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Sunbeam Cafe Espresso Stainless

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Sunbeam Cafe Espresso Stainless. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. People really like the performance and size. The maintenance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the capacity and durability are mixed. Many are negative about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Sunbeam Cafe Espresso Stainless is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: David (

only last 13 months


I bought this machine last year in June. But it finally stopped working last week. The milk frother has not been working properly for several month actually. When i bought this, i expected this machine would work for two years. Sadly, it did not last...

milk-frother pump out water instead of steam.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Brenda4848 (

Great Coffee


I bought this machine about 8 months ago and it makes anywhere between 2 -8 cups per day. It took me awhile to find a coffee I liked but the machine has been faultless (touch wood). I don't use the milk frother mechanism as I have an automatic one, but...

Quick, easy to use and most of all, easy to clean.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: coffeesnob (

Decent machine for the price


We got this machine as a present and found it makes a decent cup of coffee for home brewers. Nothing like a barista quality coffee but pretty good. However a few negatives, the crema wasn't very creamy, but more frothy and while the frother worked OK...

Easy to use, decent coffee

Faulty (had to be replaced twice and completely gone after 3 years), a little noisy, overheats

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Cameron (

Great machine


We have had this machine at work for the past 6 years and makes 10-15 cups a day. Other than a new seal it still works great. We actually recently upgraded to a EM4820 but it only lasted 6 months! So out came the old Em3800 still working great as usual!


Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Dean (

So far so good... lets hope it lasts!!!


I was given a second hand Sunbeam which lasted for 3 years and my mates have had one for a few years too and still going strong. For the price, you cant do better. I had a Breville for ony 2 months, it was terrible, but luckily it died so I could come...

Rich smooth brew with crema, fast heat up time, clever usage of machine heat to warm up cups. Small bench footprint.

A swivel on the steamer nozzle would be great to avoid the pre-steam jet squirting on the bench.. I have to use a mini-cup. Maybe a compartment to keep the cleaning tools would be an idea.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Bel Conroy (

Good quality for its price


I've had mine for a year, the first coffee machine I bought. So far so good. Makes great coffee once it's been used a few times. The instructions that came with it were a bit hit and miss so I had to experiment a little bit. Once I did this and was...

Makes good coffee for a good price

A little noisy and does leak a little.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: InvaderTAQ (

Not Happy- At all


Brought it today, and already planning to send it back to the store. It's noisy, leaks water everywhere, makes very burnt and bitter espresso, and the steam wand doesn't do anything except give a little burst of steam every few seconds. I was hoping...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: peterlonz (

Not Happy


Our model is EM3600R (Cafe Espresso) & we have owned it for maybe 5 years. No complaints about basic build quality. We are on our third headset silicone gasket & we are happy with that, although replacemnets are not cheap & this is something Sunbeam...

Nice red colour

Fails to make decent coffee.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Emma (

Good machine for the price


I got about 2 years out of my machine. Extremely noisy but its only for a little while and then you have a great cup of coffee. I made it redundant as it was making more and more noise and kept bursting out the top where the group is and spraying...

Good coffee, lasted 2 years

Very noisy

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Neil7052 (

Lasted 3 months


Very bad Quality-machine broken now we have had it just over 3 months and it is leaking boiling water all over the bench. also the cylinder head seal broke after 2 months & I rang Sunbeam & they sarcastically referred me to the disclaimer in the...

Piece of rubbish

Broke after less than 3months. Avoid its a complete waste of money

Sep, 2013