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Posted 26 September 2022

Silvercrest Slim Espresso Machine - £79.99 @ LIDL

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  • High-quality stainless steel design
  • Fits various sizes of cup
  • Programmable for 1 or 2 cups
  • Makes 1 or 2 cups with auto-stop
  • Powerful 15 bar pump for perfect crema and flavour
  • Italian quality pump
  • Swivel frother nozzle, which can also dispense hot water
  • Removable water tank (1L)
  • Heats water quickly thanks to the thermoblock heating system
  • Drip tray with cup rest
  • Includes small and large filter, portafilter, tamper
  • With descale function
  • Includes Durgol descaler
  • Filters are dishwasher safe
  • Size: W32.5 x H14.5 x D29.5cm
  • Power consumption: 1350W
  • Cable length: 100cm
  • 3-year warranty
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    These kind of machines are perfectly OK so long as you don't want to delve too much into "good coffee".

    Firstly, they use pressurised portafilter basically meaning that it's designed for supermarket bought preground coffee. The problem there is that you have virtually no control over freshness of coffee beans or grind settings and speciality coffees etc are out of reach.

    They'll give as "espresso like" kick and taste alright but it's not espresso. You won't be able to control the grind properly and a lot of the time you'll get something that chokes or pulls way too fast. To be fair in a milk drink it's OK but even a starbucks or Costa will taste better and that's not a high bar to reach, and you may find yourself battling overly sour or bitter coffee.

    On the whole though these kind of machines are "OK". Better than instant, somewhat realisable, quite finiky but alright. If you ever invisage yourself upgrading to a proper machine or are not wholly wedded to the idea of supermarket only coffee than avoid and save the cash. If you just want a nice way to make Ok latte's at Home it'll likely suffice

    For an actual good home espresso setup you'll likely need to spend about £250-300 unfortunately. A £75 knock Aergrind and a Flair Classic/ROK espressoGC or Sage Bambino/Cafelat Robot are the better entry level setups.

    Alternatively, you're honestly better off buying a £30 Aeropress, a £60 Timemore C2 (optionally a £30 Fellow Primos attachment). That costs about the same or a bit more but will guaranteed to give you better tasting coffee that can be brewed "espresso style" and batch brew. And while you're at it then delete I to the world of specialty coffee and pour overs etc too.

    This may work for you fine, but be warned it's not really a deal in any sense. Any cheap pressurised portafilter style machine sort of works the same. If it advertises 15bar - stay away!
    I thought your reply was very informative, thanks. I didn't know some of the terminology and googled "pressurised portafilter". Are you sure it's pressurised because in the image it seems to have lots of tiny holes?
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    Good looking copy of a Delonghi. I've had a few Silvercrest machines in the past and they are ok, but won't last much longer than the warranty if used frequently. Possibly a bit expensive?
    Same here, got a Delonghi EC685BK in 2019 for £91 (refurb as new). Used daily and still going strong
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    Be advised last time they sold an item similar to this it had to be recalled due to the pressure gauge exploding.
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    I’ve recently gotten into coffee as work gets tedious in the winter, I drink cheap instant coffee though. In a latte format, would sometbing like this make it smoother or taste better or less lethargic ?

    Or any other brand to go for and with what coffee to use ?
    The UK coffee scene is bustling and really good! Go to Google maps and type in "coffee roaster" you be astounded by hoe many great local options you have.

    If you don't mind a bit of work, a decent affordable grinder and a V60 will give you fab tasting coffee for less than this espresso machine if you want to work out what tastes you like. Alternatively, wing it and check out this website for understanding your tastes and supplier options: coffeediff.co.uk/
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    I am Mediterranean and coffee is holy for us
    Mainly black. If you are after a very decent cup of coffee with minimal hassle, low cost and consistent near perfect results then go for Bialetti Mocha pot, preferably the SS version. Coffee is the second strongest after espresso and very smooth.
    Frothing milk is never good and such machines even those how cost several hundred pounds as all has single boiler the struggle to do both jobs consistently (I have three)
    You can however achieve excellent frothing results from. Hand held or better electric heated frothing jug things
    I use a Bialetti Moka that I bought from a supermarket outside Florence in 1997 for about £7 back them. Coffee it makes can only be described as akin to rocket fuel!
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    Anyone impressed by "Italian quality pump" has never owned a 1980's Fiat
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    Has anyone managed to get one of these? I've been a couple of Lidl stores near me, but no luck.
    Managed to get one on Sunday. It was hidden away & I didn't think they had any stock, but did find it. I don't think each store got many in.
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    Argos do the Cookworks Espresso machine for around £55 which is perfectly good.
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    My parents have had a previous version of this (same shape, but with milk container on the side too). It's been used multiple times most days & is only just beginning to give up - I think they've had it for 5 or 6 years. Hoping this version is as good.
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    Anyone tried this out yet? How is the coffee it makes?
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    John Lewis own brand similar price.
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    Not many milk coffee machine deals. All seem to be espressos ones.