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Sunbeam Barista Max EM5300

Sunbeam Barista Max EM5300

MPN: EM5300
4.8 from 54 reviews

Changed my life (well my mornings anyway), a ritual i look forward to everyday

I ended up getting the EM7000 Cafe Series with a separate grinder. The EM7000 is truly cafe grade from the portafilter, the tamper and just the way the grouphead is hot and the finish is entirely in metal just like the speciality Italian jobs.

Purchased in February 2019 at The Good Guys for $499.00.

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Milk Frothing
Product is used: Daily
2 comments
Hi M P. Thanks for the great feedback! Great coffee does make an excellent start to the day.Hi M.P, You are indeed correct. :) The new Instruction Manuals have been updated to reflect 20 as the better grind setting.

Seems great so far

We Brought this in just under a week ago so still trying to work out the perfect grind and tampering for us
The coffee is nice and hot and the machine very easy to use.
The only issue I have with it is how slow it grinds the beans! not sure if I am doing anything wrong but it just seems to grind really slowly. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate them. Other then that, very happy with out purchase. We owned an Automatic grinding machine prior which lasted 8yrs so hoping to get the same lifespan out of this Sunbeam :-)

Purchased in February 2019 for $490.00.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Consistency
Milk Frothing
Product is used: Daily
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Hi Janee69 . Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear you're enjoying your EM5300. In regards to the grind - the finer the grind - the slower it will take to extract. Enjoy !Thanks for that. Unfortunately when I select the slower grind the grinder stops due to overheating. How full should the head be filled? Overflowing? I'm thinking I might be trying to put too much in?Hi Janee69, Please call us on 1300 881 861 and we can assist you further.

Cute but messy.

The machine sits nicely on the bench and the built in grinder works really well. The negatives for me (and it is probably me doing something wrong) are the excess coffee grinds is wasteful and messy (and I do move the handle side to side), and using the steam wand is quite a process. You need to turn right and wait until the light glows blue, then switch back for a while until it heats, then switch to the right again. Seems quite convoluted.

Purchased in December 2018.

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Milk Frothing
Product is used: Daily
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Hi Ange01, You could always grind into a container then use from there to avoid waste. Thank you for taking the time to review for us.

Fantastic machine at last

First off I want to say I have had many espresso machines , both manual, full auto and Pod, and this is the best machine I have ever owned.
It makes a terrific cup of coffee, I have mine as a small black and after getting the grind and doing everything the manual says to do I get a perfect cup every time. A great cup the correct temperature and a wonderful thick creama

Purchased in February 2019 at Bing Lee Physical store for $558.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Consistency
Milk Frothing
Product is used: Daily
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Hi Steve T, it is a great machine, thank you for taking your time to review it!

The ultimate at home machine for a cafe style coffee

This machine consistently delivers cafe style coffee with the convenience and affordability of having it in your own home. Easy to use, clean, set up.
I'm still a little off nailing the milk frothing but all in all, highly recommended.

Purchased in November 2018.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Consistency
Milk Frothing
Product is used: Several times a week
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Hi Mama P, thank you for giving our coffee machine such a great review, so please you are enjoying using it!

Fantastic Machine - Makes the perfect gift!

The quality of the coffee is definitely cafe barista quality. The quality is consistent and the temperature is nice and hot. The milk frothing wand is great easy to use and the machine comes with a handy jug to froth the milk. We love being able to purchase and try new coffee beans and the inbuilt grinder works really well.

Really love that the machine is nice and compact and looks great too. It fits well on our bench.

Would highly recommend this product.

Date PurchasedOct 2018
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Thanks for the great review Erin!

Best home coffee machine!

I'm very fussy with my coffee and absolutely love the quality of the coffee this machine makes. Its as good as a Melbourne barista made coffee. The machine is easy to set up and use. It took a little bit of playing around with the settings to get it just right for the beans I was using, but worth it to make the perfect coffee. Very simple to clean too. It does spill a little excess coffee grinds out the sides when grinding it, but other than that I love this machine.
Highly recommend this machine for anyone who loves coffee and wants to make it at home.

Date PurchasedNov 2018
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Thanks for the great review Tris!

I've stopped buying cafe coffees...because the coffees I make with this are better!

