Swan SK22110BLN : ESE Pods don’t work

I have been looking to replace our ‘jack stonehouse’ coffee maker for sometime which has been ok but not great to be honest. Saw this machine just recently and ordered one simply based on the reviews (although only a small number) and the price. Very happy, it looks and works a treat, excellent creamy/frothy coffee produced and the steamer good too. Only let down by the fact the base tray has raised edges which means our two cups put together do not lay flat underneath. Nonetheless very happy but still early days of course.

Quite a small machine, not complicated to use but a bit fiddly. You have to press one or more buttons more than once to get a coffee and remember to press the button to stop the flow otherwise it continues going. You also have to wait for the temperature of the water to reach a point to make the coffee itself filter through, (it doesn’t with cold water). I invested in the recommended ready-made ese pods which cost a fortune and all i get coming through the machine is water and a weak amount of coffee, so i’ve taken to splitting the pod open and putting the coffee granules into the filter directly which defeats the object of having disposable pods. The whole machine has rather a ‘plastic’ feel about it and i can just fit a normal small mug underneath. Milk frother doesn’t get up to a very high temperature so i’ve taken to heating the milk slightly in the microwave before frothing. Overall, i like the style and as i’ll only use it occasionally i’ll keep it rather than go through the hassle of returning it, despite these niggling little issues. However as a constant use machine, i wouldn’t recommend it.

Stylish little coffee machine. Solid build, however a little lighter than i was expecting. Water heats up fastmilk wand is very goodi’d recommend it.

Brilliant,looks great in my kitchen, loving the retro blue, got the whole set.

Had a di longi as a xmas present but had to return that as it started to leak after about 1. After a lot of deliberation, i decided to purchase this swan coffee maker, it had just a few reviews when i bought it but most all were positive, so i took a chance. This machine was fantastic, no tainted coffee tastes like some of the more recent reviews. A very simple machine that was good to look at and made really good hot coffee, the milk frother, although a little weedy did the job well and my wife and i really liked the coffee it produced, so far we’re in 5 star territory, the machine is a little light so you had to support it when twisting the coffee holder on / off, and it dripped a little but don’t they all?. – unfortunately, after approximately, 3 weeks the steam button stopped working, and again, another machine had to go back (credit to amazon for making the process easy). I’m beginning to think that in this price range non of the machines will last?. – but if your willing to take a punt and are lucky and get a good one, i don’t think it will disappoint.

I dont usually read instructions but i had waited so long for my own coffee machine, i had searched many and read so many reviews, i decided to go for the swan as it gave many colour options and not just black or cream. We sat down and everyone wanted one of mummy’s coffeesthe machine is quite light and i was concerned that it wouldn’t be robust, the wand on mine doesn’t seem to lock into place infront of you sits to the side and if i pushed it i wouldn’t be too sure it wouldn’t break. The water tank holds plenty for 4 coffee’s. The machine heats up quickly, the little pods that you put the coffee into can be fiddly and hot to remove as you have to line up a tiny notch, the little handle bit on the wand is to prevent your pod escaping into the bin when removing the coffee usedthe milk wand is quite short, i have a 600ml jug for heating milk and this is too large for the wand to reach the bottom. Although it heats up well but the steam has to build up each time, that bit was disappointing, you’ve made your coffee and it gets cool waiting for the milk to heat. Cleaning tip remove the steam wand outer case as the milk builds up very quickly. Overall a stylish machine that looks good on your kitchen side but could be a little better but for the cost, it gives the same reviews as the ones twice the price.

I’ve had this machine a week now, and so far i’m really happy with it. Makes the milk lovely and frothy as long as you wait for the water to heat up enough. For the price you can’t fault it.

After spending s considerable amount of time searching for a decent coffee mach. I can highly recommend this machine. Such a difference from my previous machine which incidently was a gaggia and this delightful coffee machine not only was much cheaper delivers a far better cup of coffee.

  • Great machine
  • Easy to use looks stylish
  • Brilliant but ultimately disapointed

Swan SK22110BLN, Retro Pump Espresso Coffee Machine, 15 Bars of Pressure, Blue

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  • Great machine
  • Easy to use looks stylish
  • Brilliant but ultimately disapointed

Swan SK22110BLN, Retro Pump Espresso Coffee Machine, 15 Bars of Pressure, Blue

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