Updated 18 May 2017

Sunbeam

Piccolo Espresso EM2800

Snapshot: The Sunbeam Piccolo Espresso EM2800 manual espresso machine with a cup warmer but no automatic turn-off. Can it make a good coffee?

Piccolo Espresso EM2800
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$300

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Test results

Overall score
78
Taste
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Milk-frothing
?/10
Temperature consistency
?/10

Good points

  • Very good taste.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good milk frothing.
  • Excellent temperature consistency.
  • Cup-warming plate.
  • Very good price.

But

  • No automatic turn-off.
  • No standby mode.
  • Coffee quantity isn’t programmable.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Taste (60%): We assessed crema colour and thickness as well as the coffee's aroma, flavour, mouth-feel and aftertaste.
Ease of use (20%): Based on convenience of water container and filter, controls, exterior cleaning and operating the unit.
Milk frothing (15%): Evaluated froth quality and ease of using the frothing mechanism.
Temperature consistency (5%): Assessed consistency of temperature across 4 cups of coffee.

Key data

Model

Type
Manual
Avg price
$300

Specifications

Heater
Thermoblock
Heat-up time (min:sec)
0:50
H x W x D (cm)
30 x 21 x 26
Weight (kg)
4.0

Features

Automatic turn-off
×
Cup warmer
Coffee-strength settings
-
Programmable coffee quantity
×
Milk frothing
Manual
Digital display
×

More Info

Notes
-

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Reliability

We received information on 1522 espresso machines in our 2017 appliance reliability survey.

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