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Only lasted one day
I bought the new style Piccolo yesterday and had two cups from it. I was thrilled that it didn't rival a 747 jet taking off like the old one did.... until this morning. The noise coming from this machine is enough to wake the neighbours. Plus the water tray is suspiciously full at this third cup. Why is it so hard to buy anything that actually works any more?
Purchased in April 2021 for $69.00.
I think this machine is not worth it.
I bought this machine last week after 2 days it broke then I went for replacement and finally I got replacement and again 2 days ago the machine just gives water and I’ve to waste 2-4 capsules for 1 cup of coffee..
Purchased in March 2021.
Have owned different brand previously so have some experience with these machines. Coffee very weak. I have used four different 'flavours' .Certainly does not meet my expectations comparing with previous coffee made by friends with different brand of machine.
Purchased in March 2021 at Foodland for $89.00.
No warranty backup
Had trouble with my Espressotoria ‘Piccolo’ machine. Reply to initial email enquiry was an automated response with trouble shooting suggestions. None of these fixed my problems. Tried to ring company on 1300 number provided. Received recorded voice saying that ‘due to covid restrictions the call centre no longer is available’ and to go to website to complete an enquiry form. Did this but still no response.
Fortunately Woolies exchanged the machine for a new one.
Problems were: machine would not perform self clean, and pod was not punctured sufficiently to allow full coffee strength.
Purchased in December 2020 at Woolworths Physical store for $50.00.
CRAP of a machine
in two years we bought two of those junk machines. With the first one we thought it was just our bad luck but it turns out whoever makes this rubbish has the only intention to rob the customers. Definitely not again, this junk must exposed as the worse product ever invented in the las 200 years. Please do not be a sucker, stay away from this Expressotoria s...t.
Purchased in January 2020 at IGA for $150.00.
Used less than dozen of times now in the bin!
Was given this machine, have used by instruction however it leaked everywhere in the disposed capsules container after used less than dozen of times (so you constantly wasted your capsules to try to get coffee because they all leaked). Contacted the customer service, they couldn’t fix the problems and suggested to BUY another same one from woollies at special price. But no, I won’t try this machine again it’s waste money and it’s very unfriendly for the environment if the machine only last that little time.
Crap machines and had numerous problems I have had replacement after replacement however the same issues develop on all machines , I have repeatedly contacted their customer service department how ever they careless. What a waste of time and money and warn potential buyers to research thoroughly and reconsider buying this machine. You can buy better quality built machines at the price point elsewhere. It is a shame that they have not researched and redesigned the new model as this to has failed . I have not referred this product to Fair Trade Australia for further product review and comments.
Purchased at Woolworths for $100.00.
This machine leaks. When first puncturing the pod it leaks fresh coffee/water into the pod catchment container(10-15 mls)
The machine does not heat the water enough.
Whilst I have enjoyed Vittoria coffee in the past. None of the three pod coffee blends are nice.
I have gone back to my old original DeLongi Nespresso machine. Even Starbucks pods are tastier. Lucky I only paid 20 bucks for it when I bought two packs.
Purchased in June 2018 at Woolworths Physical store for $20.00.
BEWARE!! DOES NOT WORK!!
Absolute piece of crap machine. Go to Aldi and get a GOOD ONE. the Aldi machine is $79 with a wonderful $29 frother and works PERFECTLY.
This Espressotoria crap is horrible! It does not hold the pod.. pod falls right to the bottom every time! If you hold it in and try to make the pod pierce you also won’t get any coffee!! This is not a coffee machine haha it is a hot water machine. The frother is horrid too! The milk turns to foam with huge bubbles absolutely awful!! Do not buy this budget crap machine
Would not recommend.
This is my second machine, first one worked well the first 6 months and then started leaking badly at the back, manufacturer could not help me as I could not find my receipt.So I bought a second one but mistakenly picked a different model, the Picolo, coffee does not taste great and after just one month of purchase, it started leaking as well just like the first machine. Quite dissappinting. Will definitely not get a third one!
Purchased in December 2019 at Coles for $99.00.
Brand new machine. But it does not make coffee.
When I insert a pod it immediately falls into the disposal bin. So no coffee is made, it is a complete waste of time. Does the manufacturer back up the product? Any suggestions?
Unit has limited life, no parts available
Well this is frustrating... I like the coffee but can't recommend this machine. Actually the machine is good value, works OK, is well built and would last a long time except for a design fault that makes it useless after a year or so of daily use. This is a common problem if you read other reviews - works fine initially then the coffee flow into the cup reduces then finally down to an unusable drip (some guys can relate). And the problem is actually very simple and has nothing to do with cleaning or descaling.
There are two little disks that p...ierce the pod on each side and inject the hot water. And the problem comes down to the fact these disks should have been aluminiuim or s/steel, instead they are ABS plastic. On the foil side it lasts OK but on the low pressure discharge side it starts to become blunt until finally it cannot pierce the bottom end of the pod successfully. There is nothing you can do to fix it; Esspressotoria carry no parts at all, zero - which is very poor form. They expect you to throw away the entire machine because of a five cent plastic part that was not designed to last at all. And it's a shame because the rest of the machine is actually well built with brass & s/steel fittings etc. I'd not recommend doing business with a company that refuses to carry any parts at all, imagine if an Australian manufacturer tried to do that. I've been tempted to machine up replacement disk from Aluminium but it would take quite a while for a one-off so can't be bothered at this point. So there you go: 1) Works well, coffee could be slightly hotter 2) Fails after a year or so by design 3) Cannot be repaired, more PRC made landfill
Purchased at Woolworths for $100.00.
