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: 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.
I suspect we were sent a previously-used, broken machine!
House of Loxley, Amazon
8 December 2012
Summary: When I opened the coffee machine box, I noticed a small amount of water in the machine. It looked unused in every other respect, so I assumed it was simply a machine that had been tested... Big mistake. When I set up and flushed through the machine as directed, from the first cup of espresso made, the coffee "hopper" contained wet sludge which spilt everywhere when the machine was disassembled.
Summary: I was so happy with this machine for about two months, made great espresso. And then... the coffee started coming out really bitter. I tried everything: I descaled, tried brand new coffee, ran water through it again and again. It just kept on being weirdly metallic and bitter. I have read everything about these and still no idea what happened. Delonghi support was rather unhelpful, they had no idea what would cause that if I had descaled it properly (which I did).
Summary: We enjoy using this machine, particularly to make Late coffees. It is a good idea to have some small cups to fit under the machine, then you can transfer this to a bigger cup if you like. Family and friends enjoy coming round for a special coffee, make sure you use fairtrade! Nice for making hot chocolate too.
Summary: Whilst always relying on reviews when purchasing products, we are very poor at leaving reviews ourselves- but felt compelled to with this machine. We didn't want to spend a fortune on a coffee machine, as only my husband drinks it and didn't know how much we'd use the machine as thought the novelty may wear off quickly.
Summary: I'm not going to repeat what other reviewers have variously said very competently, other than to say this machine is very good (I use it alongside a Nespresso, bc they've both their advantages). What I wanted to help out with here is to pass on what I'd discovered as to the optimum size of cup that fits under the spout & on top of the drain tray.