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    Customer Reviews — Swan Retro Espresso Coffee Machine - Blue

    Customer Reviews — Swan Retro Espresso Coffee Machine - Blue

    Swan Retro SK22110BLN Espresso Coffee Machine - Blue
    £82
    • Milk frother gives your drinks a perfect creamy finish
    • Makes up to 2 cups at once
    • 2 in 1 filter basket gets the most from ground coffee
    • Water tank is removable for easy refilling
    • Removable drip tray for easy cleaning
    4.6 / 5
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    Not quite what I was expecting

    3/5
    I am a barista, therefore I was very excited to receive this product and make barista style coffee from home. It looks absolutely beautiful, however due to the small size, it is quite complicated to use, especially when wanting to make coffee one after the other. You also have to stop the espresso from running yourself, rather than it just stopping itself, which has lead to some weaker coffee- which wasn't mentioned in the description of the product. The steaming wand is also extremely short, which makes it very difficult to steam milk with little foam and has lead to me having to put more milk in a jug just so that the steamer reaches the milk- leading to waste. Overall the product looks good and makes a decent coffee, but very fiddly and difficult to use.
    SVBell
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    Excellent Easy To Use Retro Style Expresso Machine

    5/5
    I am very pleased with my new Swan Retro Expresso Coffee Machine. It is so easy to use and makes excellent coffee every time. It needs to be flushed through with hot water before making coffee for the first time. This is to get rid of any odours that can be present, since manufactures testing. You will notice that the water coming through from the flushing is slightly tinted and eventually it will come thtough crystal clear. Always make sure you keep the water tank beween maximum and low level and always give it a quck flush through with hot water before making your next coffee. This will ensure that your coffee will be at the right temperature when you make your next cup. I prefer to use coffee beans, rather than ready ground coffee, but you need a decent burr grinder to be able to grind your beans on a fine setting, if you want a good expresso. For Latte, Flat White or Cappachino, you can use ready ground coffee, but self ground coffee will give better results. Always make sure you clean tour machine after use, by doing a quick flush through with hot water and make sure you keep the milk frothing wand clean after heating milk, by wiping it with a damp cloth to remove any milk that will appear on the outside of the wand and blow it through with hot steam to keep the nozzle clear. It might not be the best Expresso Coffee Machine on the market, but it is certainly a good machine for the money. This is definitely a good buy and with a good choice of colours to choose from, so you can match it to suit your kitchens decor. The retro look of this machine, really makes it stand out above the rest of the machines of the market. All in all, a very good coffee maker, pleasing to look at and so easy to use.
    Geoff Holt.
    Colour: Green
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    This machine is poorly made and leaked from day one. We have had no joy in contacting Swan for a refund. Emails remain unanswered. Such a wasteak of money

    1/5
    Rubbish product. Leaked upon arrival and Swan refuse to reply to our emails
    Jacques
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    Retro coffee machine.

    5/5
    Excellent product,I now own two, one for home and one for work.They make great coffee and it also looks good.I would highly recommend, they also do different colours to match your decor.????
    Ivan
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    Great looking - Good Price - Easy to use

    5/5
    After looking through many reviews on many different expresso coffee machines under £150, I decided that out of all of them (about 10 different models) this machine, the Swan Retro SK22110GN Green, came out tops for quite a few reasons. 1, This model with its retro look, stands out above all other square looking machines. 2,Good choice of colours to choose from 3, Very reasonably priced. 4, Looks more expensive than it actually is, because of its design. 5, The price, and ease of use. Finally it comes well packed with good easy to understand instructions. and is very easy to use. Follow the instructions before you actually start brewing your first cup, and you can't go wrong. I flushed the system through several times before making my first cup, this gets rid of any odours that may be present on any new product. I am not a black coffee person, nor is my wife, we both prefer Lattee/Cappuchino, and this machine makes them, just as nice as any high street coffee shop. A few tips to make good hot coffee. Use the double shot if you like it strong and place your mug/cup under the puk, having first warmed the cup using hot water. Once it has finished brewing, about 20 seconds, use a stainless steel jug to warm and froth your milk to about 65degrees Celsius. Pour the hot milk directly into your mug/cup of expresso coffee and finish off with a frothy top. So pleased with this machine, its stylish, simple to use and makes a great cup of coffee, ant time of the day. I think I chose well with this Swan Expresso Machine.
    Mr. Holt
    Colour: Green
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    Great wee machine

    5/5
    This really is a great wee machine value for money without any doubt
    William Hunter
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    Looks fabulous & makes awesome coffee

    5/5
    I couldn’t be happier with this machine. I did lots of research over a huge price range but the reviews seemed pretty good for this one & it looks fantastic. Very easy to use and it really does produce excellent coffee, just like being in a coffee shop.
    Lyndsay
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    For the price I don't think it can be beaten.

    4/5
    I picked it up in the sale and have been thoroughly impressed by what you get for the money. It makes decent espresso and the milk steamer, although slightly underpowered, works fine. I've had the machine for approximately 2 weeks and have used everyday so far. The machine is plastic and easy to clean. You don't notice it's plastic until attaching or removing the filter which is stiff at times, needing one hand on the side to hold the machine steady which flexes the plastic. The delivery was remarkably quick. I'm not sure how long the machine will last, especially when used regularly, but it's relatively cheap to replace and in a year or two I will probably buy another one.
    Jake
    Colour: Green
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