OK for a Beginner
As the Founder of a Food / Recipe Blog I get to review products on a daily basis. This one I received as a Christmas Gift two years ago. Using it all the time to create recipes, I do have to say I wish I didn't have it. It is not easy to use and testing others I have enjoyed using those more.
great product for coffee lovers
Easy to use, relatively affordable, and makes excellent espresso - as long as you buy quality beans. It is bulky and a little cumbersome as it has to be left on the counter.
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While not the most intuitive, this espresso/cappuccino maker is not overly difficult to use. You do have to watch it brew as there is not a timer, but as it only takes around 20 seconds this is not an issue. The frother works great and coffee tastes amazing. Using it is a bit of an art, but it is relatively simple to try out. It is great value and it very easy to clean. So glad we got one of these and would recommend to any coffee snobs out there (like me) that would like a more European style coffee.
Use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder. Easily prepares latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother, for perfect drinks every time Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the self-priming operation Always brew espresso at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats, which allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately,all parts included inside the machine or unit Enjoy delicious espresso for years to come with the durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler and 15 bar pump pressure High Quality and worth the money. Beautiful foam/cream on top of espresso. Five years and going strong. I use it around three times a month. Takes a while to heat up.