Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bling Great for awhile
When I purchased this machine- I was in love. Made the best cappuccino. Until... it started dripping and leaking. It was leaking from the frother and the espresso area. I had to shut it off immediately after each use to avoid having a huge puddle on my counter. I had to empty my drip pan all the time. Then steam started shooting out the espresso area any time the unit was warm and I was unable to use my machine at all. Very disappointed. At this price I would expect better!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debbengar Fabulous Machine
After reading many reviews and doing much homework, I ordered this. Many of the reviews I read were bad. I went with my gut and ordered it anyway. Love, love, love this espresso machine. So easy to use and clean. It takes both pods and ground coffee or espresso. You get a great cup of whatever coffee/espresso you make. Comes out with nice crema and the frother works very well and quickly creates great foam. Look, I would love to buy a $3,000 machine. This is not that nor was it meant to be. It is made out of a lot of plastic however, it is done very well and is a pretty machine. Feels sturdy. I don't find it to be louder than other machines at all. Works great and fast. Most important, of course, is the taste. I am very picky about my coffee and I love what this machine produces. Very happy I did not listen to some of the reviews I read. Great price and value. I would recommend highly.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Didn't last even two months!
This is the second machine I've bought from DeLonghi and the second to not work after just a short period of time so I am not at all impressed! The first I bought was the combination to make a regular pot of coffee and espresso machine. It just plain stopped working after a couple of months of regular use. I bought this model thinking it would be better, and at this price it should have lasted much longer I thought but alas it too stopped working and began leaking out of the top of the machine that's completely out of reach to even try to figure out how to fix it - and it poured all over the counter before I realized there was a problem so made quite a mess behind and under the fridge and stove since the counter is between the two. Wanting to purchase another espresso maker but at this point I'm not sure which brand to trust and after paying this much for this last one I hesitate to spend more... BIG disappointment to say the least...