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Great machine! I love it!!
Had machine over 2 years, its brilliant! Recently, the milk frother has startded leaking water when i use the coffee bit. Ive cleaned it and checked manual, cant find anything
Purchased at Kmart Retail Stores for $89.00.
This machine makes better coffee than a thousand dollar Delonghi according to Choice, and I can confirm it does.
This is a very cheap machine, but it makes brilliant coffee! For best result get a burr coffee grinder, I bought one from ALDI for under a hundred dollars and it is great. Always grind the coffee before use. I never do milk frothing, so I cannot comment on that.
Purchased in April 2021 at Kmart for $89.00.
product did not work
I did not open my espresso machine in the 1 year warranty time, because of being in hospital with cancer, when I opened it, the machine did not work, I followed the book for the machine it got hot but would not pump out water. I took it to Kmart who said sorry can't help, I came home and wrote to the returns department showing photos that clearly show it had never been used, got an instant reply to say sorry can't help. I am not trying to defraud them but clearly this product is faulty and just wanted a machine that worked.
Purchased for $89.00.
If you like dirty water
Always sold out so got an anko from ebay. Disapointed with it. Coffee comes out in seconds and its weak with absolutly no crema. My pod machine is better. Maybe my coffe is to course but still it seems like the pressure or heat is not enough. Ive had tap water nescafe better than this.
Purchased in December 2020 at eBay for $120.00.
Great Coffee, but has it's issues
Have had this Machine for two years now, and I am very happy with it. I would generally never have brought such a cheap coffee machine, but I had a couple of clients who raved about their new Anko. Then our pod machine died, the replacement they sent had been redesigned, and wasn't nearly as good as the original. So I decided $87.00 wasn't a huge risk, and decided to give it a go.
On setting it up I pretty much immediately got coffee as good as our pod machine, and sometimes it was excellent, consistency was the issue. I was using a bladed coff...
Purchased in February 2019 at Kmart Retail Stores for $87.00.
My mornings have improved a lot!
This coffee machine has changed my mornings. It is the first thing I do when I wake up and even using Almond milk, the froth is great. A bit short for the jug but great!
My morning almond cappuccino is the only thing which drags me out of bed. Super happy snob coffee person!
Purchased in October 2020 at Kmart for $89.00.
Extreme value for money
have owned this machine for over 12 months now, and it has poured literally hundreds of cups. It was purchased to replace a known brand (at more than 10x the price) that failed in short order. This machine is simple to use (temp controlled when switching between steam and draw, plus easy to read gauge) and very reliable. Perfect cremma and strong/consistent steamer. At this price, you can’t really ask for more. Honestly considering buying another and putting it away for when I finally run this one into the ground. Highly Recommended!
Purchased in May 2019 at Kmart.
Value for money and reliability
This machine lasts over a year in a high usage family environment. Good design in having a filter that is removable with a bayonet mount compared with press-fit other el-cheapos. Great frothy coffee
Purchased in March 2019 at Kmart Retail Stores for $89.00.
Best coffee machine.
Absolutely excellent machine for the price. Is it the best coffee machine in the world? Probably not. But is it the best coffee machine in the world for $89? Absolutely. Hands down worth the money.
Purchased in January 2020 at Kmart for $89.00.
Good while it lasted...
This machine started out great. The coffee tastes at least as good as our old Nespresso machine, probably better if we've got fresh beans . The problem I have is with the rubber seal in the grip handle. The seal sits between the ground coffee and the coffee basket, and it's supposed to stop the coffee grinds from getting into your drink. The seal in the small basket broke almost immediately after purchase, and the seal in the larger basket lasted 7 months. Now we're having to order a new basket from overseas, because the grip handle/coffee bask...et is not a standard size. It's annoying that we can't use the machine because of this silly design flaw. Full disclosure: I've never used the steam wand, we have a Lavazza steamer that we use instead. So I can't comment on the steam wand.
Purchased in October 2019 at Kmart Retail Stores for $89.00.
For the price: amazing coffee
Can't beat the price to make cafe style espresso drinks from home--frothy milk without the carafe, etc.. Worked like a charm for a year and just now starting to show some wear. Only one small complaint: getting the grime out of the bottom of the water carafe is hard. Otherwise a great buy.
Purchased in February 2019 at Kmart for $100.00.
