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.
Questions & Answers
I've only had the machine for a couple of weeks. The frother is no longer frothing, but is heating the milk. It is ear piercing loud also.
No milk is coming out of the frother, only steam and water. Does the milk frother have a hose? I bought it second hand. Can anyone tell me if there is supposed to be a plastic hose in the milk frother... thanks
Hi all. How long should the frother take to heat the milk to a reasonable temperature. Mine seems to take ages.
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