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I really itchy backside. Previously before I bought my Donlim Espresso Coffee Machine, I was actually debating this unit or that unit. I ended up that unit cuz of esthetic. Slim and nice got the round meter. However after 2 months, now I bought this Xiaomi Petrus PE3320 Espresso Coffee Machine for Review & unboxing.

Xiaomi Petrus PE3320

Ended up I like this machine more now cuz of its retro coffee machine look. Here is my simple review about this machine. It is a machine by subsidiary of Xiaomi. Yes Correct! Xiaomi the phone maker.

This is an international seller in Lazada or Shopee. It comes super fast. It just take 6 days to reach from China to my home.

Lazada offer cheaper during campaign days: https://bit.ly/Petrusyou

Shopee cheaper on normal days: https://shp.ee/ww6vpbj

 

Xiaomi Petrus PE3320 unboxing

Simple, lightweight and can carry around anywhere you like. Simple to operate. :

  1. To the left is espresso shot
  2. Middle is stop
  3. right is to froth milk

xiaomi petrus coffee machine

in the box it comes with :

  1. 1 x portafilter
  2. 1 x spoon measure and temperPEtrus spec

Xiaomi Petrus PE3320 Espresso Coffee Machine Spec is just very simple. The most important is, it does an awesome brew of coffee.

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petrus coffee machine (6)

 

3 point plug malaysia

comes with 3 point plug foc for us. Best la

petrus coffee machine (9)

This is the magic. Even both mention 20 bar, but this machine frothing is much more powerful.

petrus pe3320

Simple espresso making with Petrus PE 3320. I also did purchase a grinder.

xiaomi petrus review

I use 14g espresso coffee powder . Love the extraction. Just look at the crema. Quite perfect with nice 1 cm layer and creamy top. 20bar power is at diff level. Its smooth milk and easy to froth. Fast hot up.

petrus espresso coffee machine review

If I were to compare Donlim vs Petrus 3320 as both are cheap coffee machine, I would highly recommend Petrus. Looks its a bit ugly but then for the price of RM 290 including free delivery is no brainer for a great cuppa. I believe 11.11 will fall below RM 250

My review of Donlim Coffee Machine.

Will this be one of the best cheap coffee machine? I guess yes for me. Happy Hunting.

Lazada offer cheaper during campaign days: https://bit.ly/Petrusyou

Shopee cheaper on normal days: https://shp.ee/ww6vpb

Recently I got a new coffee machine from Taobao known as Donlim. After I posted in my story many asked me to do this coffee espresso Machine Review & unboxing. Alright. So, to begin with, here you go on a simple review after I have try it out for a month.

cheap coffee machine review

I bought this at RM 270 and + shipping to Malaysia is about RM 380. Yes shipping is RM 110. Stupid me! I was actually aiming this simiilar brand in Shopee known as Bs Boss Espresso Coffee Machine estimated at RM 343 (https://shp.ee/aftk576). You can get easily free shipping and also up to 88% coin cashback. If you look at it is kinda same model diff branding.

I was actually contemplating to buy this unit Petrus Coffee Machine PE3320 ( https://shp.ee/5uv578a) at RM 328 is one of Taobao best seller and now avail in Shopee and Lazada. I ended up got this unit because of only 1 thing. The middle eye temperature dial.

Unboxing

cheap coffee machine

In the box comes with thin 3 pin plug (not the Malaysian version) you definitely need to have multi plug. Comes with 1 coffee holder (PORTAFILTER.) and a plastic spoon cum temper.

Don lim Coffee Machine comes with only this.

donlim coffee machine review

For a cheap coffee machine at this price, I do not think I can complain much after using it for 1 month.

donlim coffee machine

there you to. The main dial eye that got me interested in the machine. Actually also the rose pink lining that makes it a cook machine. Also it is slim to compare to others, as I am left with only limited space in my kitchen. So by size wize, is the most perfect.

BS BOSS Espresso Coffee Machine

To do frothing, the dial is at the side. with direction of 12 – 6pm.

donlim coffee machine shopee

BS BOSS Espresso Coffee Machine reivew

As for water tank, it is at the back part. The only challenge is hard to wash cuz it is lim and deep in. You need to put the sponge in and use long chopstick to move it around.

BS BOSS Espresso Coffee Machine unboxing

Starting off the machine. when you on, make sure that the needle move to 12’o clock as there is where the espresso temperature is. At times it will over shoot till near to 2pm. It does not matter as, long you can press the button on the left (the little icon with coffee cup) the water flows out then it is good.

hot latte

Get your coffee powder to espresso grind. My first was not in espresso grind, it was more for coffee drip. So the crema comes out break.

