LIDL: Ernesto Coffee/Espresso Machine £49.99
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LIDL: Ernesto Coffee/Espresso Machine £49.99

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Edited by:"HotUKDealSeeker"Found 12th Jun 2017
Comes with 15Bar pressure, so not bad for the price. Lidl do something similar every so often, but it's always out of stock when I pop down after work!


  • 1100W
  • With portafilter system, 2 filter inserts for 1 or 2 cups, and powerful 15-bar pump pressure for perfect crema
  • 2-in-1 swivelling high pressure steam nozzle: hot water outlet and milk foaming nozzle
  • Removable water reservoir (max. 1L), removable drip tray with water level indicator and drip grate
  • Includes 2-in-1 coffee scoop with tamper
  • Size (cm): W23 x H30 x D27


They're also selling the Grinder for £9.99: lidl.co.uk/en/…r=1

Disclaimer: I did search, but couldn't find any one else post this deal. Sorry if it's a duplicate
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Think I might have to wander in to our local store tomorrow for both items. Anyone tried it and can comment on the coffee it makes?
gabesdad

Think I might have to wander in to our local store tomorrow for both … Think I might have to wander in to our local store tomorrow for both items. Anyone tried it and can comment on the coffee it makes?



​Don't think they're available in store until Thursday?
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NotALot6 m ago

​Don't think they're available in store until Thursday?


Sorry, forgot to mention.

Yes, Lidl stock changes are Monday and Thursday. This one is for the "Italy" range, starting on Thursday.
I have the Aldi one it's almost the same except the name, they make good espresso and froth milk for cappuccino.
Not as easy to use as pods, needs a little more care measuring and pressing the ground coffee into the portafilter.
First use is not usually the best result,but it doesn't take long to start making good coffee.
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lightrider

I have the Aldi one it's almost the same except the name, they make good … I have the Aldi one it's almost the same except the name, they make good espresso and froth milk for cappuccino.Not as easy to use as pods, needs a little more care measuring and pressing the ground coffee into the portafilter.First use is not usually the best result,but it doesn't take long to start making good coffee.



Can you fit a full size mug under the spout? Looking to have lattes more than espressos
have had one for couple of years and use it most days and obviously the type of coffee you use is critical. only problem I've had is the filter housing handle is weak and constant locking into the housing has caused it to split and will soon come apart so will need to do a makeshift repair. You also need to keep the frother nozzle clear as the milk will dry and clog the tiny hole but there's a tool to unscrew it built into the coffee scoop/presser.
gabesdad

Think I might have to wander in to our local store tomorrow for both … Think I might have to wander in to our local store tomorrow for both items. Anyone tried it and can comment on the coffee it makes?



Brilliant machine for the money makes great coffee
HotUKDealSeeker

Can you fit a full size mug under the spout? Looking to have lattes more … Can you fit a full size mug under the spout? Looking to have lattes more than espressos



I don't know the answer to your question but you'll want to get a metal jug for frothing milk. You need to pour the milk on top of the espresso, not the other way round, or it won't incorporate properly. The colder the milk the easier it is to steam the milk. I keep my metal jug in the freezer for that reason.
Great machine also takes pads..if you can source them. Asda do senseo pads 20 for about 5 pounds. I get mine from Lidl when over in Germany. Only about 1.59 for 20. Saves faffing about with loose coffee.
Shouldn't this be branded cresto argento to make it plausibly italian for marketing purposes (_;)
Coffee machine looks brilliant, but the grinder I wouldn't touch. You want a burr grinder, blade gives you an inconsistent mix of dust and whole coffee beans, and everywhere inbetween. A proper burr grinder will give you a consistent grind, you can get a decent enough one on amazon/ebay for a smilar price
This type of coffee machine produces espresso shots (a traditional coffee machine) you then add hot water (americano) or steamed frothed milk to make cortado, piccolo or latte etc. The pod machines are idiot proof that can do it for you but you'll never get the same results as doing it yourself. There is a knack and you only learn this through doing it yourself.
mr_deals

Great machine also takes pads..if you can source them. Asda do senseo … Great machine also takes pads..if you can source them. Asda do senseo pads 20 for about 5 pounds. I get mine from Lidl when over in Germany. Only about 1.59 for 20. Saves faffing about with loose coffee.



