Summary: This is one of the best cofee machines out there especially at the current Amazon price. I read a lot people saying that the latte is not hot enough. Well, here is how you get your hot latte or coffee. 1. Run down hot water in your cup and let it stand for 5 sec 2. Put some steam in your cup 3. Make your Latte 4. This is the most important part: DO NOT TURN OFF THE NESPRESSO. PUT IT ON STANDBY MODE UNLESS YOUR ARE TRAVELING FOR MORE THAN 2 DAYS.
A Nespresso Tour de Force with a 40-Capsule Carrousel.
Paulo Leite, Amazon
4 August 2014
Summary: Wow, this is without a doubt, one of the most perfect Nespresso machine I have ever had. Superior design and performance. With a 19 bar high pressure pump it can easily extract the best out of your Nespresso coffee pods. This machine is far superior to the smaller, cheaper Pixie I used to have. Out of the box, this is a beautiful machine. I put it on my kitchen counter and it looks stunning. Actually, it catches the eye of every one who walks into my kitchen.
Summary: I have owned this machine for 6 years and use it 3-4 times a week. It still works well and I have been very happy with it. You can make espresso shots, larger "lungo" drinks - both with or without steamed or frothed milk. It is easy to use with only 4 buttons (brew small or large/brew with or without milk). The milk frother has a slider to adjust more or less foam output. The coffee amount the machine will make has been pre-programmed for the buttons but is adjustable.
Summary: I gave up my Citiz machine (my neighbor, who inherited it, was thrilled) to buy the Lattisima Plus because I thought it would be convenient to have all of the functions in one unit (rather than a separate foamer) and to be able to leave the milk in the container in the refrigerator between uses. Sadly. theory is better than reality. First, the coffee isn't hot enough even if I have primed the machine by expressing hot water before making my drink.
Summary: The machine is a loser. The milk reservoir is oddly shaped, and hence hard to clean. The connection from it to the machine is tenuous and often requires wiggling. The water reservoir is hard to fill and doesn't hold much. After refilling it, the machine often balks displaying "refill the reservoir" message.