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Sunbeam EM5900 Coffee Machine for $188 Delivered Reduced from $288 at BigW Online

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This coffee machine usually sells for $288 at BigW!

The RRP is actually $449!

The machine is not too different from the em6900 - the main difference is that the 6900 can froth milk while brewing the coffee! The 6910 retails for $700!!

The machine does get excellent reviews, although some suggest that it's a bit noisy!

Sorry I couldn't post this deal earlier so that more people could use it as I only registered on Saturday morning!!

Hope you guys enjoy! =)

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  • +1 vote

    Great Bargain!!
    If I didn't have my nespresso, I would definitely get one.

  • +1 vote

    They still have the handheld grinder for $30 with free delivery too.

  • +3 votes

    First of all I'm no coffee machine expert, just enjoy them in my mornings and afternoon after work.

    We've (family) gone through three coffee machines in the past few years, one being a De Longhi EN660 which used the Nespresso pods, which pretty much gave perfect coffee each time but was just too expensive to use for all of us in the long run.

    We ended up giving the EN660 away and purchasing a Breville BES250, and we knew it (Lavazza beans) wasn't going to be as good as the Nespresso pods but it did do a great job in the time we had it, we decided to 'upgrade' and we got the Sunbeam EM5900, which we all regret getting, each time it produced very strength coffee from the same beans, it was very loud (like loud enough to wake someone up in a room 10m away), took a while for the coffee to come out after press the coffee button and it was just generally a crap machine. We eventually sent it back (family friend works in the retail shop we purchased it from so it wasn't a hassle to take it back). We ended up purchasing another Breville BES250 and it's A LOT better overall imo.

    • +3 votes

      Built in alarm clock! u beauty!

    • +1 vote

      Sorry to hear that!

      From what I've been reading online, this is a good machine. However, people do suggest to get a non-pressurized basket. If your coffee grind is too fine it may give you problems if you use the pressurized basket that comes with it. The pressurized basket only has one small hole for the coffee to come out from, explaining the reason why it took a long time for the coffee to come out with you. It probably explains the loud noise as well since the machine will need to work harder to push the fine coffee down that one tiny hole.

      Check out this forum post from Coffee snobs for some basket options: http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1302391562

      Here is the link for the actual baskets which will give you much better coffee, especially using fine grind: http://www.breville.com.au/single-wall-filter-set.html

    • +1 vote

      I bought a Breville (no idea what model) when I was working at Harveys, so that must have been 14 years ago.
      It grinds its own beans and flips the filter over the top of the pot. When we were renovating the kitchen the pot was shattered (dropped through floorboards which weren't actually there at the time) and when I rang Breville in a panic, they said they hadn't made that model for 8 years.

      Two days later the same Breville rep called me back and said he'd found a spare pot in the back of the Spares part of the warehouse, and insisted on shipping it to me free of charge. The machine is still going strong today - a 10 cup pot wakes me up on a Sunday morning in the spa :D

  • +1 vote

    Can't decide whether to bite on this or not, very mixed reviews, mostly about the noise.. Couple of youtube videos of it working don't seem unusually noisy, maybe some of them suffer from more vibration than others? I don't have a good grinder so although this price is really tempting i'm on the fence as to whether to wait for a combo deal in the future. Might not see a price this good for a while though :/

    • +1 vote

      Let's just say an average cup of coffee from your local cafe is $3.50 (just guessin')

      $188 divi by $3.50 equals roughly 53 cups of coffee, not taking into account the electricity, coffee beans, milk and water.

      1 cup of coffee consumed a day x 7 days a week, if you did that for 7 and a half week or more you are out in front.

      My opinion? Probably worth it if I can afford to pay $3.50 (just guessin') for a cup of coffee from a cafe everyday.

      Will I buy one? No, because I am not cashed up. :)

      Peace out.

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        Yeah I payed about 450 for my Breville FRESCA and I've used it for the past 3 years…mainly drinking by myself but on the rare occasion serving it to guests. I'm the only drinker in my house but if you get good enough at it, it will be worthwhile. If you're not a regular drinker, then buy a nespresso pod! You can keep them for a lot longer whilst retaining its freshness!

