I had the cafe ROma model before but pump broke and I thought it was a excellent machine until I met this machine. it is easy to use. I dont have to grind and make additional mess. Steam wand is very verstaile.I can froth little and sit it by espresso counter. I couldn't do that with cafe roma. Pulls out beautiful espresso with rich crema. Cleaning is a breeze.also notice espresso handle is much better quality than roma. Even the pitcher is beautiful. I'm very happy with this purchase
I absolutely love my kitchenaid. It came on time and there were no scratches on my refurbished model... I was ecstatic! The only thing I was disappointed about was that there was no warning that I needed a step down transformer to operate an american product in Australia (I was just going to buy a travel adaptor to use it but I was extremely lucky a work colleague told me otherwise this would have blown the motor of the kitchenaid or the fuse, or both as this kitchenaid works on half the voltage). So I had to wait for a stepdown transformer to be delivered before I could start using it.... and yes... the transformer is a big unit (make sure you find the right one based on voltage and wattage as these are all different based on different appliances and models)! It would be great if there was a warning on your site, or even better, the opportunity to purchase the step down transformer at the same time so that they come at the same time with less hassle, less risk of a fuse or motor blowing and less waiting to start cooking with the kitchenaid. Apart for this callout I have had no issues at all with my kitchenaid and I haven't stopped baking! I have whipped up my best meringue to date with it and it is pumping out the lightest cookies... love love LOVE IT!
Rather than spending the extra money on a Zojirushi, I tried out this brand. It is surprisingly well made and gets the job done. I can't guarantee the same energy saving capabilities, but It is nominal. The only draw back is that when it is less than 1/5ths water left, the pump won't be able to deliver the rest of the water. You will hear the pump working, but the water will disperse in spurts or not at all. At that point it needs to be refilled. So the dispensing capacity is less than the fill capacity of 5 Liters. Otherwise, I am very satisfied and would highly recommend this product for the many uses and convenience of having hot water:
I had one of these for 6 years, it worked great and everyone who came to my house asked me where I got it. Until the electric pump finally stopped working but the pot still worked. I wanted to get the same company and was so exited to find it in both electric and manual pump. Plus this one is a bit bigger than the last one I had. I am sure I will love and enjoy it as much.
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