Summary: Normally this type of machine comes with 1 double cup filter and handle for the filter and 1 single cup filter and holder for the filter. The seller failed to mention they did not have the double cup filter and holder so now I am stuck with it,I was able to purchase a double cup filter but no holder...
Summary: This is a very disappointing machine. I have owned 3 espresso machines & this one makes the weakest espresso of all. The company did not include the 1 cup filter when I bought it new. There was conflicting advice from DeLonghi Customer Service about the ground of the coffee..
Summary: I have owned this machine since 3/'04 (!)and thought about getting a new model w/coffee maker. After shopping for a new machine and reading the reviews on this one, I must add my 2 cents. I have figured out how to avoid problems others have had with it and I am very happy with mine.
Tried twice and it broke down in less than 1 month!!!
Eiad Kassif, Amazon
13 May 2006
Summary: This machine makes a great cappuccino. I was very happy at first making several cups a day... Until it blew up (literally, almost) and stopped making steam. I tried again (Seeing that half the reviews were good and half were bad I figured I'd try my luck)... What a surprise...
Cappuccino Made Easy- This is the machine for you!!!
19 February 2006
Summary: I've used quite a few espresso machines over the years (stovetop, Krups, combo coffee/espresso) and had quite the adventures steaming milk. I wish I would have purchased this machine sooner- it makes the entire process of cappuccino easier than I thought - especially after reading the speciality...
Summary: I've used at least once a day for the last two years (at least) and have been very pleased with it. Sadly, I think it's getting old, and time for a new one. But I will buy the same thing again.
Summary: The other customer reviews of this great product are very revealing. The steamer nozzle does NOT leak. It does, however, retain quite a bit of water that will slowly drip out if you don't follow the directions and remove the tip for rinsing after each use (detaches with no effort at all).