Summary: I LOVE IT its got versatility, you can use ground coffee (great everyone has this) and if you want to use the ESE pods these are easily available online and again quite afew brands are out there so ive taken to trying them all, i mean isnt this the point - your not tied to one brand or supplier like the nespresso and the like.
Summary: Bought this espresso machine for my boyfriend's birthdays after reading about it on Which website. We both love it. Very easy to use, heats up fast, makes delicious cappucinno and espresso. The whole house smells of coffee the minute we use it and it's easy to clean. Perfect little machine.
Summary: An excellent machine that is very easy to use, with a good crema. The only down side I have found, is it tends to burn the coffee if it is left to long before you pour the water, make sure you pour the coffee as soon as the green light comes on indicating that the water is at the corect temprature. I would recommend anyone to this machine that wants a cheap expresso maker, I have had others at about the same price range that are no where near as good.
Summary: Had this for over 5 months and it makes excellent coffee and a bargain at the price. Some people complain about it leaking water but this is normally down to not seating the water compartment properly. This is not really a problem and in this time it has only happened once. In a nutshell I think it's a great coffee maker and makes it as good if not better than more expensive ones.
Summary: Recently purchased the EC270 from Amazon UK following numerous problems with an old coffee machine (well known Italian manufacturer starting with 'G'). The EC270 arrived last Monday and has been performing extremely well ever since. Excellent coffee with a superb 'crema' that matches anything you will see in top High Street coffee houses. The steam nozzle also produces good quality foam on the milk.
Summary: I was looking for a reasonable espresso machine with milk frother for making lattes/cappuchinos at home. I work in a coffee shop and know what good coffee tastes like. I did buy a cheaper machine but it was terrible so it went back. I am very impressed with this machine, you get a lovely crema on your espresso, just like the proffesional machines, and the milk frother works splendidly, gives a very nice firm froth that lasts.