Summary: If you enjoy delicious creamy espresso, this little machine will give you the best bang for your money. The only improvement I can think of would be fully automatic settings for one or two cups.
Summary: It makes a good cup of espresso or cappuccino and is simple to operate and easy to clean. It does take a bit of practice to get the coffee the way you like it. Overall, I like the machine. The steam wand did clog up on me twice but gently sticking toothpick in immediately opened it up. I don't find the noise that other reviewers mentioned to be an issue. I think the sound level is very acceptable.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Great Taste, Large Water Container, Quick Brewing
Summary: water resevoir was cracked when it arrived. I tried it out even though it leaked water. I wanted to make sure that I liked the product since I was going to the trouble of returning it to get another unbroken one. It made very good coffee other than leaking from being cracked. The frother worked perfectly, so I cleaned it up, returned it and hoped to get one that was not damaged. It came damaged again.
Pros: Easy To Use, Great Taste, Large Water Container, Made Good Tasting Coffee, Quick Brewing
Summary: It looked and felt like quality, but I couldn't get a brew any better than the cheaper (big box store) model/brand that I have. Also, the frother tube felt very wobbly... not very secure. Not sure if it's supposed to be like that or not, but I was worried it might fall out. Maybe it was just that one?? Of course, I think for the price you aren't going to get everything perfectly the way you want. I do have to mention the fact that I did end up returning it...
Pros: Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Heavy weight felt solid, Large Water Container, Looks very nice, Quick Brewing