Rated 1 out of 5Â by Mikewol There is nothing good about this machine.
It leaks water all over my counter, the pump sounds like someone is drilling concrete, and the coffee is weak and nearly cold seconds after hitting the cup. I have had nothing but noisy, watery coffee since buying this dumb thing. If I could get my money back I would, but I bought it at the Superstore, and they said I had five days to assess it for a refund. Do not buy if you want an actual espresso. This is warm brown water that barely resembles coffee. Save your money for a real espresso machine that doesn't sound like someone is doing construction in your kitchen.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by jackmccann2 Great machine but...
This machine makes very good coffee (provided you supply it with good quality coffee to begin with). The basket holder-in thingy in the handle broke the first day. The on-off switch got cranky after about three months (tries to switch on but fails for several minutes). The built-in screen/gasket clogs easily if the grind is too fine (tricky to clean). There is a lot of mysterious dripping and leaking going on. The steam wand is too long to fit any normal container under it. BUT...this machine has another unexpected good use: it works perfectly as a warmer for overnight yogurt making. Now, if only I could get it to settle down, stop leaking and switch on properly.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Pete Works great
I bought this machine, but the only draw back is it does not stop once brewing is complete. I am not a barista so wont know when to stop once brewing is complete. It's also noisy when turn on and brewing starts.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SpresO Good for the money
I have read many reviews on this espresso maker and was aware it has its problems. When I received it in the mail, two pieces of the equipment were broken. Since the pieces were not critical for the machine to function, I used it anyways. Overall, works great! Good espresso and steamed milk. I plan on returning it for the fact of I didn't pay $200 to receive a broken espresso machine. This is one of the reasons i purchased from Kohls for their great return policy. Overall, I am happy with this product.