Review of Siemens TK60001 Surpresso
An automatic espresso machine.
Reviewed by Lars Tufvesson January 5, 2005. firstname.lastname@example.org
Part 1, Part
2, Part 3,
I went out and bought myself an
automatic espresso machine. You know, one of those machines
that both grinds the coffee beans and brews an espresso
with a single press of a button. The machine can also
do cappuccino, caffe latte and hot chocolate. How was
it to use the new machine? Read on and I will tell you!
Reviewed by Råd & Rön
After going through the available
options, I bought a Siemens TK60001 Surpresso S20. One
of the reasons why I chose this automatic espresso machine
was that it got good words in the swedish magazine Råd
& Rön in December 2004:
- Recommended price: SEK 7300
- Overall score: 4 (out of
- Score for taste: 4
- Score for handling: 4
- Temperature in newly brewn
espresso: 65 degrees Celcius.
- Score for temperature in
newly brewn espresso: 5
- Score for time to brew espresso:
- Score for how evenly filled
the cups are: 3
- Score for milk frothering:
- Score for how difficult it
is to burn yourself on the machine: 5 (=very small
- Score for energy consumption:
- Score for instructions: 5
- Size: 500*280*350 mm
- Water tank size 1,76 liters
- Coffee: Takes both ground
espresso/coffee powder and beans.
Expensive espresso machines in
A recommended price of SEK 7300
sounds expensive, and it is. For some reason, there
is no large price press on automatic espresso machines
in Sweden. Corresponding machines can be bought much
cheaper via the net in Germany and Italy. The problem
is that these foreign shops do not always want to deliver
to Sweden. The solution for my part was to wait out
a lower price in Sweden. I ended up buying a Siemens
TK60001 Surpresso S20 after Christmas 2004 in a shop
called Siba for SEK 3995. A saving of SEK 3305 as compared
to the recommended price.
It is not just me that have noticed
how expensive automatic espresso machines are in Sweden.
In the swedish magazine Internetworld December 2004/January
2005 one of the founders of AdLibris (a swedish book
shop on the net) writes that all kitchen shops in Stockholm
took SEK 11000 for the automatic espresso machine he
wanted. On the net, the same machine was...
- ...less than half the price
in Italy. They could unfortunately not deliver to
- ...a little more than half
the price in Germany.
He bought the machine in Germany
and got it delivered to Sweden. In this way, he saved
What is in the box?
Copyright © 2005 Lars Tufvesson.
All rights reserved.