Silvercrest Kitchen Tools Espresso Machine @ Lidl
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Silvercrest Kitchen Tools Espresso Machine @ Lidl

£79.99LIDL Deals
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Expires on 31/12/2017Found 2nd Nov
Enjoy barista quality coffee at home with this elegant machineWith milk frother and powerful pump for perfect crema
With 2 portafilters for preparing espresso, cappuccino and latte macchiat
Includes removable drip tray, pull-out tray for espresso cups and 2-in-1 coffee scoop with tamper
Milk reservoir capacity: 0.7L
1470W
1.2L capacity

11 Comments

never understood the point of a milk reservoir for an at-home espresso machine.

They're not refrigerated, and who would go through one and a half pints of milk per day?!

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Or save some cash and buy yourself a Moka Espresso Pot. Simples

No mention of pressure?

Anyone know of this makes better coffee than the espresso maker they usually have without the milk reservoir?

adam_holcombe4 h, 10 m ago

never understood the point of a milk reservoir for an at-home espresso …never understood the point of a milk reservoir for an at-home espresso machine. They're not refrigerated, and who would go through one and a half pints of milk per day?!


On my Nespresso, the milk compartment detaches and goes in the fridge.

The_IMF11 h, 30 m ago

On my Nespresso, the milk compartment detaches and goes in the fridge.

Same with this one..detaches easily.

I got one when it was listed here exactly the same time last year. But the milk fr other stopped working sometime back and they are very slow to respond to warranty claims. Nd I've only used it over weekends as I don't have time on working days

This is fantastic machine for price fraction of delonghi and as such.
Milk reservoir is detachable and you can store it in the fridge. You can wash it in dishwasher as well.
Makes fantastic espresso or double.
Makes brilliant cappuccino or latte with plenty of foam provided you use full fat milk. You can add chocolate or spices and "spice up" your cappuccino or mocha. You can set amount of frothing from small to large. You can program your own drink sizes. Programs for self cleaning both frother and main unit.
We have this machine since last November and had to drive out of town to get it as our nearest lidl sold out within an hour of opening on Sunday.
Can't praise it enough. Easy to use and costs 1/5 of branded machines posted on here for 400 or more quid doing exactly the same.
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simcolorstay8 h, 44 m ago

This is fantastic machine for price fraction of delonghi and as such.Milk …This is fantastic machine for price fraction of delonghi and as such.Milk reservoir is detachable and you can store it in the fridge. You can wash it in dishwasher as well.Makes fantastic espresso or double.Makes brilliant cappuccino or latte with plenty of foam provided you use full fat milk. You can add chocolate or spices and "spice up" your cappuccino or mocha. You can set amount of frothing from small to large. You can program your own drink sizes. Programs for self cleaning both frother and main unit.We have this machine since last November and had to drive out of town to get it as our nearest lidl sold out within an hour of opening on Sunday.Can't praise it enough. Easy to use and costs 1/5 of branded machines posted on here for 400 or more quid doing exactly the same.[Image]


Thanks for sharing the details. ..do you descale the machine often?

deepu251 h, 20 m ago

Thanks for sharing the details. ..do you descale the machine often?


We haven't had to descale the machine yet as we use filtered water from Brita jug.

I picked one up earlier today. Thanks OP. Heat Added.

It was simple to set up, seems sturdy and comes with a 3 year warranty. It doesn't take up too much space on the counter and looks pretty good with it's real metal trim. It was easy to clean. The instructions were pretty clear. The machine is almost fully automatic, (it lacks the fine adjustment possible with more expensive kit), which for me is a plus as I'm new to home espresso machines.

My first impression is that this machine gives better results than any Coffee Capsule/Pod machine I've tried. It is also cheaper than some Pod machines to buy and definitely cheaper to run as you don't need to buy the rip off capsules at 25-50 pence per shot. With this type of machine a 250 gram tin of branded pre-ground coffee might cost £5 and you should get over 30 single espressos, working out at under 17 pence per cup. (I've worked it out as less than 5 pence per cup if you use Lidl whole beans, which is probably cheaper than many instant coffees).

I've made drinks using both decaf pre-ground beans and have fine ground my own full caf beans using the Silvercrest grinder (currently £9.99 at Lidl).

The results have been pretty good, but are understandably not comparable to drinks from professional barista kit. It managed to froth both full fat and semi skimmed milk adequately for cappuccinos, (not as dense a foam as I would have liked, but it was long lasting). We got 3 lovely distinct layers on our latte macchiatos. The Espresso's have had quite a good taste and long lasting crema, however I need to play with the beans, grind, tamping and volume of hot water dispensed a bit more, as I think this machine can go even better.

Finally, The lad next door, who works at Costa, had my first attempt at a macchiato and said it was a pretty good. High praise for an £80 machine.
Edited by: "Cooltide" 8th Nov

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