Top positive review
A great midrange coffee machine.
16 March 2017
A good mid range coffee machine for the price. I see other reviews moaning about the strength of the coffee I would suggest you bought the wrong item..! If you like it very strong 'espresso' then this machine is not capable of making it, you will need a high pressure system this is something this machine is not.
For your typical percolator user whom would like to have the option of making or using freshly grounded beans this is an ideal machine, I genuinely love it.
After three months of use and 6kg of coffee beans ran through it I can advise that most of the issues are to do with it are limescale problems and stupidity. This will effect the demand and output of the machine. So if you notice that you ask for 8 cups and it produces 7 or less I suggest running a descaler through it (not to forget to run the system twice at 12 cups to clear it) H&G make a good cleaner ;-)
The latter thing I have noticed it not to over fill it above 12 cups as you are greeted by what looks like a leaky machine. This is absolutely normal as there is a over flow hole at the back of it, just wipe up a and remember not to overfill it (stupid me)
The noise from the internal burr grinder is loud but nothing that of a Costa machine or a separate grinder. If you want anything quieter I suggest the use of a hand grinder, but you will certainly work for that coffee.
All in all this machine is great and if it ever dies on me after a long time of justified use I will definitely get another one.