Summary: I have purchased 2 of these - Only ONE experienced a failure and that is because a calcium particle got into he fine tubing of the espresso portion. I recommend the filters on at least the espresso side - they will prevent this issue (drip coffee side doesn't use pumps - std.
Summary: I bought this Coffee/Espresso Maker 6 months ago since I was very happy with it's predecessor. DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE !!! if you really want a reliable and working coffee machine. The machine was working ok for the first 4 months.
Summary: I purchased two of these machines. One I used daily and the other only occasionally. Now, after three years both have stopped working within several months of eachother. The problem is in the electronics. I expected better quality.
Summary: I bought this product about 2.5 years ago and it finally DIED on me. I plugged it in and there is no power to the controls. However, before finally committing suicide the machine would leak water every time it brewed coffee.
Summary: Bought this machine at big lots for $69. Right away it started leaking from the bottom, and the leaking only got worse. Exchanged it for a new one. After one use, the espresso part stopped working. Called customer service and they said it was probably a bad pump. Machine is REALLY loud too.
Summary: My siblings bought this machine for my husband and I for our 10 yr. wedding anniversary. It worked for about 1 year, and then began giving us fits of various sorts. When simply making coffee, the water runs out of the overflow reservoir--and not just a little bit of water.
Summary: This was my first pricey coffee/espresso machine, so I considered a splurge back then at 300 bucks! I bought it a Crate and Barrel, enjoyed making espresso every now and then (I work from home and don't want to drive to Starbucks) and using the milk frother.
Summary: The espresso side of the machine doesn't work. No water comes through for espresso, also can't froth milk or get hot water. I've been reading that this seems to be a common complaint. I've found some people who have replaced either the valves and or the flow meter and it has fixed their problem.
Summary: Don't purchase this coffee maker it is complete junk. My machine has been in the service center more than I have used it. I just received it and after plugging it in it experienced the same problem. The circuit board is out. It has taken over two months to repair the machine in Austin, Texas.