Great machine for almost 10 years! Some tips/guidelines for those having problems:
D Orcutt, Amazon
13 February 2015
Summary: This is a great machine and I have had absolutely no problem with it. It looks and performs as well as it did when I bought it. Previously owned a Krups and Mr Coffee, both were pump machines. Currently have Cafe Roma and Starbucks Barista (Saeco Via Venezia).
Summary: This is a wonderful entry level Espresso machine. It is the second one we have own now. First one lasted 9 years before the steamer finally gave out. Would highly recommend for those that enjoy espresso or lattes.
Summary: This machine rocks. I've had several of these over the years, and this one is the best yet. It whips the milk up frothier than any other machine I've had. We have been using it 3-4 times a day for the past 6 weeks and have not had any issues.
Summary: Love this machine! I am a daily latte drinker and I haven't been to the latte stand in over a month. This machine makes them better than they do. :) Make sure you get the right grind of coffee. I get mine at Starbucks- I ask for a pound of the espresso ground for a personal machine.
I like it. Although steamer produces some water instead of ...
3 December 2012
Summary: I like it. Although steamer produces some water instead of steam but overall I am satisfied with this machine. It is very primitive and you need to do all the work of making your coffee. The filter seems to be fine with the starbucks ground coffee that I bought.
Summary: Really nice product. Extremely well built and delivers a very high quality espresso. The steamer and frother is top notch. I do wish there was an automatic shutoff, but honestly it is the beat machine I've used. Great creme, tastes so smooth!! All metal components!
Summary: I bought this same model in 2007 and it finally failed a week ago, due to catastrophic corrosion at the Steam Filter Connector [above where the filter holder attaches]. I would say after using it every day for 9 years and the only thing that ever needed replacing was the $6.00 Carafe Fixing Seat 2...