Summary: Worst espresso ever. Total disappointment from DeLonghi, who is one of the best names in Italy, and was supposed to be a guarantee. The water pressure is too high and the espresso comes out like dirty water, even using the most expensive coffee brand.
Summary: The pieces are plastic, the portafilter is a joke and it's not an espresso machine so much as an overly-complicated coffeemaker with an automatic steam wand you can barely move enough to fit a pitcher into. It makes a huge mess and no espresso, just drip coffee.
Summary: It simply doesn't work and I returned it. Its arrival and departure were the best parts of it. I followed the directions very carefully, running it several times with plain water before making the first pot.