Welcome to Coffee Snobs.
We have long since come to the conclusion that Choice know nothing about coffee machines.
Their reviews are subjective and inconsistent.
I agree that sometimes you can get a really good bargain from Aldi.
My PC is from them and so is my treadmill; both were of excellent quality and packed full of features youd normally pay a lot more for.
However I bought my wife a laptop not too long ago and had to take it back and decided not to chance a replacement.
I dont recall anyone else saying theyve bought one of these coffee machines so you may have to tell us about them.
I saw them in Aldi the other day.
What are you using to grind your beans?