Summary: Like ESE Pods? Me too, they're perfect, your coffee stays fresh until the day you use it. So I bought this machine to make them. It has a double pod holder so I used it. Can it make a double cup with ESE pods? NO! Does DeLonghi share this critical information with us? NO! Am I happy? NO!!!!!!!!
Summary: The machine is not usable. After the first cup of expresso was made, it would not make any more cups of expresso and it had a continuous leak at the bottom of the drip tray but the water flow would not drain out of the two holes at the bottom of the drip tray, instead it over flowed all over the counter and not through the two drip holes at the bottom of the removable tray as it was suppose to.
Summary: I've had this machine four months now and the pressure has given out. As well, mine leaks just like many others have reported. On the plus side, until now, I was able to get excellent espressos out of it. Also, the frothing wand works well and has high pressure. There are many minuses. If you grind your coffee too fine, or tamp it too tightly, then nothing will come out when you try to pull a shot. You will be in for an explosion when you try to remove the portafilter.
If you like floods on your countertop this machine is for you.....
David Hynes, Amazon
29 April 2013
Summary: Got it on time, beautiful design, great price, easy to operate! Can't wait to sing it's praises...but wait, where is all the water coming from? The tank is secure, but there is a HUGE amount of water coming from the inside, especially when the steam button is pushed. Apparently when the pressure builds it forces water out of some joint deep within the machine. Managed two cups before we ran out of beach towels and our paper towel dispenser ran low.
Summary: I hate to rain on the positive review parade - but this machine isn't worth 5 stars (maybe 4, depending on the price you get it for). I'd like to note that I'm not a coffee snob - I use milk and some form of sweeter in every coffee I make. I've been making my own mochas at home for about 2 years now and just purchased this machine to replace my Breville Ikon - great machine, but the seals on it were shot from not always using purified water and it was cheaper to buy a...
Summary: The espresso machine came soaking wet inside it's plastic bag. Turns out the water deposit had water in it. By looking at the box you could see stains that showed previous leaking, do they inspect items before shipping? I was afraid to plug it in, so I called the seller's customer service and they told me to send it back . It was a little heavy for me (bad back) so I wasn't happy about them not providing a pick up.
Great machine rendered nearly useless by obvious design fault
Mr. Gregg Dunnett, Amazon
23 January 2010
Summary: It's a very good coffee machine but as many people have pointed out on this page, many of them leak very badly from the seal between the water reservoir and the body of the coffee machine. In my case it's not a small leak but enough to flood the worktop and spill all over the floor. From the sounds of these reviews, other people have had similar leaks, and some people have had smaller leaks.