Summary: We have been using this machine daily for a year now and haven't had any problems. I think some of the bad reviews come from unrealistic expectations. Regular espresso makers go for well over $1,000 and this one retails for less than $200, of course it's not going to be as powerful as a professional one. Anyways, with a few adjustments, this machine will last a long time and consistently make great coffee: 1. Always do the espresso shot before steaming the milk.
Exceeded my expectations. My favorite purchase on eBay to date. Thank you
26 April 2014
Summary: This this is AMAZING!! Does everything I wanted it for. ( I do wish the frothing arm worked a bit better buts that's my only complaint) Its so easy to use . I would suggest trying a little of several different espresso's until you find what you like.. I made the mistake of picking 1@ our local farmers market & bought a BUNCH .. needless to say it's terrible in taste & price. The warming tray is a great feature. Truly makes a delicious/ gorgeous espresso.
Summary: I absolutely love my Cuisinart EM 200 Espresso machine. I use it daily. It makes a perfect cup of espresso with simplicity in use, and the quality of the machine is just great. The clean up is easy, too. I would recommend this machine to everyone.
Summary: Better than I expected and I expected a good machine. Espresso and frother (?) are perfect and the manual option allows for a custom touch. In reading some reviews prior to buying, issues like it makes some noise and also the need for having the perfect grind (espesso beans) seem silly to me now....much to do about nothing from wannabe barristers. Yes it is a machine, but its pump sound is not just tolerable but welcome to the brewing ritual.
Summary: an excellent espresso maker. Easy to use, works well. company stands behind product. The collection pan developed a rust area and company shipped a replacement part immediately without any fuss. Highly recommend.
Summary: it is the perfect maker for the home. I was a barista for 3 years and this machine definitely makes café` worthy cappuccinos, mocha etc.... I love it and it is worth the money. I was discouraged at first when I read some of the complaints but I had a gut feeling to just bite the bullet and try it on my own....obviously I am very happy with my purchase. I think the people who had complaints were expecting the machine to be more like a robot.
Started off great... but a year and a half later it's having a lot of issues.
15 November 2013
Summary: I did love this machine, but it has been a year and a half since it was purchased for us from our wedding registry and we've already had a lot of problems. Water started to leak all over the counter every time we turn the steam mechanism off making for an everyday mess. Rust has formed on the bottom of the drip tray. Just recently it seems that the pump started making funny noises and is not working consistently.