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Sunbeam Cafe Series Programmable Espresso

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Sunbeam Cafe Series Programmable Espresso. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and design. The price and maintenance are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the capacity and reliability.

usability, maintenance, price, design, performance

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Sunbeam Cafe Series Programmable Espresso is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Stan Bass (productreview.com.au)

Had 2 of these .... awsome

 

Won't say any more than "Awsome" ... Sunbeam make the best "budget" coffee machine on the market ...those people who had a bad experiance with them must have maybe got a "Monday" morning machine ... just got an EM5600 as well ....love it .... onya...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Wocket (productreview.com.au)

Nice Coffee..Bad build qualtiy

 

I "purchased" my machine though a employee rewards scheme just less than year ago and now is making horrible noises (It appears to be due to the inability to vent the excess pressure to the drip tray instead trying to vent through the head) Being...

Simple to use (12 year old Grand-daughter made great coffees with ease)

Design and build quality

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: lindsaydj (productreview.com.au)

Terrible

 

The warranty is not long enough and and when you find out these problems the customer service does not want to know you even going to consumer affairs can't do any thing for you !!!!! buyer beware Ld Belmont

The only pros that it looks good sitting on the bench when visitors come

turn it on it take a long time to heat up,the over flow tray is corroding and after you make any coffee there is always water leaking out on the bench

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: fishotodd (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

a day without skipping a beat. I highly recommend the EM5800, it has a more powerful pump than cheaper units and the hot water feature makes it easy to preheat cups.

Easy to use and makes great coffee

none, no problems at all

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: JackBenny (productreview.com.au)

Bad

 

It's unlikely I would buy another Sunbeam product after reading the opinions listed here. I had a Seaco that cost around 1400aud new, and it lasted for a decade. My sunbeam is not a year old.

Easy to use, good size and makes an excellent brew for the first few months.

I make two cups p/day only; one a single cup, the other using the commercial cup. Our machine began to be unable to make sufficient pressure on the commercial cup, and is now struggling to reach pressure on the single cup. I've cleaned the group head...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: fishotodd (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

I've had two of these mahines, both bought second hand. The first worked solidly for 7 years, making 4-5 double shot espressos a day without any servicing other than an occaisional clean of the head filter. It was until it was left in storage for 3...

Easy to use and makes great coffee

none, no problems at all

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: cammo1971 (productreview.com.au)

OK

 

port being compromised. I have 6 months warranty left on these units so know that Harvey Norman will provide replacements however I suspect that once my warranty is gone these will go in the bin and I will never purchase a Sunbeam item again.

Sunbeam have no pro's

Its a Sunbeam

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: ncc1701d (productreview.com.au)

Terrible

 

hine and they outcome. It only lasted me a year. Dont buy this model what ever you do.

The machine was relativley cheap to buy and worked well for a while. It make a great cup of coffee.

It made too much noise and leaked sometimes. Sunbeams service was very bad on this item.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: MARKL (productreview.com.au)

Terrible

 

Worked well for two year but then started playing up - Ok we will get it repaired BUT no spares available despite it being just over 2 years old ...SHAMEFUL. E mailed Sunbeam but no response - e mailed again ..no response. Phoned up & explained the...

Easy to use ...made good coffee BUT...

Lasted just over two year before it broke down. Drip tray did not collect waste water properly.Pump tempermental.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: ncc1701d (productreview.com.au)

Terrible

 

I used this machine for about 6 months and when I came back from overseas the machines programing didnt work properly. I took it to the service provider that Sunbeam instructed me to for repair and they changed parts on the machine and charged me for...

The machine was relativley cheap to buy and worked well for a while. It make a great cup of coffee.

It made too much noise and leaked sometimes. Sunbeams service was very bad on this item.

Jul, 2010