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7 years in still going strong, 3 friends have bought same machine after me telling them to do it
After 7 years of using it, i would go out again and buy another one if it broke down today. Its a work horse and give great coffee.
Once you know what your doing with coffee you can change the preset setting to fit how you like to make coffee, higher steam pressure or wetter steam, hotter brew water colder, different infusion process.
1 thing i do straight away with my machine and friends was go out and Buy a VST 22g basket for the coffee Dramatic changes made a good coffee machine Excellent.
3 cups a day, 5 years on and still killing it!
My partner and I have been enjoying the services of this machine for about 5 years now and visitors are still complementing on how comparable it brews to commercial machines used at cafe's. I have heard complaints about the pressure not being there as not having a dual floor basket and not being able to use pre ground supermarket coffee. But as it states it's a Cafe series not stock so you simply must grind your own beans with a quality Burr grinder. Which personally is all part of the enjoyment. Look after it, clean and descale evey 4 weeks and you should get the best out of it.
Useless as supplied new.
Previous models came with Duel floor filter baskets. This model has single floor only which means ground coffee from the supermarket won’t work ( no pressure) Sunbeam are aware of this and tell you to purchase the duel floor for $50.00 If you want to fix the problem. Fantastic machine if only they supplied the correct baskets .
Coffee OK - Sunbeam service TERRIBLE
Bought the EM7000 after nearly 6 years of faithful service from my EM6910.
This brings us to the first point the EM6910 came with a 5 year warranty but for the EM7000 Sunbeam only offers 1 year.
At 17 months a puddle of water formed under the machine after use - so we rang customer service which brings us to the second point
Despite living in central Sydney the closest service centre able to inspect the machine is a two hour drive!
Rang several local coffee machine service centres and they did not repair Sunbeam machines
While it worked the coffee was fine - but (i) machine failed far too soon and (ii) Sunbeam offers no sensible repair options
The replacement is from Breville ...
Purchased in April 2019 for A$600.00.
Shocking service center, 4th machine fail. Solid build with cheap components - particularly the collar.
2nd EM7000 to fail after 2 EM6910s had similar issues. This is a replacement machine after the first EM7000 failed with 2 collars replaced and then the whole motherboard. Was promised a 12 month warranty. Replacement machine's Collar failed at 11 months and alarming electrical shorting sounds on the Manual button, no replies to emails after over a month and phone never gets answered, then told they don't offer a warranty on the replacement machine despite me being told they do. Don't believe this is within my consumer rights, these machines used to be 24 months warranty, now only 12!
Have tried 4 times today over an hour and a half waiting for someone to answer the service line
Purchased in June 2019.
Bought my em 7000 3 years ago, loved it (wrote a review praising it then)made great coffee12 months ago steamer stopped working. Put it in for repair at a very reputable coffee repair company when I got it back nothing worked returned it to them and they repaired it again. Again great coffee for almost 12 months, steamer has broken again, very disappointed not going to spend a couple hundred bucks for another possible year. I drink a long black and thankfully i can still make them but my wife cant get her latte but its put me off buying another sunbeam. I have rated the frother below great when it worked.
Purchased in May 2017.
Machine has no pressure, you could put your whole weight on the tamper and fine ground coffee. the gauge stays at 0 Weak .
I usually love sunbeam but not that machine
Purchased in June 2020 at goodguy for A$630.00.
Makes good coffee but the pressure gauge seems flakey
We replaced our older series Sunbeam with this machine today after 10 years of service. We took the first machine back because the pressure gauge did nothing. The second machine seems now to be doing the same - dead pressure gauge. These are not analogue dials but digital so presumably something is askew with the pressure sensor or the MCU controlling it.
Irritating not to have a feature you've paid for but equally not stopping it from producing good coffee. I comfort myself with the point that I rarely looked at the gauge on the older machine which was not very well located so don't really need this one either.
Purchased in June 2020 for A$550.00.
