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Rated 5 out of 5 by Shi Great espresso machine!
So I work at Starbucks and use their beautiful commercial machines all day so I'm really picky when it comes to machines. This one I am so pleased with! I love the built in grinder! Love the motion of the steam wand! And love how simple it is to use! The only negative thing is when you grind your coffee into the porta filter grounds get everywhere!!!!! So you have a pretty big mess to clean up. I started grinding them into a small container instead and that works perfectly so you don't waste any coffee either. All around I love this machine!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by teenabeena Simply Amazing!
When my second espresso machine went a few month back, I dreaded looking for another. I have bought both new and factory refurbished and they both lasted about 3 years. I looked around the kitchen to see which brand had been on my shelves the longest and it was a Breville Juicer, immediately I looked into what they offered for espresso. Though their Oracle Machine is dreamy, its not practical for someone like me so I went with the Barista Express. The grinder makes this machine, grinding to my specifications and qty, you cannot go wrong here.This is not a "whim" purchase but If you can get it during an Easy Pay event, DO IT! You will not find it cheaper elsewhere, nor will you get the customer service to back it up. Its been months and I am very very happy with my choice.
Rated 5 out of 5 by fudd Excellent product
Stylish and makes a great gift. I would recommend this to anyone.
Rated 5 out of 5 by liz from SLC Utah Money saver!
I have to say that I LOVE this beautiful machine! This is not a technical review due to my lack of experience there are plenty of those online. Since I am a true novice I have not invested in a machine in the past because I thought it would be intimidating and a hassle to get it just right if I ever could. I looked at espresso machines with the little cups however just could not get around not having my choice of coffee and the environmental issue with the throw away cups. Not to mention the quality of the machines, seemed very gimicky.
I watched numerous you tube videos and this seemed like the best choice for ease of use and just a simple machine to understand. The light up dials are great no guessing about when things are ready to go. I like the pressure gauge to see if it is working and if I did everything correctly. The instruction booklet it very helpful and is nice to have on hand for quick guidance in minor tweeking. I also like the built in grinder that is why I selected this model and not the more expensive machine also offered here. I prefer the size of this machine rather than the bigger model as it sits just fine next to my regular coffee maker under my counter.
I have been using this for several weeks now and I still enjoy using it and feel excited to hear it warming up :-) I have not had any challenges using this machine and I have not pulled a single shot that I did not enjoy, that is saying a lot! I recently went to my regular coffee shop that I have been dedicated to for the past 15 years (not starbucks!) and I have to say I actually prefer my lattes at home. My next purchase will be the milk cafe for when I am making several drinks for family and friends.
This is a great option for home use and the price is fantastic. It will pay for itself in 6 months for me and the easy pay makes it a no brainer!
Rated 5 out of 5 by yolie0102 Best investment ever!
Love this machine, I saved me so much money already and it is so easy to use. Who needs a coffee house when you can make the best latte's and cappuccino's right at home.