Summary: We have had this less than one year, and it has already started to break. I doubt if the repair cost/postage will prove an economical solution. When we first got it I was quite pleased with it. It was used for coffee only, so I can't comment on the 'frothing' ability.
Summary: I wish I had paid attention to reviews. They say you get what you pay for. True. I've taken it in for service twice. The coffee was never very good. Noisy and temperamental. Time for a new one....
Summary: i was used to my krups espresso maker that could make larger amount (4 shots) it took forever to get hot. you had to prewarm by running water through full cycle which took time and defeats purpose of reservoir. the frother took forever to get milk hot. It was hard to clean out the holder for coffee.
Summary: I knew I was taking a chance with a less expensive machine but, while the espresso isn't perfect, it's better than drip. What I didn't expect was the seals going so soon. Water constantly drips from the brewer and the frother. Unfortunately it started after Amazon's return window...?!
Summary: This was to replace a De'Longhi that gave years of fine service. Most irritating- with every heating cycle it noisily spits out gouts of steam. About every two minutes the water heater turns on and soon enough steam spits to leave the cupboards/wall above driping moisture, fogs the windows...
Summary: I can actually drive to Starbucks and wait in line for a latte before this machine makes one. The frother is so weak that it takes way to long to get the froth and make the milk hot enough. I am probably going to send it back and try a different brand.
Summary: UPDATE This thing is so temperamental. Grind's not fine enough, you get watered down junk. Grind's too fine, your filter is clogged. Sorry, it took longer than 10 seconds for a single drop to come out of the spout. Your coffee has been scorched. Throw the coffee away and TRY AGAIN.
Summary: I bought this product almost one year ago. I am using it since then for two or four expresso or cappuccino cups almost every day and was satisfied with it. The machine is user friendly, the expresso coffee was very good, the cappuccino excellent! It worked good for the first six months.
Summary: Attaching the frother equipment is nearly impossible. Never gets fully on the first 10 tries. Espresso is reasonably good, but the milk frother is only passable. If I could do it over, I would buy a nespresso.