Customer support service
Purchased this machine Jan 2019. Feb I had a problem with the steamer. Calling the service number transferred to service who suggested running the cleaning cycle. No steam, called back but transferred to service with no answer. Sent email no response.
I understand the current pandemic is disrupting work places, but no response is unacceptable.
Purchased in January 2019.
Bought it second hand from a coffee buff. Read some reviews about leaking problems after about 1 year . This one was about 2 years old and in beautiful condition. After getting the run down on how to work it, I must say it makes the BEST coffee I have ever had. It makes my old Sunbeam entry level machine ,which I thought pretty good, second rate!
Fantastic machine. Things we love - compact compared to Breville; twin thermoblock means can steam and draw coffee simultaneously; quick to warm up; our first one gave 5 + years of great service.
Broke Down at 6 months; Sunbeam Customer Service Appalling
Let me start this review by saying I know Sunbeam Espresso machines very well (this is my 4th), coming after 2 previous EM6910's including one I purchased for my son. This machine was purchased from The GoodGuys in Sydney with an extended warranty. However I didn't expect it to fail within 6 months due to failure of the steam wand. I contacted the supposed Sunbeam Customer Care imprinted on the machine which instead of identifying itself as Sunbeam, tells you you are connected with 'Newell Brands' and then proceeds to connect to Call Centre in...the Philippines. OK you think no problem. Eventually I am given an authorization number to take to a repairer who I happen to know very well from his efforts in keeping my EM6910's alive for many years. However machine then takes almost 3 weeks to be repaired. This isn't because of a delay by the repairer who tells me (and I know from personal experience could have repaired the machine in a couple of days), but because the Sunbeam Call Centre in the Philippines gives him the run around by not answering his emails and taking almost 2 weeks to authorize the repair! According to the service agent this has only happened since Sunbeam moved its Call Centre from Australia to the Philippines. This is unacceptable Sunbeam: Unacceptable that a new machine breaks down at 6 months requiring a workshop repair instead of replacement AND unacceptable that you take almost 2 weeks to approve repair. This will be my last Sunbeam machine.
Love my coffee machine
This machine has never missed a beat. Brings my joy every morning. Perfect extraction and perfectly textured milk.
It is very easy to clean and extremely easy to use. My son is also making great coffee.
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makes a great flat white/capp. great steam wand... when working.
had it for 7 months, makes a mean coffee great latte art possible if that's your thing. only problem is the steam wand died and is in under warranty as we speak. I guess they don't make things to last these days but youd expect more than 7 months of service.
- Cafe Series Espresso EM7000 (Stainless)
- Verified purchase
I have had mine for about five months after I swapped it with the lower model by Sunbeam and it's been ok. I use the Breville BCG820 Grinder coffee grinder and they make a good pair.
The filter basket is solid, heavy and professional grade. I use the one shot basket only. Design-wise I think they should have designed a greater clearance so that taller mugs can slide in without tipping (with the porta filter attached). The max height cup that you can slide in without tipping is 90mm.
The quality of the stainless steel is good and it wipes dow...n well after each use. I suspect the built in "thermometer" of the milk frother spout is actually not a thermometer but works on a timer and assumes you are using the mug they supply and are using cold milk to the level in the mug that is recommended. Because I use my own mug I find that if I follow the built-in thermometer it heats the milk above 65C. So I use a $5 battery operated thermometer from K-Mart and once you have done it a number of times your own hands become a pretty accurate thermometer and I tend to heat the milk just right without the built-in thermometer. The spout is a nice length and girth and clean easily enough. No trouble at all frothing and espressing simultaneously as there are twin heaters. I have not found the need to tweak any of the factory settings. So far so good. Oh btw I read a review left by someone here that his pressure meter did not budge while es-pressing. I think it could have been because of stale coffee beans, that happened once when we came back from a two week holiday during which time the coffee beans became stale. Always use the best beans! If you are using the correct amount of grind you will see the faint pattern of the shower head on the grind which should be steaming and dry looking. You will also note that you have to knock with force to dislodge the used grind into the knock box. And it should dislodge as one complete cake with only a few bits of coffee grind to be wiped off.
