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.
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.
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: 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.
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: 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: 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".