Summary: A few things impressed me and one serious issue turned me off. Pros - Very cool milk froth/steamer nozzle. This made it very easy to make some pretty good looking cappuccinos. The big CON- The expresso made was not up to my standard. The crema was lacking heavily compared to the machine I am used to (Mellita 14 bar machine) and this unit, though much nicer looking, was more expensive than the Mellita.
Summary: I was very excited when I purchased this machine since I had a Krups espresso machine before that lasted for 3.5 years. This machine started out great however the top of the frothing wand is made very poorly. When cleaning the machine you need to remove the frothing wand..the problem is that there are 3 plastic prawns on the top that are very, very delicate. The first time I removed it (twist then pull gently) one of the three prawns broke off.
Summary: I like everything about the machine, except that the frother blew off. The first few times, it was just the sleeve, which I screwed back in. The last time the whole frother blew into my milk, slopping it everywhere.
Summary: This product does not hold up to other $300 espresso machines. In the past 4 years I've had to replace the steam wand at least 10 times. The first few were free but now it's $20 each. The espresso is pretty good although you don't get to tamp it yourself. Do not purchase this product.
Summary: This could be a great machine if it didn't have challenges. First one had strong smell coming from it each use. The frothing wand on the second one came off twice while frothing. Price maybe right but if you plan on keeping your machine for a while I would not recommend this machine.
Summary: When is someone going to make an affordable expresso machine that works for more than 12 months? This one worked fine for 6 months,apart from spewing water out from odd places. The pump started playing up soon after this,but after a de-scale limped on for a bit. Has now packed up completely after 11 months use. About the only good point is the ratcheting filter holder.
Summary: Like other reviewers my steaming wand has broken in two places during the third cleaning. One of the lugs at the top has come off and the bottom screw plug has split. I also superglued the bottom screw plug. The machine makes great crema through the tamping device and also the superfoam/mousse is amazing - definitely the best if you can work round the broken wand. HOWEVER !!!
Summary: Après 2 ans Cafetière qui faisait du bon café neuve, j'utilise de d'eau peu minéralisée donc pas de calcaire, malgré tout ,le bac de recueil d'eau se rempli très vite, le vider tous les 2 jours. Et depuis aujourd'hui, le percolateur est cassé.
Summary: Кофе варила вкусный, насадка капучинаторе сломалась через 3 месяца, купили новую, сломалась через месяц, через 6 месяцев сломалась ручка держателя. Ровно через 10 месяцев кофеварку отправили на отдых (заменили), вот такая история...