Affordable basic espresso maker that will need to be replaced after a few years
6 October 2014
Summary: My husband and I bought this espresso maker in September of 2012. For the first year, he wasn't making more than one espresso a week on average. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but I'd say one per week is probably about right. But late last year, in the winter of 2013, I became addicted to espresso.
Summary: Good Espresso maker. It has a good steam milk, I like the removable water reservoir. It simple to make a good Espresso or Cappuccino in the morning. But the problem is in Saudi Arabia the Electricity Mostly 220Volt and this product is 110Volt So I hope they make it 110-220volt (It's not a problem...
Summary: Bought mine about a month ago. Worked great for a while. Now water leaks out around the grounds basket and down into my cup. Lots of it...a constant stream of water right into the coffee cup as the espresso is brewing. Cheap piece of junk, avoid.
Summary: When I was hunting for an espresso machine on Amazon, I was confused between this product and the De'Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker, which had 6 times as many reviews as this one with nearly the same rating. In the end, I chose this product instead.
UPDATE #4 - Replacement machine died - this machine is good for 9 months of daily use
GKPugh "gkpugh", Amazon
18 July 2013
Summary: UPDATE 9/2/14 - The new machine just died. So do the math - bought original in March of '13. Replaced 9 months later with new one (warranty) in December of '13. New one dies --- 9 months later. It was a daily user - 3 cups for me and one or 2 for my wife. SO...I'm looking at the $99 DeLonghi.
Summary: I was skeptical that such an economical coffee maker would work. We have had ours for a year and a half and it works great. We liked it so much we bought one for our daughter, and she uses it every day. Some tips we discovered: take the rubber end off the steamer tip.