Best Jura D6 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020:
The Jura D6 represents the entry-level shredder machine from the Swiss manufacturer. Far from boxing in the same category as the E8 from the same manufacturer which offers many recipes, it is limited to the preparation of espressos, long coffees and cappuccinos.
Launched at € 799, the Jura D6 skips over certain caffeinated preparations such as doppio, white flat or other americano to focus on three absolutely essential recipes for coffee lovers: espressos, long coffees and cappuccinos . However, behind this offer as tight as a ristretto lovingly prepared by a barista in a Roman caffè , hides many technologies set up by the Swiss manufacturer. Thus we find the injection of hot water by short pulses in the coffee powder, supposed to optimize the preparation time PEP technology (pulsed extraction process) – already encountered on the Jura E8. The RFID chip system that allows the machine and the filter cartridge of the tank to communicate called IWS (Intelligent Water System) is also involved. With such means implemented for so few revenues, will the D6 succeed in making its place in the sun in our comparison ?
Best Jura D6 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020
Ease of use
The Jura D6 is an imposing device, poorly suited to small kitchens, with a substantial weight of 8.4 kg. It is therefore preferable to leave it enthroned on a work surface rather than on a shelf, even well fixed to the wall. As was already the case on the E8, Jura did not see fit to use noble materials for the covering: plastic reigns supreme despite the brushed stainless steel appearance on the sides of the facade. And it is not the two knobs that can be distinguished on the front that improve this first impression since they are also made of plastic.
Pompously baptized “Rotary Switch” by the manufacturer, the left hand wheel is used to navigate the menus and to confirm the choices by pressing it. This summary control panel is completed by an LCD screen which gives some indications relating to the selected preparation, the quantity to be dispensed or the maintenance operations. Admittedly, it is less dapper than the screen of the Delonghi PrimaDonna Class ECAM550.75.MS , but is still sufficient for everyday operations.
At first glance, the right rotary button looks like a simple tap: by turning it to the left, hot water is dispensed. However, it is also through this that the user can obtain a milk froth by previously connecting the steam nozzle to a container containing this ingredient and pressing the dedicated sensitive button. Good point, milk is heated before mixing with coffee – which is not always the case on other machines.
The maintenance of the D6 turns out to be rather simple, but sometimes conceals some unpleasant surprises.
On the one hand, it takes the user by the hand, indicating to him which operations are to be carried out thanks to the display. Of course, the instructions are a little less complete than those given by the Melitta CI Touch F630 , but they are more than enough.
Like the E8, the D6 requires a thorough cleaning after 180 preparations. The different steps are then displayed on the screen; instructs the user to follow them by inserting a tablet or by placing a reservoir under the nozzles.
On the other hand, and this is a constant at Jura, you cannot remove the extractor for manual cleaning. The most demanding coffee lovers who wish to carry out a thorough cleaning risk giving a twist.
The drip tray is a bit long for our taste and we must be careful to empty it without spilling it by transporting it to the sink, without this being insurmountable. On the other hand, the maintenance of the grounds container is much more problematic, because water mixes with the already wet coffee powder. It is therefore necessary to carry out very meticulous cleaning of the container often. The latter also has a little play and does not easily find its place on the drip tray. In short, the whole is sometimes much less obvious to maintain than the same components on the Krups Evidence .
Note however that the machine rinses the nozzles on switching on and off. A constant at Jura.
Jura twists the neck to a cliché since the Swiss manufacturer is used to producing rather quick automatic machines. The D6 is no exception and the first espresso waits in the cup for a minute (exactly 62 seconds) after switching on the machine. During this time, the D6 has heated the water, cleaned the nozzles, ground the coffee and spilled the drink.
Note that you have to wait another 40 seconds to enjoy a second espresso in stride. Only the Jura Ena Micro 1 does better.
The Jura D6 consumes 0.072 kWh to carry out the initial maintenance (preheating and rinsing) then run 3 espressos and 3 long coffees. This represents an additional monthly cost on the electricity bill of 15 euro cents.
It takes 3.9 W to keep the Jura D6 powered up, ready to go, making it one of the most voracious models in our comparison.
Grinding coffee is always a noisy operation. On the Jura D6, the noise level reaches 70 dB (A). It’s a lot compared to the other machines in our comparison. Fortunately, it is much more discreet during the rinsing of the nozzles, with 51 dB (A). But also during the extraction of coffee (48 dB (A)).
The Jura D6 is intended more for coffee lovers than lovers of caffeinated drinks because of a more than limited number of recipes. A lack of versatility which comes to underline the absence of a ground coffee tank or a double bean container. Easy to configure and take in hand, it also has the advantage of being surprisingly fast. However, if we can forgive it a little too plastic covering, difficult to remain marble in front of this extractor impossible to remove to maintain it in depth.
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