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. by the time ready the coffee was cold. i like it very hot.
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...?! I'm on the phone with DeLonghi as we speak. Hopefully they can tell me how to fix the leak!!
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... Leaving the filter holder with spent coffee in place helps a little.
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. I had a Starbucks barista for a long tome and loved it but it had a problem with the steamer control so I tried this one. Big mistake and payed way to much for it.
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. This is what it's like to work with this machine. I have had this thing for 4 months now and I haven't used it at all for at least the last 2.
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. Then under pressure it started leaking through the cappuccino frother, not very dramatic but not acceptable anyway...
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.
Summary: While it worked made great coffees, but unfortunately packed up after 6 months with the pump giving up. DeLonghi has so far not responded to my requests for help with the machine, so will be binned. Never again.
Summary: This is the second of these machine's I have owned. The first was a present from my son about 4 years ago. I loved it! The colour, the style, and the quality of espresso. Unfortunately it started to leak. We didn't want to disappoint/ complain to our son and so bought a replacement ( like replacing a child's dead goldfish and hoping they won't notice the difference...) We bought the second one in June 2012.
Summary: Although it looks pretty and sits smartly in the kitchen the functionality leaves a lot to be desired. I have been through two of these machines now, and the same thing happens each time: The frother is temperamental and hot water spits out from beneath the coffee pod and I rarely get anything like an espresso out of it. This is not through overloading it with ground coffee, or because the coffee is of the wrong consistency, or through any other user error.