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.
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.
Still going strong after 9 months of use several times daily.
Jonathan "jonathan", Amazon
4 July 2012
Summary: The problem with getting a decent coffee maker is that you realise how disappointing the overpriced coffee in places like skcubratS are. Yes, this might be a budget machine, but it works really well. It's good a good pump which gives an excellent crema on the coffee. One tip I'd give is regarding the milk frother; I've found that if you just flick the switch over, wait for the light, and then open the valve, that it quite literally runs out of steam.
Summary: I could not be more pleased with this machine. I read the positive Which? review and though that it would maybe be worth a try. It is a brilliant machine and I can't see how one at twice the price could be any better. It takes up little space and doesn't look as cheap as I feared. A few tips: Let it warm up for 5 mins with the coffee filter in place and then run a cup of hot water through this before putting the coffee in.
Summary: I've had this machine for a year now, and it really is great quality considering the price. It makes decent espresso with a good crema and the milk frother works well too for making cappuccinos. Considering it gets pretty well used, it's still working as well as the day I bought it. The only thing I found to be a slight inconvenience is that there is not much room to place mugs, so only espresso mugs and shallow coffee mugs will fit there unless you remove the drip tray.