Summary: Where do I begin? First, there are no 8-cup coffee filters. Size #2 is too small and size #4 is too big and must be trimmed with scissors. The frothing tube is an inappropriate length. You have to use more milk than needed, leading to waste. It takes a lot of practice and caution to be able to pour coffee without spillage. To top it all off the coffee maker quit working properly after one year + a couple of days (out of warranty).
Summary: Bought one of these for my home/office last year. It worked well at first, but after just two months the warmer plate went out. I returned it for a replacement and after a short time this one began to always have a wet spot around it which I found out was due to condensation drops falling. Finally, within a year this machine started taking forever to brew a pot of coffee. This machine was more trouble than it was worth.
Super Quality Item far Better Then More Expensive Brands
6 June 2011
Summary: ECM218 Mr. Coffee, this is a super product unlike the previous two I had which were much more expensive this one out performs them plus it is more reliable. the previous two failed in just a few months them waited several more months for factory to repair then they failed again in less then two months. Quality of item is better then the more expensive ones and the products produced by the Mr. Coffie are equal if not better.
Summary: this product is absolutely great. Makes the best coffee and espresso.I bought this because I wanted something that did it all, and this fits the bill. I would compare it to a Starbucks or any coffee house brewed coffee.
Summary: I bought this for my brother for Christmas, he wanted an expresso machine and his wife wanted a coffee maker- this has both! I couldn't pass it up for such a great price. They have told me it works great and meets their needs, I'm thinking about finding one for myself!
Summary: I was skeptical about buying this coffee maker due to some bad reviews. Finally decided to buy and don't regret it. It makes very good stronger tasting coffee in a reasonable time. A lot better than my previous one which had a lot of features. The espresso side also works very good although I haven't used it that much. The carafe does drip if you try to pour too fast but is just a matter of being careful. I do recommend this machine if you like a stronger tasting coffee.
GREAT ! Mr. Coffee ECM21 Espresso Machine/ Coffee Maker
6 May 2010
Summary: great product; it's exceptionally user friendly. i like the removable water tank and how easy it is clean. cappucino maker is not only simple to use but it is SAFER than most. others i've seen were like opening a hot radiator on a car.