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After you lock the portafilter (51mm), to straight

  1. press on the espresso icon
  2. it will have the machine breathing like twice then only water start ozzing thru.
  3. I usually let it flow for about 10 seconds before I manually stop it.

how to make milk froth

When move to frothing, remember to press on the right (the little icon with a milk cup) once it it 3-4pm direction then there is where you can star steaming milk. You might need a few practice to get use to the swirl of the milk as the steaming is smaller compare to commercial machine.

How to make Silky smooth froth with this DonLim Espresso Machine

you can make your home latte, long black and cappuccino. Froth is not disappointing as you can get the texture smoothness about 70% compare to commercial machine. BS Boss Coffee machine

overall my ratings for this machine is 8/10.  Pretty recommended cuz : After using this for 1 month with a price tag of RM 370 including shipping from China is actually not too bad.

    1. Froth can be silky and smooth
    2. still learning how to make nice froth to create latte art
    3. espresso cream is not to bad. average around 1.5cm – 2cm 4.
    4. Small and compact, that fit perfectly the gap in between my oven and microwave

Disadvantage:

    1. Plastic body
    2. No stop button for your Espresso .(currently I manually stop it at 12 seconds after I press the button)
    3. Froth to Espresso temperature (about 2 -4 minutes shift back) For basic model

I got no complain on the machine for the price I bought. can purchase here (https://shp.ee/aftk576) but one of the most sort after basic model is below: Petrus Coffee Machine PE3320 (https://shp.ee/5uv578a) at RM 328

Other Items I bought:

  1. Wood spoon : https://shp.ee/zn7fkxx / Lazada: https://bit.ly/3yhmYHK
  2. Milk frother jug 350ml : Shopee : https://shp.ee/rinvc4x / Lazada : https://bit.ly/3BUhCof
  3. Manual grinder : Shopee : https://shp.ee/38dkugf / Lazada: https://bit.ly/2V7J4y2

I have been scouting for coffee machine quite a while now and also read quite alot of decent comments to come out with this list. Currently I am quite tight on budget and maybe I thought why not, share my current top 5 cheap coffee machine in Shopee which is in my cart.

I am arranging it base on my preference (not in pricing) but most of them are all in between RM 177 – RM 1,000. I love my coffee machine to be kinda retro version.

no.1 : Korea Planlt Coffee Machine White/ Red

koreaplanlt1

My current No.1 Machine:  Korea PlanIt Home Cafe Espresso Coffee Machine PCM-NF15 (but out of my budget) RM 780 – RM 810  (https://shp.ee/k22vv5t)

Comes in a few variety colour. in love with thier red or white I started to look for this machine when I first stumble upon “xiao hong shu” one of the influencer used, then found out that it is actually very affordable for this cool unit. 
koreaplanlt

No. 2: Bs Boss Espresso Coffee Machine

BsBoss

My current top consideration is this BS BOSS Espresso Coffee Machine With Water Filter from China. around RM 343 (https://shp.ee/gpu7yvn) I see in Taobao they have top good ratings. The reason is small and compact. Perfectly fit into one of a corner.

BsBoss 1

No.3 : Petrus Espresso Coffee Machine PE 3606

Petrus PE3606

my current budget second choice is this Petrus PE3606 19bar semi-automatic espresso coffee machine with steam function machine. It is like a mini minature of professional machine. In between RM 350 – RM 400. (https://shp.ee/vvkwf7a)

Or you can compare pricing with Lazada : http://bit.ly/PEtruscoffee

No.4 : Moritz Espresso Coffee Machine MO-EM1000G

Moritz Mo-EM1000G

my personal third choice is this : Moritz Espresso Coffee Machine MO-EM1000G. Around RM 269 (https://shp.ee/7js2guc)

No. 5. Cheapest by far is this: Giselle Espresso Coffee Machine KEA0330RD

giselle

Giselle Espresso Coffee Milk Bubble Maker Machine (800W) KEA0330RD (https://shp.ee/4g6zs8e)

Others coffee Machine for your consideration:

Petrus PE3320

Best Seller Petrus Coffee Machine PE3320 https://shp.ee/5uv578a / personally felt that Lazada is cheaper : https://bit.ly/3lt8Qro

donlim

If you do not mind on the look, then aim for this set. Comes with free gift at RM 330. Donlim DL-KF6001 espresso Italian coffee ( https://shp.ee/xvwsazw )

 

Biolomix

A few of my friends is among this BioloMix : https://shp.ee/ftnhi7n

gemilai

If you got budget and slightly want to go pro. Maybe can consider this Gemilai with digital pressure : Gemilai  Coffee Maker Machine CRM3605 https://shp.ee/n23vcit  RM 750 – RM 850

 

Hauswirt espresso machine

if you like cream colour: Hauswirt espresso machine 1.25L HC71 92℃ at RM 369 https://shp.ee/5ut4vau

 

 

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