Rated 5 out of 5Â by JesuSaves27 Makes great espresso
This makes great espresso as long as you get the right beans :-)
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Smtrv Expresso!
Love this machine! I am really enjoying making my own expresso.
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 4 out of 5Â by PHM1 Almost a wonderful machine
Although it took a while, I finally figured out how to make espresso that tastes good. So, for the price it is almost a very good machine.
BUT (there is always a "but") the espresso is not hot enough. Luke warm at best. If I have time I put it in the microwave to make it hot, but that does something to the taste. No, I am not nuking it too long. 33 seconds makes it hot, but does not boil it. I have no idea why the taste changes.
So warm, but good tasting espresso, or microwaved but slightly bitter espresso. I wish I did not have to choose.
I have had it for 4 months and I am still ambivalent about keeping it. Do I spend more only to find out that low/med priced home machines never make hot espresso?