Review Date - 01/02/2013
I own both machines (my Saeco is the black, not the stainless, but there is no mechanical difference between them). Please check my review regarding the Rancilio Rocky for greater detail; but in short, the Rocky is so precise that you get coffee house quality shots (from good beans, of course) with the Aroma.
I got the Rocky just recently, but have used the Aroma for almost four years. As very ... read more
Review Date - 02/03/2014
I have been using this machine for a little over a year.. The performance is great.. For Crema, make sure the little plastic insert is under the pressure basket.. This us easy to lose.
After a year, the steamer tip just blew off.. It is difficult to get it to stay put. I just ordered a third party replacement that has a screw tip instead of a plastic one that slides off., poor design. ... read more
Review Date - 02/24/2014
I've owned this pair about 15 years and while I thought it expensive at the time, the endurance record for this machine is awesome. We try to keep descaling but even with being erratic with that, the machine is still going strong. The steamer knob just broke which is why I'm on this site to get a replacement. We use the machine daily for at least 2 cups of coffee but more often 4 cups/day. I r ... read more