I purchased this cuppa-chino maker after buying the vacuum to replace my old maker. It is a very good machine and froths very quickly. It looks very nice on my kitchen counter and holds more water than my previous Breville machine so refilling is not as frequent. Advice: if you want your machine to last a long time be sure to use reverse-osmosis, purified, distilled or demineralized water. You will never have to descale and it will last indefinitely.
This is an excellent manual espresso machine. It heats the water for espresso quickly. The steam for frothing takes a while though. It produces a great crema. You can't beat this quality for the price. I highly recommend this machine.
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