Smeg ECF01BLUK Traditional Pump Espresso Coffee Machine : coffee machine

This is the best coffee machine yet. I’ve had two other machines from the big italian companies. Great espresso and superb steamer / frother.

I bought this to replace a nespresso citiz and separate frother that i had been using for the past 3 or 4 years and i am impressed to say the least. Using fresh ground coffee instead of pods makes all the difference to the flavour (although this machine does provide a coffee pod filter if you want that option). This makes better cappuccinos than you will buy in any coffee shop. The integrated frothing nozzle does a brilliant job of making hot, frothy milk as well as acting as a hot water dispenser if you want to turn an espresso into an americano. The smeg even allows you to set the temperature of the coffee, which for me is the hotter the better and it has a top warming plate- i like to leave the machine on for a good 15-20 mins to get the cups warm first. Another advantage is that you can make 2 coffees at the same time. So far, the smeg is worth every penny i paid for it.

Great espresso machine makes delicious coffee at the touch of a button. Easy to use and pleasing on the eye. I like the 2 tier drip tray so a large cup will fit below the spout. I bought from another retailer on special offer.

I bought this as my kitchenaid artisan had just about had it. The product is not so over engineered as the ka, (it`s half the price), but still very well built and easy to use, i needed to try the different temperature settings and use medium currently, it makes great coffee, looks good, what more can i say.

Having thoroughly researched bean to cup coffee machines. I realised the best option was to buy both the coffee machine and grinder separately. Most bean to the cup machines require too much maintenance and have too many design faults. The smeg coffee machine is simple and easy to use ,works just like a commercial coffee machine and the frother creates a thick creamy foam. The grinder purchased was a bodum burr grinder, which crushes the beans. Have only been using it for a week, but so far so good.

This product looks suspiciously similar to the delonghi dedica ec680, but with the smeg price tag. . Great coffee machine though.

Works perfectly well, but costs far more than others which work just as well. The water reservoir is crap to remove every time you want to fill it – you have to take the lid off (awkward with one hand) then pull hard on the plastic tank, and the reverse to put it all back. The coffee container is hard to empty, even by banging it hard (when the filter is likely to drop into the bin); but that’s apparently par for the course – only the old rowenta silver line had a wonderful button which ejected the puck. Otherwise it makes good coffee, heats up in decent time, turns itself off when not in use, and you can dose the amount of water going through the coffee; all things i require in a coffee machine. I don’t use the brother or hot water appliance so can’t judge it.

Lovely to look at and very easy to use. This was a present to me from me and i’m delighted with it.

  • Excellent machine that makes excellent coffee.
  • but still very well built and easy to use
  • Great little coffee maker

Smeg ECF01BLUK Traditional Pump Espresso Coffee Machine, Adjustable Cappuccino System, Flow Stop Function, Removable Drip-Tray, Anti-Drip System, Anti-Slip Feet, 1350W, 1 Litre Tank, Black

Product Description, Enjoy a great tasting espresso and get the barista style experience with this espresso machine. The stainless steel construction is complimented by a 1950s inspired design, adding a piece of history to your kitchen. This espresso machine features a measurer and 15 bar professional pressers to provide accuracy during the brewing process to get the drink at the standard you want. It includes a Thermoblock heating system that rapidly boils so you can get a drink in a matter of minutes. The flow stop function lets you customise coffee length for a perfect drink. If you don’t feel like espresso then the cappuccino system will be just what you need to add a taste of variety to your coffee drinks. There are three different options available – one cup, two cups or steam – available at the touch of a button. It’s also easy to maintain thanks to the descaling light and water level indicator. The easily removable 1L water tank includes an optional water filter so your coffee tastes that much better.


From the manufacturer

Enjoy a great tasting espresso and get the barista style experience with this espresso machine. The stainless steel construction is complimented by a 1950s inspired design, adding a piece of history to your kitchen. This espresso machine features a measurer and 15 bar professional pressers to provide accuracy during the brewing process to get the drink at the standard you want.

It includes a Thermoblock heating system that rapidly boils so you can get a drink in a matter of minutes. The flow stop function lets you customise coffee length for a perfect drink. If you don’t feel like espresso then the cappuccino system will be just what you need to add a taste of variety to your coffee drinks.

There are 3 different options available – 1 cup, 2 cups or steam – available at the touch of a button. It’s also easy to maintain thanks to the descaling light and water level indicator. The easily removable 1L water tank includes an optional water filter so your coffee tastes that much better.

