The Cuisinart EM100 espresso machine is well built and of a sturdy construction which will definitely give you years of excellent service. The machine itself is quite heavy so may be a little difficult to move around, but will sit proudly on your kitchen counter giving you coffee house standard beverages every time.
- Espresso maker with 15 bars of pressure for perfect coffee drinks
- Brews 1 to 2 cups from either ground espresso or pods
- 53-ounce removable reservoir
- porta-filter holder
- cup-warming plate
- Steam nozzle
- frothing cup
- removable drip tray
- tamping tool included
- Measures 8-1/5 by 11 by 12-5/9 inches
- 3-year limited warranty
Ease of Use
Not only is this espresso machine easy to use it is also very easy to clean which is always a great benefit. Both the drip tray and cover are easily removed for cleaning ensuring the machine will stay in excellent condition for many years. Also the machine comes with an easy to follow DVD which a lot of people find much easier than reading a manual, especially if this is your first coffee machine or you have never used an espresso machine before.
You can either use coffee grounds or the convenient pod filters. It is important to remember the final result will depend on the quality of coffee beans or grounds you use. The EM100 is more than capable of performing a double shot for all the strong coffee lovers out there.
The large water reservoir can easily brew 4 or 5 espressos with enough in reserve to steam
the milk as well, so no more waiting for the water to reheat in between cups. Fill the water tank in the morning and enjoy an espresso at anytime during the day.
The warming plate on top of the machine keeps cups warm and ready for use throughout the day.
The 15 bar pump produces a good amount of crema for a cappuccino, latte or the all time kids favorite of hot chocolate. How excited do you think the kids will be when they get home from school to find a hot chocolate with marshmallows waiting for them especially in the middle of winter.
The stainless steel frothing jug is large enough to make one latte or two cappuccinos.
And for those non coffee drinkers hot water is available for tea or herbal teas, or for the health conscious hot water with a squeeze of lemon juice which is great for the digestive system.
The one thing you do need to be aware of when using the EM100 is not to tamp the coffee too tightly as the water may have difficulty filtering through the coffee grounds and can cause a blockage in the machine. Just remember not to tamp too tightly and use the included tool to clear the holes the espresso is pumped through and you will not have any problems.
If you are in the market for a smart looking machine, that produces great tasting coffee every time then look no further than the Cuisinart EM100.