2Sunbeam Barista Plus EMM5400BK

Sunbeam Barista Plus EMM5400BK

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37 reviews
Denise M
Denise M8 posts
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Love it!Certainly enjoying this upgrade from Sunbeam Mini Barista! Much easier with the built in grinder & timers for grind/pour. Bit messy at first but have got that sorted now. Looks great on the bench & has a small footprint. Makes a great coffee & you can do adjustments easily. I make 2 cups daily & appreciate the bigger water reservoir & bigger milk jug. Yes, the water level could be hard to see but not so much for my location of machine. Make sure you get some cleaning tabs early on because the blue cleaning light won’t let you forget a clean. It was annoying initially but now I have a good supply of tabs I’m really glad it’s there. Originally liked the Delonghi La Specialista Arte machine & looked at lots & lots of reviews. Too many people had too many problems with no support. The Sunbeam Barista Plus choice was a no brainer. From experience have found Sunbeam to be fair & not waste your time.

Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $599.

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Thank you for the great feedback. We're happy to hear that you're loving the Sunbeam Barista Max.

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Michelle Nathan
Michelle NathanQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  Barista Plus EMM5400BK

Can’t live without

I absolutely love my new coffee machine, so easy to use and super easy to clean, I love the red indicator that pops up when the drip tray needs emptying. Have saved a small fortune being able to make great tasting coffee at home. Kids and husband love frothy hot chocolates. Have recommend to family and some have already purchased after using mine. Show details ·  1
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Oncew bitten twice shyNSWSydney Surrounds, NSW3 posts
  Verified Barista Plus EMM5400BK

Did not even last 2 years

I was in love to begin with! But just 18 months of minimal use, 2/3 times per week, it seems to have a problem with water supply, also steam.
After speaking to a service man was virtually told it’s a throwaway??? What the hell??? I paid over $800, soooo not happy. Sunbeams answer is” it’s out of warranty”!!!
I will never buy another Sunbeam product again, I don’t have money to throw around and this was a treat I paid off, so, so upset and disappointed! Show details
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matt
mattNSWSydney, NSW3 posts
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Great machine

Proper pump that Makes good espresso with the Crema, doesn't burn the coffee. Grinds beans and steams milk as an added bonus. Show details
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Marci
MarciNSWSydney, NSW129 posts
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Elliot K.
Elliot K.QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  Verified Barista Plus EMM5400BK

Poor in built grinder

Been using the coffee for 3 months and to get the perfect ratio of 1:2 I need the grind to get finer. The biggest issue is that anything that goes as fine as 10 takes up to 60s just to grind finish 18g of beans which is ridiculous. Show details
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Gardyloo
Gardyloo6 posts
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Disappointing

Disappointing. Hasn’t made a decent coffee in the two months since I bought it. Fiddly and messy. Difficult to produce any crema. Frother near useless. Only good feature is the integrated coffee grinder that’s WHEN you can seat the basket properly. I loved my last two very basic Cafe series Sunbeam machines over the last 20 odd years. This one is a dud in my personal estimation.
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Steve
StevePerth7 posts
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Poor design

You cannot set the grinder to deliver the same amount of grounds every time. You have to do it manually every time. And it's unbelievably messy. Grounds pour out the back of the basket. Sunbeam usually make good products but this coffee machine is a complete disappointment. Show details
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Rock666NSWSydney, NSW37 posts
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Mark
MarkVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC8 posts
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Makes a Good Coffee but some sticking points

Makes a good coffee but the flow through the group handle on 2 cups is not always consistent, giving an uneven distribution - I have tried the tamp pressure and varied bean grind, cleaning the machine only after a few weeks of use but still the same problem. This is annoying!

The other issue which i am hoping will not result in machine failure is the steam wand when turned to hot water for priming the machine stutters as if there's an air pocket. I have tried purging the water tank, descaling, cleaning...machine is only less than a month old so this is a worry. I read the machine only has a 12 month warranty. Show details ·  3

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Liv
LivNSWSydney, NSW
  Fair Incentive Barista Plus EMM5400BK

Never leaving the house again

I am obsessed with this machine. I'm very new to making espresso myself, but I am very picky about good coffee when I am out at cafes. I'm so enjoying learning how to make the perfect espresso at home, and this machine makes it so easy to track with built in timers for grinding and extraction. It's easy to clean, it looks beautiful on the counter (something I was worried about), and I love that there is a perfect place for everything like the tamper so you don't lose anything. On top of that, it makes a beautiful cafe quality cup of coffee. I always felt that no home machine could match up to this but the Barista Plus absolutely does. Show details
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MoFC57NSWSydney, NSW
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KimK
KimK
  Fair Incentive Barista Plus EMM5400BK

Never going out for coffee again!

I've wanted something like this for ages but always thought they'd be a nightmare to use - this Sunbeam Barista Plus coffee machine is so intuitive, easy to use, and not overcomplicated at all. I got the matte black version which looks super good on the bench, and doesn't take up much space. Love the guidance on the grind, milk temp and pouring time, like having a cafe at home! Heaven. Show details
Cris E.
Cris E.NSWRichmond-Tweed, NSW
  Barista Plus EMM5400BK

No need to buy coffees out anymore!

