Im very satisfied but a bit confused.....
Coming from as a full pledged Breville Coffee machine user, I would say this machine makes it really confusing when it comes to dialling in the perfect espresso. First the default 2x basket is a 20g and it pulls out by default almost a 1:3 ratio, which can easily be fixed by using the MY button function. The confusing part is following the grinder setting and dosing as per the manual doesn't seem to work for me, specially when I see in most videos that they are using around 15 dose level at most, and #3 grind setting. Im using a medium roast an...d my setting is up to 25 and # 4. Its almost I need to activate the extra dose to achieve the ideal level as indicated by the laser marking on the basket. (this function(extra grinder) is not also explain very well in the manual) I just find it weird that it seems everyone else is using at most 15 and I am using 25. The coffee extracted is beautiful though, but at this setting it doesn't leave me with a lot margin to work around if I consider different type of beans, or roasting inconsistency.
Purchased in July 2021 at JB Hi-Fi for $1,550.00.
The quality of the coffee is great that comes out of this machine! You can adjust the fineness of the grind etc. also depends on the beans you use of course for that great espresso taste.
I love this machine the only negative I’d say and why I didn’t score it a 5 is because the frother is not as strong as it could be, the milk does not get spun by the frother. The autofrother that the machine also comes with does not heat up the milk that hot so if you’re thinking of getting this machine you may as well save some money and get the specialista ...
Purchased in January 2021 at The Good Guys.
1 month in - home barista heaven
Only reason for the 4 stars (and not 5) was advised that the machine was a double boiler when in store. However discovered that we cant brew coffee and steam milk at the same time.
Even though the price point is high, we knew we were getting a manual machine with some automated abilities and not a completely automatic machine, thus our expectations have been more than met with this.
The smart tamping takes some getting used to as well as adjusting the temp, grind setting and levels between beans. However we have managed to go through 4 ish kgs in the 5 weeks with minimal wastage.
Manual steamer does the milk well as does the auto milk device.
Temperature and consistency of coffee is reasonably consistent.
Purchased in April 2021 at The Good Guys for $1,750.00.
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Not worth the money
We have had a few coffee machines and this is the worst we have had yet. I managed to get our old Sunbeam Toronto repaired after being so disappointed with this machine.
It got one star because hubby liked it frothing they milk for him. We have had the magifica, we have a small travel delonghi we use for travelling so i have had a few delonghi coffee machines to review on experience. This machine will now become an emergency machine.
Purchased in October 2020 at JB Hifi Home for $1,999.00.
Love it, but
Have had my Maestro for 2 months and love using it. It’s everything I love in a machine. Finding that my coffee (tried all my proven blends) is more bitter than with previous machines and can’t seem to reduce the bitterness.
Purchased in November 2020 at Myer for $1,900.00.
Questions & Answers
Anyone else having issues with the automatic milk system? Ours won't draw milk up from the carafe, and just sputters tiny milk bubbles from the spout. We get less than 5mm of milk total in the cup when using the latte, flat white and cappuccino presets. We've cleaned the milk system and machine thoroughly, but it's been like this from first use. We've given up on the automatic milk system and use the wand instead. Really disappointing as the near full automation of the machine was what I purchased it for in the first place. The steam pressure from the wand is also less than I would have expected (definitely less than my old Breville machine), and takes quite a bit longer to heat the milk.
We had a similar experience but found it was all about how you ‘drive’ it in the end. The 2x button has to be on to get enough milk through for a decent sized latte. Before you make any coffee you have to let water down through the centre insert until it is hot - you can see steam and you have to put steam through the wand. We use the automatic milk frother for nearly every coffee and don’t have anymore problems. We also use the bigger coffee filter as well because we use big coffee mugs all the time. Hope this helps.
I have a similar issue despite looking after this machine impeccably. The automatic milk won’t froth the milk anymore. Despite the milk setting being on cappuccino it comes out warm and flat. I have cleaned and tried other settings. Thieve machines are duds
Is it normal for a new machine to have coffee grinds on it and smell strong of coffee in the grinder?
Do you mean at the point of ‘unboxing’ from the shop.??
Yes straight from the box I brought it today opened it and it has grinds near the tamp and the grinder smells like coffee
Take it back and ask for a new machine as paid for, not a 2nd hand one as received. Unacceptable on every level from any retailer.
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|Category||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines|
|Pump Pressure||19 bar|
|Input Power||1,450 W|
|Dimensions||450 x 360 x 350 mm|
|Milk Frother||Steam Wand|
|Bean Grinder||Integrated Burr Grinder|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
|Release date||Oct 2020|
- MPN: EC9665.M and EC9665M
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