- Cafe Series Espresso EM7000 (Stainless)
- Verified purchase
Avoid, buy something else
As others have said, it starts well then deteriorates and becomes difficult to make a good espresso. After 18 months the coffee is just terrible. Seems others have had this experience. By the way, this is after it has already been in for a service once (a few months out of warranty and they refused to waive the service fee). When I called customer support they advised me on how to grind, tamper and grams required. As they knew, we have had an espresso machine for over a decade - we know how to adjust all those factors to make a good coffee. Zer...o acknowledgement that may be their product is the problem - it's all the customers lack of skills. Even when water does not leak and it comes through at the correct pressure, the coffee is still tasteless. We gave up after the last six months of difficulties and inconsistencies and instead purchased an Italian coffee machine as a replacement.
Ordinary for the money - paid $750
Works well for about 12 months. Took great care of it, usually only 1 coffee made per. Lasted about 18 months. Absolute junk after that. This is my 2nd one. The other got replaced by retailer.
Problems: Coffee often cold, machine would overheat after a few mins, etc
Purchased in May 2017.
From BES870 to Em7000
My bes 870 broke just replaced it ..spent best part of 500 grams of beans and couldn't get the shot right ..was using my best 870 grinder so I went to merlo coffee and they sell fresh ground coffee but they grind it to suit the machine .. so I get home use the new coffee ore ground and the machine pulls a perfect shot ...just made my 2nd coffee and the same perfect results tomorrow I'll go look at a grinder . The difference from the fine grind on the best 870 to what I got from merlo ...the merlo coffee was almost like powder and my bes870 ...grinder is no where near fine enough ...don't be put off if you can not get the shots right .. spend $11.50 at merlo for 250 g and ground o tour machines specs ....at least I found out it me and the grinder .. .. November 2nd 2019 Update: Breville Barista Express BES 870 TO A Sunbeam Cafe Series Espresso EM7000 Had a breville that died whilst the barista express is great i feel the sunbeam is better can pull the shot and heat milk at the same time ...so went for the sunbeam as it has a few more features. Had it a year very happy I make lattes short blacks I can use beans from woolies and Coles and still get a great coffee ..it's made a real change since 2016 when i went to real coffee after spending heaps on top shelf instant coffee ......once you get a machine you won't go back ...the initial outlay soon balances out against instant coffee it sure makes a better way to start the day.
Wow, the coffee from this machine is the best I have ever tasted, I can't stop at 1 cup.
I have been using this machine for 3 weeks now, I am very impressed with the results, I have been using fresh beans from my local coffee shop and a Breville smart grinder pro set on 7.
The Sunbeam EM7000 is very simple to use and keep clean, a pleasure to use.
May 24th 2019 Update: Brilliant coffee machine.
I have owned the Sunbeam EM7000 for 18 months without any problems, always makes a perfect coffee, better than most cafes.
I grind my own beans purchased from a roasted coffee outlet using the Breville smart grinder pro.
I have only used filtered rainwater in the machine so I have never had to clean or descale, I think good water and good coffee beans is the secret to a great cup of coffee.
I can highly recommend the Sunbeam EM 7000.
Questions & Answers
Frequently Asked Questions about Sunbeam Cafe Series Espresso EM7000
The coffee pressure gauge doesn't work during the pour regardless of how fine the grind size is, what should I do?
- Grinds might not have been tamped (compacted) enough, tamp more firmly.
- Not enough coffee grinds may have been used. Increase dosage for coffee grinds. Use a single filter basket for a single dose.
My steam wand temperature gauge is not working, what should I do?
Make sure the steam wand is clean and the temperature sensor on the wand is fully submerged in milk.
Why is there no pressure in my pour?
