I would marry this machine if my wife would cooperate!
4 February 2012
Summary: Okay, so it cost more than my first car, makes more noise than the usual coffee maker, takes up excessive space on the countertop, but I LOVE this machine!!! Primary reason for purchasing this one over another model (another brand was not a consideration for me) is the addition of the ground coffee section which means while I enjoy my expresso/latte drinks with full dark roast coffee beans, my spouse can enjoy the occasional lightweight decaf americano (she is a coffee...
Summary: Makes good coffee, easy to set up and use. Makes coffee or espresso very fast, in less than 5 minutes you will have a great cup. I have not cleaned it yet but it appears easy to clean. Lots of plastic parts which maked me a little nervous about something cracking or breaking. One of the coffee spout tips broke off the first day I used the machine however it did not affect the use of quality of the coffee or amchine, just annoying!
Summary: Purchased as a replacement for a 4+ year old Delonghi EAM 3200, which served faithfully until the boiler started leaking and melting the plastic below the cup warmer! Went with the Perfecta because of the double boiler (not on the 3200) and the auto-milk dispenser. First the good. It's much quieter than expected, which is great in the morning when others are asleep.
Summary: Buyer Beware. This machine puts up a good front, however, after about six months it stops working. Cheaply made. Sent off for repairs and after two months it was sent back to me only to work for another two weeks before breaking again. Delonghi seems to be content with having the machine in transit and repair longer than in my kitchen. Very poor product. Very high price. Stick with your local gourmet coffee shop. Main problems: Milk frother will not work.
Summary: Mine, stopped frothing milk, in about 40 days after I had purchased it here from Amazon.com; but, it was somewhat easy to work with DeLonghi , at the toll free number that comes with the machine. We tried a number of things; and, when nothing resolved the problem, DeLonghi had Fedex pick up the machine from my home (they even sent me a special box to pack the unit in) and gave me a choice of two service outlets they would have it repaired at under warranty.
Summary: I am surprised that I am the first reviewer of this great machine. I just received mine yesterday. I bought it from another vender, but since I typically do most of my shopping via Amazon I thought I would share my experience thus far. Overall, this Super-Automatic is simple to use and makes great coffee, lattes, and cappuccino's. My advice though....WATCH THE DVD BEFORE USING!!! I thought I had this thing in the bag.. how difficult could it be to use??...
Summary: My original delonghi magnifica gave up the ghost after just one week the grinder packed up but fortunately it was replaced at a small extra cost by the perfecta 5500 this was nearly two years ago and touch wood it has worked perfectly since i have only had to descale it twice when the program light said so but i must admit that i do not use the milk frothing system i do however clean it out every two weeks, since members of my family are from italian stock i can assure...
Summary: I've had mine for 2 years now. It's about to go for repair for the second time. The milk jug handles break off with tedious regularity (at £30 each time to replace). The water heater fails for no apparent reason even if you descale regularly and live in a low hardness area and now the pump has failed. The coffee is never hot enough and it won't make a mug of latte without being told to make two large coffees and then the same again.