Summary: Way less. I must say, the instructions/DVD was daunting, but its fairly simple once you use it. I'm just tired of having to go to a coffee shop to get good coffee. This is the machine for me. I can sip coffee, read the paper all in my pajamas or less. I can't wait for our next dinner party. Espresso, anyone?
Summary: After doing a TON of research (our Delonghi Magnifico broke after 4 years of heavy use) we decided to go with this machine. Online reviews were great and so far the steam wand hasn't popped off once. Love how easy this machine is to use. Plus, it seems the simpler the machine the less to break? We are hoping that's the case with this one. Bean tank is plenty big and so far the small water tank hasn't been too bothersome. Overall we love it.
Pros: Great Taste, Quick Brewing, Simple To Use Stylish
Summary: The Jura ENA 4 is an awesome machine that is well made, comes with an excellent set of instructions (even a DVD that walks you through setup as well as all the ways that you can use it). It makes a great regular cup of coffee - it produces a wonderful layer of crema on the coffee and because of it I no longer want or need to put milk or cream in my coffee which I used to.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Great Taste, Simple clean lines
Summary: This machine is very noisy and has a small water tank. It dosent froth very well and the frothing wand often comes off. Froth and steam are the same thing on this machine. The machine does not make hot enough coffee and it has to be microwaved after its done, even at the highest setting. We were disappointed.