Summary: The Bar 32 makes espresso and cappuccino very well. Steams milk and 1/2 and 1/2 just as well. Easy clean up. Water temp is very good for all of its purposes. Only short coming is it is very light and must be steadied when locking in the brew basket.
Summary: The easiest way to a great cappuccino. The pump and filter make the most crema and the taste is awesome. Steaming is adequate but runs out somewhat quickly, don't pass this one up for that. If you're budget conscious I don't think this can be beat. I own a $200 Gaggia that doesn't work nearly as well.
Very good, simple machine. (Requires a little practice.)
10 November 2012
Summary: This is a good machine. It is easy to operate, although it takes a little practice if you're new at it. I had a Krups machine that expired recently, and opted to try this one with happy results. It does not function as automatically as more expensive machines; it's like the difference between automatic and manual transmission in a car. You have to make it start, stop, and do other things you want it to do. Small inconvenience for good espresso.
Summary: Excelente maquina para empezar, en el mundo del cafe espresso, trucos solo se aprende tan buena como cualquier otra. del mismo precio.un consejo no use pods no los trbaja , use un molido medio , no tan fine,,siga el manual y jamas tendra problemas ,la gente que hala mal de cualquier maquina ,es que no tienen paciensa y rapido la malogran,,,si no saben nada de espresso machine vayan a you tube ,alli busquen...
Pros: Great item for the price. Very happy with the purchase.
Cons: I also suffered the same shipping issue as others have commented here. The item ships in only its retail display box without any tape holding the bottom closed (and many stickers all over the box making it very unworthy as a gift.) The first one I received arrived broken with the 2 required filters missing. The item had obviously fallen completely out of the box since the box was OK where the damage occurred to the units base. Somehow the entire top of the box (with t...
Excellent, compact, easy to, use versatile first machine
6 March 2012
Summary: I bought this espresso machine to have the convenience of making latte's and espresso at home without making a trip to my local coffee shop, and for the added benefit of the money saved by brewing my own. After some research I knew that I wanted a machine that would operate at 15 bar pressure and included a frother/ steamer. DeLonghi machines had good reviews and were respected by people for their ease of operation and convenience.