Summary: I don't write reviews but I will make an excepcion here: I posses the American version of this coffee maker (110V), for over a year, and we are so satified with it that we decided to buy this 220V model to be used at my second home in South America (Chile) and keep enjoying there the rich, smooth...
Excerpt: I've had many espresso machines before, but when i moved to the UK i had to look for a new one. The fact that i know the brand DeLonghi for a long time made me buy it, hoping that it would suit me and my girlfriend coffee needs and it was the best choice!
Pros: "Easy to Clean", "Amazing Cappuccino", "Amazing Coffee"
Great little machine that looks good on your work top.
12 March 2014
Excerpt: My husband is a big coffee drinker so was keen to get himself a little espresso machine. After researching on the internet he came across this machine which seemed to have lots of good reviews for the price. We purchased it from john lewis about a year ago and it has been a great machine ever since.
Summary: Had this 10 months, two of use it about 3 or 4 times a day in the week. It started great, but now seals seem to be letting by so coffee is dripping through when you use the steamer, and steam is leaking out when you are making the coffee. It didn't do that when it was new.
Summary: My wife runs a couple of coffee shops and when we were visiting UK for an extended period to stay with the inlaws we decided we couldn't live without an espresso machine. We did some reading up and reckoned that this was the best value budget machine.
Summary: A great little machine for the cost. Has been in daily use at my place for many months now, with no sign of petering out. The body is a little plasticky, but the espresso head itself is made of strong, durable metal, and feels very solid.
The quality of a £300 machine in a budget brand name model.
21 April 2013
Excerpt: Whilst working in a bar a few years ago I won some gift vouchers, ironically for coffee sales. So the vouchers were destined from the off for my own coffee machine. I'd always fancied being able to whip up a frothy cappuccino from the comfort of home but probably like the rest of you, I didn't think...
Summary: This makes excellent coffee, although, as with all these machines at the cheaper end of the spectrum, it's a bit fiddly and the ground coffee can go everywhere! The steamer works really well - I was surprised by how easy that is to use.
Summary: This is an excellent machine but, until an ex-barista friend of ours showed us how to use it properly, we weren't at all successful. This is how we do it... (I've gone into lots of detail so it looks complicated but, after a couple of cups, it's really very straightforward.
Summary: This is a neat machine and it takes up less space than other espresso machines, but that is not all good news. The gaps underneath the coffee and steam nozzles are small and you have to use very short cups and milk jug.