This machine is ok but not the best. I could never figure out his to steam ...
Jessica DeLehman, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: This machine is ok but not the best. I could never figure out his to steam the milk properly. Often the EXPRESSO wound come out cold even though the indicator light would come on to say the water had heated up. It stopped working after a week!
but once I was able to adjust the grind setting on my coffee grinder to not too fine, and learned to not pack the espresso in ..
Olivia Salas, Amazon
18 March 2015
Summary: At first, I was not to fond of this machine, but once I was able to adjust the grind setting on my coffee grinder to not too fine, and learned to not pack the espresso in the group head to tight, it pulls PERFECT shots. I usually do not let my shot glasses fill all the way up, or it waters it down about 3/4 of the way full. and if not strong enough add another shot...
Summary: I'm only giving this device 3 stars because while it does work fine I've had lesser quality machines that work better than this one. It seems like the hot water light goes out way before it's done brewing.
Summary: I had my Rancilio silvia for 20 years and it just died. Cappicino is vital, but as a recent miserable widow, I could not afford a new Rancilio, so after reading reviews, I bought the Hamilton Beach. The fact that the pump is made in Italy persuaded me to try it. Is it as good as my old Razncilio, no. But for 70 bucks, it is really terrific. It works fast, steams fine, and if you can't afford a Ranclio and can't do without cappicino you could do a lot worse.