Excerpt: I bought the Delonghi EC270 15-Bar Pump Espresso Machine as a gift to myself. My husband thought I was crazy for paying such a high price for an Espresso Machine, but I love Espresso! When it first arrived i was so excited and started right away.
Excerpt: I ordered the DeLonghi EC270 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Machine online about 8 months ago. After receiving it I tried it right away. I have owned many coffee machines and espresso machines because I like trying new products and giving them a shot. I like how easy this espresso machine is to put together.
Summary: every espresso machine I have ever had burned out after a time, whether stove top or electric. This was my third DeLonghi brand and they are good fundamental machines that make fairly even coffee over the life of the machine which seems to be from one year to three.
Summary: I only use this for making Americanos and love it. It's easy to use and seems to work efficiently. The only reason I give it four stars is that I haven't used the steamer portion of this and don't know if that works well or not.
Summary: This is my first espresso machine and I must confess, it is wonderful. I use Lavazza coffee and purchased a 51mm, 12oz tamper. (It is possible that a 52mm may be a more exact fit, but 53mm would be much too large.