20Smeg ECF01

Smeg ECF01

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20Smeg ECF01
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Tracey king
Tracey kingSydney Surrounds, NSW3 posts
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Power switch got stuck and still stuck with no reply from appliances online

onlinevery unsatisfied
Contacted by email explaining what had gone wrong with machine, still no reply at all and switch still stuck and needs to be turned on by power point switch don't work Show details
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Megan
MeganSouth East Queensland, QLD11 posts
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Absolutely worth it

Had it for 1 year and absolutely love it. Use it 2-3 times a day at least in our household. No issues with it, still looks brand new and no colour fading. The machine makes really good coffee! It’s always consistent and the temperature is always perfect. Could not be happier with it! Cant recommend enough! Show details
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Candice v.
Candice v.The Mallee, VIC
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Ken Farmer
Ken FarmerPerth, WA
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Bad decision I made. Do nor buy this

Confusing to operate. Buttons flashing. Difficult to make multiple serves. Steam wand is too short. Too much froth. Had a Breville and Sunbeam over the years and both of them were much better. Platform for the cups is too small, even espresso cups barely fit. The only thing going for it is it looks nice. A good decoration with poor performance. Show details
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skids
skids
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Don't buy one. It will last forever because I prefer to have instant than deal with the temperamental design

Have to turn it of and on between functions. Takes up to 20 min to make 1 coffee. Doesn't blow through the coffee unless it's really lose, the wand is to short. Can't seem to warm it up prior, so often pumps hot water everywhere. Completely ignors push button requests. All buttons dumbly fash so you don't even know if pushing the button has worked. Seriously I've had 3 $100 sspecials all heaps better and all got heaps of use. Show details
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Kate S.
Kate S.4 posts
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This is THE best compact manual coffee machine I have ever had

One year on and it still produces the best coffee! Simple to use, easy to clean.
Only needs descaling when the lights start flashing.
Combine it with decent coffee beans and you will no longer go out for coffee, ever.

Thank you SMEG! Show details

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Melissa
MelissaMelbourne23 posts
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Love my machine!

Love my Smeg coffee machine. It is needing to be descaled more often as it gets older, but we have had it for over 3 years now. So simply to use and looks great on the bench. Highly recommend. Show details ·  1
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ROKU
ROKUWestern Australia19 posts
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Same as others out there !

Nothing special with this unit and like many others after a time the coffee starts to taste plain and even after regular cleaned, that you MUST do every few weeks, the taste just drops off. Coffee not hot enough either. Show details
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aldo08
aldo08Sydney, NSW5 posts
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Smeg at its absolute best!

Its is so simple to use. It works flawlessly every time. And the coffee is perfect and delicious every time. Have I mentioned how beautiful it looks? It is Italian design at its best. Show details
Katrina
KatrinaMurrumbidgee Region, NSW2 posts
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Dont waste your money

Disappointing Smeg, this machine is made of plastic, it is annoying to clean with small groves everywhere. You can not use the frother without going through whole process of making a coffee which is annoying if making hot chocolates at same time as a coffee. You have to switch machine off and start again each coffee. The frother is short and makes it awkward to hold jug. There are superior products out there for similar price. This machine actually takes away any enjoyment from my morning coffee Show details
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Dear Katrina, Thank you for your review. Have you contacted us to discuss these problems? Could you please contact our customer service team on 02 8667 4888 and they will be more than happy to assist you
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Smeg fan
Smeg fanCentral Queensland, QLD3 posts
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Can't live without it!!

I have now purchased the 1950's style blender, mixmaster, 4 slice toaster, kettle and of course the coffee machine. We purchase merlo coffee online but for some reason it no longer pumps the coffee through. I have even tried soaking the filters in straight descaling solution and also tried vinegar. I've have only had it about 12 months and it's driving me insane as we no longer drink instant coffee.. I'd like to think they last longer than a year!! Show details ·  2
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Maddie
Maddie
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The milk frother

I love the look of the machine but after a few uses I wanted to throw it at a wall. The milk frother as is is impossible to get a good milk consistency. It bubbles up and overflows in seconds. After a few days I realised you could take the metal piece off and just have the silicone steam wand. That made ALL THE DIFFERENCE. I could get a decent swirl going and much silkier milk.

