Summary: The machine works as advertized, but I am disappointed in the size of the larger basket, it isn't very large. all my other machines have had a 30% larger basket (More coffee larger shots) So I have to settle for a smaller drink, or make another shot. It is easy to use.
Summary: I like this machine is very easy to use, to make espresso coffee very fast, easy to use and clean. The only problem I have found is to heat the milk, I never reached it I meant the point where the milk is hot and foamy... even I have followed the instructions it never happened...
Summary: This is my first espresso maker so I do not have alot to compare it to but I'm quite happy with it. It is responsive and quick and the steamer works really really awesome and fast. It also reheats quickly between cups. The red is attractive and it is compact. It is quite loud and vibrating while making the espresso, which doesn't bother me, but you will wake anyone up that is sleeping nearby! The cup tray is not a warming tray, which I would prefer.
Summary: I bought this machine as my first espresso maker about 3+ years go. In general, pulling a great shot takes a lot of time and patience (plus drinking some bad shots.) To start, you need more than just a good machine. You also need a good burr grinder and fresh coffee. On to the machine. I have had few complaints about this machine, and overall find it to be solid and dependable. I recommend buying.
Summary: I was looking for a machine that would make a good expresso and not be too expensive. This model seems to fit the bill. I am very satisfied with the quality of the beverage quality. The appearance of the machine is also good. The build quality is ok, not great but for the price not bad. I would have been happier if the filter would hold enough coffee grounds to make a true double shot of expresso like my old Starbucks brand machine.