Excerpt: If you are a latte drinker I would stay away from this machine. The process for milk is too quick to get it hot enough for a latte. It would be a great machine for Cappuccino and/or Espresso drinkers. It makes a drink in no time.
Summary: This machine, the Magnifica ECAM23450SL is a replacement for my previous similar DeLonghi machine, ESAM 3500, which I used for about five years. This new model is better in every way! It has been redesigned so the footprint is smaller, the coffee bin now has a rubber seal to keep the beans fresher and the milk pitcher nightmare is over. The previous design used two different pitcher tops/nozzles for the milk; either latte or foamy cappuccino.
Summary: Initial impression is very good. I am still trying the perfect grind setting to get that great flavor from Lavazza Super Crema whole bean espresso. The frother right out of the box is great and makes great cappuccinos. And it fits right under my kitchen cabinets! Has dual boiler and almost all the features of a $3000 machine in a much smaller footprint. Has auto cleaning of spouts every time you turn it on and off.
Summary: I have been looking at espresso/cappuccino machines for several years but just not ready to spend the money to actually buy one. Well, I wish I didn't wait. We are loving are new purchase. Don't hesitate on this purchase.
It performs beautifully. It works quickly and efficiently
K D Gish, Amazon
4 November 2012
Summary: I chose this machine because of the reviews I read on Amazon. It performs beautifully. It works quickly and efficiently. Cleanup is a breeze. My only complaint is that it seems to need a little help to get the beans down to the grinder. It is working better now than it did when I first got the machine but I still have to watch it to make sure the beans go down the shoot. It is a small price to pay for excellent espresso quick and easy.
Summary: This machine is replacing my first DeLonghi that i have had for 9 years. Sure hope this one last as long! Great Latte Machine i couldn't be happier. I personal like HOT froth can't seam to find a way to make this hot enough for my liking, but that minor for me. I'm happy again!