Summary: Had it for one month now, and use it daily. It makes quite good espresso if you use a burr grinder and good quality coffee. You need to use a burr grinder if you grind your own coffee like I do. A blade grinder will not grind the beans fine enough and it will make a weaker coffee.
Summary: I received this item. The pump wouldn't draw any water. Still not wanting to give up I returned it and got another. This one poured the water straight into the tray as others here report. It is such a shame that this machine is a piece of junk I wasted several hours on - I really wanted it to work.
Summary: The first two deliveries came through damaged, not the fault of the manufacturer, but lack of proper shipping packing to soften what must have been a bumpy trip. The third works wonderfully, making consistent shots quickly.
Summary: This is the first espresso machine I have owned so I have no other product to compare it to. So far I have been happy with my Krups, although I have already had to replace the gasket once. The machine seems to be VERY picky about when it will and will not pull shots.
Summary: Judging from the other reviews, this product is a lemon. Even the one guy who's happy says he's on his second machine -- had to box & ship the first one up. Batting .500 Krups isn't good enough. We were satisfied for a decade or more with our low-end steam-driven Krups machines.
Summary: This product performs poorly. Within 1 month of receiving it, water no longer flowed through the coffee. After complaining to Krups, sending it for repairs and finally getting a replacement, I am still not very happy with it. The frothing part is unpredictable in its creation of quality foam.
Summary: This machine just doesn't work. Basically, I have nothing to add to the criticisms already in other reviews. Just as noted in other reviews, it doesn't want to make coffee, it just wants to blink all its lights (not mentioned in the instruction book).
Summary: This machine had a lot of promise and was great to begin with. Then with each passing month something went wrong. Slower to steam and now it just gives a squirt before it stops dripping out the coffee. Don't bother with it - too hard to fix, too expensive to return, particularly from Trinidad!
Summary: Machine worked for 2 months and then water stopped pumping through the machine. Replacement worked for 1 month before having the same problems. DO NOT waste your money on this or any other Krups product. Peter
Summary: Overall I'm satisfied with this product. I had a coupon so I got it for a good price. The machine recently clogged up on me, I use it daily. However they give you a little device to help with this also they recommend regular descalings, which I haven't done yet.