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FrancisFrancis! X1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 reviews of FrancisFrancis! X1. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. People really like the maintenance and reliability. The durability and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the capacity and size. Views are divided on the noise.

design, usability, durability, reliability, maintenance

price, size, capacity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the FrancisFrancis! X1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 192 reviews)

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for FrancisFrancis! X1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of FrancisFrancis! X1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and durability. There are some critical opinions about the maintenance and reliability, and there are some mixed views about the size and noise.

design, durability, performance

usability, reliability, maintenance

72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Francis Francis for Illy X1 Ground Coffee Machine, RedFrancis Francis for Illy X1 Ground Coffee Machine, Red

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

FrancisFrancis! X1 red review

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The Francis Francis X1 red coffee machine is only compatible with ground coffee; it promises to deliver a really quick espresso, as well as creamy cappuccinos. We put this coffee machine to the taste test, too, checking how well it performs for quality...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

FrancisFrancis! X1 stainless steel review

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The Francis Francis X1 stainless steel coffee machine is only compatible with ground coffee; it promises to deliver a really quick espresso, as well as creamy cappuccinos. We put the Francis Francis X1 coffee machine to the taste test, too, checking...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

FrancisFrancis! X1 almond review

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The Francis Francis X1 almond coffee machine is only compatible with ground coffee; it promises to deliver a really quick espresso, as well as creamy cappuccinos. We put this coffee machine to the taste test, too, checking how well it performs for...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

FrancisFrancis! X1 light blue review

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The Francis Francis X1 light blue coffee machine is only compatible with ground coffee; it promises to deliver a really quick espresso, as well as creamy cappuccinos. We put this coffee machine to the taste test, too, checking how well it performs for...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

FrancisFrancis! X1 yellow review

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The Francis Francis X1 yellow coffee machine is only compatible with ground coffee; it promises to deliver a really quick espresso, as well as creamy cappuccinos. We put this coffee machine to the taste test, too, checking how well it performs for...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

FrancisFrancis! X1 black review

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The Francis Francis X1 black coffee machine is only compatible with ground coffee; it promises to deliver a really quick espresso, as well as creamy cappuccinos. We put this coffee machine to the taste test, too, checking how well it performs for...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : 3LUXE (3luxe.com)

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You might not have heard of the Francis Francis! X1 espresso machine but we bet that you've seen one. That's because this "Best Of" pick is the most photographed espresso machine in the world, including being seen on hit comedies like "Will and Grace."...

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

Disappointing so far

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I bought this at John Lewis as it was on sale at £223. It's stunning to look at and the pale blue enamel finish is great, but I have struggled to make a decent cup of coffee. I'm in my first week of ownership, having previously had a Rancilio Sylvia...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

Great Product

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A tad expensive but has not let us down in 5 years. Lovely design and easy to use. Important to use a good, fine ground coffee e.g. Lavazza

May, 2013

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

Francis Francis X1

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This machine makes great coffee ... for a while but the following problems make it a real pain. 1. Water reservoir too 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. You...

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Design

Built-in Display: No
Case design:Freestanding
Colour of product:Beige / Black / Orange / Red / Yellow
Housing material:Metal / Steel
Product Type:Espresso machine
Steam pipe: Yes

Ergonomics

Buzzer: Yes
Illuminated on/off switch: Yes
Indication light: Yes
Removable Drip Tray: Yes

Other features

Type:Coffee/Espresso

Performance

Automatic anti-calc: Yes
Built-in grinder: No
Capacity in cups:1
Cappuccino making: Yes
Coffee input type:Coffee capsule / Coffee pod / Ground coffee
Coffee maker type:Manual / Semi-auto
Espresso making: Yes
Latte macchiato making: Yes
Lungo making: Yes
Maximum operating pressure:15 / 18
Milk tank: No
Ristretto making: Yes
Types of drink:Caffe lungo, Espresso, Ristretto / Cappuccino, Espresso / Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte macchiato / Cappuccino, Espresso, Lungo, Ristretto / Espresso / Espresso, Lungo, Ristretto
Water tank capacity:0.96 / 1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-230 / 220-240
Auto power off: Yes
Connected load:1050 / 1100
Power:1050 / 1100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25 / 26.4
Height :32 / 33
Weight:8 / 8.98
Width:26 / 26.9