Summary: There are plenty of reviews here telling you why this is a great espresso maker.I will add that I've managed to pull just one bad shot in 2 weeks of heavy use, and that was because the reservoir was out of water. You really can't screw up with this. Perfect crema every time!
Summary: Got for husband for Christmas, he had same model we got in Spring 2013, it died. He uses it dailey. I wonder how long this one will last? The steam wand doesn't work well. He really likes it, but I think for price it should last longer. Makes great espresso tho!
Summary: This espresso maker never worked reliably, but I thought I could put up with it. After a mere 4 months, it quit working altogether. I am just disgusted. I had a cheaper unit (by another maker) before I had this one, and the cheaper unit worked better and longer than this one. Very disappointing.
Excerpt: During brewing, vibration causes the water container lid shake and emit an unbearable loud noise. The lid sure is a afterthought that went wrong. Get some weight and place on the lid and the noise goes away.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Great Taste, Large Water Container