The steam wand failed on two units in a row
I took good care of this machine and wanted to like it, but I have gone through two of them now and they both only lasted four months.
I was impressed when I first bought it, the espresso was consistent and ok for the price and the steam wand did a reasonable job of heating the milk (but the wand was a little short and made it difficult to get good creamy milk rather than just a lot of aerated milk froth). I never had the issues others had with a burning plastic taste/smell. After a few months however, the steam wand failed. It didn't appear ...to be blocked, it just spat out lukewarm low pressure steam that couldn't heat the milk above room temperature. Kmart were easy about giving me a replacement unit under warranty so I gave it another chance. Unfortunately the replacement unit they gave me has failed the same way. I've since upgraded to a Breville and hope it lasts longer than this one did. If you have a tight budget, only make espresso occasionally and accept that you'll likely be sending the machine to landfill after less than year than I suppose it can work for you.
Purchased in June 2019.
Good Machine for budget
Cost $89, Coffee taste good (depending on beans!!!), Easy to use and good for first timers, Easy to clean, heats up quickly.
Steam/hot water tank too small, gap for cup could be taller, milk straw too short, can't make adjustments to pressure or temperature, can't dispense coffee and froth milk at same time.
If you are willing to overlook some of the cons it is a good machine for a low budget or as a second machine.
Purchased in July 2019 at Kmart Retail Stores for $89.00.
Great machine for the price!!
The machine looks good and makes good coffee. Definitely great value for money.
Materials are a bit cheap and it’s flimsy but does the job and looks great on the bench
Purchased in April 2020 at Kmart for $89.00.
Didn't work from the start
Purchased this as a gift for someone, so it was unopened for 6 months. Turned it on and ran through water - temp got to about 30, then immediately dropped to 15 and stayed there ever after. Will be returning but probably had it too long to get a refund so will have to get exchange under warranty. $89 is a lot to pay for a door stop. Useless, can't recommend it.
Purchased in July 2019 at Kmart for $89.00.
Burnt plastic smell - April 2020
I bought this machine because I needed decent coffee for my work during the lockdown.
I really wish I can comment on the quality of the coffee, but I am not even there yet. I run through the machine 3 containers of water, in which one was a quarter vinagar and 3/4 water solution and other two were just regular water. I also cleaned the parts with soapy water. Nothing helped getting rid of this toxic plasticy smell. I am thinking about returning it. Disappointing.
Purchased in April 2020 at Kmart Online Store for $89.00.
Does the job
Very satisfied with this machine, upgraded from our stovetop espresso maker and have enjoyed some amazing coffee. The machine brews coffee at the perfect drinking temperature and not boiling hot.
The steam wand leaves a lot to be desired, in saying that, i didn't buy it to use that function. Very happy overall with this machine.
Purchased in July 2018 at Kmart Online Store for $80.00.
Started off fine
Week in pressure dropped coffee became burnt heat wouldnt reach what its ment which is to be expected but normally that's only a few degrees but 60c is hopeless for water and steam wand just squirts warm water doesn't even steam any more frankly not worth the money
Purchased in November 2019 at Kmart Retail Stores for $80.00.
Great little machine for the price.
Had it for a few weeks, make approx. four coffees a day, haven't had an issue. Given the Price point I would recommend for the budget conscience consumer. Very Impressed.
Purchased in February 2020 at Kmart Retail Stores for $80.00.
I have owned this machine for 8 months. It has its quirks, but it can be used as another review without any problems. I use at least two glasses a day (up to 9 drinks on weekends and hundreds of drinks a day on the family day).
Purchased in July 2019.
Questions & Answers
What cups fit the Anko Coffee Machine
I just bought the anko machine and set it up today. Turned on to heat up so I could run water through. Waiting for the green light to come on but the red light just stayed on and eventually the light went off and the machine turned itself off. How long should it take to heat up and any ideas why the green light didn't work?
Unfortunately, these machines come with the Steam button pressed, and because of that the green light never comes on. Make sure the Steam button is unpressed, the machine will operate as normal.
|Category||Semi-Automatic and Manual Coffee Machines|
|Pump Pressure||15 bar|
|Input Power||1,100 W|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||No|
|Water Tank Capacity||1.2 L|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Milk Frother||Steam Wand|
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