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Sunbeam EM4800C Cafe Crema

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Sunbeam EM4800C Cafe Crema. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and maintenance. The durability and price also get good comments, but many are less positive about the design and noise.

usability, price, durability, maintenance, reliability

size, noise, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Sunbeam EM4800C Cafe Crema is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Sara (

Disappointed... bring back the Crema 1 quality


I bought my mum the Cafe Crema 1 about 9 years ago and she loved it. It was a great, simple machine that made good coffee and was sturdy. She may have had to change the seals once but that was all. Unfortunately, last year the frother on her old Crema...

The original Crema 1 machine was sturdy, lasted a long time and made very good coffee

The new Crema 2 is not as well built and breaks down more quickly

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Happy (

Value for money


I received this machine as a Christmas gift 2 years ago and it works amazingly. The only time i ever had a problem with coffee spitting out was when the coffee beans were not ground properly. The knob can be quite difficult to turn at times but...



Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: arya (

Great for beginners


Bought this as my first coffee machine and it serves the purpose well. I worked as barista at a cafe and knew this was just a beginner's machine so I did not expect much. The pump is slow and leaks at times, and the overall build and quality of the...

Affordable, easy to use, does the job

Low quality

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: mitch (

Knob difficult to turn


I have had the same machine twice, as the first one didn't seal properly and spat coffee everywhere and had a very difficult knob to turn. I returned the first machine and got a new one, exactly the same model and although makes a really great coffee...

Great tasting coffee

Knob difficult to turn

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Tassie3207 (



After happily owning a previous version of this machine for nearly ten years (usining it for 4 cups a day). It was a no brainier to buy the new model, what a dissappointment. In an obvious attempt to reduce production costs The overall build quality...


Poor build quality, certainly will not last the distance like earlier models.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Sue (

Good so far


The machine works well but I have a lot of trouble turning the " easy turn " knob :( ...It was a gift so I don't have receipt ... Maybe the knob is broken. Bit of a shame because I like to buy sunbeam whenever I can. Anyone have any ideas?

Looks good. Makes good coffee

Knob too hard to turn

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Julezk (

Good machine for beginners


I bought my machine secondhand and when I took it home the frother didn't work properly. I ran descaling liquid through it and now it works like a dream. I frothed a full mug of soy milk...It's true the drip tray has corroded but I'm not too worried,...

The water tank. Other budget machines have an internal water tank that is under pressure like a car radiator which makes it hard to refill when hot. This tank is easy to refill or top up.

Although it doesn't affect the coffee quality, the drip tray is flawed design. Why did sunbeam use cast instead of stainless steel?

May, 2013

Consumer review by: simoga (

Pretty good for a cheaper machine


For a cheaper coffee maker, this one is pretty good. Easy to operate and, with a bit of coaching, makes an awesome cuppa! It looks great and is lightweight so easy to store away if you want. It's a bit annoying that you can't fit a mug under the head...

Easy to use and relatively cheap

Can't fit a mug, or big milk jug, under the head.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Happy customer 29 years ago. (

Morning Cuppa


Sturdy Machine with clean lines and good looks. Frothing is hard to achieve when in a hurry but the coffee taste is great. Water storage could be a little larger when you have a crowd over and the spill catchment area at base, fills quickly. Was the...

Very easy to clean, good looks, nice coffee.

Bit complicated and froth/crema sometimes hard to achieve.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Wazza97 (

Great machine for the amateur barista.


I purchased the Sunbeam Cafe Crema four years ago. I did read the instructions thoroughly, and have been able to create a great coffee from the get go. The steam appears to be a little lack lustre, but that may be my impatience for a java in the...

Solid machine, with good instructions to make it perform well.

Could have more steam, to speed up the milk frothing and texturing.

Dec, 2012