Review Date - 01/14/2014
I bought this machine 2 years ago and this thing works great for the price.
My drinkof choice is the carmel machiato and I estimate that I have been the household barista of over 2,000 shots using this Ec702.
I am going to buy another one. I would say that this thing would probably still be working properly but I neglected to descale the unit, and now have lime build up which has restricted the ... read more
Review Date - 09/11/2014
This is the first machine of this kind that we've owned. Simply fantastic!! Thinking about the "not hot enough" complaints....In our opinion, it is the perfect temp for drinking as made...This machine has paid for itself many, many times over.( will be 3 year old in Dec.) Very easy to keep clean..I'm so glad the brew group comes out...can't imagine having one that didn't. We are trying to wear ... read more
Review Date - 09/15/2014
Makes outstanding coffe - truly makes my mornings a joy. Easy to use, buit for the inexperienced user of automatic machines, it takes a bit of learning. Read the user manual carefully, and keep up with cleaning and maintenance - which is not burdensome, just do what the book says. I have encountered a couple of quirks that took me some time and experiemntation to figure out. After a period of ... read more
Review Date - 05/15/2014
We love the simplicity of the Brera. Although small the features compensate for this. Shots are smaller than other machines but you can double press espresso button and two shot are made with a redose in between. With the dregs and water drawer in front, the lower volume capacity of water and waste is no problem. You can easily fill tank or dump dregs without hassle. Only criticism is would ... 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 - 09/27/2014
Owned it since June of 2011 and it has been very reliable until 2 weeks ago when the grinder motor died. Used the preground feature until the new grinder motor came in. It takes three beers to do this job. Easily replaced the motor by removing the hopper on top of the machine which then exposes the 4 screws in the sound deadening cover. It is all common sense after that. Make sure you scrape ... read more
Review Date - 04/28/2014
Had the machine for almost 1.5 years and over 1.800 espresso and lungo primarily so I speak from some experience with this machine. Also own Rancilio Silvia and yes I like the control she offers. But in our fast paced world Silvia was just too slow and the lady of the house just wasn't willing to wait or learn the intricacies of ground and tamping. Researched super-automatics for two years and wai ... read more
Review Date - 10/30/2013
Only received Vogue yesterday, within 36 hrs, I went thru 1/2 lb of beans! Shear Joy! This is my first Super Auto, and it is just to easy, and sweet. The ease of this machine is making me drink that much more. Out of the 1/2 lb, my son was the only other that had a shot. The rest was all me. ... read more