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Great tasting coffee from this compact little unit. Perfect size for our small kitchen. Parents have a bigger unit which has an inbuilt milk frother but I think it tastes better from the separate milk frother included in this set.
I like this machine. It’s my second delonghi machine. My previous one - a umilk- lasted 6 years with only 1 minor repair (spout). I was going to get a citiz which is the new model but this one has a few less features i never used and is a hundred or so cheaper. Its got a smaller water tank but it does a weeks worth no issues. The dump tank will only take 4 or 5 pods before its full. This one has only 2 coffee sizes as opposed to the 3 standard and the ability to program on the larger machines, but lets face it if you are drinking pod coffee you are not a coffee connoisseur. The Essenza works well at 5am. It has actual buttons to start it which i like. 1 for small and 1 for large. These are better than those brush your finger over things that only work sometimes. I like the sturdy manual lever that closes the machine and punctures the pod. This seems sturdier than the sliding mechanism that starts the automation on the umilk. It was this automation that caused the spout on my old one to wear out its track. The repeat of that problem caused me to replace with this one. It comes with an aerocino which is great for the price. If you are happy with Nespresso coffee and you aren’t doing 7 coffees at a time buy this one.
Pod machine is easy to use. Being nespresso takes alot of variety of pods. Small so fits well into my very small kitchen. Wouldn't buy it for a large family because machine only holds enough water for two mugs before it needs refilling and the used pods need something. Frother works well but would prefer it if it made slightly more froth, barely enough for two mugs. Expensive compared to say the Work frother that works just as well and makes more froth. Overall on happy with my purchase and like the look of it.
Very compact and functional machine. Have used several and it’s very simple to operate. Has no low water level indicator, and a small reservoir so have drawn through empty a few times wasting a pod. For the price though it does the job and is minimalist and stylish.