Asda - Onn espresso maker plus two ceramic cups for only £9.00
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Asda - Onn espresso maker plus two ceramic cups for only £9.00

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Found 31st May 2008Made hot 31st May 2008
Saw this in my local Asda. Up north in Sunderland

Might not be to everyones taste but here goes.................

Onn Espresso machine for authentic espresso.

Complete with two ceramic cups.

Has removeable drip tray.

Includes milk frother for cappuccino.


Seems a very nice piece of kit for the price of a couple of jars of nescrape!

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Original Poster

i can include an image if someone tells me how to.....................

Where is your local Asda:whistling:

Original Poster

sorry eberyone - i'm up north in sunderland. they had stack sof them on the shelves. also some other kitchen gadgets at the same price, can't remember what though.

cheepest on line @ Asda I could find was a Russel Hobbs @ £28.27. It must be in just your local. Do you have a product number?

Original Poster

nowt like that - sorry - just pop in or give them a ring


can anyone tell me how to upload pictures?

Original Poster

http://i30.tinypic.com/301zker.jpg

Original Poster

sorry for the poor pic - just had to use me phone

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anyone know if it is any good?

I hope this is nationwide :-D

none in my local

Looks well worth £9 and the frother nozzle doesn't have a weird gimmicky thing at the end which is a good sign.

Is it the Grangetown Asda, or the galleries, or Boldon?

Original Poster

sorry everyone - it was boldon asda - must've had about thirty on the shelves at least - next to the magazines as you walk in.

Just to confirm as well guys, definitely NOT in the asda in Washington...

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Not worth £9 unless people can actually comment on its quality / ease of use / functions. Given its only £9.00 I wouldn't expect it to be superb but doesn't constitute wasting £9.00 if it turns out to be pathetic.

Onn products aren't that bad. I have a toastie maker which has been better than any other toastie maker I've had (all the others have broken within a few months).

Asda are pretty good with returns too, it's worth a shot.

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scrumpypaul;2214885

sorry eberyone - i'm up north in sunderland. they had stack sof them on … sorry eberyone - i'm up north in sunderland. they had stack sof them on the shelves. also some other kitchen gadgets at the same price, can't remember what though.



u mean northeast :-D

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MrShed;2217327

Just to confirm as well guys, definitely NOT in the asda in Washington...



saved me a trip, metro centre asda has some, missus's nana bought us one with her 20% discount as she works there :-D. not worth the money in my opinion really flimsy :x

Original Poster

been back to asda in boldon (there nearly every day unfortunately) and there are still about a dozen left. description says "15 bar pressure" whatever the hell that means.

Pretty certain from the photo and the '15 Bar' description, that this is a proper pump pressure espresso maker. If so then this is an amazing bargain. Cheap espresso makers normally rely on a sealed boiler. You have to fill the boiler, screw on the lid and then wait for the water to boil, the steam pressure then forces the water through the coffee. With a proper pump machine you have a cold water tank (commonly around 1 litre for domestic makers) and the water is forced through a hot-block heat exchanger by a small shuttle pump.

This has many advantages:
No faffing about refilling the boiler for every two cups.
Faster - Normally takes less than a minute to heat up.
Better quality coffee as the water is at a lower temperature and does not scald the ground coffee.

The cheapest I have seen for a pump machine is normally around £40. I got my current machine in Woolies as an end-of-line offer for £20.

My local Asda (Castlepoint, Bournemouth) doesn't have any, otherwise I would probably buy three to keep as spares. I am jealous of anyone who can get these.

BTW I was a coffee buyer for 20 years.

bytemaster;2224252

Pretty certain from the photo and the '15 Bar' description, that this is … Pretty certain from the photo and the '15 Bar' description, that this is a proper pump pressure espresso maker. If so then this is an amazing bargain. Cheap espresso makers normally rely on a sealed boiler. You have to fill the boiler, screw on the lid and then wait for the water to boil, the steam pressure then forces the water through the coffee. With a proper pump machine you have a cold water tank (commonly around 1 litre for domestic makers) and the water is forced through a hot-block heat exchanger by a small shuttle pump.This has many advantages:No faffing about refilling the boiler for every two cups.Faster - Normally takes less than a minute to heat up.Better quality coffee as the water is at a lower temperature and does not scald the ground coffee.The cheapest I have seen for a pump machine is normally around £40. I got my current machine in Woolies as an end-of-line offer for £20.My local Asda (Castlepoint, Bournemouth) doesn't have any, otherwise I would probably buy three to keep as spares. I am jealous of anyone who can get these.BTW I was a coffee buyer for 20 years.



You know your stuff, saves me saying the same thing.

bytemaster is correct, if you are going to buy any expresso machine then always ensure that they have a 15(ish) bar operating pressure otherwise the oils are not properly released from the bean and you end up with something that you would wash your dishes in.

If it is a bit flimsy as someone has said then that it likely to only be the outside as you can't have something flimsy holding 15x atmospheric pressure. It would be interesting to see a post from someone who knows coffee who has tasted its coffee.

Don't forget to use filtered water and good coffee (lavassa) and throw away the first few coffees as the machine needs to coat itself, like a wok does. Never wash the dispenser with soapy water just rinse with water, don't leave old coffee inside always clean it fairly soon after, if you have not use it for a couple of weeks then throw the first coffee away as it will be nasty.

I personally love my coffee and have a saeco machine (v good).

None in the Asda in Wallasey or Woodchurch on the Wirral.

Well they have plenty (50+) in the Poole store.
Haven't had a play yet. The instructions infer that it uses a boiler rather than a hot-block, and suggest a very long winded flushing and priming procedure whenever it is switched on. However I think they must be erring on the side of caution as the instructions advise using an oven glove to hold the top of the machine when removing the filter holder!!!

@tommyturnip - Saeco make some nice machines, is it bean-to-cup? I used to have a Krups BTC, back when I didn't have a divorce to pay for.

Original Poster

decided to actually buy something that i had posted about - it seems a decent enough bit of kit. a bit of a faff to prepare a cuppa but it tasted nice once i'd got it sussed.

i've read a few tips above from tommyturnip, but if anyone else has any hints they'd be very much appreciated.

They have these at Asda in Cardiff (Pontprennau) there were about 12 in stock, although I noticed someone else carrying out a box after me.

I've not used an espresso maker before, so I can't compare it to other systems - but it does work! And is fairly straight forward to follow the instructions - I made a cappuccino using the frother as well, it was all straight forward.

:thumbsup:

0 in the Shipley 24 hour branch

Theres loads of these in ASDA Pudsey (nr Leeds) so though i'd pick one up. Have to say im really impressed, have used other espresso machines and although its not quite as refined (makes lots of mess) the end result is really good and milk frother is as good as any ive used. Wouldn't say was flimsy at all. Nice one!
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