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Andrew L.

Andrew L.

Joined on 01/06/05

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Most Critical Review

A design disaster overpriced at $20!

DeLonghi Black EC5 Steam-Driven 4 Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
DeLonghi Black EC5 Steam-Driven 4 Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Pros: Cheap. Heats water to operating temperature quickly.

Cons: This unit requires that there be hot water flowing through the espresso before steam can be directed through the foaming wand. There is no option to have just steam with no espresso being made. To make bad matters worse, there must be ground coffee in the espresso holder to provide resistance - and thereby force steam through the wand. So, in order to foam the milk, you must let your espresso be ruined OR put a new cup under the espresso holder to catch the new, undrinkable stuff that will be flowing. Finally - the espresso the machine makes is inferior.

Overall Review: Makes a mess of your counter. Entire machine must be rinsed after each use.