Summary: Long overdue review of 5 years old but virtually unused espresso maker: very disappointed with this machine after years of using much cheaper, lower-pressured espresso makers quite satisfactorily. This De'Longhi is faffy to fill and clean; it's disturbingly noisy in operation as it stokes up pressure, and it vibrates so much that cups placed to receive the hot coffee invariably move from under the delivery spouts. Cannot imagine how it's got such rave reviews.
De'Longhi Bar 14 Café Treviso espresso cappuccino maker
13 August 2011
Summary: The unit is sound and up to the usual good standards of De'Longhi but I have hardly used it since purchasing it a few months ago. I usually make 4 LARGE cups of coffee for one sitting, two each for my wife and I, and making this volume on the Bar 14 is tedious. Unless you are happy with smaller amounts of coffee and/or like the frothy milk function I would advise you that a cafetiere of appropriate size is much more useful.
Summary: I have had this machine for over a year it made lovely coffee and was easy to use, and I bought one for my son too as it was so good, but last night it died! I was sad it didn't last longer as I only use it 3 or 4 times a week. I think I will replace it with another De'Longhi as the coffee is very good and the price is also very good for the occasional coffee drinker.
Summary: While the below review still stands, I'd like to add something... I've had two of these machines and a friend has had another and they have all packed up with repeated use. furthermore, the vibration of the pump motor is enough to cause the cups to move away from the spigots so the coffee misses the receptacle. They leak and if left on, heat build-up will damage them internally...I think some of the plastic pipes distort.
Brilliant little machine, indifferent after-sales service
I. Alexander-Finch "ianfinchtg", Amazon
23 February 2011
Summary: Update: Unfortunately after 5 months the unit has started leaking. Having been advised by Amazon to contact DeLonghi, they have requested that I atke the unit to their repairer for inspection, but don't have one close enough to be for this to be a sensible otion. They appear to expect customers to take faulty products up to 20 miles!
Summary: excellent for the price and very easy to use and keep clean. Good, consistent cappuccino. I would recommend using the ese pods. Seems to have been replaced by a new version so get one if you can.
Summary: 3 months it lasted! only 3 months!!!! that's bad. After only 2 months, the milk frother stopped working and then the month after the whole machine exploded! somehow, there was a water leak. I didn't even use the machine everyday, only a couple of times a week! I am so disapointed. Never buying this brand again!