Summary: Does what it is supposed to do although does vibrate quite a bit Service first class Product quality well built Makes god coffee and the frother is easy to use Overall I like it my only reservation is the vibration which is "ok"
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.
Summary: I really like this coffee maker so far. I've had it for about 3 months and I find that it makes really great espressos. I also make a lot of lattes, and while the frother is good enough, it's probably not the best for lattes. The consistency of the milk comes out more cappuccino-like. Another quite annoying downside is that the wand is positioned exactly in line with the tray, so some milk drips on the counter (especially while folding it in).
Summary: I bought this as a present for my 21 year old daughter. She works in an Italian bar/bistro/cocktail joint in town. She is very particular about her food and coffee so I was a bit apprehensive about making the choice. After reading around and talking to a few barista types this machine came recommended and it seems to have passed the test. My daughter thinks it is very effective, makes a great cup of coffee and has cred too.
Summary: Friends have watched me make a coffee heating up the machine and mug or cups and think it's seems a bit of a faff, but the effort required is typical for this kind of machine, usually they're won over when they sample the results. The pump hums and there's a bit of a rattle when making coffee and milk frothing can be a bit noisy, but it's no worse than other machines I've used.