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Thrilled with the Jura E6
26 August 2017
We bought this Jura E6 as a replacement for an ancient Gaggia that we've had for at least 13 years and was on its last legs.
I would have bought another Gaggia but the write up weren't good in terms of operating or reliability, so we went for this machine as the price was in the right area and we hope it will last for a good number of years.
Unpacking and set up were fairly straight forward, a quick skim through the instruction book and first coffee made.
The program menu is easy to work through and gives you permanent setting, so once set up you get the coffee you want every time.
I don't understand the review that said it didn't make strong enough coffee, ours is set on 4 with a medium grind and fairly low strength beans, and we don't see the issue at all. I can only think that it was a defective machine.
We have a water softener on the mains supply as we live in a very hard water area; so after using the supplied test strip we didn't need to use the Claris water filter, however I decided to fit it in case we accidentally filled the machine with hard water from the kitchen tap, I have to say the coffee tastes better with the filter installed.
The only downside, that's mentioned by just about everyone, is that if you make cappuccino the milk isn't overly hot. Again it's a matter of personal taste and isn't an issue for me.
So after two days I'm thrilled with the Jura E6, if that changes I'll edit my review.