Upgrade to match my stainless kitchen
Pros: I upgraded from a bar 32 to this machine. I really like it. I have had no problems so far. Looks good on the counter with my stainless kitchen. It has a cup warmer which the bar 32 does not. Doesn't vibrate as much as the 32. Now I do not have to hold the shot glasses in place while making espresso's. It has a more airtight water container, water should not get stale as fast. I like the ball level indicator. Looks like some of the parts from the 32 fits this machine, so if I ever need a new porta filter or pump, I have it. Booklet that came with it is alot nicer. I will probably never use the steamer, so I have not tried it.
Cons: No place to put the extra porta filter cup, like the 32 has. I put mine under the drip tray on a paper towel. There is room for that under there.
Other Thoughts: This is really a nice looking unit. I am very impressed. I just hope this holds up as well as my bar 32 has. This thing makes a great crema. My shots consist of two 2 oz shot glasses, with a sugar cube in the bottom. I run a double shot to fill them up about 3/4 of the way. Then I put in a dash of half n half and stir with a wooden stick. Then kill em both. I'm now good for awhile.
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Small cups only unless you remove tray
Pros: Easy to fill with water and easy to use. cleanup is pretty simple.
Cons: have to remove tray for regular sized coffee cups. It only has room for cups that are 2.5 inches or smaller with tray on.
Other Thoughts: overall i like it, but i leave the drip tray off for an extra 1.5 inches of room.
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Stopped working after 2 weeks
Pros: Makes coffee.
Cons: After 2 weeks and about 10 cups of coffee the unit would not power on. The water would not heat. I did not purchase this from newegg. My mistake. I now have to take it in for repair. Not my idea of a quality product.
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“Easy to fill with water and easy to use. cleanup is pretty simple.”— 10/23/2011
“I upgraded from a bar 32 to this machine. I really like it. I have had no problems so far. Looks good on the counter with ...”— jimfet 11/30/2012