Review Date - 02/07/2014
This machine is everything you could want for a office. Large capacity makes it easy to set it up in the AM and not have to mess with it until the PM. The machine does a good job of making you clean it. The knowledge builder on the website makes setup and maitance easy to understand. ... read more
Review Date - 01/09/2012
After trying this model at a friend's house, we decided to get our own 'super automatic' espresso machine for Christmas in 2011. I read reviews all over the internet and this is still the one I came up with.
The cons that everyone seem to talk about are that it's a little fussy and when it needs to be repaired you have to ship it back to the manufacturer. I assume this is true and that it would ... read more
Review Date - 09/11/2014
This is the first machine of this kind that we've owned. Simply fantastic!! Thinking about the "not hot enough" complaints....In our opinion, it is the perfect temp for drinking as made...This machine has paid for itself many, many times over.( will be 3 year old in Dec.) Very easy to keep clean..I'm so glad the brew group comes out...can't imagine having one that didn't. We are trying to wear ... read more
Review Date - 09/15/2014
Makes outstanding coffe - truly makes my mornings a joy. Easy to use, buit for the inexperienced user of automatic machines, it takes a bit of learning. Read the user manual carefully, and keep up with cleaning and maintenance - which is not burdensome, just do what the book says. I have encountered a couple of quirks that took me some time and experiemntation to figure out. After a period of ... read more
Review Date - 10/21/2014
I've owned a couple of Gaggia Classic machines previously and the New Baby offers the same internals (pump, boiler, group head, steam valve) as the Classic at a lower price. If you're into gimmicks like timers, automatic settings etc. this is not the machine for you... but if you want to produce rich, strong espresso with great crema and silky smooth milk then the New Baby is everything you need.
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Review Date - 08/29/2013
Just a little background: I've been into espresso for a little over three years now. I've owned the Rancilio Silvia, Gaggia Classic, Pasquini Livia 90, and the list goes on. This machine was my first purchase, for $80 used on ebay. Compared to all the other machines I own and have used, this pulls the best shots hand down. I don't know why, but I could use the same exact beans / grinder and ge ... read more
Review Date - 10/29/2013
I say the Illy Iperespresso system is by far the best pod espresso there is. It still doesn't compare to fresh beans in a real espresso machine, but this is very good, especially for a second home or occasional use situation. The machine is kind of cheap though and doesn't last; as others have mentioned in reviews elsewhere, the extraction begins to take a very long time, with the coffee drippin ... read more