  • 1350W metal and stainless steel coffee maker
  • Chrome plated base
  • Thermoblock heating system
  • 15 bar professional pressure
  • 1L removable water tank with optional water filter
  • Adjustable Cappuccino system / Mug tray
  • On/off button with automatic stand-by

The Perfect Espresso

This espresso machine has been built with enough features to provide you with a barista style experience in the comfort of your home. The measurer and 15 bar professional pressers provide more accurate brewing for a great tasting result; while the flow stop function lets you take control of coffee length. There are 3 options – 1 cup, 2 cups or steam – available at the touch of a button.

Adjustable Cappuccino System

If you feel like having something other than espresso then the included cappuccino system will give you the option to make a delicious cup of cappuccino without hassle. The Thermoblock heating system rapidly heats up your machine so you can get your drink in a matter of minutes.

Easy to Maintain

It features an anti-drip system to prevent spillages, water level and descaling light indicator so you can easily monitor the condition of the espresso machine.

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Superb piece of kit – stylish, great instructions, easy to use – great coffee.

Great machine, great coffee. Contrary to the previous review, easy to use. Just line up the arrows and turn.

Makes a good cup (or two) of coffee without any dramas and the construction and finish is beautiful. I have the red version, very smart.

A brilliant machine, delivered very quickly.

Absolutely love this little coffee machine. It’s so pretty and easy to use. Only con so far: the coffee ground used can’t be too fine or the machine fails to press water through it. With coarser coffee grounds no problems.

Delivered very quick, and arrived looking well made, elegant and stylish. I cannot fault anything in terms of its operation, it makes great coffee, never had an espresso machine before, now i know what i’ve missed. My only issue is that some espresso cups don’t quite fit under the spouts, although you can remove the first drip tray and use the mug tray.

First of all let me say that as with all smeg items this is a great looking piece of kit – i went for the cream version. Filling the water tank is straightforward – take the top off and fill it up. Before doing that press the on button and by the time you’ve got the water tank back in you’ll be ready to go. The machine has two different sized filter holders for depending on how many cups you are making and the strength you desire. Pop the ground coffee in the filter holder using the supplied spoon / tamp and away you go . I am a fan of cafe saula which works well in this machine. You can pre select the amount of water that is dispensed and 3 different heats. There are two buttons which can be pre-set. The milk frother is very good and does the job perfectly. This part also dispenses hot water if required.

Excellent machine that makes excellent coffee with little fuss. The only down-side is the ineffectual cup warmer on the top, but i cannot let such a triviality affect the rating when the machine works so well. Really good water capacity too.

  • Excellent machine that makes excellent coffee.
  • but still very well built and easy to use
  • Great little coffee maker

Smeg ECF01BLUK Traditional Pump Espresso Coffee Machine, Adjustable Cappuccino System, Flow Stop Function, Removable Drip-Tray, Anti-Drip System, Anti-Slip Feet, 1350W, 1 Litre Tank, Black

Love smeg 💕 high quality and easy to use. Supplier, harts of stur, provided first class service.

Looks great and with it easy to clean and use.

Does work very quickly – just one niggle and that’s the milk heating ‘bit’ is not long enough ie you can twist it back towards the drip tray but it doesn’t move far enough over it and therefore drips milk down the side.

Bought this really only to match the kettle and toaster i had already bought. While, this is an expensive unit it was far cheaper here than any where else i saw it. So far, i have no complaints, it makes a great cup of coffee and looks beautiful in the kitchen. I just wish the steamer could be used a little longer with out overheating but i was aware of this before i bought it.

Early days, but this seems like and excellent coffee maker. Good on smegexcellent pressure for the espresso function and the milk frother makes a good, fine froth that doesn’t just dissolve away. There are options for most of the settings, such as temperature and quantity of water pumped through the coffee. No quite sure about the injunction to use the frother from no more than 60 seconds to avoid overheating, but it seems to do the job well inside this time. I bought this machine to replace a large and expensive kitchen aid machine that was too big for my new place. First reactions are that at half the price, and half the space, it’s better value all round.

Reallly happy with coffee machine, like all smeg products top quality.

Features and Spesification

  • Includes a flow stop function that lets you customise the coffee length to make your perfect cup of espresso
  • The measurer and 15 bar professional pressers offer complete control of your espresso making, adding accuracy to the brewing process for great tasting results
  • Thermoblock heating system rapidly heats up the machine to get you a drink of espresso in a matter of minutes
  • Descaling light and water level indicator keeps you on top of the machine’s maintenance so it performs at is best
  • Choose from three different options – one cup, two cups or steam option – all available at the touch of a button
  • This product comes with a 2 years guarantee when you register for free with Smeg