Cuisinart EM200U Espresso Coffee Maker Chrome
With the Cuisinart EM200U Espresso Coffee Maker Chrome, you can ‘pull a shot’ of good espresso right at the comfort of your own home. Whether you are a double-espresso fan or a latte lover, you would find this espresso machine with its 15-BAR pump to your liking.
The stainless-steel nozzle makes frothing milk quick and easy; and the frothing cup provides hot water for tea drinkers.
There is also a tamping tool with a measuring spoon to help with coffee preparation. Unlike other coffee makers, pods and capsules are not required for this product, although you may use ESE or Easy Serving Espresso soft pods if you want to. Any brand of ground coffee will do.
This Cuisinart EM200U espresso machine allows you to program for single or double espresso. It also features a large 69-ounce removable water tank which means that you can brew without interruption. Other features are a removable drip tray, a cover for hassle-free cleanup and a cup-warming plate.
In addition, the Portafilter feature with a locking mechanism which allows you to dispose the wet ground coffee easily after use. The contents of the package will include the coffee machine, a frothing jug and a user manual.
Cuisinart EM200U Espresso Coffee Machine Reviews
The features that make this Cuisinart EM200U a good buy are its warming plate, and the fact that you can program for the desired cup size instead of wasting good espresso, or having to pull two single shots when you want a good fix.
The 15-BAR pump also makes for good crema – that reddish brown foam that gives a distinctive espresso taste to your coffee. The large-capacity reservoir is also easily accessed and maintenance is easier as well because of the drip tray. It is also easy to use, with its snazzy push button feature.
The machine was solidly built so you can be sure its going to last you more than a few month’s worth of good espresso. Also, what most people love about this espresso machine is its stainless steel steaming wand as a lot of espresso machines in its price range have plastic ones. The chrome finish also makes for a stylish coffee machine that would look great on a contemporary kitchen.
And now, on to the bad things. There have been complaints of the steam wand dripping a little after usage. However, it can be easily remedied by using the drip tray. Some also complained about the quality of the plastic portafilter insert, claiming that it is not authentic.
And, this being an espresso machine, it may not produce your espresso as fast as the usual coffee makers. It also only produces two shots so if you have an entire household of espresso-lovers, you might find yourself in a bind.
If you love good espresso, you cannot go wrong with this Cuisinart Coffee Machine. It has the basics down pat – good crema, ease of use and multi-functionality. The chrome finish may not look as chic as the others with matte finishes, but it fits right in a modern kitchen. What is even better is that you get all that in a price that wouldn’t break your budget.