The coffee grind coarseness and tamp pressure will affect the coffee extraction pressure. Adjust to a finer grind size and tamp firmly.
The double cup setting poured between 80ml to 100ml rather than the 60ml, what should I do?
To re-program the 2 CUP button, follow the instructions below.
- Prepare the 2 cup filter with coffee and tamp.
- Place 2 cups under the espresso pour spouts.
- Press the PROGRAM button.
- Press the 2 CUP button to start the espresso pour. Press the 2 CUP button again once the desired volume of espresso has been extracted. The espresso machine will beep twice to indicate the new program for 2 CUP operation has been set.
Why can't I get any crema no matter what grind I use?
The freshness of the coffee beans affects the level of crema. Change to a different batch of coffee beans and ensure it is used within 2 - 3 weeks of opening the bag.
My coffee tasted bitter and black, there's no pressure or crema even after I followed the instructions. What should I do?
When the grind is too fine and the grounds are packed too tightly together, it will be harder for the water to penetrate the coffee puck. This will result in an extraction that is too slow, hence bitter drinks. Adjust the grind setting and make the grinds coarser. Don't apply too much pressure when tamping.
How do I clean and care for my machine?
The coffee making process involves extracting oils out of coffee grinds to make espresso coffee. Deposits of these oils build up over time and affect the taste of the coffee and operation of the espresso machine. Regular cleaning to remove these oils is essential and will maintain the quality of the coffee the espresso machine produces and result in less maintenance being required. This is easy to do by following a few quick and easy cleaning steps after each coffee making session:
- Cycle water through the group head
- Purge steam through the steam wand
- Wipe the steam wand clean with a damp cloth immediately after use
- Remove the filter basket from the filter handle and clean away any old coffee oils
- Empty the drip tray and rinse
Latest Consumer Questions
I've just inherited this machine. It made a few coffees fine, but then started making a "pop" sound, like there's too much pressure and it's breaking something. Then it sprays clean water out from all around the top of the group head.
I've just replaced the group head gasket seal with a brand new one and cleaned all around the gasket housing and the shower screen. It's still having the same problem with anything more than an empty single floor basket fitted. Any ideas?
Hi my em7000 stops extracting coffee when pressure get into the orange zone where it is recommended then i have to switch off machine for may be 1 to 2 hours then it might work again . Pump cuts out steam still works
Normally coffee extraction takes 20 to 30 seconds how long is it taking you? If not it could be the grind settings let me know & I can assist you further if need be.
i have used an em6910 for 7 years and an em7000 for over 6 years i understand what you are saying but this is a fault that im tryingto figure out so i might fix it when the extraction start and pressure rises to where it is supposed to get to mid way in the orange section it seems like it stops the proccess and i cannot make any more coffee>
You may be best to go on to our Sunbeam website attached & scroll down to the bottom of the page you will find Service Agents if you open this it will give you a list of any in your area if you contact then them they should be able to assist you. https://www.sunbeam.com.au/
single cup button starts then stops working. 2 cup button and manual work fine.
I have just you a private message if you could kindly respond via that.
|Category||Manual / Semi-Automatic Coffee Machines||Manual / Semi-Automatic Coffee Machines||Manual / Semi-Automatic Coffee Machines||Manual / Semi-Automatic Coffee Machines|
|Pump Pressure||15 bar||15 bar||15 bar||15 bar|
|Input Power||2,400 W||2,400 W||2,400 W||2,400 W|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||No||No||No||No|
|Water Tank Capacity||0.03 L||0.03 L||0.03 L||0.03 L|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel||Red||Graphite||White|
|Dimensions||355 x 365 x 340 mm||355 x 365 x 340 mm||355 x 365 x 340 mm||355 x 365 x 340 mm|
|Weight||12.7 kg||12.7 kg||12.7 kg||12.7 kg|
|Milk Frother||Steam Wand||Steam Wand||Steam Wand||Steam Wand|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
|Release date||Jun 2012|
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