Buying an espresso maker for my hubby...?!

Question: Buying an espresso maker for my hubby!.!.!.!?
My husband is a devoted coffee drinker, and he's been wanting an espresso maker for over a year!. I wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with homemade espresso makers, and if they could recommend one!. Thanks in advance!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

There is a vast difference in quality (and price); you need to consider whether you want steam or pump (and the bars of pressure are important)!. I had a cheap Melitta for years, and you had to empty the grinds after each cup and let it cool down before you made another cup!. My husband bought me a DeLonghi Magnifica 3300 last Christmas, and it is absolutely INCREDIBLE! It has a bean reservoir, water reservoir and used ground reservoir!. So, you just push a button and VOILA! You can make multiple cups right away; the beans are ground fresh for each cup (and there's a used ground reservoir to empty out later)!.!.!.plus a frother, of course!. If you check the ratings, it's usually rate the very highest of any other espresso machine (5 out of 5)!. I actually bought mine (new in box, with warranty) for $400 cheaper on eBay than it was at Linen & Things or Bed,Bath & Beyond!. You can just search DeLonghi Espresso on eBay!. There are different models (cheaper & more expensive - but this is the best) - you could also search on Yahoo to find out the specifications of the DeLonghi machines!.!.!.!.!.!.!.Oh!. It also has dials for size of cup & strength (and will take ground coffee too), so you can adjust it to make a cup of "regular" coffee too, which still has the wonderful crema on topWww@FoodAQ@Com

With food prep items, I like to check Consumer Reports, because they have the best info on customer satisfaction, product durability and product recalls, all of which are important, when you're making an investment that could affect your health and happiness factors!.

-They have a website, but if you don't find what you need there, call them!. They should have an 800 listed on their site, but even if it's a toll call, it will likely cost less than the gas and time involved in returning a product they might have steered you around!.

Good luck!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I just got a cheap little Mr!. Coffee one that works great! I think it cost $30! I have found that it's the espresso that makes the drink, not the machine!. Be cheap on the machine, if you have to be, but spend a bit more for the coffee itself!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

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