Summary: First I'll start by saying I'm no coffee/espresso connoisseur, in fact quite a novice, as I bought this to replace my Nespresso Pixie, as Nespresso did a great job of hooking me on a double, double-shot every morning.
Works great the best expresso machine I could find
Sean ODonnell, Amazon
1 March 2015
Summary: Works great the best expresso machine I could find. If purchased word of warning don't open when running it will cause a factory reset needed condition. It is a safety device that is needed to keep people safe. I am sure other machines have the same safety device.
Summary: Very nice machine, although a little noisy. Also oiled beans do not like to feed into the grinder very well. Overall though, I love it and it makes a great latte. I would recommend this machine to my friends.
The espresso is more like an americano whether you like it or not
Bob Schriner, Amazon
2 February 2015
Summary: Leave it to the Italians to live up to the stereotype of making inferior products that sometimes work. This machine is so fickle on settings. If you adjust the dial to make stronger coffee/espresso it overloads and cannot use the amount you ground.
Summary: I don't own one, but often make coffee at a friend's house who has one of these coffee makers. Like that you can adjust the strength of the brew, but that's about it. Makes a decent, but not fabulous, cup of coffee.