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: 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.
Summary: Overall I am very happy with this product. I bought it as a gift for my girlfriend, but I think I've used it more than she has (self-serving gift?). I haven't gotten it to produce great creme yet, but we also don't have a grinder so we've been forced to let starbucks do all our grinding for us. I think if we had a grinder we could experiment with different levels of coarseness and fineness of the grounds and probably get decent creme.
Summary: I've had this Hamilton Beach Cappacino Espresso maker for about 6 years my husband bought it for me for Christmas 6 Christmases ago. Anyways It still works good but takes a little longer for the water to get hot so I try and wait for it to reheat a second time only because its 6 year old. I never figured out the Frothing nozzle how to work it until last year, Now Im a pro at making Froth.
Summary: This is a nice, inexpensive cappuccino maker. It does a nice job of making cappuccino. I haven't used it to make expresso. What I like is the ease of use. I tried another brand and had to quit using it after about a week. The slight problem is that they don't last long. Using it a couple of times day they last a year or two at the most. Nonetheless, it is probably cost effective.
Doesn't make enough espresso at a time. Leaked water. Only warm espresso.
Lakeside Al, Amazon
6 February 2010
Summary: The first disappointment with this machine is that it can only make one or two shots of espresso. Basically two espresso cups - total of about 3 ounces. The espresso it makes is not as strong as I like and it was warm, not hot enough. You need to warm up the cups before making espresso to be sure that your espresso stays warm while you steam the milk.
Summary: I bought this machine based on the reviews. The space under the dispenser is much too shallow and requires you to furnish your own very shallow cup. The steamer is OK, but the pump has already crapped out. You get what you pay for.