Excerpt: If you like Cappuccino, then you will love this! It is simple to use but gives professional results. But, if you are single cup maker, there is not enough time saving - it takes almost as much prep time and clean up time as a manual.
Summary: I have owned this machine for about 3-4 years. It faithfully grinds and presses three double long shots every morning, and maybe a decaf preground in the evening and then goes into heavy duty load when my wife plays "barrista" when guests are over.
Summary: this is a great machine. it makes perfect cappuccino and coffee, with very little work. if you can afford it get it. the only reason mine went back is that there are alot of plastic parts inside the machine, that I could see wearing out. At this price point I don't want to see plastic parts.
Summary: I purchased this from a upscale B&M store, pretty sure it was a display as it had no packaging, manual and did not have the frothing pitcher (and no non-working dvd). No problem, went to the DeLonghi web site, ordered the pitcher assembly and downloaded the manual.
Summary: We like the coffee maker. Maybe it is not the quietest one (quite noisy when it is rinsing the nozzle before and after use and when it grinds the beans) but this is not a problem to us as the coffee it makes is superb.
Summary: I am a Barista. Bought this used machine because it makes barista tasting coffee. Which I compared it to the Saeco and Jura both of those tasted like watered down coffee and was not possible to make better.
Summary: This machine is expensive, but it does produce great coffee with the minimum of fuss! I now have a quick espresso every morning before I go to work - I can just press the button and get on with other things while it does its stuff.
Summary: I have had the machine for 9 months now and am getting great results,it is clearly a well made machine and built to last as most people in these reviews have said, I suppose the only down side is No steam nozzle and as a few people have pointed out that the coffee in certain cases could be HOTTER,...
Summary: Very pleased with the machine and getting some really excellent coffees from it. Easy to set up and to operate, althoug a little quirky. I have no regrets with my purchase. Its well made and sturdy, access to all the things you need to do is from the front or top, so it sits nicely on the kitchen...