Coffee machines: Compare features & prices Francis Francis X1 red review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/kitchen/reviews/coffee-machines/francis-francis-x1-red/review/
The Francis Francis X1 red 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 quality as well as speed.
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How pressure (bars) is achieved. By electrical pump or pressure from steam build up. See features explained for more information.
Machine pressure (bars)
How many pressure (bars) is achieved. Manufacturer's stated operating pressure.
Colour and espressos
Number of espressos that can be made at once. Normally this is either one or two.
The maximum volume of water the tank or reservoir can hold, as stated by the manufacturer. If not stated, then our measurement.
How much the coffee machine weighs without any coffee inside, or water in the tank.
How long the manufacturer guarantee is which is included with the product when you buy it. Some coffee machines may let you register a product to extend the guarantee.
This machine is compatible with ground coffee.
This machine is compatible with coffee beans.
This machines uses capsules.
This machine can use ESE pods.
Coffee machines with a steam pipe mean you can heat and froth milk to make milky coffee drinks, such as cappuccino.
Some drip trays are removable so they can be emptied and cleaned; some are removable and adjustable, so that you can use different sized cups.
A removable water tank will make it easier to fill up, to empty and clean.
This model comes with a water filter included, or it's possible to purchase one separately to use if it's not included.
Some coffee machines let you adjust the default temperature settings, which is useful if you prefer your coffee hotter than the default setting.
Uses heat from the boiler to warm the plate on top of the coffee machine, and this is where cups can be placed to gently warm them before use.
Capsule machines can only take the unique capsule designed for that machine.
Bean hopper capacity
Bean to cup machines will have a bean hopper, this is where coffee beans are loaded, before they are ground.
Bean to cup machines will have an internal grinder, to grind coffee beans, this indicates which type it is.