Summary: We bought the caffe figaro unit about six or seven years ago. broke the carafe and replaced it and am back for a replacement filter this time. Very surprised at people's low reviews... our brews every morning without any problems.
Summary: The espresso maker on this one is awesome. I love the milk frothing mechanism. Mine took the temperature just fine. The coffee maker is fine. It has a water filter and everything. The problem with this model is that it is priced highly but it is cheaply made. The handle to the espresso cup broke within a few months. The swing out coffee filter holder on the coffee part is not designed to come out for cleaning.
Summary: had the same one previously, also from Ebay. Great price. Old one died, could not find a replacement @ the store, plus selections were very expensive, so compromise was out of the question. Enter Ebay, and I have my figaro again.
Summary: We included this item on our wedding registry and were excited when we received it as a gift. However, after only 2 months use, the plastic basket holder broke off. After much time, I found it impossible to repair. In addition to poor construction, the coffee maker was extraordinarily slow in brewing a pot. If you need a coffee maker, go with Cuisinart (which is what our Delonghi was replaced with). It is 1000x better than this pile of junk.
Summary: I registered for this machine for my wedding. Within 6 months it was fried. The red power light started blinking and wouldn't stop and then finally it just wouldn't turn on. DeLonghi said that I had to send it out for repair even though it was under warranty. They gave me a service center somewhere in the back woods of PA. Every time I called to inquire about the machine I was told it was almost fixed or that the guy had arthritis flare ups and was backed up.
Summary: I bought this machine strictly for cappucino-making. I've used the coffee part maybet twice since I've had it, so my review is specifically for the espresso/cappucino making aspect. I had this machine for two months when the little red part in the milk tank broke (I believe they call this the emulsifier). Because it was so new, it was under warranty, and they were to ship me out a whole new milk tank assembly within a week.