Get a knock box and tamper - no mess whatsoever.
​just buy a couple of espresso shot glasses. I paid £2.99 on amazon that way you get the perfect measure
peterszy

have had one for couple of years and use it most days and obviously the … have had one for couple of years and use it most days and obviously the type of coffee you use is critical. only problem I've had is the filter housing handle is weak and constant locking into the housing has caused it to split and will soon come apart so will need to do a makeshift repair. You also need to keep the frother nozzle clear as the milk will dry and clog the tiny hole but there's a tool to unscrew it built into the coffee scoop/presser.



​Take advantage of the three year warranty!
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OB128 m ago

​Take advantage of the three year warranty!


and I didn't even noticed that big red speech bubble! Thanks!!
HotUKDealSeeker

Can you fit a full size mug under the spout? Looking to have lattes more … Can you fit a full size mug under the spout? Looking to have lattes more than espressos


Yes,and it makes good latte.
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lightrider

Yes,and it makes good latte.



Looks like I will need to camp outside tomorrow like an apple fan boy sitting outside an Apple Store the day before an apple product release! :P
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Ross81

​just buy a couple of espresso shot glasses. I paid £2.99 on amazon that w … ​just buy a couple of espresso shot glasses. I paid £2.99 on amazon that way you get the perfect measure



The machine decides on the measure itself right? It just stops when it has produced a shot of espresso?
Available since Monday in NI. Tempted.
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agnostic6 m ago

Available since Monday in NI. Tempted.



Monday! Lucky for some.

England starts tomorrow people!

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Anyone know approximately how many grams of ground coffee to make one espresso in these machines?
Can someone advise if I can use ready ground coffee in these machines?
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agnostic2 m ago

Can someone advise if I can use ready ground coffee in these machines?


yes, definitely ground coffee.. someone commented that you can use pods too though.

HotUKDealSeeker

yes, definitely ground coffee.. someone commented that you can use pods … yes, definitely ground coffee.. someone commented that you can use pods too though.



​Cheers. I think I'll get 1.
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agnostic15 m ago

​Cheers. I think I'll get 1.


I tried to call a store earlier to "reserve" one for later today, and CS said we can't speak to store and we can't reserve even if we were put through. In previous sales of similar machine in LIDL, they were sold out by 10AM.
Has anyone been, or is anyone near a store to check if there's any stock left? IF none, what are the staff saying? I got a "Pfft, they were sold out almost immediately" once.
Loads in the store on Hedon Rd, Hull about 20. Picked up a second one for home
Anyone got a link for a decent burr grinder for £10.. seems cheapest is £39
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lending900

Anyone got a link for a decent burr grinder for £10.. seems cheapest is … Anyone got a link for a decent burr grinder for £10.. seems cheapest is £39



LionelRichieFan suggested to get it at similar price on those sites, maybe he has an idea?
I got the machine and the grinder on Thursday. Plenty in the Canterbury store then. Hopefully will get to try it in the next couple of days.
Tons of these in my local Lidl today. I wonder if they'll mark them down actually, there were that many and the lnk is already down as it's a passed special.

Any more experience reports peeps?

Wasn't in the market for an Espresso machine just yet, but tempted to bite now as seems such good value.
Actually...

A) Why is this expired?
B) It was offered for £39.99 in February!

Still thinking of getting one
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JamesSmithActually...A) Why is this expired?B) It was offered for £39.99 in February!Still thinking of getting one

I set a date for expiry when posting the deal. That's because usually by the time the next offer period starts the old stuff is taken away

Being £40 in February is probably why there's still stock left, but "time machine" and all that lol

I've never seen things marked down in Lidl though. Any idea what day/time of week this is done?
Edited by: "HotUKDealSeeker" 23rd Jun 2017
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