The Review of 3 Top-Selling Quality Espresso Machines
Thanks to the high price of a cup of coffee, more and more people are investing in their own caff quality espresso machines. Considering that a daily trip to the corner coffeehouse can set you back by a couple of hundred dollars a month, coffee lovers are finding that, even after buying an expensive machine, they`ll still be able to save a considerable amount on their yearly coffee bill by brewing their favorite beverage at home.
If you`re looking for the perfect espresso machine, here are three of the top-selling machines on today`s market, along with the pros and cons of each model.
1) De`Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
De`Longhi makes a wide range of popular espresso machines, but this little beauty stands out as a customer favorite. The De`Longhi features a duo function filter holder that can handle pods or ground coffee and has a convenient self-priming operation, so you won`t have to wait long for the brewing process to start. Thanks to its two thermostats, you can control water and steam pressure separately and there`s also a handy swivel jet frother for professional-style lattes and cappuccinos.
Duo filter for pods or ground coffee
Self-priming operation for faster brewing
Swivel jet frother
Frothing wand is only around three inches from the counter top, making it awkward for larger cups
The distance from the grounds basket to the cup tray is only two-and-a-half inches, so you`ll need to use small espresso cups.
2) Breville 800ESXL Commercial 15-Bar Triple-Priming Die-Cast Espresso Machine
Yet another entry in Breville`s line of popular espresso machines, this durable, stainless steel powerhouse is powered with a patented ThermoBlock heating system and offers a selector dial for steam, hot water or espresso. It has a convenient four-and-a-half inch cup clearance underneath the basket, so you`re not limited to using tiny espresso cups and it has a large, 75-ounce removable water tank for easy filling.
Durable stainless steel frame
Selector dial for hot water, steam or espresso
Larger cup clearance under grounds basket
Large, removable water tank
The patented ThermoBlock can cause uneven heating because there is sometimes a drop in internal pressure
This unit has tendency to vibrate more than some other coffeemakers
The filters clog easily and are difficult to find
3) Mr. Coffee ECM160 Four-Cup Steam Espresso Machine
You may not equate the Mr. Coffee name with a high quality espresso machine, but this particular model has gained a legion of fans because of its streamlined efficiency and affordability. The Mr. Coffee espresso machine is a basic machine that`s simple to use and while it doesn`t have any high-tech features such as thermostat controls, it does feature basics such as a high-power milk frothing nozzle and a frothing aid.
Simple, easy-to-use basic machine
Small and compact
Does not have extra features, such as a duo thermostat control or selector dial
Not as durable as more expensive machines
Does not come with extra accessories such as a tamper and milk pitcher
Whether you`re looking at food prep machines or other sources for your kitchen equipment, you`ll want to do a bit of searching on the Internet before you make your final choice. By doing some homework online, you`ll be able to better identify which features you`ll need for your ideal, professional quality espresso machine.