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. It takes up minimal counter space on my breakfast table in the kitchen. A keurig K70 (on the kitchen counter) actually takes up more space.
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. In 10 to 15 minutes you can bust out a nice cappuccino or whatever your heart desires. 4. Reservoir. Nice size reservoir, lasts me almost a week before topping it off. CON: 1. Heat.
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. It's easy to use - nice design to look at and easy to clean. Seems well made too. Good value in its price range of $179. Next time I will be buying in $250 range.