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. Guess it's time to upgrade. Will try a different espresso machine, most likely from a different brand which will hopefully last longer.
Summary: I bought this product so I can drink espresso at home instead of going to the local coffee shop to enjoy it. I knew it wouldnt taste as good theirs but this just made not want to drink the coffee even if it was free. It makes the espresso quick and is easy to clean but makes a lot of noise and is way too light so its hard to keep the machine from moving but easy to move around. I still have yet to yet to try another product but you do get what you pay for.
Summary: I bought this machine because of the stainless steel boiler. Most cheap machines use aluminum. It's a great machine. Super easy to use...just have to let it warm up for 20 min. Once it's on, leave it on and make espresso all day. The espresso comes out dark and creamy depending on how hard you pack the cup. The foam steamer works great as well. Great machine, definitely worth the money.
Summary: I ordered this machine off amazon.com after reading the very positive reviews on-line about it. The best part was that amazon had it available for just $72 plus shipping (for a refurbished machine). Initially, I was going to order the EC155 (which is very similar), but then noticed that the EC330 was much nicer looking (more stainless) and only cost a few bucks more. Both the EC155, as well as the EC330, received very good reviews.