HORRIBLE MACHINE AND DELONGHI HAS PATHETIC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Sebastian C., Amazon
1 April 2014
Summary: HORRIBLE MACHINE! We ordered a brand new one from another company and it would not work; simply would not go through the start up process. So we ordered another from Amzn, and same issue! DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE!
Absolute perfection - you can spend more but can't imagine better espressos/lattes
Bret B., Amazon
24 May 2013
Summary: I spent a month trying to figure out which super automatic espresso machine to buy and landed on one of the first items I seriously considered - I way over thought this purchase. The Gran Dama makes absolutely perfect espresso - really strong with a beautiful crema on top. The micro foam for lattes and cappuccinos is incredible. Do yourself a favor and get some double wall glass cups (i.e. Bodum). The distinct foam and espresso layers are a work of art.
Summary: Makes the worst lattes. I describe this as the "neediest" automatic espresso machine I've ever owned. It constantly needs something (refill tank, empty grounds, fill beans due to small hoppers, bins and tanks). Highly suggest not buying this model.
Summary: My PC Phenom ii x4 955 @ 4.9Ghz Corsair AX1200i Crosshair V Formula Corsair 500R (White) 3 WD Red 3 TB in raid 0 Corsair GTX Neutron 256 GB 3 Radeon 7970's Corsair h100i Crosair Dominator Platinum Ram The reason I have a $95 CPU in a super expensive PC is because I fried my FX8150 along with the h100.
Pros: If you wantagood CPU without paying the ridiculous price for a I7 or i5.Get a AMD quadcore.Can play any modern game without bottlenecking your Graphics card.
Summary: I have had this for a month and the coffee flavor seems to be improving with use. However, I already see that I get an error message that reads, "insert milk container" when it is already inserted. Also, the milk foam is rather weak and not what I expected. Cleaning is easy and making any coffee drink is done with a touch of a button so for an automatic it is very good. Disappointed because for the price I expected a better product.
Summary: This is our second similar machine...the first one still works fine but the display went out and it was out of warranty, and we loved it so much we replaced it with the next newer version. This coffeemaker makes the best coffee and it is super convenient!