Review Date - 10/12/2014
We bought this machine in the Spring of 2008. It is extremely durable. While it certainly isn't smart, I have used and abused this machine. I use it every morning. It has never been descaled. I only use tap water and I have accidentally left it on all day several times.
Using the machine does take some expiramentation. I have to use very finely ground coffee, such as pre-ground Lavazza to get ... 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 - 01/09/2012
This is a great little espresso machine. It's no Rocket or Isomac, but you would have to look hard and far to find a better value for your dollar.
The operation is simple and easy. No temperature surfing or any of that stuff here. It's a thermoblock unit.
Milk steaming/frothing is easy if you remove the panerello device from the steam wand. Once purged it has as much pressure that you will ... read more
Review Date - 03/29/2013
We LOVE good espresso! I also am thrifty financially! So......we had a Capresso Espresso machine for about 12 years. Loved it! That's why we looked into Capresso when it needed replacing. Got his machine, knowing we could return it if not happy. I had read unfavorable reviews about how it produced too much crema and not enough espresso. This was in fact the case :( So, we called Capresso a ... read more
Review Date - 05/25/2013
This is a good choice for those seeking an inexpensive espresso machine. The construction is rather flimsy and the portafilter is small, but it has a real 15 pump system and it produces a satisfying amount of crema. ... read more
Review Date - 05/24/2011
This is my second Krups machine. I have owned this machine for just shy of one year.I make two lattes four to five days a week. The machine makes a good espresso shot and froths well. However, the wand is the weak point. I am on a replacement wand and it recently started a familiar pattern, either the wand shoots off or the joint it attaches to leaks steam. II am moving on and switching brands. ... read more
Review Date - 10/17/2014
I bought this here in 2001. It has been used heavily - daily. Finally 12 years later I had a problem that could have been overlooked. I sent it back for service and they called me and said it would be just as inexpensive to do a refurbish as to do a limited repair. So for less than $300 I have a new machine. Get a stopwatch, a good grinder, and learn how to do it properly. You'll be happy. Fresh c ... read more