by nickster76 The best kitchen appliance i have ever bought
I totally love this coffee machine.
It has a big water tank, and coffee hop. Everything is easy to clean, and requires minimal maintenance. Once a week I clean the brew group, and every 6 months I descale.
I do find though if I don't keep it clean that the cuppachino attachment doesn't froth as well as it should. I see this as a good thing so I know I have to get cleaning (and by cleaning I mean a 30 second wash of the attachment#!
I also found cheap low fat milk does not work in it - I use a good quality reduced fat #pauls smarter white) and that froths the best.
I don't use the milk canister that was provided with my machine as I find it cumbersome and too small to hold enough milk for making coffee for a group of people.
6 January 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by BarossaTeresa The biggest let down of this machine is the cappucinatore
Inconsistencies continue after owning this machine for 2 years with the milk frothing and varying temperature of milk.
Sometimes I'll get a hot cappucino but most times I do not. I've followed all the advice laid out in the manual but to no avail.
I clean it before and after use and do the thorough clean on a regular basis.
I've tried different milks and it hasn't made a difference.
Disappointed. Frustrated. I want a hot coffee every time!
The rest of the machine is good but this is the biggest let down having milk temp variances because I don't drink black coffee.
2 November 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MarkyMark Wouldn't buy this one again.
We have had quite a few Saeco's over the years and this by far is not the best model.
Our last one had to boilers so we could make coffee and steam at the same time, this one doesn't have that facility.
To make it worse, we have to hunt through the menu to turn the unlock the steam functionality, to get the steam to come out also requires a hunt through the menus and to make it worse the steam nozzle is ridiculously short. The steam function shouldn't have been on the machine to start with.
Now, it wants to descale every week and there is no way of saying no or cancelling it once it's started.
Very disappointed, if I knew what I know now when I bought it I would have gone for the model above or below.
1 April 2014