Instructions are not only bad, but in fact contraditory
17 April 2015
Summary: After months of practice and expermention, numerous kinds of coffee, we can now drink the espresso. Instructions are not only bad, but in fact contraditory, between the written and video. other peoples videos have been helpful..
Summary: Received my machine today and having a problem. The machine heats up to the first stage of operation where it's to discharge false pressure after releasing false pressure the safety thermostat malfunctions resulting in having to reset ever so often. This thereby renders the machine useless.
Summary: I love this machine. It is definitely not for the person who wants to press a button and get an espresso out. After over three months, I am still trying to learn what I'm doing, but I love the challenge and the taste that comes out.
Nothing gives you the control over the flavor like this machine
Gadget Guy, Amazon
23 November 2014
Summary: My second. the first lasted 14 yrs. with daily use. Nothing gives you the control over the flavor like this machine. I'm still adjusting to the changes in the group head and baskets. I would suggest Allegro Espresso for the most fulfilling experience.
Summary: Everything you do with this machine affects the flavour of the coffee. Slight variations in pressure produce slight variations in flavour. You can change the grind or dose of your coffee and adapt to it as you pull the shot. If that last sentence excited you, this is the machine for you.