Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amsosa4972 LOVE THIS MACHINE-BEST LATTES, CAPPUCINO'S AND ESPRESSOS
I was fortunate enough to use my credit card points and redeem this little gem at no upfront cost!! I must say, I did not follow the directions properly the first time I used it, so I was not successful in getting it to work. But, after my fiance read them to me step-by-step, I now know how to operate what I consider to be the best espresso machine out there!!
It all comes down to packing the ground espresso into the pod holder properly. This comes with a serving spoon and the handle has a flat round surface--THIS IS WHAT YOU PACK THE ESPRESSO POD WITH!! After we figured this out, I am making the most delicious cappucinos, lattes, espressos and cafe au laite!! The machine heats up quickly, the frother works great (tip: use really cold skim milk to get a lot of froth). It even has a pod saver attached to the handle, so when you dump your old espresso grounds the pod doesn't fall out into the garbage.
My advice to all those disgruntled customers who left bad reviews: READ THE DIRECTIONS again and start over!! The machine is great, it stores lots of water (I can make up to 2 double lattes with foam (4 shots of espresso) at one use. It comes with 2 pods (one for single shot espresso and one for double), a serving spoon, and the frother has a plastic cover that can be removed for easy cleaning and has a little handle that allows you to position the frother without burning yourself.
Also this espresso machine has a thermal blocker inside, so it literally sends piping hot water through the espresso machine producing a perfectly hot espresso shot. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the $$ I'm saving from no longer having to purchase Starbucks!!
February 4, 2013