Capresso EC50 Stainless Steel Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
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- Fast and Consistent Results with a 15 bar pump, stainless-steel lined thermoblock
- Easy Brewing with patented stainless steel sieve
- Simple Cleanup with innovative self-locking filter holder
- Convenient Filling with 42-ounce removable water tank
- Create the perfect froth
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Pro's: I love this machine and highly recommend it for anyone who wants good espresso but doesn't / can't spend the many hundreds of dollars to get a real fancy one. Though, from an espresso quality standpoint, I don't notice any difference between this one and a starbucks, caribou, or local coffee house espresso quality (I'm not an expert but do drink 2 - 3 shots per day). It heats up fairly quick and the water reservoir holds a sufficient amount of water. The crema this machine produces is incredible. There is always a nice layer of it on top. Once the water is warm, you can toggle from making the coffee to steam without waiting.
Con's: The only real negative I have is that after making an espresso, the filter that holds the espresso grounds doesn't run all the water through, and rather than being a sort of hockey puck - like formation of old beans, it's more like a soup. This to me isn't a big deal because the espresso is good but I've spilled this on the kitchen counter once and it was fairly messy. Only other con's I can think of is the amount of space between the tray and where the coffee comes out is fairly limited...you can't fit a big tall coffee cup in there.
One other thing to be aware of which I think is common amongst these machines is that to ensure max.Read more ›
When attempting to flush out the machine for initial use, I was unable to get a clean run of water without a film of motor oil. The instructions tell you to run a cup or two of water through; I ran about two gallons of water through the machine, and it still came out smelling of the motor oil. The portafilter would feel greasy. So I'm shipping it back to Amazon. I'm hoping this was a bad one. I might order it again if I don't find a different one.
Barring that, I think I would have liked the machine very much. It appears to have a good thermoblock; it heats up to brewing temperature in about 15 seconds (although you should still run hot water through system once to warm all of the parts prior to brewing.) The pressure seemed good and the portafilter seemed sturdy enough even though it's more plasticky than I would prefer. There's only one filter so, you would need to measure and tamp for 1 or 2 cups in the same filter.
The machine is the smallest pump machine I've ever seen. It's about an inch or two narrower than most machines. Great for small kitchens. The stainless steel are thin panels covering the front and sides; it's really a lightweight plastic machine. But it still looks decent.
The front dial doesn't seem sturdy enough. I don't think it will last as long as my prior machine, which was 17 years.
The frothing wand produces a good amount of steam at high pressure. The plastic frothing cover doesn't produce small bubbles well, so I surface frothed without the plastic attachment, and that worked fine. Anyone can do it with some practice, but you can't start the frothing and walk away.Read more ›
Pros- fits neatly in the space under cabinets, there is a water well in the back to prevent constant refilling, it heats and is ready for use quickly
Cons- poor construction, you can only use shot glasses (a regular coffee cup won't fit), the water isn't forced all the way through the coffee so clean up is a bit messy
In this price range, I would say this machine is fair. I'm hoping the customer service process is pain-free.
Update- while the customer service process to return the machine was easy, after only 2 months the replacement machine did the exact same thing! They will be replacing it again, but ugh.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quality espresso, haven't had any problems with the machine leaking as others have discussed. Probably because I remove the portafilter and power off/unplug the device after each... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Alan N.
For the price this machine is Awesome. I can not believe it hasn't received more 5 star reviews. My boyfriend is an absolute coffee/espresso SNOB and he has a machine that cost... Read morePublished 1 month ago by sheila simmington
Quality very cheap. I never got to use it! When I unpacked it there was a piece of plastic broken off from the resevior that holds it to the machine. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John
This was ok for a cheap machine. A ring started to fail after only 10 months and they said I have to buy a new one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bryan
It's been working well for us - simple, no frills machine but it makes a good cup comparable to what I get at my local coffee shop. Read morePublished 4 months ago by William M Sheppard
great machine...love it. but somehow we lost the filter grounds basket... .. and cannot seem to find a replacement. ..any ideas????Published 5 months ago by Steven Lennox
Call me grumpy because I can't get my morning espresso, but a machine that stops working after only 18 months (post-warranty, of course!) is not something I would recommend. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Carlssonia
This is a great entry level machine. The coffee is not bad, like I thought it would be with pressurized portafilter baskets. Read morePublished 7 months ago by zdrussell
Returned the broken piece of garbage after the first week of ownership DO NOT BUY!Published 9 months ago by Jeffrey