Summary: great product, seems pretty durable. Makes a great espresso and capuccino. The only thing would be nice would be a bean meter that would tell you when the beans are low. Beside that it is perfect.
Summary: This unit make surprisingly good shots. The steam wand works well for lattes and mochas. Warm up time is minimal and clean up is the easiest of any machine I have used. The cup warmer even works but you need to set the machine up to come on by itself at least 30 minutes prior to using the cup or it won't be very warm yet. Probably the best entry level machine you can buy.
Summary: I have owned this machine for about 10 months and I have mixed feelings. After about a month of ownership I was finding that about 1 in 5 times the coffee would leak down the back of the door and into the drip tray. I would get less than half of the shot in my cup. I make long shot Americano's and I was getting very frustrated because I didn't know when this would happen.
Summary: After five months of fairly light use (since I'm the only one using it), It started leaking from beneath the unit. It leaked so much that it covered my counter top and my cookbook soaked up the rest. It was also leaking from around the infuser, which started very early on, but became increasingly more over the next few months.
Summary: I have had this machine repaired twice. The steam controller has broken AGAIN. It is plastic and not very strong. The electronics have also been replaced. I will NEVER buy a delonghi product again. This machine should be recalled because of the steam controller. I will have to have this machine repaired again but I will contact the company for a final fix.
Summary: Steam knob is very difficult to turn. Seller said to deal with manufacturer on the first day I had it. Now leaking around espresso dispenser. When I called manufacturer I found the machine is three years old. Unused, but old technology. Due to a disability, it was just too difficult for me to package it up and return. It is usable, though.
Summary: I did not buy this machine from Amazon, my husband bought it for me for mothers day about 2 years ago. After one year of use everyday by me, 4 to 5 cups a day (yummy) this all of the sudden quick working. So I called customer service and they said they'd send me a box, which they did, but that took 2 weeks at least to get to me. In the mean time I called around to see if I could drive it somewhere to get fixed.
Summary: We have owned our Magnifica for three years now. We jokingly refer to it as the MF 1000. It has served us well with a few exceptions. The biggest flaw that we have found is that the lever for the steam is made of plastic, with a plastic shaft that connects to the valve. I have no idea how to replace this part when it breaks, only that it cost us around $200.00 for a local shop to fix, and took them around 3 very long weeks.