My advice; throw out that piece of steel crap if you value decently textured milk. After that I loved the machine. Show details ·  1

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Ochre B.
Ochre B.Canberra Central 2601, ACT
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Loved this machine! Delicious coffee but unfortunately it’s stopped working

I love my SMEG machine but unfortunately it’s stopped working. When the coffee button is pressed it powers on then seems to trail off and nothing comes out. Quite disappointed! Show details ·  1
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Tom
Tom
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Milk frother appears not to work

It appears that we may have to return our machine. Every time we try to froth milk, steam comes out but then hot water spurts our intermittently, this means we end up with horrible watery coffee every time. No pattern to this it just has a mind of its own. Show details
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Thank you for your review. Can you kindly email us direct with your full name, address and a contact number? We will then contact you to discuss this matter. Our email address is service@smeg.com.au Kind Regards, Smeg Australia

Tracey
TraceyGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC8 posts
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I love this machine

The crema! So quick! So beautiful!
I have even stopped buying cafe coffee. The quality is consistent and the perfect temperature. I am surprised at the quality of the milk frother for such a small machine. Show details ·  1
Sandra
SandraSydney, NSW9 posts
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Love my new Smeg Coffee Machine

Great colours and ease of use and looks good. I had another brand which use to leave the coffee weak but this machine brews a beautiful ground coffee. Easy to clean with just a wipe down. Wouldn't trade it for another machine. Not cheap but well worth it. Show details
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Joey B
Joey BPerth12 posts
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Good machine - poor SMEG service

I’m a big fan of the machine, I think it makes excellent coffee time and time again. I have a decent non-SMEG grinder though so that probably helps. I agree with some of the comments about the milk steamer but I don’t think that’s a huge issue.

I am totally unimpressed with the SMEG promotions system though. I purchased my machine with the promise of a free milk jug and knock box. It’s now been 2 months and it hasn’t been delivered. In this day and age I don’t think that’s acceptable.

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Holly
Holly7 posts
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Rita
Rita
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Love it

This is a great looking, easy to use and easy to clean machine. The coffee tastes great, consistent time after time. I have had my machine for several months now and I look forward to every coffee. I prefer the coffees I make at home to most coffee shop coffees now.

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Dee
DeeSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
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Surprised!

After researching coffe machines, I decided on a Smeg. I have never previously had a coffee machine, and needed one that was uncomplicated/easy clean. Being a novice it took a little while to familiarise myself with the process of making coffee. I am not disappointed with the coffee. It is wonderful! The temp, quality etc. I love it! The only thing I found a bit difficult was the instruction manual (being a novice) it took me a while to figure it out. I also need to purchase descaler and so far have been unsuccessful. ? LOVE this machine!

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David B
David BAU4 posts
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Time poor? Love coffee?

For nearly a year our SMEG espresso machine has provided consistently excellent morning (and afternoon) coffee

-Fast boil

-Easy use

-Easy clean

-Small and elegant

-Robust

-can handle cups to mugs

We'd highly recommend for time poor parents with full time jobs. The SMEG will help you start your day with a smile.

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HelenC
HelenCFar North Queensland, QLD24 posts
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Enjoyable to use everyday and more economical

Bought my beautiful Smeg Retro style coffee machine about one month ago and simply love using it every day - 3 times a day.

I enjoy good coffee at a fraction of the cost of my previous well known brand coffee machine.

So easy, quick to use and clean I wouldn't go back to the other machine I have.

The black is beautiful and suits my kitchen but love the look of the red as well.

Not a lot of info on how to use but all I can say is don't over think it.

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Banksie44
Banksie4414 posts
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This machine suits me perfectly, it is neat & compact, gorgeous retro styling but most of all makes

Very satisfied with the quality of coffee which is consistent, also temperature is exactly how it should be & milk frothing easy with great silky texture. Also love the retro design, very neat, doesn't take up too much bench space & very easy to clean. Overall a great little machine that is compact & reliable to produce delicious coffee.

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AvrilO
AvrilO3 posts
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Cannot live without

This is by far the best coffee machine. It is easy to set - up, easy to use, easy to clean and in general perfect. Its an excellent addition to any family . Love the range of colours it comes in. Would love if it had a larger water tank. Heast coffee to a good temp and also the milk.

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Melissa
MelissaSouthwest, VIC9 posts
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Love it!!

Love this. Purchased the smeg after my sunbeam got a bit long in the tooth. I love the fact it can be programmed. It’s a bit difficult at first to program but once you get the hang of it it’s great.

My only gripe with this machine is the milk frothed is a bit short. Other than that it’s great. Oh and the freebie pack by redemption was a nice surprise

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Susan
SusanSydney Surrounds, NSW8 posts
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Like a pro

Well this item in our kitchen is a focal point. Many colours to choose from. From the work go you have many choices of different coffee selections programs to choose from. Again not a cheap product, but you will not be disappointed. The milk steam and froffer is so powerful and the machine is so easy to clean. Looks smike in your kitchen.