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        It's cheap no disagreement there, but i've already got a working machine so the choice of upgrading or not depends on whether this machine is going to give me a good reliable working life or end up frustrating me like some people (not all) have reported..

    • +1 vote

      Well you can look at it this way: if the coffee won't wake you up, the sound will.

  • +11 votes

    Everytime I read stories like the above I am glad that I am easily satisified with 'International Roast'

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    Coincidentally, our friend's EM6900 just happened to give up the ghost yesterday. They bought it maybe 3 years ago, it spent six months in and out of service because it never worked very well. They were given a brand new replacement eventually which worked a bit better, but it broke after about six months. They were given another new replacement which broke yesterday after maybe a 18 months.

    I knoow nothing is made to last these days, but read what you will into the above.

    Also, $188 is a great deal for a coffee machine (even if it may not last three years) instead of paying full price. I think my friend paid around $400 to purchase it originally. Thanks for posting the deal!

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      I've read that that the 6900 had some serious design flaws, the 6910 was a substantial improvement; quite a few people had big problems with the 6900. The 6910's quite old now but many say that it and the Breville twin-boiler are the best things under the $2500 mark, the 6910 is supposed to need quite a lot of cleaning and maintenance though.

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    I've had this exact one for about 2 years now. No problems with it but it really is quite loud. There are definitely better machines on the market but there are obviously worse.

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    I ordered this thing from this deal on Thursday (I posted about it on the 6910 thread rather than starting a new one though). Does anyone have any experience with BigW online's shipping turnaround? I had it delivered to the office and want to get an idea of when it might arrive.

    Oh and I went into Myer and another store to do a price compare - Myer wanted $499 (and didn't have it in stock) and the other store was $449; I think the actual RRP of this unit is $449 at the moment but it's being run out, hence the cheaper price. The new model I believe has a pressure dial and I think it can also take a pod but I'm not 100% on that; either way I think they're either of little value use-wise, most people I've asked say that pressure dials are more meaningful on the much larger machines).

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      i bought something on bigw online before on an afternoon… it was dispatched overnight and arrived at my office the next day… very impressed.

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        hhmm… Mine's still "in processing" since last Thursday. Perhaps they're out of them….?

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      I bought the $30 sunbeam grinder from BigW, it came after 2 days! Pretty quick!

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      The EM5900 also takes pods, they fit into the single cup basket.

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    Bought the Philips Saeco combo deal from the Target catelogue. If i haven't, I would buy this one.

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      Is that good… iwas thinking of that vs this

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        absolutely loving it!!! cafe quality coffee and frothed milk. although the discount is not as big as this one… plus this is a full stainless steel body. but i was really looking for something compact to use on the weekend. the philips one ticked all the boxes. it is on sale till 28th at target if you are still considering.

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          Thanks for the reply… anyways liked this one so bought it.. but would like a good grinder deal now..

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    how does this compare to the Breville Fresca?

  • +2 votes

    EM5900 comes with free coffee making course according to Sunbeam website see http://www.sunbeam.com.au/au/promotions/pods/#
    "In addition, when you purchase the Café Series® EM6910 and Artista™ EM5900, you will be able to attend the Sunbeam Coffee School valued at $110 for free!"

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    I would totally grab onto this if my work didn't have an automatic one with an endless supply of coffee beans. :P

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    Does it take whole beans or do you need a separate grinder?

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    Great post i bought one along with an em0360 grinder.

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    Can't resist anymore. Was thinking of waiting for the EM6910 to be on special but this one is much cheaper although with one boiler. Only one drinker at the house once per day so no big deal.

  • +1 vote

    Don't forget to use your WISH gift card to pay and get extra 5% off (if you have received your gift card). End up paying $178.6
    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/66047

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    Never owned an expresso machine any suggestions where to get good beans

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      Toby's estate or Campos
      unless u like a bit over-toasted feeling,
      then go to Workshop

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        I might as well eat Gold if you recommend me to fork out that kind of cash. $50 for a 1kg is a ripoff, stick to Vittoria.

