One of the most common questions I get asked is, which brand is best or what would you buy. Well, the fact is brand name appliances are for the most part getting crappier. So often different models within the same brand vary greatly in quality. I walk into an appliance store and I see people buying a machine I know is rubbish.
So I am going to review machines, not like the 5 star thing you see, where a consumer has owned a machine for 5 minutes and then gives it a good or bad review based on an immediate impression. I will tell you about the machines we see in here, what’s good and bad and answer the question, would I buy it.
I sell a few remanufactured machines so I’ve got nothing to gain by skewing my reviews. I’ll tell you just what goes wrong and also add a few performance parameter’s in the review for you.

Here they are;


  • Hi Steven – I would love to see some reviews from you!

    One of little things that bugs me about some otherwise quality machines is a common one.. water drips from the steam wand.
    Gaggia Classics and my current Nemox Caffe Dell Opera do it. Some Lelit models do it too – made by same place in Italy as the Nemox.
    You can replace the spindle in the tap, but it will return (mine still drips a bit with a new tap spindle).
    The Breville (barista xpress) of mine didn’t seem to, but the coffee isn’t as good either.
    Anyway good luck and hope to see some reviews here, youtube, wherever!

  • I hope you’ll add to this Reviews page as well as the Forum facility that I couldn’t find.
    You have a humorous writing style – I like direct / blunt honesty, if you were operating around Cleveland I’d approach you for a Technician job!

  • I also like the concept of an Australian Service Directory, Brothers-In-Arms rather than Enemies – cool!

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