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.
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: 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: Although it was a refurb I thought it would last longer. Beans wouldnt go into grinder without help, one side of the cup warmer got so hot you couldnt touch it. I was able to return for full refund but very disappointed in the quality of the machine as I have had another Delonghi that is 4 years old and still pretty darn reliable.
Summary: I don't actually own this product myself, but I have a friend that does and I've used it on occasion. I look forward to going to their house just to brew myself a cup of coffee! This coffee maker is quite compact in size. It takes beans and ground. And the best part, no coffee filter required! Pros: It is very easy to use. The first thing it does when you turn it on(and off) is it rinses the filters.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Set it up to make your coffee the way you want it made. You decide how much water to put into your coffee, how fine to grind the beans, how hot you want it and how much milk you want and then save it so you get the same drink every time with the touch of a button.
Cons: Water tank is a little small because it cleans itself after every use. You will get 2-3 drinks per tank of water.