Summary: I totally LOVE this coffee machine! We have been using daily for last 6 months and it makes the best coffee, consistently. It looked as if it might be daunting to use at first but not so; once set up (which wasn't difficult, just follow the manual), it's a doddle to use and fast. Cleaning and descaling isn't a problem either - we have hard water and it tells you when to descale. Would wholeheartedly recommend it - worth every penny.
Summary: For a machine that's sold as being able to make " hot milky drinks and Hot chocolate " it fails miserably! the resulting drinks were tepid and needed microwaving. Could have been a faulty unit so I contacted the customer experience helpline, and my experience with them tepid milk is what you should expect with a 50 degrees centigrade temperature being normal.
Summary: Bought this machine in May 2013 and for four months it gave excellent service. Then the heating failed on the milk side. I had to repackage the machine myself and it was collected promptly. I have been told that by DeLonghi that it will be at least two week before I get it back.
Summary: The machine makes good consistent espresso, but has developed a fault (others have noted it) where it asks you to empty the grinds container, even if it's empty or just has 1 previous use! I keep the machine clean and use soft water. EDIT: I'm a dimwit. The machine asks to empty the grinds regardless if you haven't used it for 3 days. I should have read the manual.
De'Longhi Perfecta ESAM5600 Graphic Touch Bean To Cup Machine
c m parsons, Amazon
20 June 2013
Summary: Makes a great coffee (better tasting then costa) but limited on volume control ,can be a bit of messing around to make a large mug full, swapping from milk to water . also wont make two latte's at once as you may be led to think. will only make two espresso's at the same time. as milk carafe only has one nozzle . But despite the playing around does make LOVELY cup of coffee. better than tassimo.better than costa!
Summary: Makes good coffee,automatic switch on in the mourning is handy and helps to warm the cups,the down side is that you are forever filling the water tank (could be larger)the quantity of coffee delivered is suspect but can be reprogrammed I think.the coffee is not very hot so a hot cup is a must.overall a little expensive for the machine.
Hassle free, easy to use machine - bin your kettle!
Mr Waring, Amazon
15 March 2013
Summary: This machine not only looks wonderful in my kitchen but is very easy to use. It initially takes a little setting up to get the strength and coffee quantities right, but it's easy to do, just takes a while, especially after you've had several taster cups and are bouncing around the kitchen full of caffeine. Once that is done however it's a breeze.
Summary: I have used for the last 18 months the DeLonghi ESAM5400, which was a superb machine, unfortunately it failed and as such I have upgraded to this model, what can i say, PERFECTA ! I love this machine even more than the older model, I use it every day, sometimes several times a day and every visitor to our house will now drink nothing but bean coffee !
Summary: This machines produces lovely tasting coffee. It is easy to use and the strength of the coffee can be adjusted to the individual taste. There are three choices of coffees. It is easy to clean. My only small criticism is that it could be warmer, I have over come this problem by putting it in the microwave.