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Mr. Coffee 4-Shot Steam Espresso Machine ECM21


Mr. Coffee's ECM21 can produce up to four cups of cappuccino and eight cups of regular coffee. It also comes with a pressure safety valve that protects the machine from overheating and ruining your brew. It comes with an innovative strength setting, which allows you to choose how strong (or how light) your coffee is going to be according to your taste.


Interior Features
  • This coffee maker has the unique Pause n' Serve feature, which allows you to pause brewing while you pour yourself a cup. You can then return the carafe to continue brewing. No need to wait for the whole eight cups to brew! You can have one with just a push of a button.
  • The ECM21 has a variable control feature to take care of brewing and frothing. This way you can control how much foam gets on your lattes or cappuccino. This machine truly lets you enjoy coffee just the way you want it.
  • The glass carafe is dishwasher-safe so you would not have to worry about complicated cleanups.

    Exterior Features

  • Cleaning a coffee maker has never been so easy as with the ECM21. This coffeemaker has a removable drip tray, water reservoir, and cone filter basket. These can be washed separately and thoroughly apart from the machine itself.
  • The black finish helps it keep a clean and elegant look, which is perfect for the office or break room. With this machine, you can choose to enjoy coffee, a perfectly brewed cappuccino, or a hot latte. Buy this for the home and serve your guest specialty coffee.

    Dimension Specifications

    For the Steam Espresso Machine
    Depth: 3.75 inches
    Height: 6.75 inches
    Width: 5.5 inches
    Total volume or number of cups: 4 cups

    For the Automatic Drip Coffee Maker
    Depth: 6 inches
    Height: 8 inches
    Width: 4.25 inches
    Total volume or number of cups: 8 cups

    Advantages

    The design is nice and pretty compact for a dual brewing machine. It fits most kitchen counters and does not entail much effort in terms of cleaning. It is made out of durable materials and has been tested for quality. The owner only needs to use it properly and take care not to abuse the machine, and it will definitely last for a long time. It can pour you a fresh cup anytime you want. The Pause n' Serve feature makes this possible. So even if you're on the go, there's no need to wait for it to finish brewing. You can get a steam espresso maker and coffeemaker in one. This gives you plenty of choices for your hot cup, without switching on another appliance.

    Disadvantages

    Owners need to be careful in handling the plastic parts as they tend to break with too much pressure or misuse. The controls and the sequence of putting lids, covers, and caps may be too stressful to do, especially if you urgently want a cup of coffee.

    Pros

  • can pour a cup anytime with Pause n' Serve feature
  • coffee maker can make up to 8 cups (ideal for guests)
  • can make great-tasting lattes and cappuccino
  • easy to clean
  • durable

    Cons

  • sometimes has leaks
  • quite confusing because of numerous controls and steps

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    Oct 19, 2010
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    no problems
    by: Anonymous

    I got this Espresso Machine from my son for Christmas. It definitely had a cool factor just from the look of it. I'll admit though at first, I couldn't figure out how to work the thing for the life of me. It took the same son who bought it to show me how to work it. Wish it would have been easier to make espresso with.

    I've had the espresso machine for over a year and a half almost now with no problems. I haven't had to maintain it yet. This is the first espresso machine I've ever owned so this was a first time experience for myself.

    My son knew I was a coffee addict and always have been. So when he got me this machine I was overjoyed with happiness to have my very own espresso machine. No more Starbucks 5$ espressos anymore!! The espresso the machine makes takes some "practice" to say the least. You're first espresso won't be you're best tasting one that's for sure.

    Once you get into the habit of it though you'll start to get creative by adding whipped cream and even you're own caramel sometimes. Depending on you're personal preference of course you can change the ingredients according.

    The price at the time was over 90 bucks. Right now it's only 30 bucks, and with a combo package including coffee maker it's only 60 bucks. So definitely worth the price at the present time according.

    Oct 19, 2009
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    A good machine for home use
    by: Anonymous

    Pros
    - Quickly produces espresso.
    - Easy to clean.

    Cons
    - Water resivour not visible.
    - Rubber grommet traps scalded coffee.


    All in all a good machine for home use. You can quickly produce up to four shots of espresso to make the drink of your choice. I prefer a latte while my wife likes a good mocha.

    I find that while the espresso is produced very quickly one has to eyeball the account of coffee in the container as the numbers are hard to see on the side. The steamer works wonderfully after a few quick bursts of water clearing the tube.

    The rubber grommet on the steamer allows you to adjust it without burning your fingers but makes clean-up something of a pain in the rear end. The cup that holds the grounds locks in with little effort and comes off just as easily. All in all this is a great product for the home user and the price can not be beaten.

    If you are looking at making more then two drinks at a time you may want to look at a higher end machine that keeps the water in the resivour hot.

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