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: Bought this unit at Starbucks. A couple of weeks after the "warranty" expired it developed an internal leak, ending up all over our counter. It no longer froths milk and the bean grinder is completely inconsistent in the amount of beans dosed. We would have to ship it from Colorado to California to have it looked at by an authorized Delonghi repair shop. No. Way. This was a supposedly $1200 machine we got on sale for $700.
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 HAVE ONLY HAD THE UNIT ABOUT TWO MONTHS , BUT WE LOVE IT, IT'S VERY EASY TO USE AND MAKES GREAT ESPRESSO , AND WE LOVE THE WAY YOU CAN PROGRAM THE AMOUNT OF ESPRESSO IT MAKES FOR SINGLE OR DOUBLE ,AND ADJUST THE MILD, REG.OR STRONG TASTE, WOULD BUY IT AGAIN , JUST HOPE IT LAST A FEW YEARS
Summary: I bought my magnifica in 2007 and am still just as in love with it today as I was back then. Although it is automatic, you can adjust the espresso setting to your own personal taste (I like mine strong!) and you can also steam your own milk unlike other delonghi machines that steam the milk for you. To the reviewer who said they cannot adjust the amount of froth...you can! I actually never use the frothing attachment.
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.