DeLonghi BCO330T Combination Steam Espresso, Drip Coffee, Cappuccino and Latte Machine
Great for the money
I LOVE this product. We have had it over 18 months and use it almost daily for espresso/lattes. We looked at many machines before deciding on this one. We have had no problems. It can only make enough espresso for 2 lattes, but for us that it great. No problems with steaming milk at all, and makes wonderful foam easily (may help that I used to be a barista). Would recommend this product for sure.
March 15, 2013
heating element went out in 8 mths
Bought this for my mom. She makes the most delicious latte's but the heating element went out with out a warning. No latte's for us. Coffee pot still working great though. WE will take it back to see if we can return it for a new one. If not I will report back.
October 4, 2012
If you love coffee, this is not for you
The machine works. But if you love a properly brewed cup of coffee, this is not it. The steam wand has very little pressure and does not froth well. However, you are getting what you pay for with this one. Returning it and buying a more professional machine.
September 4, 2012
Good coffee and espresso
The machine makes good, hot coffee. The 10 cup capacity is about right for the two of us. The brew time is about 10 minutes. It seems to make fairly strong coffee which we like. We use 7-8 rounded tablespoons for 10 cups. The carafe doesn't dribble and the lid is removable for cleaning. The swing out assembly to fill the water and add the coffee is a convenience; no need to get at the back of the machine or open a top lid. There is no "coffee done" beeping but we don't mind that. You can tell when the coffee is ready by the lack of sound though the machine is fairly quiet without the loud sputtering and hissing of some machines we've used.
The espresso side works well and can run at the same time as the coffee side. The espresso side has its own boiler. You wouldn't want,though, to make espresso for 12 guests; way too slow for that sort of production.
Overall, it's a well built and good looking machine that works as advertised. Our only disappointment was that the clock doesn't light up and can be hard to see without good light. But,then, we don't really need yet another clock in the kitchen:-)
Highly recommended for its quality, versatility and price.
March 10, 2012