Summary: This machine is exactly what I wanted. It uses real milk and the Nespresso capsules and does everything for me. All I have to do is push a button and my cup is filled with an excellent latte, cappuccino, or just a shot of espresso (it has many other options). It's easy to clean and thus far, everything I wanted and more.
Summary: I'm really disappointed by this product. I wanted to like it very much, as I've used the Citiz and milk (aeroccino) for years and am in love with the beverages it creates. The only thing I don't love about the Citiz and milk is that the aeroccino aerator frequently burns a thin layer of milk on the bottom and requires a lengthy process to clean it. We frequently make lattes for multiple people, so it can be a chore.
Summary: This compact machine really delivers. The integrated milk frother works fabulously and allows one touch preparation of cappuccino. Heats up quickly and delivers a fast cup too. The quality of the machine is obvious; De'Longhi has really hit a home run with this one. The only downside is that there are so many Nespresso capsules available; it's quite confusing which one is best for my tastes.
Summary: I was so happy with my first unit. Then after a few months, it started just going crazy - making drinks on its own without anyone touching it - stops your drink and starts doing something else - starts making a drink while you are putting in a pod, etc. I ordered a new one, it arrived and never worked at all. I called support they were no help, promised a return call, never happened - I now have TWO defective units.
Summary: Length:: 0:24 Mins Hoping the replacement won't have this issue. I received my machine two days ago, cleaned it per the instructions and noticed the machine started shaking and made a really loud noise when heating up the water, I tried it several times made sure everything was in place and still every single time I make a coffee or hot water it makes this horrendous noise. I had to send it back for another one.
Summary: Love this machine. It is part of the family now. Works perfectly out of the box. The design and build quality are top notch. The controls are intuitive and allow for customized drinks - I increased the size of my cappuccino drinks. It is simple to clean and maintain too. The coffee pods contain high quality beans. I basically stopped buying coffee out because this makes better coffees. You would never use a semi- automatic after using this.
Summary: Quite nice. The capsules are somewhat easier than brewing a true espresso and with comparable results. The brew is pretty consistent and the intense flavors of espresso give a pretty good cappuccino and a palatable espresso (though the regular Nespresso espresso capsules are much to wimpy.) I would very much like a spare milk container. It is great that the container can be removed and stored in the refrigerator as is -- very convenient!