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: My wife bought me one of these units 11 months ago. It is a great little unit and easily the equal of the more expensive units I have owned in the past. If buying one of these machines there are a few things you should be aware of, (and these apply to most Espresso machines and aren't specific to this unit). # It's an espresso machine, it makes Espresso which is served and made in small Espresso cups.
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31 January 2013
Summary: I did some research before I bought my Delonghi EC152 Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Coffee Maker Black. I make 3 to 4 Espresso's/Latte's everyday and one of the main points on my list was... * Ease of use!... Pros: ... The Delonghi EC152 is really easy to use. Let me explain... 1. Add water into the water container and place it into the machine 2. Turn the dial on the front to the right once (This will start heating up the water 3.
Summary: We got this to replace another DeLonghi coffee machine which had started leaking. It does not feel as solid as the old one, but that is no guarantee of quality I suppose, the old one started leaking after 2 years. The old handle and coffee filters fit this new one which is a bonus. This only comes with one coffee holder, the old one had two, which was better, as you could choose to make different strengths or cup sizes of coffee.
Summary: this is my third espresso maker and without doubt it is the quickest and gives the most authentic crema. It can make a latte or cappuccino in the same time as the kettle boils to make an instant coffee.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Great Taste, Quick Brewing
Summary: The only problem is the Steam pipe needs to be a bit longer. Had to put this on top of bread bin for some height. Only used to drink one cappuccino a day (ready made) but quite addicted to them now LOL. Suppose the novelty will wear off plus will have to get my hubby to show me how to use this machine.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Great Taste, Large Water Container, Quick Brewing