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Mr. Coffee Steam Espresso and Cappuccino Maker ECM150

I have been using my Mr. Coffee Espresso and Cappuccino maker for over a year now. It cost me about $30 at Target. So far it has not been too bad. The price is a definite pro of this machine.

Lots of other espresso makers run double the price. But you get what you pay for. The espresso maker part isn’t bad at all. The machine comes with a fill cup that fits nicely under the drip.

To make the espresso you fill the filter with ground beans, according to how many cups you are making. You open the tank and add your water. Then you slide and twist the filter/drip into place, which is quite easy. That will give you your espresso.

To make a cappuccino you simply add your milk, then put the cup under the frother on the side. It comes with a removable plastic cover. Turn the dial to steam and it uses water from the tank to froth your milk.

Recently my frother has stopped working. Well, it releases a tiny amount of steam, but nothing like it used to. It could be clogged, but I have no idea how to fix that if that’s the problem. I use shot glasses now instead of the little pot that comes with the machine.

I like that better if you’re just doing espresso shots. It’s also easier to measure when you’re making cappuccinos. So it’s really easy to use and all the pieces are easy to clean.

I wash everything by hand; I can’t remember if anything is dishwasher safe. Overall it’s a good little machine. I guess I’m in the market for a new, better quality piece. I have been gearing up to splurge on a pump, If you’re really into espresso you might want to go this route too.

- Easy to clean Inexpensive

- Frother stopped working after a year

3 out of 5

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