Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cold2coffee will not heat after 2 years
broke- 2 years old- will not heat after 2 years- wasted money
February 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mishunpossible Simply outstanding
Great machine for beginner or aficionado. Won't give you a lot of espresso crafting drama so it's not for those that need that. Pressurized portafilters help overcome tamping inconsistencies. Draws a double shot in 21-30 seconds even when I had to use some rougher than usual grind (out of necessity). Milk steamer is absolutely the easiest I've ever used plus steam production is separate from espresso production. Home depots price plus rebate made my purchase decision easy. I could have paid way more for no better performance. Can take filter packs if that's your thing. I've not tried that feature.
May 14, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Great every day espresso maker
Been using this daily for about a year now, nothing has broken down or failed. If you're a connoisseur, this may not be your espresso machine, but with proper technique, ingredients, and cleaning, you can make a nice cup of joe. The only con about this is that the espresso cups aren't fastened to the basket, so trying to bang the used espresso out of the basket get's a little clumsy with the handle.
The cup warmer is awesome, and it heats up very quick. Also looks like a high quality machine (because it is).
October 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dayoldbread Terrific Machine!
This is my 3rd espresso machine in 4 years. I'm hoping this one finally does the trick, it certainly makes the best espresso/latte's yet! I've owned a Krupps/Breville - but this machine is far and away the leader for the price. It feels like quality, and if you can follow directions by letting it preheat correctly, it makes a latte in 1/2 the time of other machines in this price range (the steam wand is awesome!). Buy this machine, you won't be dissapointed!
May 14, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JoeDepot worked well when it worked
Just went over one year and stopped delivering shots. Pump is running but won't get up to pressure. I only used bottled or filtered water and de-scaled on schedule. Really only lightly used. Very disappointing.
June 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John Easy to use, basic clean style.
Still trying to figure out how to make the espresso hotter. The milk foams perfect, plenty hot, but the espresso is not hot enough. Overall for the price, it's a good buy.
April 3, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by daniel Good introduction
Need some learning curve
The wand did not worked
August 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LatteMan Cappaccino Maker
Excellent machine for the price. Steamer/Frother is a little weak but overall gets the job done.
February 5, 2011