Summary: The best gets better. I can't believe this is already upstaged by a newer model. I'm glad it got a sort of gimbaled stream and water spout. I wish the warranty was less conspicuous on the side of the machine (a piece of tape saying do no remove).
Summary: Ahhhh just me and my Longhi in the early morning dawn. Truely a great machine and the coffee..... well for the sake of common ground it will send the "mermaid" squiring back out to sea. Fun to use and easy to clean.
Summary: Was happy with it until it suddenly stopped working. Had it for 3 years with little problems and one day the pressure pump just stopped working and stopped pushing it out. Wish there was an easy fix. Used it everyday at least once a day and sometimes more when friends were occasionally over.
A great entry level espresso machine, "Crema" all the way!
15 November 2013
Summary: I really like this entry level espresso maker. If you want an automatic pump driven easy to use machine with moderate effort this might be the machine for you. The Look: Sleek, stainless steel and plastic parts. I was unsure how the plastic would look, but it actually blends in seamlessly.
Summary: I had read some reviews on this machine and was a little hesitant to purchase it based on some of the reviews by folks that were not able to get it to work like they wanted. After making some espresso and some cappuccino with it now, I have to say, this is a very good machine and easy to use.
Summary: For those not wanting to read the long and dull version, here is a quick rundown of the pro's and con's in my humble opinion: PRO: 1. Price. This thing is a steal at around the $70 to $90 that it costs. 2. Aesthetics. Stainless steel on most of the front is a nice touch. 3. Ease of Use.