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...my local Caribou Store laughs when I come in, ordering 1/4 lb. of a different grind every day..
Summary: This machine is so much better than my Mr. Coffee steam espresso maker. If you're going to buy an espresso maker, make sure it's pump driven. I can make froth so thick that it looks like beaten egg whites! The steam wand is so easy to clean too because it is plastic. The metal steam wants get the milk cooked on to them and are hard to clean. Several friends have Delonghi machines and are happy with theirs.
Summary: I bought this espresso machine a few weeks ago and I must say I am impressed. The water container in the back when filled to the max line lasted about a week without refilling it. The Auto Off function is great. It does take some getting use to because I have had it drip water from different areas when it has not been warmed up for the suggested amount of time.
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. In fact I will not upgrade because the others (w/ coffee maker)are not pump driven unless you spend a fortune. Here is what I do for a great latte: Turn on machine first thing.
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... The second one broke in exactly the same way in less than 3 weeks (I had guests over too, so I was very upset).
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 coffee sites!!!