If you're in the market for a coffee machine, you must take a look at the Sunbeam Barista Max. Basically, I hope it stays in my life forever. I think it's the perfect machine for those who loved the convenience and ease of a pod machine however want to branch out to a real espresso machine. The coffee I'm making is cafe quality - I used to buy at least one coffee per day from the local cafe, and since I have had the Barista Max I've bought only one (and I didn't enjoy it!).  It's easy to use out of the box, however the different settings for grinding, tamping etc make it fun to experiment with if you're after more manual controls. We have limited bench space so I loved the built-in grinder. I found the two-cup filter basket much easier to use than the one-cup (need more practice with that). Also, I've set my grinder to 20 which I find is perfect. I love it, and a few of my friends have their eyes on one too.

Date PurchasedNov 2018
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Thanks for the great review Jasmine.

Best at-home coffee I've had.

We're very satisfied with this, and we both have access to commercial machines at work so have kinda high expectations. We use it every day.

It can take a few goes to get the grind coarseness, volume of coffee and tamping right - still occasionally have a miss that pours too quick with no crema or drips out slowly - but once you've worked it out you're good to go. Temperature is spot on. Fresh, fresh beans definitely makes a big difference! If you're not getting the crema you'd expect from a cafe coffee, try some fresh beans from a local roaster.

Love that a grinder is integrated, pleased to not be creating waste a-la pod machines, and it looks good in the kitchen.

Date PurchasedOct 2018

Easy to use but too much ground coffee wasted

This is my first coffee machine yet I found it easy to use. I can now enjoy cafe style coffee at the comfort of my own home. Grinding, extraction and texturising milk is simple to do. The final outcome is of course dependent on the quality of the coffee beans you use. What I see as an improvement to this product is a re-design to the grinding section so that no ground coffee ends outside the grouphead. Too much ground coffee ends splattered around - a mess I don't appreciate cleaning up. Also, it would be good if you can simultaneously use coffee extraction and milk texturising. At the moment, you can only do one at a time.

Date PurchasedMay 2018
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Hi Alfred, thanks for the feedback on the EM5300 - when you are grinding the beans you can move your group handle from side to side which can even the peak down reducing the spillage. There is a little bin under the drip tray which can catch the spilled grounds. This machine has a single thermoblock therefore you can't extract and texturise at the same time on this one.

WE LOVE IT!

The Sunbeam Barista max is a great coffee machine, so easy to use, easy to clean and lets people like me make cafe quality coffees at home! The inbuilt grinder is super handy and takes up no extra space on the bench which is great for people like us with little bench space. We will NEVER be going back to pods again!

Date PurchasedOct 2018
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Hi, thank you for the great review, happy to see you are enjoying using the machine

My favourite kitchen appliance

I love a gadget that saves time and space. The Sunbeam Barista Max does both! I love how compact and efficient this machine is, but most importantly it makes beautiful "caeft-style" coffee. The inbuilt grinder is also a plus and keeps my kitchen bench tidy and clean. Love the Sunbeam Barista Max!

Date PurchasedNov 2018
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It seems everyone is loving this machine, thanks for sharing!!

A Mum must have : we love it!!!

We are so impressed with this machine; the sunbeam barista max is the perfect addition to our kitchen and daily routine. The machine is simple to use and creates a beautiful coffee that’s cafe quality. The coffee is the perfect temperature and I feel like I’m getting my daily cafe hit In the comfort of my own home. As a mum, this saves me time and money. We love our barista max and highly recommend!

Date PurchasedSep 2018
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Hi Cassandra Mic, great to see you so happy using this machine, thank you for reviewing!!!

I can never go back to the pods!!

I LOVE THIS MACHINE. It is easy to use, easy to clean and not full of fandangled gadgets that add no value to the end result. The inbuilt grinder saves bench space. Perfect cafe style coffee at home.
It's a good looking machine too, so I am not sorry about it being on the bench. Not too big either which is perfect for not clogging up your bench!!

Date PurchasedOct 2018
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Hi Jess, great and thanks for taking your time to leave us a review!

Espresso martinis on me!

I love this little guy. I’ve wanted a machine for a while but am a bit of a snob about coffee and didn’t think I’d be able to make decent coffee myself. This machine drew me in with it’s clean, simple design and integrated grinder (I don’t have much bench space). It delivers the goods and makes great coffee. In fact, it’s pretty hard to stuff it up. The instructions work. Coffee nerds will appreciate the manual programming options but I didn’t change a thing, the default settings are perfect for me. Now I walk out the door smug as with my takeaway coffee ready to go. My mum liked my barista max so much she bought one for herself.

