Intenso One Espresso Machine for E.S.E. Pods (includes 160 pods)
- 1 Espresso Machine
- 160 Free ESE Pods.
Please note this machine only takes ESE Pods.
A wonderful espresso pod machine with a small footprint
Posted by Peter on 12th May 2017
We love both the convenience of E.S.E. espresso pods and the available range of blends / roasts.
We have used a variety of E.S.E machines. About a year ago, we bought the Intenso One pod machine through Cerini.
We love it! The machine has a modest footprint compared to others we have owned, so it fits well on our counter-top. The reservoir is appropriately sized for a home machine. The temperature and heat level are perfect for a nice cup of espresso. The actuating lever allows a feather-touch to lock a pod into place for brewing.
It is *almost* a perfect machine. I want to give it 4.5 stars, but that rating is not accepted by the system.
How is it not totally perfect? Well, after about six months the lever action began to become progressively more difficult. Soon we had to "fight" the lever to open the jaws that hold the pod in place. We were sad, but kept struggling.
Finally I opened up the machine. To do this requires the removal of 6 screws. The thermoblock is right at the top part of the "jaws" that clench the pod. it has two holes at the side that slide up and down the vertical guide rails that control the movement and positioning of the upper "jaw".
I applied a good layer of high-temperature grease to the guide rails and reassembled the machine.
Good as new! It was again a joy to use.
If you get this machine and encounter the problem, do not despair, six screws.. lubricate the rods.
So, I did not give the machine five stars because I do not think a device should require maintenance (other than descaling) after only six months. But the solution is not difficult, and does not require the expenses and delays involved with returning the device to the vendor.
Bottom-line? I would definitely recommend this machine!
Can't beat the price
Posted by Unknown on 15th Mar 2017
I have some extensive traveling under my belt and one thing you come to love during traveling abroad is a good espresso to get up and go. I wanted a machine, just like the ones I have used during my travels to easily pop a pod into, make my espresso and get going. Well I couldn't be happier! I didn't expect much from this machine but what I got was something fantastic. I bought this in January and make an espresso every morning right when I wake up. The machine heats up quick dispenses a great espresso with lovely creme. For awhile I was getting fancy and making lattes and cappuccinos and who else knows what with this machine and the Brevely milk frothier (great additional buy by the way from bed bath and beyond website). I searched for three months trying to find something for me and this machine hit it out of the park. If your the type of person who analyzes coffee while you drink, you could buy something more expensive but it would be a waste when you could have bought this. I don't write reviews often, but when something is a great as this, it needs to be heard. P.S. Full disclosure, I got mine from this stores Amazon front so you may see this message there as well.
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