Summary: This is a great coffee maker. Changing the way I grounded coffee made a huge difference. Try this out yourself. The milk steamer is 3 to 4 times faster than any coffee maker I have owned. You can't buy the accessories any cheaper than the price difference between with and without.
Summary: This unit worked wonderfully...for less than a year. Even though I followed all maintenance and cleaning directions, it somehow no longer has the power to push water through the brew basket. Very disappointed.
Summary: I got the unit in pristine condition. I inquired if the unit is indeed 220-240v from amazon.com LLC before i placed the order as there were some feedbacks from buyers that they actually received 110v. Am glad i got the correct one. Now enjoying this machine in far away Philippines. I was able to make good cappucino with this unit. It produces good crema..
Excerpt: I love the DeLonghi Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine. It is so simple to make either one and have a delicious, fresh coffee to enjoy or offer to your guests. This is great for everyday use of for entertaining and guests love it! You can make them a fresh coffee right in front of them. Its a beautiful, attractive machine and easy to catch on how to work it. The coffee tastes depend on the coffee you use, but all the ones I have tried have come out delicious.
Summary: This machine is not a wise purchase. I used it for less than 30 days, and the steamer has quit working. It putters out steam and is basically useless for making cappuccinos or frothing milk drinks. When it worked it made acceptable expresso. I would not recommend this to a friend, or purchase it again.