Long-term review - 8 years with a Francis Francis X1: update after getting a new one!
19 November 2013
Summary: First, my old X1 was a pale blue one (new one - see below - dark blue), but I've entered the review here on the almond one as this has most reviews of any colour, so I guess more people will see it.
Summary: Bought this machine from amazon 6 months ago. Nothing to complain about. Looks great, makes great shots (one at a time!). I 'd wish all parts would be stainless steel, but the little plastic spout is doing the job for now... Would buy it again!
Seems to be a good quality machine - hope it lasts!
A. Gill, Amazon
27 July 2009
Summary: I'm pretty happy with my new machine - it's well built, attractive and easy to use. It also produces excellent coffee with the Illy ground coffee supplied with it. The frother seems to work well (although it does feel slightly wobbly) and with a bit of practice I'm hoping I can master it.
Summary: Owning one of these machines, I found a recent review totally unfair and found myself having to clarify some of the points raised. 1.Water reservoir too small - This machine is designed to make espresso coffee (30 ml a shot) not mugs of instant coffee.
Summary: I've had my X1 for a few years now. I love its looks, and it makes perfect espresso and cappuccino. But its weakness is the constant rusting of the drawer front. You could say it's the Lancia Beta of coffee-makers!
Summary: Almost perfect balance of cost, looks and quality. Quick and easy to set up, easy to maintain. Would have been 5 star except for one minor niggle that it is slightly awkward to use the frothing nozzle.
Summary: I did not purchase my Francis Francis from Amazon as it is possible to get this product cheaper from other online retailers. Keep an eye on the prices of coffee machines because apparently due to the credit crunch, we are drinking more coffee at home and the prices have gone through the roof.
Summary: Wir hatten bereits die Vorgängerversion und haben uns nach längerer Recherche wieder für dieses Modell entschieden, da uns das Design weiterhin sehr gefällt. Zum Vorgängermodell hat die Maschine sicher an Technik gewonnen, aber die Handhabung und gerade die Pflege ist aufwändiger geworden.
Summary: Die Maschine ist ein Schmuckstück, das Hantieren einfach, eine Kulthandlung. Der Kaffe wird gut und ich kann jede Espressosorte nehmen, was ein grosser Vorteil ist, nicht nur für mich-ich kann mich durch die Sorten kosten- sondern auch für die Hersteller, z.B.