Sunbeam Barista Max - Espresso Coffee Machine & Bean Grinder | REVIEW and User Guide

After spending a small fortune every month on coffee pods, I was excited to see how well the Sunbeam Barista Max performed at producing coffee from beans and replacing my old machine.

WHERE TO BUY

Amazon: https://vtudio.com/a/?a=sunbeam+barista+max

CHAPTERS

0:00 Intro

1:46 Unboxing

9:01 How to Use

14:10 Taste Test

15:41 Conclusion

COMPANION VIDEOS

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REVIEW

From the outset, it is a large device which gives you a feeling of being a barista. I’ve always wanted to try this sort of machine especially after seeing it done so many times for me in coffee shops.

The setup, I found was intuitive and straight forward. You can choose between using a one cup filter for the coffee or a two cup filter (I always use the two cup option). There is a neat little storage space under the tray for the remaining accessories which I find, is very handy.

The grinder sits nicely at the top of the machine and the ability to see the beans is an added plus to the overall aesthetic. There are 30 different grinding options, from coarse to fine allowing you to have a different length of extraction. This alone, has taught me a lesson in coffee that I wished I had known earlier.

Then there’s the ‘group handle’ the part that holds the coffee. Once again I felt very 'professional’ using this and was excited to see it in action. To grind the coffee beans you simply push the group handle downwards below the grinder and the sweet smell of aromatic coffee fills the vicinity. The machine comes with a tamper to push the coffee down. The pressure of this takes some getting used too, too hard and the extraction is slower making the coffee taste bitter, just right and the coffee tastes amazing.

Putting the group holder into place for extraction, at first is a little hard, there is a warning of this in the manual and it does get easier with continued use. Press the On/Off button, select one or two coffee cups and watch the beautiful coffee percolate through to your cup. For added satisfaction, use a clear glass.

You can choose to have an espresso or if you fancy, go one step further and be a full on barista and use the steam milk function. I have always wanted to do this and I was so excited that the machine comes with a stainless steel pot to use, because in other brands, this is sold separately. Put enough milk in the container (don’t fill it up all the way) and heat up the steamer (wait till the light stops flashing). Then place the nozzle towards the top of the milk going in a rotatory motion. Hold it with the handle (as it gets hot) and watch the milk froth up as much as you like. I tap the bottom of the container on a hard surface to get rid of the large bubbles and then pour it into my cup. The temperature of the milk can be modified with the amount of steam you put into the container. I enjoy my coffee hot so I hold the steamer in for longer, but you can adjust according to your needs.

After the first time I used this machine, I felt like a barista and couldn’t stop making coffees, it was fun and they tasted amazing. I still haven’t mastered how to create shapes in the milk, but with practice comes perfection. I can see this machine as being a great device for those that want to tap into the barista market or who enjoy the feeling of making their own coffee from scratch. I have certainly converted from my pod machine, let alone the amount of money saved by buying a big bag of coffee beans that lasts much longer than the pods.

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New Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal+ | Best Vacuum Cleaner of 2019?

No Filter ✅

No Bag ✅

Unlimited Power ✅

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Dyson Big Ball Vacuum: https://vtudio.com/a/?e=dyson+big+ball

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REVIEW - 4/5 Stars

I have to say I was really pleasantly surprised. The number of attachments and heads that come with this is just phenomenal (compared to the couple that came with the V6). Dyson have really made a vacuum that suits everyone, there’s a head for carpet (my primary usage), hard floors, animal dander/ hair, a regular long piece, a stair piece and also a few others so it feels like value for money.

Setting it up was straight forward and as a previous Dyson user I had no issues, the tube has an extension at the bottom which allows further reach of up to around 50cm - this is great as I have a bad back and I don’t like spending a lot of time bending over (vacuuming with back straight). So I got very excited to plug it in and see the difference, as presumably this would have more umph as the power is from the mains rather than battery. And it definitely lived up to this expectation. Testing out the suction in motion appeared to be stronger than my V6 and the sound was nicer - more deeper than a whining, higher pitched noise. I love the ‘ball’ feature, it actually works, my hubby tried kicking it a few times and it kept rolling back. One other thing I like about this compared to my V6 is that it doesn’t have a filter. Recently my V6 started pulsing, where it would only suction for a few seconds then stop and re-start. I had no idea what was going on, so I went on YouTube and realised that the filter needed cleaning - did this and it started working as normal. So it’s nice this doesn’t have a filter so avoiding this issue.

My two gripes with the machine however, is the weight and bulky-ness. It is fairly heavy to lug around the house over a carpet and carrying it by hand is a bit tedious. It’s also fairly bulky compared to my V6 which is just a stick and can be stored easily, this one has to have a dedicated space, so it’s not ideal if you’re tight for space.

On the whole I am pleased with this vacuum. It gives a fresh clean of the carpets and it is easy to empty and holds more dust than its predecessors. If they could make a 'light’ version of it I would be over the moon.

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Versace Handbag | The Luxury Designer Shopping Experience

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PALAZZO VERSACE

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GHD Platinum Plus+ Review | Naturally Thick to Sleek Straight Hair

Can the world’s 1st smart styler that predicts your hair’s needs tame this lionesses locks? In this review we unbox the GHD Platinum+ Gift set, and how you how it compares with the original Platinum styler as well as giving you a demonstration on tutorial on how I tame my wild side.

WHERE TO BUY

GHD Platinum+: http://vtudio.com/a/?a=ghd+platinum

REVIEW

I love it, my old GHD Platinum it would take me 40 minutes to do my hair, but with this one, it only takes me 20-30 minutes - that in itself is worth it. It also starts up faster and has slightly wider and more even blades so glides through my hair a lot better with no tugging. One more thing I really love about this one is that it comes with a 3 year warranty, which is one more year over the GHD Platinum, and I think that’s worth it, because my old GHD Platinum did stop working just on the 2 year mark (luckily GHD actually approved a warranty replacement), but I still feel safer having that extra year. Overall, it’s the best hair straightener I’ve ever owned and with the Gift Set you do get fancy hair clips and a brush for only an extra A$10, so I think it’s well worth it.

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MUSIC

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The $10,000 MacBook Pro i9 Experience… is it FAST or WHAT? 🤔

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No, we didn’t put it in a fridge, but we did have our studio lights on, so the room was warmer than usual.

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