Summary: Love this machine- have one at home, also purchased on Ebay several years ago. For a fully automated machine, this is a great one. The size of the disposal and the water are limited, 7 double espressos to empty for the disposal. However, the positive tradeoff is counterspace. Easy to clean, easy to fill, easy to use.
This machine is Awesome, Great value for the money !
11 January 2013
Summary: This is an excellent Machine if you are looking for a resolution to your High costs of going to Starbucks for a nice Coffee treat. You can change the grind settings to your desired taste. As well as froth your milk to your liking. I bought this product because I frequently have people staying at my house, and it can be rather expensive to go out and buy Starbucks for everyone let alone for yourself on a daily basis.
Summary: This is my second super automatic espresso machine. My first machine is the EAM3200, which is a single boiler machine, and you have to wait between making espresso and steaming for the machine to heat up, and then wait again after steaming for the machine to cool down before brewing another espresso. This ESM3400 has no waiting between brewing and steaming. I did notice that the EAM3200 would make a stiffer froth with finer bubbles.
Summary: While this machine is easy to use, the brew element inside can easily shift and get stuck. Out of alignment and your door will not close ao that it will brew. The repair cost when the element became fixed was $350. Wouldn't buy again.
Summary: I go to bed at night thinking fondly of this machine and what it will do for me in the morning. It's easy to use, makes consistently good espresso, easy to clean. I love it so much i took in on vacation with me.
Summary: My brother has an automatic Espreso Machine and I realy liked the coffe it made. I have the EAM3400 for a about a month. It is well made, easy to use and does great espresso and coffee. It froths milk very easily. It has a couple of kewl features, a ground coffee by pass if you want to make decaf, you can select the strength of coffee viea a button on the front. It also comes with a DVD with good instructions on the use, programming and cleaning of the unit.
Summary: This is a great machine. Load with beans, fill with water and away you go. In hard water regions - you are better off using bottled water - as the coffee tastes better, and the machine wont need to be de-scaled sop often (descaling is automatic, the machine comes with 2 treatments that you need to pour into the water tank and press the de-scale button) The coffee has a great crema, and the frother works great - lots of steam fast.