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Steve
SteveBrisbane3 posts
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Beautiful coffee

Love this machine. It is stylish, very well made and easy to clean. Makes beautiful rich, full-bodied, italian style coffee - even from pre-ground coffee and ESE pods (illy). Will probably tamp coffee on weekends and just use the ESE pods on weekdays, it’s great to have that option. No more burnt bitter tasting coffee from popular pods just because it’s convenient. This machine ticks all the boxes. Many thanks!

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Sam
SamSouth East Queensland, QLD15 posts
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Daily essential!

Absolutely love this machine. We’ve had it for a fortnight and have used it daily. It’s exactly the same every day, very easy to use and clean and I’ve never had a machine extract so thoroughly the grounds are practically dry afterwards. I haven’t tried using the pods that can be used with it but I’m sure they’re fabulous too

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Hannah
Hannah5 posts
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Use it everyday

Love love love love this coffee machine!

Wasn’t sure at first how it would work as it was much cheaper than any coffee machine I’d had before but it keeps up!

We use it everyday and it gives us perfect coffee every single time

We defiantly couldn’t live without it!

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Ali D
Ali DGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC5 posts
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Love, love

What a great little machine...I love the style and it makes a great coffee. I like the fact that you can use ground coffee as well as pods which make cleaning easier (coffee grounds are like toast crumbs - spread!) Not a great variety of pods available - tho have found some that I like which aren’t too expensive. It does what designed to do - great value, would buy another

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LePetitPhantome
LePetitPhantomeAU7 posts
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Does the same job as a machine twice as large

Brilliant machine. Compact, stylish, never burns the coffee. Had a few issues tweaking it at first, so i emailed support and they couldn’t have been more helpful. Once I worked out where I was going wrong (operator error), it hasn’t skipped a beat. Have had it for 6 months, it does anywhere from 2-6 coffees per day and it is going strong. The small water reservoir is the only drawback, but now I use hot tap water to warm my cup, then tip it into the back before I make the coffee and that extends the time between fills.

I have the sunbeam grind fresh, and we prefer the #10 grind for use in this machine. I have had better success and nicer coffee if I don’t tamp it too hard.

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Hellsbells
HellsbellsAustralia10 posts
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Love it!

This little machine makes a fantastic cup of coffee for me every morning. I love the look of it, and its super easy to use once you work out everything from the user manual. I love that it doesn't use capsules - ground coffee tastes better and much less waste. I use the milk frother a couple of times a week and this always works well and is super quick.

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Max Beeeem
Max BeeeemSouth East Queensland, QLD38 posts
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Anthony S
Anthony S6 posts
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Great coffee machine

Purchased the Smeg machine after repeated issues with boilers failing on Sunbeam product, super happy after one year, no problems makes a great coffee with excellent crema for the short black drinkers, did take a little getting used to milk frother as arm is quite short, so we went to a smaller jug, looks great, works great and no break downs 1 year of solid use

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v_williams
v_williamsSydney, NSW15 posts
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alex ross
alex rossBulimba4 posts
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Just a solid espresso maker with style

Great Crema and solid function

The quality of the coffee is determined by the type, quality, freshness of the beans- this machine performs perfectly and is a great tool to make a great tasting coffee commensurate with the quality of your beans. This machine used pressurised portafilter using E.S.E espresso pads or ground coffee and provides a far greater functionality to that of a capsule machine - the fact that it takes up so little space on my bench top and looks retro great ....is just a bonus

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FuzzyWuzzy
FuzzyWuzzyCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC6 posts
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Great Coffee

It is easy to use and clean. The grouphead will take 13grams of ground coffee so still working on perfecting the grind as our last one took more.

There is a few options with this machine which we both like, we can set the level of coffee to suit to our taste (more or less water) and set the resulting water temperature.

My husband loves the frothing nozzle for his cappuccino.

I would recommend this machine for the options, warranty and the price.

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Ben M
Ben MVictoria11 posts
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Good looking machine

Surprised that it was mostly made of plastic, it makes a great coffee though. Coming from using pod machines this is a little harder to get used to. Cleaning up is a pain, as is the very short milk frothing piece off to the side. For the price it’s a decent machine

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Stellar
Stellar5 posts
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Excellent coffee but has a few quirks

Makes rich, delicious coffee and it looks beautiful on my worktop. However the descaling light flashes permanently, no matter how much I flush it through. Also the front base that holds cups is a little strange, as it is loose and often comes away unexpectedly - I just leave this part off as it’s not really necessary.

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