Reviews and Problems with Hamilton Beach Cappuccino Plus Espresso Maker
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Rapid heat, 58mm, Ulka Italian Pump, Mean Shot W Proper Grinder
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.
Great basic machine that you just can't beat for the price
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: The coffee maker doesn't do espresso very well at all, low pressure and steam wheel that sticks. The water tank leaked from the start. I have to reset the tank plunger by hand to make coffee. It simply is NOT a very good machine! It sits on my counter and takes up space.
Summary: I only intend to make espresso with this machine. As of now I've only used it twice and I really hope it continues to make such good esspresso for a long time to come. Was not difficult to figure out (this is my first ever espresso machine). It would be nice to have more clearance between the dripper part and the base to allow for a bigger cup to fit under... but I have espresso cups and so I'm prepared...
Great machine that doesn't leave bad taste to wallet
25 March 2009
Summary: I am a coffee lover and always wanted an espresso machine at home. Being price conscious I decided to look for an entry level machine to start experimenting with different beans and brewing methods. I knew I wanted a real machine instead of a cheaper manual brewer that is more difficult to get consistent brews. I went into Hamilton Beach 40729. The retail price (~USD90) fits well with my budget. If you are patient you can find a new one on ebay half the price.