Summary: 4.5 stars. It does not generate much crema but the taste is great and it heats up very quickly, makes the expresso and then provides plenty of steam for the milk. No problems with the steamer nozzel. Very neat how the used coffee grounds are ejected from the holder.
Steamer is dodgy, but espresso is great --- IF you make double shots.
Jason B. LeBrun "urban nerd", Amazon
8 March 2010
Summary: I've had this machine for about two months, now. It makes great espresso, with a nice thick crema. People complaining about crema are often not using the proper beans, or aren't grinding them immediately before making the espresso. It makes a huge difference.
E. Kirchner-Dean "Teach the Children Well", Amazon
13 December 2009
Summary: Update August 15, 2013 Good product but what is causing the huge price increase? We have to replace ours about every 12 months due to various problems with leakage this time around the frother. Last year at this time I paid $152 for this machine. Price increase is unjustified.
Summary: easy to use, easy to clean, had one for two years that was brilliant befor the pump broke down. Bought another recently and it worked only intermittently so I've returned it but wish I could buy them locally. They seem to be tough to find.
Summary: I bought this product as a replacement for the earlier model which I had managed to break during cleaning. I like th self tamp system as it does away with the need to keep changing filters and it makes it a lot easier to use. My other model leaked due to the drip tray not being emptied regularly.
Summary: Absolutely the best quality Coffey to drink. Honestly the best taste. Of corse you need to splash the machine many time first day. One star down , after one year got broken , just after warranty :-( . Then we bought ,,gaggia,, from Argos with extra warranty 4 years. What is almost same taste.
Summary: Me gustó el frontal inoxidable y el sistema dentado de compresión del café dentro de la cazoleta en el momento de acoplarla. Estoy muy satisfecho con el uso diario, hace un café que me gusta, con bastante espuma.
Buena cafetera pero la la varilla del vapor se rompe con muchísima facilidad
17 September 2013
Summary: Despues de 2 años usando esta cafetera, puedo decir que el cafe sale muy bueno pero la varilla se rompe con muchisima facilidad y lo que es peor el recambio cuesta 20€ los materiales son de buena calidad y el tamaño de la cafetera es el ideal para una cocina normal.