Surprise benefit- I can now make cracking espresso martinis at home!

Date PurchasedSep 2018
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Great to hear !!! thanks heaps for the review

Great coffee machine!!! Using it in a camper trailer.

We are using the coffee machine in a camper trailer powered by a 12 volt battery through an inverter. The coffee is great, as is the steamed milk and the integrated grinder is terrific. As we camp around Australia, we find the aroma of real coffee attracts many friends and the machine does a wonderful job of churning out great coffee for us and friends in some of the most remote parts of Australia.

Date PurchasedAug 2018
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HI Jon L, so envious of your travelling! Great to see you using the machine in such a great way...

Have you heard the rumour? I bloody love it!

The Sunbeam Barista Max EM5300 is a great compact coffee machine. Love the all-in-one design which saves kitchen bench space and the machine is very easy to use and clean. Finding the right grind setting took a bit of experimenting but once you find it the machine produces a great smooth coffee in minutes. Definitely recommend this one from Sunbeam.

Date PurchasedSep 2018
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Thanks for the great review Ken!

Simple Cafe quality coffee at home

The Barista Max is so easy to use. The grinder takes two or three goes to get the right consistency and then beautiful flavoured coffee is created, each and every time. It looks beautiful on my countertop and huge water tank. The temperature is consistent and easy to change, if needed. Never have I used a machine that is so easy and simple with great results. Ps: the grinder is very quiet too!

Date PurchasedSep 2018
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Thanks for the great review Deeb!

Sleek, modern and easy to use

I have loved the coffee this machine makes, it is actually better than some coffee shops I have sat at and I can't believe how easy it is to use and I feel like anyone can be a barista! The grinder is pretty cool and very quiet. At a touch of a button I can have a double shot and within seconds I am frothing the milk, the texture is silky and hot.

By the way It looks great on my kitchen bench.

Date PurchasedAug 2018
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Thanks for the great review Royboy.

Best choice ever

I bought this machine for my daughter and she loves it, nice design specially the black one, it looks and produces the tastiest coffee.

Very satisfied with my choice for a gift for a special person.

Sunbeam products always been so reliable and value for money.

I will be buying one for my self also.

Date PurchasedDec 2017

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Questions & Answers

I read you have to manually hold the porta filter down to get the coffee beans in the basket, how do you know if the correct dose of ground coffee is achieved Is this a guessing game?
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Yes it is a guessing game.Thanks a messy one too

Hi ! The machine is great but I find as a problem that it doesn’t exist a single shot portafilter. When you use a regular espresso cup it spills the coffee all over since the coffee output are very separate. Any answer?
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Hi Ariel, Thank you for your question. Sunbeam do not manufacture a single spout handle/port filter. We suggest try a small funnel or using a larger glass under the spouts then pouring into a smaller glass.Thanks for your answer. I don’t think that’s really a solution. As I said i find the machine great but this is a serious limitation. Thanks again

The grinder keeps jamming on my Sunbeam Barista Max EM5300. I am absolutely fed up with cleaning the beans out and starting again and trying to work out what's wrong. The machine is perfectly clean, we've tried different brands of coffee beans, different grinder settings. When I read all these good reviews, I have to wonder if we got a dud. I've had about half a dozen good coffees out of about 50. It was purchased in December and I've hated this machine from the start, but the reviews don't seem to indicate too many problems like mine? I've watched the online videos, I think I'm doing everything right, but this machine seems nothing but a problem for me.
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Hi Sam, I have the same issue. I am 6 months in and still trying to get consistently good coffees. The mess too is driving me nuts. I suspect people write the review when the machine is a novelty.I don't think I want to persevere with it anymore. Might see what Myer can do about it. I'm convinced there's something wrong with it from the start. We've always had a coffee machine at home, this one is ruining my mornings!!Hi Sam, Sorry to hear of your issues with the grinder on your EM5300. Please return the unit to Myer for a replacement.

Details

Barista Max EM5300
Price (RRP) $699
Input Power1550w
Weight10kg
Width320mm
Height410mm
Depth350mm
Pump Pressure15bar
Water Tank Capacity2..8L

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  • GTIN13: 9311445024966
  • MPN: EM5300

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