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.
Summary: I bought this as a birthday present for my boyfriend and he loves it. It makes yummy coffee and the milk steamer is so useful for a verity of hot drinks. The best present I have ever bought him.
Summary: Brought this to replace our large super all singing defunct coffee machine, really impressed with the coffee and especially the way it froths the milk. Disappointed that you can't fit a mug under the coffee filter, also water does seem to drip through when not in use. Otherwise does the job perfectly.
Summary: So I bought the De'Longhi EC330S 15-Bar Pump Espresso Maker after reading all the reviews, and especially since it was on special offer. It arrived and I washed it out and pulled the five water shots as recommended. But the noise was awful, like an air craft taking off. After reading a few reviews I saw that some people were switching on for 15 mins before use. I tried this this morning, and all was quite and my coffee; great thick crema and it tastes fantastic.
Summary: This machine is good. It has a stainless steel boiler, instead of poisonous aluminium. I like it a lot. One criticism - the capacity for ground coffee in the filter is limited - I wish there was more - enough for sugar and coffee. The drip tray is well designed. I do recommend it. To get a good crema, make sure the cup and the filter assembly is clean and hot. Freshly ground coffee gives a better taste and crema. Sometimes I grind 3 times to get it finer.