Summary: ive owned this coffee machine for a year now. it does heat up quicker than its states in the instruction manual. which is a good thing. the only thing worth mentioning, is that when heating up the milk, rather a lot of water enters the cup before the steam.
Excerpt: I have owned Gaggia and Krups espresso machines in the past and this one compares favourably, but at a relatively lower price. It actually fires up faster than the Gaggia one! Only one criticism: there is not enough space under the spouts to fit any containers deeper than espresso cups and same goes...
Excerpt: I was given this as a Christmas present, and Im really impressed with it. Im not your average coffee connoisseur, but I enjoy a good cup of the stuff in the morning, and Ive really enjoyed the coffees its produced so far.
Summary: I've used it for months now and I love it, however, it may not suit everyone. I use a large cup for my cappuccino and the two cup coffee filter almost full. To make two I have to do it all again, fortunately this is rare (wife likes tea) Using small cups you could make two cappuccino's together.
Summary: I bought one of these about 4, maybe 5 years ago now and I've been very impressed with it. I'm always amazed when I see espresso machines round the £300-500 mark, and whilst I secretly lust after one (particularly retro styled ones!
Summary: I've had this lil puppy for just under a year and I've got hardly a complaint. It gets used on a regular basis for espresso, white or latte coffees - small cups to large bowls. I'm looking to buy a coffee maker for my Dad and think I'll get this one too.
Summary: After reading some of the more negative reviews on this unit, I thought twice about buying but then saw it extremely cheap on a well known auction site and made a purchase a month or so ago. And I am so glad I did. The espresso comes out hot and strong and great for any use.
Summary: I bought this nice little espresso machine 2 months ago and so far it is working well. I agree with earlier reviews that the steamer is a bit under-powered but the espresso the machine produces is great. I hope it will last longer then what some owners predicted in their reviews.