Seriously. I was unsure of upgrading to this machine from my existing, but it is worth every penny. The coffee tastes as good as my favourite local barista. I've never had a machine that grinds the beans which seems to make a huge difference... nice smooth strong hot coffee with the perfect crema on top. I am an interior designer so looks were important too and this machine looks very chic on my countertop. I'm making coffee for friends all day long...might need to start charging people :) Show details
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Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions about Sunbeam Barista Plus EMM5400BK

No steam is coming out of the steam wand or the steam wand has reduced pressure. What can I do to fix it?

  1. Make sure the red plug under the water reservoir has been removed and the reservoir is sitting flush against the machine.
  2. No water in the water reservoir. Fill reservoir with water. Run hot water through the steam wand to ensure water flows.
  3. Steam wand tip may be blocked. To unblock the steam wand, insert the ‘Steam’ cleaning pin up the steam wand tip. The cleaning pin is located in the accessories storage area under the drip tray. Run hot water through the steam wand. If the steam wand remains blocked, unscrew the steam wand tip and soak overnight in the milk jug with warm water and add one Sunbeam Cleaning Tablet. In the morning, rinse the jug and steam wand tip under running water to remove all traces of the cleaning tablet. Use the cleaning pin to clean the steam tip. Screw the steam wand tip back into the steam wand arm. Run Hot Water through the steam wand for 40 secs.

HOT TIP: To keep your steam wand clean, make sure to wipe the steam wand with a damp cloth and purge the steam wand with steam immediately after milk texturing. This will remove any excess milk residue and ensure the steam wand is clean for the next cup of coffee.

Coffee does not pour. What can I do?

  1. Check the water reservoir has water. Fill reservoir with water. Run water through the machine without a filter basket to ensure it’s fully primed.
  2. Group head may be blocked and requires descaling. To run a descaling cycle, refer to pages 30 – 31 in the Instruction Booklet.
  3. The coffee grounds are too fine or tamped down too hard. Use a slightly courser grind or tamp a little softer.

Coffee comes out too fast or too slow. What can I do?

Extraction time or pour time is a good indicator of the quality of espresso.

A well extracted coffee should take around 20 - 30 seconds with a steady flow rate. The colour should be a deep caramel with a golden crema that tastes rich, sweet and vibrant.

Under extraction - If your extraction time is too slow, the coffee will be under extracted and the colour will be a pale brown with a light brown crema. The coffee will taste sour, acidic and watery. If you’re using a grinder, you can adjust this by trying a finer grind setting, adding more grinds to your filter basket or tamping a little harder.

Over extraction - If your extraction takes too long and pours over 35 seconds, the coffee will be over extracted and the colour will be a very dark brown with a dark brown crema. This will taste bitter and dry. If you’re using a grinder, you can adjust this by making the grind coarser, using less coffee or tamping a little softer.

How do I clean and care for my machine?

The espresso making process involves extracting oils out of coffee grinds. Deposits of grinds and oils build up over time, affecting the taste of the coffee and operation of the Espresso Machine.

Purging water through the Group Head and Steam Wand, before and after making each coffee, is the easiest way to keep your Espresso Machine clean.

You can find the full care and cleaning information in the Product Manual, page 24 - 31.

The grinder is messy and sometimes sprays a lot of coffee grinds. What should I do?

  1. Clean the coffee grinds from the chute before grinding.
  2. Make sure coffee beans are fresh.
  3. For some dry roast, make sure you have enough beans for your dose.
  4. Increase the humidity of the beans by stirring your measured beans with a damp wooden spoon handle before putting them into the hopper for grinding.

What is the correct way to use grind settings?

For freshly roasted beans, Sunbeam recommends using a medium grind setting. Start on grind setting 20 as a guide. As the coffee beans start to lose its freshness, turn the bean hopper clockwise in small increments to a finer grind setting to keep an optimum espresso extraction.

Where can I get professional repairs and spare parts?

You can get professional repairs and spare parts with Sunbeam's service agents.

Latest Consumer Questions

Gurphal K.
Gurphal K. · Barista Plus EMM5400BK

Can this machine also make hot chocolates or does it only make coffee?

Darran N.
Darran N. · Barista Plus EMM5400BK

my machine has just started to stop when the pour cycle is at 7 seconds and all lights start flashing same happens with steaming milk

Marci
Marci  

Check the book or contact Sunbeam
https://www.sunbeam.com.au/support

Marci
Marci  

It JUST happened to me - I was out of water
Check your water level
If it's not resolved, ring Samsung

skeeta9027
skeeta9027 · Barista Plus EMM5400BK

The clean button won't stop after I've filly descaled machine

Marci
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What Brand, model is your machine

Marci
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  • GTIN13: 9311445037348
  • MPN: EMM5400BK and EMM5400SS

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