Second machine has design flaws. Coffee weak.
Love Vittoria coffee, but like many others am using two pods to get a double shot and good colour in the coffee. Our first machine lasted a year and a half with regular cleaning. The second machine seems to be smaller- it is constantly jamming when full of pods- we don't get a warning light like we did with the first machine which is very frustrating, requiring guesswork. I wrestled with it for 5 mins this morning to unjam it. More water comes out of this machine than the first one , perhaps with the aim of making coffee stronger. I don't think the water container holds as much- or it is just going through more water with each shot. Will probably try a new machine next time- too many annoyances with this one.
Purchased in March 2020.
The coffee is mediocre and only warm. You have to heat the cup first. The machine was descaled correctly and rinsed before and after each use but still only lasted a few months before it started to leak down the back of the capsule container. Sometimes most of the coffee was in the container and on the bench, but not in the cup.
Great until it broke, twice
I first bought the machine a few years back. It worked fine for a few months, and then it seemed like it was struggling to produce enough coffee. It eventually got to the point where I would have a few drops of coffee in my cup, nowhere near the standard 100mls.
Followed the troubleshooting guide; reset the pour amount and descaled the machine. Made no difference. Then I realised that the machine actually was still making a full shot, but the vast majority of the shot was dripping down the back into the bin bit where the spent pods go. Called...the company and they said I could have a replacement machine as it was definitely faulty. Well, the replacement has just fallen out of warranty and has just started doing the exact same thing. I’m not being rough with the machine, I’m using the correct pods, and I’m maintaining it by the book. Very frustrating because when it worked, it worked well. I’ll be replacing it with a Nespresso machine for sure.
Not For Everyone
This machine is perfect if you like your coffee very weak, even if you choose the 15 strength. I have to use two capsules and I'm not a strong coffee drinker. Limited selection of pods to use with this machine. The packet doesn't have the strength level. Very disappointed
Purchased in July 2020 at Woolworths for $99.00.
Love this machine and the coffee
Great machine, sophisticated for the price, different sections light up if you haven’t put something back in properly. Easy to clean. Oro gold coffee capsules are amazing and taste better than some cafes. As capsules are not as strong as a barista coffee I can get the same impact with two shots in one cup (I do 2xespresso (less water option button) water options per capsule). I also bought the attachment to make milk froth and Chai Lattes. The attachment which goes for $60 from Woolworths is like a jug, so you can either froth or actually add a...powder to the milk like Chai Latte to froth and make the drink at the same time. The bit (the stirrer) that goes on the inside of the jug is magnetic and all you have to do is put it in and it will hold in place (I had to google to figure this bit out at the time).
Purchased at Woolworths for $99.00.
Got three years out of it before it started to struggle to pump coffee through, can't complain with that. Only excepts Vittoria coffee and two other Italian brands. Would be nice if they included a chocolate pod option.
Purchased in November 2016 at Woolworths for $90.00.
Charles C.Sydney, NSW
- 11 reviews
Very cheap especially when it's on discount, coffee was average at the best and limited choice of pods. The machine was also very easy to set up and get started.
Purchased in December 2019.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
DONT GET IT!
Never left a review in my life, so you guys can see how frustrated I am. Worst coffee pod machine ever! very unhappy left them messages and still no reply only thing they said was that they can give me a new machine but can’t do refunds.. I see how businesses rip people off. furious!!!!
Purchased in May 2020 at Woolworths.
Questions & Answers
My Frother lights up ok when I press the button but goes off after about 3 - 4 seconds. any thoughts?
Hi my coffee machine only work the left button which is the small cup...it make a noise like is the motor .... should im throw it away?
Vittoria Coffee’s small, compact and affordable Espressotoria Capino comes with a handful of handy features such as an energy-saving mode, a waste capsule indicator, and water level indicator.
Around 65% of reviewers awarded the Espressotoria Capino a 4 or 5-star rating, which is a respectable rating for a humble $99 coffee machine.
Points of praise for the Espressotorina Capino:
- Make full-bodied cups of coffee with a café-quality taste, which one reviewer stated made the Espressotorina ‘sophisticated for the price’
- Reviewers appreciated that the pods for the Espressotorina Capino were easily available from Coles and Woollies, as well as the compatible milk frother, available for $59 from Woolworths
- Handy reminders are provided by the indicator lights, for example there is one that reminds you to refill the water tank when it’s low
- Many happy coffee drinkers appreciated the longevity of this little coffee pod machine, saying that it provided them with years of tasty coffee.
|Category||Capsule / Coffee Pod Machines|
|Pump Pressure||19 bar|
|Water Tank Capacity||1 L|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Dimensions||230 x 125 x 380 mm|
|Shot Functions||Espresso and Ristretto|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
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