  •  

    does it worth upgrading from Breville Roma?
    I've been using Roma for about 2 years.

    the coffee is ok. but never being able to produce nice crema.
    I found out the best foam can be made simply using bodum milk frother. :)

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    does this come with ear muffs? thanks

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    i love my Breville 800ES.
    mind you, frothing ability is is direct proportion to amount and temp of milk far more than type of machine.

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    Sorry I gotta ask.
    Is it possible to make hot chocolate with this like Gloria Jeans does?
    (I'm a noob at this coffee machine and all.)
    How do they make hot choocolate? It's different from average powdered ones and they steam the milk?

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    i think i still prefer my nespresso machine…. hehehe

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    ordered Sunday night, already delivered. Sydney Here.

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      Could you give us a quick review once you've made a few coffee's with it pls? Does it sound like it's going to rattle itself to pieces eventually or is the noise issue exaggerated? Closest experience i've had is with a 5600 and it was a pretty shabby rattly machine, much lower RRP point though.

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        most sunbeam machines are pretty noisy. I have the 4800C and its pretty noisy. but im used to it now. hopefully ill get to test it out today. plus the pressurised baskets that come with the coffee maching are not really the best. will have to go hunting for unpressurised baskets.

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          The 4800C looks about the same as the 5600 just with manual controls instead of digital/lcd, so i'd be interested to hear back from you if the 5900 sounds better or worse than your old 4800C. The 5600 we had at work rattled itself to failure just outside warranty, just not enough damping around the pump mechanism to stop the metal case vibrating excessively. Ironically i've got an old manual plastic sunbeam that's quiet as can be and has been reliably working for atleast 5 years. Just cannot decide whether this is the right upgrade path to take or not.

  • +1 vote

    Crimzin, You are Delicious!

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    Hi,
    i received the coffee machine but it was a bit wet inside and there some droplets on the packaging. Mine was only packed in one simple plastic bag, does that mean it was used or tested, how was your machine packed.
    Last thing is I'm having problems with milk frothing, milk is still runny instead of foam like.

    Regards,

  •  

    Ordered mine Monday morning, yet to receive. I'm based in Sydney and as I understand the machine is shipped from their Sydney warehouse. I called their customer service number only to be told that it is "leaving" the warehouse today and will arrive in 2 business days contrary to their "product normally ships next business day" notation on the product page! Is anyone else experiencing delays in delivery with this product?

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      No delays, but i got a used machine..

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      I'm in Brisneyland, ordered Thursday of last week and they didn't advise dispatch until early this week - interestingly the messages indicated expected date of delivery (they said Friday of this week), it's going to a CBD address so I guess it may be a day or two longer, will see how it goes. This is the first time I've ordered from them so I have no baseline for here yet. I suspect they may have had a bit of a run on these things as the price was so much lower than RRP….

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    Lucky you guys!
    I've ordered it Monday afternoon, not it's still on processing.
    and the customer service told me i should expect it next Monday!
    For xxx's sake.

    I've already put my old Breville Roma on sale at gumtree for $50.00 and someone is coming to collect it tonight!
    I will have to live for 4 days without home made coffee!
    I am panicing!

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    just pulled the trigger with a minute to spare ;)

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    Mine finally says shipped. Hopefully I receive it by tomorrow.

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    I still haven't recieved the shipment notification email. :(

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    The pressure is rather weak. It took 2 minute to get 20ml of coffee. I have tried both filters. I am going to return this if possible. There was no cleaning tool either.

    • +1 vote

      :) cleaning tool is at the water reservoir cover.

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      It shouldn't take that long. Also try switching the end spout and getting the spout of the Breville BES 820 (should cost you less than $10). Makes you some wonderful microfoam :)

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      Having said that, mine doesn't come with the instructional video, which is a shame.

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