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 and great espresso made by this great machine. A great product for an affordable price.
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. Still makes a good cup but makes more mess.
Summary: This is a great machine. I would recommend you froth the milk before doing the coffee as it takes a while and the coffee gets cold while you do the milk. You get good tasting latte's very professional. It looks like you can have a double shot but really it's just 1 so not really strong enough for 2 coffees I recommend using the 2 shots for 1 cup. This is great value good tasting coffee for the money and would recommend this to buy.
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. We expected it to be pretty poor but good enough - as compared to the expensive espresso machines my wife uses daily. But it's absolutely fantastic. The coffee is the equal of the professional machines and it's easy to use.
Summary: for the price this is a very good machine. I have more expensive machines but often find I prefer the coffee from this machine. Only down side I can think of is it only has one size filter for the coffee, so no double shot in one!
Summary: Read reviews that recommended de longi ec152 and decided it was worth trying. Am so glad I did as it's nicely priced for a coffee making novice like me plus the instructions are so simple and the coffee was superb. My family love the cappuccinos as well.
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. It heats up quickly, holds a decent amount of water for the size, and produces a good, smooth espresso. Takes up very little space, too. Highly recommended for small kitchens or as a second machine in a small space like an office.
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. My only real beefs are the fact that you cannot get any decent sized cup underneath withiut taking off the drip dray, and to get a decent sized cup/mug of coffee, you've got to make two shots.
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. I was just so frustrated by the lack of decent instructions that came with the machine that I wanted to share what he told us!