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.
A great entry level espresso machine, "Crema" all the way!
21 July 2010
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: Never have I heard so much noise from such a small machine, it vibrates away so much that the cup actually moves around. I have had to sit this on one of those rubber anti slip mats to try to quieten it down, also put one of those mats under the dispenser so the cup doesn't go on its travels, but...
Summary: I've had mine for 8 months now. It takes 25-30 minutes to heat up- good that it's hit - bad it takes that long. Makes good coffee. I agree with other review that the frother makes airy foam like cappuccinos but with practice it's alright not stellar.