Summary: If you are in the market for a super automatic cappucino machine, this is it. It has the features that other brands left off, and is in a price range where it provides all the features that you will need at a mid-price level. Not inexpensive, but you won't need to go to Starbucks again, either.
Pros: very complicated machine inside - fortunately you don't have to mess with it
Cons: very complicated machine inside - fortunately you don''t have to mess with it
Summary: We have been thrilled with the quality of this machine and the ease of its use. In less than a minute in the morning you have freshly ground, very hot coffee which is superior to that in many coffee shops. The machine is not cheap, but for coffee lovers it is a real luxury.
Pros: would be nice to be able to connect water line to it.
Cons: would be nice to be able to connect water line to it.
Summary: I bought the Siemens branded model of this machine 11 years ago. In that time it has brewed over 12,200 cups of coffee (there is a counter built in). Even using Tesco/Sainsbury's "original" brand coffee beans, the results have been excellent, matching the quality of manual high pressure expresso...
Summary: I love this machine i really do, to date it has always made the finest cup of coffee ive ever had. Once you get the grind setting right and water amount for the bean then youll have heaven on your hands.
If You Like Your Coffee and Can Afford it - this is the machine for you.
1 August 2010
Excerpt: Having sampled many delightful cups of coffee from a friends Gaggia, I decided enough was enough and parted with my own. Firstly, this is a very expensive machine, but you get what you pay for.
Summary: This coffee machine is identical to the Siemens model brought out about 12 years ago. We have had one in our office for all this time and made coffee for ourselves and customers. The total cups made is approaching 30,000!!
Excerpt: Gaggia Syncrony Compact - have had this machine for about 5 years and it cost around £350. When it is good, it is very very good, but when it doesn't work, oh dear! The customer service at the Halifax depot where you have to send your machine to be repaired is appalling, and you have to pay over...