My experience with DeLonghi products wasn't the best, as most of you know starbucks coffee sells DeLonghi coffee makers out of their retail stores and everyone I bought failed on me. When I saw this espresso maker at target I was initially skeptical but at $199.99 I decided to pick it up anyway and put it on my target card.
So right out of the box this was a very sexy looking espresso machine, I would say that this is the playboy of espresso makers. I noticed that the steaming process was really loud and at first I though this machine was dying.
The handle on this also comes off very hot at first so you will need to be careful because I burnt my hand, it is also very hard to move so water ends up spilling.
This espresso maker also doesn't measure the water so it's not very easy calculating cups if you have company over. But aside from all the defects the cup of espresso was simply delicious and I was quit pleased. So if you need a great espresso maker then this suits the purpose.