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Fantastic Coffee Machine
I have had this machine now for over a year and it is still going very strong. Easy to use, with press buttons for coffee selection. Will be noisy when Frothing starts.
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Great price for great coffee
Picked this up on special for $99 and it's fantastic. After a few runs and experimentation, the best coffee for me is to use the big double shot filter. Using a large mug, hold down espresso button for 3 seconds. Let it run until it stops. Roughly half full. Then hold down cappuccino button for 3 seconds. Milk setting on near full (far right) and push button to stop when ready.
Worked wonderfully for a week
Made great cappuccino for a week, then leaked water everywhere from milk area.
Still made great espresso, buy chose to take it back, unfortunately no longer available :-(
Would have taken another if they had one.
Machine makes noise but nothing comes out
My partner has had this machine for two weeks now and she made myself a cuppa this morning and became rather noticeably distressed when all of a sudden she was unable to make herself a cuppa and hence sustain her own coffee addiction needs due to what the two of us, in fear and panick of losing our best coffee source ever, failed to notice that the water reseviour had became empty... after some closer examination it became apparent that the condensation at the bottom of the water reseviour fooled our eyes into believing that water existed when in actual fact it did not... yet just another test of conviction from the powers that be.. Nannoo Nanno bloody flaming shuzbutts... DOUBLE CHECK WATER
Great device for the price
I got this today for father's day. My wife doesn't drink coffee and I couldn't justify a more expensive machine as I'm not a coffee snob. I used to have a stove top espresso maker. This blew me away really. I wanted a semi auto machine I could pop a milk container on as I use a wand machine at work and I'm a bit lazy and for one cup I can't be bothered standing there frothing milk. I can't really find any fault with it yet (albeit it's only been one day and it is quite noisy....seems to have something inside that vibrates but for the price...I can't expect a DeLonghi). The milk froths a little too much but I'm sure I will dial in my perfect setting before too long, and the latte wasn't quite as hot as I like it but I'm sure I will sort out the setting there too. I even made one for my mum when she dropped by and she said she loved the coffee it made. I worked out that my perfect cup so far is a double shot cappuccino double setting with an extra shot of espresso in at the end. If you can't justify an expensive machine, this is a fantastic option. If I get a couple of years out of it I'll be happy. No complaints at all here.
Ok for price but there r tricks to getting a normal coffee
So if u want a normal coffee mug size just click expression double shot 2 times and if stil not enough click once more then for milk hold down cappacino button for 3 secs untill ur at desired milk then click again to stop other wise I find the sizing too small
Great machine, just wish coffee was hot!
First machine made beautiful hot coffee but had to be taken back due to leaking problems. 2nd machine works perfectly, except coffee is luke warm. Hopefully this improves with use.
Edit: Just tried turning the milk frother down to low and it made all the difference. I prefer the milk consistency on the mid setting but on low the temp it's piping hot. Very happy now!
great price, works well
Tastes great, easy to use but getting used to the auto milk frothing is tricky and as other reviews have said. One serve is not enough to fill a cup at all. I'm having trouble with too much froth as I am normally a flat white kind of person. Trying to get the coffee thing on and off the machine without accidentally hitting the buttons is tricky. However, it seems well worth the cost.
Good upgrade from pods
This Kmart/Anko machine is EXTREMELY similar in function to the Sunbeam Cafe Barista EM5000 / Mr Coffee Cafe Barista machine, in fact, I suspect they may be manufactured by the same company. So, if you want more info on this machine, have a look at the EM5000 to get an idea.
Positives: It is a good machine coming from expressi pods + frother. More environmentally friendly and cheaper than pods. A bargain compared to most other machines. Comes with pressurised porta filters to help us noobs.
The EM5000 is $199 or more and most $129 odd machine...s don't do automatic frothing. Negatives: The milk frothing could be better as it is somewhat watery, but it is still acceptable quality. I think it's better than a whisk frother as they produce a layer of foam which is separate from the coffee. Tips: Run a clean cycle with vinegar in the water tank as per the manual as I think it assists with producing hotter coffee.
Great, especially for the price
I purchased the Anko for $129 to replace a Delonghi Latissima capsule machine. I was using Waycap reusable capsules (fantastic) but my morning coffee fix was a bit of a ritual and I had to use three capsules to fill my mug so I was looking for something simpler without having to froth my own milk and therefore start a different morning ritual. The Anko was on sale so I took a punt and I'm glad I did.
The machine's footprint is about the same as the Delonghi but the water and milk tanks are much bigger. The machine is easy to use and the ta...
So far so good
No issues so far-functions are simple to use and I like that I can have just frothy milk for the kids. I’ve had the machine about two weeks and came looking for a review/troubleshooting as the milk is not frothing on any mode. I will continue my search for an answer!
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