Both a regular coffeemaker and espresso machine, this 1,500-watt appliance has separate water tanks for simultaneously brewing drip coffee and espresso. The espresso machine side has a milk frother for creating cappuccinos and lattes. Separate knobs select the strength of both regular coffee and espresso. Making espresso follows tradition: tamp coffee into a filter basket inside a filter holder, twist the filter holder onto the machine, pour water into the machine's boiler, and press a button. Depending on the amount of water, up to four 2-ounce cups then flow into an 8-ounce glass carafe.
Making regular coffee also follows tradition: put a filter in the filter basket, spoon in coffee, add water to the coffeemaker's removable tank, and press a button. Up to ten 5-ounce cups of coffee then flow into a 50-ounce glass carafe on a warming plate. (For five and fewer cups, the brewing process can be sped up to provide full flavor.) The brewing process pauses if the carafe is removed from the warming plate for a mid-brew pour. Encased in both bright and matte-finish black plastic, the machine measures 16 inches wide, 13-1/2 inches high, and 9 inches deep and carries a one-year warranty against defects. --Fred Brack
Rely on this DeLonghi Espresso/Drip all-in-one coffee maker day-in and day-out for your favorite coffee drinks. Make coffee and espresso simultaneously; brew up cappuccinos, lattes or even hot chocolate perfectly. A swivel jet frother easily makes frothy milk for a variety of coffee beverages. Fill removable water tank at the sink and eliminate messy spills. The variosystem and accuflavor selector dials allow you to choose the strength of your espresso and coffee. An adjustable steam emission for espresso and cappuccino includes a pressure safety valve to ensure safe operation. Other pluses include a pause-and-pour feature, a warming plate and a 5-to-10-cup function that adjusts to prevent overheating small quantities. 13Hx15Wx10D".