Wish I could return this espresso maker unfortunately
13 November 2013
Summary: (This review was written by my husband) Don't like this espresso machine; wish I could return but...how do you return an espresso maker after using it? Anyhow, the directions are not good; they need to be simplified and written cleanly, no need to jump back multiple pages while reading. The coffee is watery. Maybe I need to re-read the directions another 6 times but anytime I make espresso, it seems to not be dark...or as dark as I would like. The machine is very loud.
Summary: I replaced a Saeco Aroma that bit the dust. This machine is more compact and works great. I like the small water reservoir even though you must fill it more often. It is easier to clean and no stale water sitting in the container.
Summary: I purchased this machine with high hopes that it would work. It does not. Does it make excellent espresso? Yes, but when it actually works. When I set the machine up to make the espresso, 9 times out of 10, it overflows and nothing actually comes out into my glass. I have tried everything...replaced the parts, but no luck. All i end up with is water mixed with coffee grounds. Save the money and dont purchase this one.
Summary: I recently moved on from a Cuisinart espresso machine, which started getting temperamental a few months after purchase and died less than a year later. Looking for something with more longevity, I decided to try this model. As others have said, the clearance for your cup is ridiculously low. I use a very small mug to make double lattes, and it won't fit. You would have to use shot classes and transfer the espresso. Which means more dishes. And who wants that?
Summary: After my cheaper espresso machine broke down, I decided to upgrade to a better one. I did my research and liked the reviews for the Saeco, and that it has the same internal parts as the more expensive units. So, I've been using it for a few days now (I will update the review if need be). The machine looks good and it was well packaged. The instructions are OK, but not intuitive plus they're translated from another language.
Summary: Have had it for about 3 months- Makes a very good espresso. Pros:Heats up extremely fast. Seems well made. Very low maintenance, strong pump. Cons: Only real downside is the arm handle is very tight and difficult to remove or attach and wand for frothing is a tad too short and makes it difficult unless you have just the right size frothing container. I got it on sale for about 35% off, it was originally over 140-150, not sure that price is fair but for about $100.
Summary: This machine is very well built, is really inexpensive and the coffee is very good. I like it very much and never had a problem with it after 1 year. The only design flaw I see is that it's hard to use the steamer, you need to tilt your mug a lot to take it in and out. You have to elevate the machine with something like a small box or a tall chopping block.
Summary: Purchased this after doing a lot of research and not knowing how much I was going to use an espresso machine. Best web site for research was Seattle Coffee gear. Great videos. This one was rated as good as the Via Venezia at making espresso and has the better frothing wand.. Could not justify Via Venezia price on something I was not sure I would use a lot. So I went for this one.
Summary: What a bargain. You will not get an espresso this good out of any other machine for this price. It froths the milk with ease sometimes a little to much. The only problem is the pump is a little loud.
Pros: heats up fast, froths milk easily, nice espresso
Excerpt: Кофемашина супер! Выбирайте эту модель - не прогадаете.
Pros: Отличная кофемашина! Прочитал много обзоров кофемашин, но эта модель заслуживает особое внимание. Главные преимущества: 1. Конструкция. Все элементы кофемашины достаточно надежные, сломать что-то одно практически невозможно. Бак для воды можно вообще не вытаскивать, а подливать воду из бутылочных емкостей. Кроме того, основные детали (ложечка для трамбования кофе, чалд) можно быстро спрятать внутри кофемашины. 2. Управление. Управлять машиной одно удовольствие. Один р...
Cons: Капучинатор. Требует деликатного отношения. Необходимо часто промывать детали, иначе просто забьется остатками молока. Поддон для прогревания чашек не особо нужная вещь. Прогреть чашки можно кипятком или просто сполоснуть горячей водой.