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FrancisFrancis! X1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews of FrancisFrancis! X1. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Comments about the maintenance and reliability are generally positive. The durability and usability also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the capacity and size. Views are divided on the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the FrancisFrancis! X1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for FrancisFrancis! X1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of FrancisFrancis! X1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and durability. There are some less positive views about the maintenance and reliability. There are mixed opinions on the size and noise.

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72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2018

Expert review by: 3LUXE (3luxe.com)

X1

 

You might not have heard of the Francis Francis! X1 espresso machine but we bet that you've seen one. That's because this "Best Of" pick is the most photographed espresso machine in the world, including being seen on hit comedies like "Will and Grace."...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

FrancisFrancis! X1 stainless steel review

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The Francis Francis X1 stainless steel coffee machine is only compatible with ground coffee; it promises to deliver a really quick espresso, as well as creamy cappuccinos. We put the Francis Francis X1 coffee machine to the taste test, too, checking...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

FrancisFrancis! X1 almond review

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The Francis Francis X1 almond coffee machine is only compatible with ground coffee; it promises to deliver a really quick espresso, as well as creamy cappuccinos. We put this coffee machine to the taste test, too, checking how well it performs for...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

FrancisFrancis! X1 black review

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The Francis Francis X1 black coffee machine is only compatible with ground coffee; it promises to deliver a really quick espresso, as well as creamy cappuccinos. We put this coffee machine to the taste test, too, checking how well it performs for...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Insider Staff (theinsider.pricerunner.co.uk)

Francis Francis! X1 review

 

A coffee machine that looks like a coffee machine should - no fancy stuff here - and pumps out its brews in double-quick fashion.

There's no hint of middle-of-the-road blandness here. You can put your own coffee blends through it rather than having to use pods, the looks are pure Italian overkill and there's an 18 bar pump for cream-crowned, viscous espresso. The flavours aren't...

You won't be able to use anything other than a smallish cappuccino cup under the low-slung nozzle. Despite being a fair bit more expensive than most Brits will stomach for a coffee maker, competition is fierce in this price-range, with big hitters such...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Chrisss (shopzilla.com)

not quite worth the nice pretty color.

 

nice to look at

Price, availability

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: LasVegasKitty (viewpoints.com)

My First Espresso Maker - I May Be Ruined For All Others!

 

Although I don't have a whole lot of experience with other espresso makers, I could tell immediately that the FrancisFrancis! is quality! Just the way it's built - its design is solid and sturdy, but it also looks like a work of art on my kitchen...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: kyriad (viewpoints.com)

more form than function - espresso is good & it looks fantastic!

 

the one time i chose form over function in the kitchen, and i'm still happy with it. i read the reviews and bought the extra warranty and didhave to replace it once - but then all my other esspreso makers have broken over time and i never liked any...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: flowerpower67 (viewpoints.com)

makes the best drinks

 

i love my coffee and i love espressos even more! this model is very expensive but since i got it as a wedding gift i did not have to pay anything for it. After using this model for a few months, i think it is so good that i would have bought it any way...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Richard Bluestein (coffeegeek.com)

Get it it you‘re in love with the design.

 

Worthwhile to those who have lots of patience and are very style conscious. Otherwise, a waste of money. I just love the way the stainless steel model looks on my counter. I have the newer version with the correct voltage... real pressure is 8 bar, per...

Looks beautiful. Makes great espresso once you know the machine extremely well. Accepts pods or ground coffee. Froths very well

No solenoid valve so repeat shots can be messy. Not user friendly for ground coffee... requires lots of practice

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The X1 Trio Espresso machine consistently brews excellent coffee, regardless of the user's experience and ability. The X1Trio machine uses pods only. The machine was designed by Luca Trazzi. The Body is made of steel. The finish is a baked-on powder coat epoxy. The 18 bar pump ensures enough pressure for the perfect extraction. The Trio head allows for a short, medium or long espresso using the same handle. Like the other Francis Francis! machines, the boiler is brass, the brewing head is chrome-plated brass, and the dual electronic thermostats control the coffee temperature and steam temperature. Easily identifiable symbols, lights and sounds makes this machine user friendly.

Design

Built-in display: No
Case design:Freestanding
Color of product:Beige / Black / Orange / Red / Yellow
Housing material:Metal / Steel
Product type:Espresso Machine
Steam pipe: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-230 / 220-240
Auto power off: Yes
Connected load:1050 / 1100

Ergonomics

Buzzer: Yes
Illuminated on/fff switch: Yes
Illuminated on/off switch:Y
Indication light: Yes
Removable drip tray: Yes

Other Features

Type:Coffee/Espresso

Performance

Automatic anti-calc: Yes
Built-in Grinder: No
Capacity in cups:1
Cappuccino making:Y
Coffee input type:Coffee capsule / Coffee pod / Ground Coffee
Coffee maker type:Manual / Semi-auto
Espresso making:Y
Latte macchiato making:Y
Lungo making:Y
Maximum operating pressure:15 / 18
Milk tank: No
Ristretto making:Y
Types of drink:Caffe lungo, Espresso, Ristretto / Cappuccino, Espresso / Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte macchiato / Cappuccino, Espresso, Lungo, Ristretto / Espresso / Espresso, Lungo, Ristretto
Water tank capacity:0.96 / 1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-230 / 220-240
Auto power off:Y
Power:1050 / 1100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4 / 9.84
Height:12.6 / 13
Weight:17.6 / 19.8
Width:10.2 / 10.6