Summary: So sad to hear this machine has been discontinued...I have had a Krups never again and a Saeco way to noisy. The Bosch has and still is the best coffee machine I have had...over 15, 000 cups of coffee it has made! Will only buy Bosch from now on!
Summary: Love this machine. I had a Saeco for 4 years which I used daily - loved it too. However, this B30 is superior, quiet, more bells and whistles. The automatic shut off should help this machine last...I endorse this machine. Most pleased with it and the Coffee results.
Summary: I have had one of these machines for about 3 years and have now just bought a second one. I keep one in my condo in Florida and one at my home in New Mexico. The coffee grinder in the NEW one seems to allow the whole coffee beans to drop down in the grinder with no "assistance" from me. I tend to have to push the beans in the "hopper" with my fingers, forcing them in the grinder on the first machine. I didn't mind this because the end product is so delicious.
Summary: I have used this coffee maker daily for 16 months. I would buy one tomorrow if this unit failed. I do not enjoy "Mr Coffee, coffee any longer". This unit is very easy to use but is more expensive to operate than I had first thought. The water filter needs changing every month along with a cleaning (with tablet), seems descaling happens every three months also. Filters are $13 + and descale is over $12 each time. Everything is based on the coffee cycles.
Summary: Best coffee I've ever had. Definately worth the money. It's a big appliance though and takes up quite a bit of counter space, have to say, it's a commitment! My only complaint is that the coffee doesnt seem to be hot enough. I'm still tweaking though. It may be me. Morning coffee is a beautiful thing now!
Summary: The Bosch Benvenuto B30 is an OK espresso maker, although expensive, and is not a particularly good machine for cappucinos. I've owned a Saeco, a Jura and now the Bosch: the Saeco made the best coffee but only lasted two years: replaced with a Jura which drove me mad with its washing, rinsing, cleaning cycle requirements, but it made good espresso and cappucino: then I changed countries and voltages so I bought the Bosch in the USA.
Summary: I like the machine overall. I would buy it again. Some of the shortfalls is the coffee is not very hot and has to be heated in the microwave if you add cream. The XL cup is like a medium size cup. I usually make two cups and pour into one cup. The cleaning tablets and filters are expensive. The water filter cost $14 and needs to be changed every two months (with two coffee drinkers in my house /7 cups per day).
Summary: For several weeks, I researched written & video reviews all over the internet to find the best value in the highest quality coffee/espresso machines. The Benvenuto B30 was consistently compared to much higher priced brands -- and consistently was given rave rewiews. So I've had mine for exactly a year now, and I just love it. I often joke about how if there were ever a fire in the house, I'd grab this first.....and then my family photos. Kidding of course!
Summary: I bought one of these machines five months ago and it's a real prima donna. It stops operating when it thinks it needs cleaning.. and won't work until you comply. That's a 20 minute process which you MUST monitor all the time! It has a filter in it AND I use filtered water-- but it's descaling program kicks in regularly (base on time not condition) and it won't work until you descale it. Another monitored LONG process!