Summary: Our old and trustworthy Francis Francis machine was getting a bit senile so we decided to order a new one. Very nice looking etc but the wrong power cord for the UK. There is no interchangeable cord on the new model like it was on the old one.
Summary: The machine makes lovely coffee, but unbelievably brittle. After a couple of cups of coffee the frother wheel broke, perhaps a truimph of style over substance? Anyway back to Amazon for a refund!
Summary: This machine is absolutely beautiful, and in the brief honeymoon period while everythign worked it was such fun to use. This lasted the first few months - six? - and the coffee was first class. But everything started going wrong, and then the machine fell apart.
Summary: This machine makes great coffee ... for a while but the following problems make it a real pain. 1. Water reservoir to small and hard to get to. 2. Only small cups can be used as the hight between the drip tray and coffee block is too small. 3.
Summary: I have to admit I have mixed feelings about the x1. It is a truly beautiful piece of Italian design which produces good coffee but it is by no means trouble free. Pressure gauge broke in less than 6 months. Drip tray started rusting.