DeLonghi pump driven Espresso/Cappuccino maker. #BAR32
35 ounce Espresso Maker
I bought my coffee maker about a year ago from Sear's. Which means my one year warranty is due to expire this month I believe. It still seems to be in tip top shape, I absolutely love it! The way that it froths the milk is amazing, especially for the price of the machine. I also liked that you could use espresso pods or regular ground coffee as well.
The anti-drip works great too, even with really fine coffee. Another feature that I have not had on previous machines is the separate water and steam thermostats, one for each cup. Each side fits standard size coffee mugs as well, not just the little cups. The clean up is sweet and simple, it generally takes me about 5 min to clean up my mess; The removable drip tray helps.
I do have to say that the machine does get a bit loud, however, its only for seconds to maybe a minute. It's worth it for a good cup of coffee. It may also take you a few tries before you get it to taste how you like it, but play around with it, you can create so many different kinds of flavor! The size of the entire machine is very convenient. It is definitely smaller than ones I have purchased in the past. It doesn't take up a lot of counter space, and still gets the job done right.
The past machines I have had have been $50-$60 and did not last long. They either stopped brewing all together or burned out. The last two I bought before the Delonghi were the Braun brand; Which i was very dissatisfied with. But the Delonghi at $160-$180 is well worth the extra $100, at one year of service I have yet to have any complaints with the appliance. It's a great product, I recommend to anyone!