Updated 16 Jan 2018

Sunbeam

Torino PU8000

Snapshot: The Sunbeam Torino PU8000 is a semi-automatic espresso machine with a heat-up time of 2 minutes and automatic turn-off function. Can it make a good coffee?

Torino PU8000
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1899

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Test results

Overall score
69
Taste
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Milk frothing
?/10
Temperature consistency
?/10

Good points

  • Very good milk frothing.
  • Excellent temperature consistency.
  • Good taste.
  • Automatic power turn-off.
  • Cup-warming plate.
  • Programmable coffee quantity.
  • Has a digital display.

But

  • Somewhat difficult to use.
  • Has a Dual boiler heater.
  • No standby mode.

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.

Price is from a January 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Type
Semi-auto
Avg price
$1899

Specifications

Heater
Triple thermoblock
Heat-up time (min:sec)
2:00
Time to deliver coffee (sec)
25
H x W x D (cm)
48 x 28 x 43
Weight (kg)
19.1

Features

Automatic turn-off
Programmable coffee quantity
Digital display
Cup warmer
Coffee-strength settings
-
Milk frothing
-
Removable water reservoir
Yes
Adjustable water temperature
Yes

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Notes
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