It is a great domestic Fully Automatic Coffee Machine
It makes great consistent coffee.
I like my cupuccino hot and this machine is great, it produces warm drinks even on temperature set to Medium and even greater that allows you to adjust how strong you like your coffee.
The Gaggia Cadorna Prestige is an excellent and easy to use machine.We are definitely happy with our purchase.
Purchased in December 2020 at Appliancesonline for A$1,534.00.
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This product is perfect for people who want seriously outstanding coffee but who don't want to do anything except press a button. It even adds the milk, which it prepares exactly how you want it for the type of coffee that you have requested. No fiddling around with plastic tubes or steam wands. Just take the carafe of milk out of the refrigerator, click it into the front of the machine and it does everything for you. It even gives the milk plumbing a quick rinse afterwards with super hot steam and water to keep it super clean. You can program ...hundreds of different combinations to give a personalised menu of your favourite coffee drinks, and three other members of your family can do the same thing and store their settings for their own personal menus. Inside you will find exactly the same high quality classic brew unit that they fitted in the Saeco Incanto machines that have never been beaten by any other manufacturer. You can't improve on perfection. A hundred years from now they will still be using that same incredible brew unit in their best machines. I think that Saeco and Gaggia must be sister companies.
Purchased in June 2020 for A$1,650.00.
We have found The One
We recently purchased this machine from Appliances Online to replace the terrible (and fairly new) Jura machine we had before.
This machine delivers! Hot coffee, hot frothy milk! It has even made our bean of choice taste even better (Dimattina Prima Tazza) Easy to set up, easy to use, easy to clean and maintain. Reminds us of the old school Saecos.
The milk carafe makes life easy, lattes at a press of a button.
The bean grinder is nice and quiet but the water pump is a little loud, but it doesn’t bother us.
Very happy with our choice!
Questions & Answers
I’m thinking about buying one. I had a quick look at the manual and I’m sure it mentioned washing and cleaning the milk carafe daily. Is that the case? Or can I store the milk carafe in the fridge and wash it say every 3 days? Washing it daily would be a pain. I’m interested in what other people do.
Honestly, We wash ours every 5-7 days, we use it every day and use full cream milk, light or skim you might find it not so built up.
Always, always use the rinse cycle after using (the machine prompts you to automatically) and wipe it down after that.
Important to also not over fill the jug as the milk starts to go yucky inside the cap seal.
The outlet of the milk carafe gets gunky (inside) and I'd highly suggest buying some milk system cleaner, which you add to a jug of warm water and let the parts soak, it cleans all milk fat residue etc. Oh and some straw brushes! Helps get into the small parts.
About twice a week I empty the milk out, clean the thing without dismantling it by running it under hot water, then fill the milk carafe with hot water and insert it back in to the machine. I then run a couple of hot milk drinks with the hot water (no milk) to thoroughly clean out the milk lines. About one a month I do the same thing with diluted bleach. Then clean out the bleach with hot water, as above.
Maybe once a month or two dismantle the thing. But why bother? The inside of the milk lines are clean.
That's what my coffee machine mechanic taught me.
Generally speaking, things usually work better if you throw away the instruction manual without reading it. (:
Hi there, Robbie (and the rest).
Thanks for your question. We do advise to run the milk circuit cleaning cycle on the daily, and making sure that the carafe itself is also regularly cleaned. This does help ensure that the machine produces the highest quality coffee. :) Hope this helps, but feel free to reach to us directly for further questions. We can be reached on 1300 363 391 (Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm EST) for Australia and 0800 658 224 (Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm) for New Zealand.
The Philips Australia Team
I think this has already been addressed here, but my biggest concern is that the coffee, both black and milk based, is hot. Does anyone know exactly how many degress the coffee will be at the highest temperature setting?
We spent $2500 on a Jura and it was lukewarm, it frustrated the hell out of us that we still had to microwave our lattes.
We bought this one and do not regret our choice.
I took some temperatures for you: (on the high temp setting) and with the milk carafe straight out of the fridge.
Latte: 40ml espresso and 180ml milk was 62 degrees after sugared and stirred.
Long black coffee: 120ml was 52 degrees.
I hope that helps.
How long has this product/model been on the market.
Also, can it deliver hot water to make tea?
Where do I buy one in Adelaide?
The Cardona range was released in Australia early 2020.
The machine does dispense hot water. There is a little attachment which you will need to change for when you want hot water, and then remove to attach the milk carafe as they use the same outlet.
Have a look on Appliances Online and they carry some Gaggia models and are well priced. They should deliver to Adelaide
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