Summary: I bought this espresso maker in 01/2006, since then I have repaired it once under warranty. It is by far the best coffee maker I have owned, both me and my wife are coffee aficionados so this machine gets a daily workout. It's easy to clean and maintain and makes a great espresso.
Summary: I bought this machine in 2006 after an almost-endless trawl through the internet reading owners' reviews - after all, we are talking about the search for the perfect expresso here! The coffee quality is indeed great.
Summary: It's fast and convenient. Machine does everything for you. Instructional DVD was very helpful. User friendly. Any one could learn to use this machine. Saving money on lattes since I make them at home now. Only bad thing is the machine is very noisy.
Summary: THIS IS WAY TOO MUCH MONEY FOR A DISREPUTABLE MANUFACTURER THAT DOESN'T STAND BEHIND ITS PRODUCT! Although they are superb machines if they are functioning (and the espresso IS wonderful!), DeLonghi WILL USE ANY EXCUSE NOT TO HONOR THE WARRANTY IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG!
Summary: Great machine. The bypass one-spoon coffee is always weaker than the main bean hopper, so watch out and make sure you grind extra-fine. The froth wand can be better, so I took off the exterior tube and only use the skinnier one - much better. Recommend!
Summary: We did a lot of research, we found that the DeLonghi (through Amazon) seemed to be the best value for money, had great comments from Amazon reviewers and other websites so it was a done deal and we have not been disappointed.
Summary: After my 2nd Melitta thermal mill and brew plastic cap broke, and I found out it was discontinued, I went in search of an automatic espresso/coffee machine. I prefer the fresh ground flavor and the only option for a grind and brew that works with a thermal carafe is the very expensive Capresso.
Summary: Had been considering purchasing an automatic espresso machine for a while, after reading so many positive comments and checking out the company website, I took the plunge. At first glance, the machine is a bit intimidating but I watched the cd and reviewed the manual, and the rest is history.