12 months on and my coffee has gotten better.
Well I've had this machine for over 12 months. Bought it at Big W for $199 (still that price). For ages I was just pressing the auto buttons with satisfactory results but then i started playing around with it and wow, I am over the moon with it now. Best money I have ever spent on a coffee machine, and yes i have had expensive auto De'Longhi machines worth over $3k. Like any purchase of any item you get the odd lemon and usualy they are the reviews you hear but no lemon here, ALL positive AAA 5 STAR.
Perfect coffee machine great price
This machine works great, I have had it for a week and so far so good.
I just hope for the price $217 it doesn't fail in a few years.
Makes great cappaciouno great froth.
Purchased in May 2020 for A$217.00.
Great value machine
Makes a really good coffee
During the lockdown we miss our cafe coffee ( prefer to sit and drink it) so this is a good substitute
I like the temperature but if its not hot enough you can add boiling water
Great machine for the price
Purchased in September 2019 for A$199.00.
Perfect coffee when you wake of a morning easy to use
Brilliant coffee machine for the price Easy to use and nice and hot not scolding hot it frofs up nicely but the best thing is the taste brilliant luv my machine
Good features for price
I purchased my Sunbeam Cafe Barista machine 3 and a half years ago. Making at least 2 coffees per day.
It's a very easy machine to use and allows you to make custom coffees at home. Its also easy clean to maintain which is a big plus when using daily.
One of the big points for me was being able to use any choice of fresh ground coffee and not being restricted by brands/types like you are with pod machines. Not only do you get fresher and better quality coffees, but it's more environmentally friendly with less waste than pods and also allows u...
At first glance .. this is a wonderul machine ... espresso machine ...with removable milk canister for $200 instead of $2000.. brilliant. I love it so much that when my first one stopped heating at 6 months old i thought i must have picked up a rare dodgy one... i loved it so much i exchanged it for another and it lasted 7 months because the frother stopped frothing and just dribbled milk out .... i loved it so much that i exchanged it for my 3rd replacement ... which only heated for 4 weeks this time .. only to have sunbeam explain its a kno...wn fault and its still in warranty... and not to worry the fault has been fixed... which brings me to number 4 ... she was the best one yet... today shes 9 months old we were so proud of her until this morning ... she stopped heating she stopped frothing...now im finally done ... im returning it ..i just bought a delonghi ... get it together Sunbeam and finally fix the faults in this machine!!
Purchased in June 2019 for A$199.00.
Best little coffee machine
Purchased when I moved to working from home full time (per Covid-19 lock-down), so it is used daily. It's brilliant - better than the coffee from coffee shops which are often either too strong or bitter tasting. I love that it uses ground coffee (not a fan of non-environmental pods). It's also quick and very easy to use, has excellent choice of options (black, white, small, large, amount of froth selector etc), and a breeze to clean. I used to pay approx $5 per coffee in the city, so after 40 cups it will have paid itself off. Plus I don't have to suffer instant coffee while in lock-down. I love it! Highly recommend.
Purchased in February 2020 at BigW for A$200.00.
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Great little machine.
Works really well and easy to follow guide. However the coffee bean receptacle could be a little larger. It is hard to put a full scoop in the provided coffee holder
Love my coffee machine
I use this product daily, it makes a superb coffee! Very simple to use and has great cleaning features! Also comes with great accessories and options for coffee strength! Couldn’t live without it!
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Amazing for our coffee addiction! :)
We got this machine a couple of years ago and it is still an amazing product! We make every morning our coffee there and friends love to come to our house to get coffee :). My only note would be to be able to buy some of the accessories individually, for example, the coffee tamper broke + scoop spoon broke and I could not find the same one.
I love my coffee machine
I absolutely love my coffee machine I use it multiple times a day works perfectly and very fast extremely good value for money and affordable I recommend this product highly
Purchased in July 2019 at Bigw for A$200.00.
