Summary: Never got the chance to try and make any espresso. While priming the pump, the unit leaked water all over the counter from some unknown leak. Tried a few more times always with the same result. Returned it.
Summary: What a nifty little machine! For under $80 bucks we couldn't be happier. Pulls almost as good a shot as the enormously expensive machine I use at work. Of course, we use a really good, correctly ground, coffee - which I think makes a huge difference.
This machine is ok but not the best. I could never figure out his to steam ...
Jessica DeLehman, Amazon
20 April 2015
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.
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.