This coffee maker pulls off a neat way of making a big visual statement without taking up too much room.
Yes, it is slightly wide, but the illy Coffee Maker Machine X7.1’s roughly square footprint might prove a neater match for a few worktops than skinner alternatives that need more depth.
Features illy Coffee Maker Machine X7.1
It is good looking addition to the kitchen, with a 60s inspired design realized in metal and plastic.
Assembling the coffee maker is simple enough – we recommend reading the guidelines carefully before use, at the machine’s interface does not provide particularly intuitive feedback.
You will know it is ready for use when the machine makes an affirmative noise and its primary button lights up blue.
The tank is simple to blue and fill.
The controls are not the simplest to grasp. There’re ways to master, including setting the pour length and an obligatory idle time after using a milk frother.
With that said, consumers willing to put in the legwork will be rewarded with a few of the best coffee coaxed from a pod.
Illy’s Iperespresso collection is delicious, particularly the aptly named INTENSO variety.
We thoroughly enjoyed using illy Coffee capsules to make espressos, especially flavor full, and lattes, using the coffee maker’s steam wand.
One big downside is that the Iperespresso capsules are not recycled in the UK.
They’re presently recycled in other parts of the world, and we’d hope to see that initiative rolled out here also.
- The packaging used with the illy Coffee Maker Machine X7.1 is mostly recyclable and reasonably priced to the appliance.
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- Attractive materials
- Excellent tasting coffee
- Nifty steam wand for making cappuccinos and lattes
- The machine’s structure could be clearer
- A slightly wide footprint on the countertop
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Francis Francis for illy X7.1 iperEspresso Machine
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