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: 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.