Summary: I got it after 15days, it was shipped from the U.S. to China. This machine power input is 120V, but the power is 220V in China. It is not convenient for me, I have to use voltage changer to change the power from 220V to 120V. I suggest that the information of input power of this machine should be mentioned on web site.
Summary: Simple review after 30 days: Many cup sizes dont fit properly with milk tube, milk never goes out at the same level when pouring cappuccinos, it cleans itself too much overflowing water from tray, and the used coffee waste must be shaken to accommodate more than 4 servings.
Great machine, better than some nearly double its' price
11 May 2014
Summary: I bought this machine, referbished, reciently from another source at a highy discounted price. Before I ordered it, I took to Amazon for reviews, and was confident in buying it, when there are such great reviews even at the retail price. Like many others, I recommend taking the plastic bean shaker piece out, as all it does (for me) is prevent the beans from getting in to the grinder.
Summary: Love this machine so far. haven't had it but for a few days but the instructions were easy to follow and the coffee is great. This machine actually makes coffee hot enough where I don't need to use the microwave. The cappuccinos are nice and frothy but the machine does require the milk pitcher be cleaned properly. Philips has videos that show exactly what to do and by following those instructions our cappuccinos are nice and consistent.
Summary: I originally had the Synthia Automatic espresso machine which made great espresso and cappuccino but I was not pleased with the small water tank and tiny bean hopper. I was constantly filling them so I returned it and purchased the Intelia One Touch Cappuccino machine instead and l absolutely ove it. It has a larger water tank, holds more beans and has a large drip tray for the water that accumulates during the rinse (cleaning) cycles.
Pros: great espresso, great cappuccino, great looking!!!, easy to use and program!
Cons: the milk frother is loud., the daily weekly & monthly maintainance