Summary: Same internals as the EC155, but looks ten times better and has the headroom for a regular sized mug, the EC155 does not. Biggest issue with these machines are the baskets are just way too small and you are relegated to making tiny little baby lattes. To address this problem, I spent $6 on a Mr.
Summary: Another reviewer who gave the EC220 a one star review needed to be more patient. At start up the machine is completely dry so the priming system needs time to fill. Make certain the water container is fully seated to open the valve.
Summary: First of all, please temper your expectations: this is a $90 espresso machine, not a Jura $4,000 top-of-the-line. So some compromises need to be made. Nevertheless, the DeLonghi EC220 is a very decent home espresso maker. Unless you're an ultra coffee snob, you will not regret making the buy.
Summary: This espresso maker makes good coffee with the coffee I use. I use the bigger filter for one demi-tasse. I like the fact that the water tank is on the outside which makes it easier to clean the place where it seals into the coffee maker.
... owned so I can't vouch for whether it is better or worse than a different one
L. Adams, Amazon
23 March 2014
Summary: This is the only espresso maker I have ever owned so I can't vouch for whether it is better or worse than a different one. I have been making my own lattes for over a year now using this little machine and I love it. I have knocked one star off for design of the tamper.
Summary: Good machine for everyday coffee making. After getting it, I enjoy my espresso coffee time twice in the day. But the pressure switch is not the correct location, I have to guest where to start or stop.