I was happy with this machine up to a point. It made nice coffee, frothed milk well and seemed like good value. However, every so often it decided to purge the contents of the water reservoir all over the bench (and floor). This became increasingly prevalent and impossible to fix. Still, I put up with this "quirk" until after owning it for 13 months it decided not to work at all. All 3 lights would illuminate but pressing them for any length of time did absolutely nothing. Unable to fix and out of warranty it was chucked in the bin. Maybe Sunbeam have now initiated 'built in obsolescence' in their manufacturing process. What they don't understand is I'm now put off the brand for life.
Great easy morning cappuccino at home
We purchased this for my soldier son returning from operation. We decided to unpack it and try it in case it didn’t work well. Wow. I said to my husband it’s really good. Let’s keep it. We used it in our van everyday. We now have one at home. The froff isn’t as tight and creamy as your up market cafe but better than instant. If you don’t want to spend $1000 on a better coffee machine, and you don’t want a pod option then this is the best machine. We got our money back from it after 3 weeks
Purchased in September 2019 at Bigw for A$169.00.
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There are better options out there.
I must admit, I was never in love with this machine. I found that it wasted coffee i.e. the final brew was about a quarter of what I would get out of my stove top peculator using the same amount of coffee. I did like how it frothed milk (on the custom setting) and for that reason I decided to keep the machine. As fate would have it, the machine completely failed a month after I bought it. When I returned it back to Myer, the salesperson told me that they have seen nothing but issues with this model machine.
If you were to buy this machine, d...o not pay the full RRP. It just isn’t worth it. There are a tonne of other options that a far better quality for significantly less. Also, buy it from a reputable store that won’t give you grief if you need to return it because in all likelihood, you probably will need to.
After 6 months still going string
Purchased this machine about 6 months ago. Picked it up for $170 while researching what $1000+ machine to get. I don't think I will be importing an Italian machine. For the money I'm pulling great coffee out of this, it's super easy to use and convenient milk container is a plus. Easy to clean. It is a mass produced machine so if you get a filth one just replace it. I was a coffee machine tech and trust me the $7000 machines have way more faults. So for the money if it last me a year I'm stoked anything after that is just the cream on the top lol, happy brewing
Purchased in May 2019 for A$170.00.
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Faulty - broke before we had a single cup of coffee
It turned out the machine was faulty when we first set it up. The water does not flow from the reservoir, so need to bring it back on day 1
Easy to use, simple coffee machine
I didn't want to spend a small fortune on getting a decent coffee to drink at home. This is compact, and very easy to use, and easy to clean.
I had read several bad reviews, but after owning one, I have 0 issues with anything.
12month replacement guarantee seemed good to me too. Honestly, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because when it starts frothing the milk, it scares the s**t out of everyone in the kitchen...it's pretty loud lol.
Purchased for A$150.00.
Coffee lover .
This machine is brilliant the coffee it produces is hot ,flavoursome and easy to make . Cleaning is a breeze and it looks terrific on our bench . Once it was set up it took no time to learn how to make great cups of coffee . Highly recommended .
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Great budget auto coffee machine
Bought this coffee machine about 9 months ago. It is a solid product and never miss a bit. The coffee quality is very closed to the medium to high level machines. At least, it woke me up every morning by providing me instant but good quality coffee. I like it so much. Recommend this machine for your routine lives.
Questions & Answers
Just wondering with this machine I understand it has an extendable bit to take larger cups and mugs, does this extendable bit only go in one direction ? for instance I have a mug that's fairly wide so I would need this bit to extend not just forward but sideways as well, is that possible with this machine ?
As I ordered my coffee already ground, can this be used in this machine? or does it have to have beans?
We received our Sunbeam EM5000 to day through Amazon. We have been trying to get our first cup of coffee from it.
The problem is with the frother, it doesn’t work at all. I have been on the phone number provided and after 20 mins waiting a lady answered. The connection was bad and I couldn’t understand her then she hung up. What do l do?
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