Summary: Good machine ,although it has a the following design flaws: 1. Steam Wand doesn't move too much 2.They only give you a double shot container ...which makes the single shot very weak when you want to make one I like that : 1.The steamer is very powerful 2.Passive coffee cup heater 3.Removable water tank 4.the storage space inside it for the measuring spoon 5.The crema is magnificent .
The dispenser has been dripping from the get go. ...
Anuradha Nambiar, amazon.in
8 December 2014
Summary: The dispenser has been dripping from the get go. And by day four, its basically pouring hot water and coffee all over. Its also really noisy - despite reviews to the contrary. Given the ecstatic reviews I read online, I seem to have received a dud. Taking it up with the vendor.
Summary: A really decent home machine with just the right amount of automation to get you by. Takes couple of days to get used to so do RTFM, and prime after each steaming/frothing pass. Use regular Espresso or even finer grained grind for a heavy double dosage. I like my coffee extremely hot so need to microwave for 25-30 sec. Other than that it's just about perfect and gives nice bold coffee every time without turning it sour or bitter.
Summary: I've been using this machine for a few days now and its pretty good. It makes really good espresso with a nice crema although a bit frothy as it uses a pressurized portafilter. I also made cappuccino and that came out well too, really nice and frothy. I upgraded to this machine from my Aeropress as I was didn't want to deal with all the manual work that the Aeropress demanded in my morning stupor.
Summary: I bought one few weeks back. The body looks sturdy. Plastic quality is good. The nod on the side is flimsy and has no markings on it. Makes you wonder what that nob is for. The main issue is the coffee is too light. It drips too fast and inspite grinding the powder well (i have my own coffee grinder) and packing it full, it doesnt give good strong coffee. If you are a south india looking for a strong coffee, stay away from this machine.
Summary: I am a coffee planter from Chikmagalur and we have been in the coffee business for the last 100 years... so, I can confidently say that I know few things about coffee! I was always looking for an economical espresso machine with 15 bar pump and found this Philips Saeco machine and bought it immediately.. this is a fabulous product for coffee crazy people like me! Loving it everyday..!