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Very capable machine - steam ring broken after 8 months
30 August 2018
I've now owned this machine for a good 9 months and have been churning 3 doubles out of this for pretty much every day since I got it.
It's very capable of producing a good coffee - that's subjective of course, but with good quality fresh beans you can squeeze out a pretty sweet crema and get a really good extract. If you use crap beans, of course, like any other machine no matter how good - this won't magically produce a good coffee.
At about the 8 month mark, I noticed what looks to be an O-ring/steam seal that's just gone. So I need to replace that now which seems easy to do. I did purchase the additional amazon cover but there's no way I'm sending the machine off for this.
Also, I wouldn't ever wait for the machine to tell you it needs cleaning - just do it more regularly and you can't go wrong. I've found the Cafiza tablets for cleaning the head, puly cleaner for descaling and the charcoal water filters from niceEshop on Amazon to be fine.