Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mary000 Excellent 15 Bar Machine
This is a tried and true model-- there are thousands of positive reviews on the net.
You'll be hard pressed to find a machine remotely near the performance and quality of this machine, even if you spend twice the amount.
The pump is a true, Italian made 15 bar. You can pull a very good espresso with just a bit of practice. Built in tamper (tip: don't overtamp--- most beginners do). Great frothy foam.
The unit is a bit low, so you'll want to get a short, wide steaming cup, or elevate the unit (see other internet reviews). Remember to clean as directed.
This machine rocks for the price!!!
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Currentlydecaffinated Terrible quality
I was happy with my first DeLonghi Pump Espresso maker for five weeks, until the pump failed and it took over five minutes to make an espresso with little to no cremora. I returned it, and to Kohl's credit, the replacement was hassle free. The replacement espresso maker worked once - yes, only one successful espresso - before it too failed. I had read other reviews before purchasing this, but hoped against hope those were exceptions. My experience indicates that if you get one of these to last more than two months, you're lucky. I completely recommend against purchasing this product.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by kblfarmer Not like our former DeLonghi!
We have used the current espresso maker for over 5 years, every day and sometimes 2X's a day!! My husband makes an Iced Latte for us each every morning for our day of work.
The new style has such a small space between the grounds and cup platform that it is impossible to use the Bodum cups my husband likes to use for the espresso shots. One would have to tip the cup to get it under the spout, but OOPS, all the coffee would spill getting back out! Poor design...returned it. Continue to love Kohl's!
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Reniroo Worked ok for a few months....then barely dripped
The price was right on this product and the reviews pretty good, so I took a chance. I had to play around with the grind, beans, tamping etc. until I got it working pretty well....then a few months after buying it, the coffee would only drip out very slowly. I clean the machine regularly, and even gave it a super thorough cleaning, but it still is not working. No crema, tastes like regular drip coffee. I am going to return this product.