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4.6 out of 10

Hamilton Beach Cappuccino Plus Espresso Maker

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Overall 10
10

Rapid heat, 58mm, Ulka Italian Pump, Mean Shot W Proper Grinder

bobpaule, Ebay
10 April 2013
  • Summary: Home barista here, i roast 1lb of green on the back porch every week, and have a plumbed in E61 grouphead rotary pump machine at home. At work i have been using this HB machine for many years now daily. It replaced an Isomac Venus machine, it is mated with a Rancilio Rocky grinder, and i use CCMCoffee roasted whole beans which i buy here on Ebay, and freeze.
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Overall 10
10

Great basic machine that you just can't beat for the price

michael822c, Ebay
24 June 2011
  • Summary: I decided to write this because you can still find these machines floating around as new old stock. I have had this machine for about 4 years, and it is still making my morning fix, although I am looking for a new machine simply because I want one. If you understand how to make espresso (or if you are trying to learn) and are willing to put in the work this maker will produce results that are well above acceptable.
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Overall 4
4.0

Capable and Affordable, But Crippled Out of the Box

Steve Rhinehart, Amazon
6 January 2011
  • Summary: I bought this machine about two years ago, back when I had no idea how to pull a proper shot. I thought it was the best thing out there, because it has a 15 bar pump, and a 58mm portafilter. Well, it's quite a long way from being a great machine, but with better technique, good, but not great, espresso is possible. Today, I've added some modifications to improve performance, but the little guy probably won't live to see 2012.
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Overall 10
10

Great Machine

ckoguitars, Ebay
10 December 2010
  • Summary: For the price this machine is incredible. I usually use a la Pavoni Lever machine. That cost 800 bucks. This machines make a very good espresso. It has a 15 bar pump. It make a creamy espresso very good. The better the espresso you use the better shot you will get. Also the pods seem to pull a better shot as well.
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Overall 10
10

Hamilton Beach 2 cup Espresso Machine Model#40729

sigmausersa5, Ebay
4 September 2010
  • Summary: It's an efficient machine that produces a smooth, flavorful espresso. For the price, I found it to be an absolute bargain! We just love it and highly recommend this seller to bargain hunters seeking a low cost, quality home espresso machine.
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Overall 6
6.0

Would Not Purchase

Patricia Moore, Amazon
31 August 2010
  • Summary: This is the second machine I have purchased. The first one lasted about a year at which point it began leaking. Not so bad I thought because I had used the machine for a year and it worked great. It has a great price tag also. Then I purchase another and within two days it is leaking......so I get a replacement.......turn it on and it leaks also. I am going to have to find a better machine.
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Overall 10
10

Love that Espresso!

Emory Lee Moose, Amazon
1 April 2010
  • Summary: I had on like this for a little over a year,loved it,then it stopped!I got this a few dollars cheaper,said it was improved,so far so good!Makes coffee great and steams the milk great! Makes hot-chocolate even.If it works for more than a year,great! If not,it'll be my last hamilton beach purchase.
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Overall 2
2.0

TOTAL JUNK DONT BUY IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

saratodd4ever608, Ebay
3 February 2010
  • Summary: JUNK !!!!!!!YOU CAN'T EVEN PUT A REG SIZE COFFEE CUP UNDER IT, IT'S A PAIN IN THE TAIL TO MAKE ONE CUP AND AD IN THE FACT YOU CAN'T GET A REG CUP UNDER THERE YOUR USING SOME PLASTIC CONTAINER TO HOLD THE COFFEE THEN YOU HAVE TO TAKE THAT AND POUR IT INTO A CUP THEN FIGURE OUT HOW TO USE THE STEAMER PAIN IN THE ASS. WHEN YOUR DONE YOU HAVE A MESS AND A AVERAGE CUP OF COFFEE TOOK YA 15 MIN TO MAKE 10 MIN TO CLEAN UP IT A JOKE DONT BUY IT.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great value, great results

D. Gillis, Amazon
23 January 2010
  • Summary: An inexpensive way to have coffeehouse-quality beverages at home. Unit is largely plastic, so it may not last forever like the $300+ models, but with proper care should last for years. Frother is easy to use, loud, and effective-just like the sound you hear at every corner coffee bar. Makes one or two cups at a time, and makes them fast and consistently good. Will accept ground espresso, or the individual 1-cup "pods".
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Overall 6
6.0

You get what you pay for.....

randy3712, epinions.com
17 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Sturdy unit.Like the sucktion cups on the bottom.Keeps the unit in place.Easy to remove and install
  • Pros: Gives a very nice crema....IF- you have fairly fresh roasted and ground beans.Good espresso taste.
  • Cons: 37 days old-leaking considerably from head.Water cools and reheats while pouring.Luke-warm cups of espresso.
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