Summary: I would not suggest buying this piece. It broke on me twice and you can't return it to Amazon or the manufacturer. It is also complicated to make a cup of coffee. I purchased the DeLonghi instead...great price and excellent latte!
Summary: I have had 4 cappuccino makers in the past 15 years and this is far and away the best. The others broke down on a regular basis and I could never find anyone to fix them, so they were trash. This one has never broke down.
Summary: A number of reviewers mentioned the need for a really good coffee grinder in order to get the most out of this machine. Guess what? I have a great grinder and I'm still not pleased by this espresso maker.
Summary: Bought this from Whole Latte Love. It is so temperamental. If the grind is too fine the water leaks over the top of the portafilter. If the grind is just right its too weak. it also leaks after the cup is made. A lot. WLL's answer was they all do.
Summary: The machine has a few quirks but overall it's been great. I feel like it's a solid entry into the world of espresso and easy on the budget. Will take me no time to make my money back with the wife no longer going to Starbucks.
Summary: I bought it in 2009 which is five years ago and it makes the best froth ever! I found the pods work best unless you want to clean it often. I have had a few times that nothing will come out and I get out the book, follow directions and it works again.