Summary: Works fantastic! We have had Mr Coffee cheap steam espresso machines ( multiple because they don't last) and this is FAR superior. We finally decided to bite the bullet and spend a little more money. We have had it for a month or so and have no complaints!The froth it makes with the milk is amazing. The espresso is fabulous and has that wonderful crema everytime. We love that the frother has enough room to fit a normal frothing mug underneath.
Summary: I've had several espresso machines over the years. Some were expensive and a few, like this one, were inexpensive. This machine makes better espresso than the more expensive machines I've owned. This machine is truly a no-brainer. I start my day with several espressos and avoid most chain coffee espressos. This inexpensive machine makes wonderful espressos with lots of rich crema floating on top. I'm savoring my morning espressos more because they taste so good.
Summary: First of all this thing looks NICE on my countertops. I am sure it will be a topic of conversation. And it works very very well. The frother felt like a cannon at first. It works and the nossel is long enough. The price was also attractive. I already bought the cleaning tablets and will only use purified water. If I get three years out of it I will be very happy.
Summary: I bought this for my wife and it is really a good product. I make her a latte every morning and it's easy and fast with this machine. The directions that came with it are so so, but we looked at a couple of you tube videos and learned how to make perfect coffee
Summary: Have purchased a few espresso makers from amazon, but they all broke just after warranty and were never. Have always tried to stay under $200, which could be the reason. This one is the best I have had to date. Great product. The espresso holder is a little small, it makes a little smaller cup that I am used to, but that has been working out fine for me. I am sure that opinions regarding that will differ though.
Summary: Simple straightforward espresso/cappuccino maker. Just works. I went back to basic after using a Nespresso machine (a gift from someone) for a few months. Can't stand filling up the landfill with coffee pods. Of course, it's easier to just pop one in and hit a button. But with just a little bit of effort (it's amazing how lazy we've gotten) I can get really great coffee taste from a basic machine like this.
I'd never made an Espresso in my Life & I've Made 1 a Day for 2 Weeks, I think I'm a Pro!
Bonnie Cozzetto, Amazon
4 February 2014
Summary: This is a Beautifully made Machine that looks Incredible in My Kitchen! If you Read Up on the Operation, & you've never Used one before, It works very Well! I found going to UTube & Paying attention, helped to get the running of the System Down! Hardest Part is "The Buttons"! Learn When to Use them & Pay Attention to the Light Signals! Get a Liquid Thermometer for Frothing the Milk! Imperative! GoodLuck!