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The Mr. Coffee Steam Espresso and Cappuccino Maker – ECM150 is available for $30. The machine prepares gourmet espresso and cappuccino with an easy-to-use milk frother. The coffeemaker comes with a steam tube and frothing aid. The machine also includes an easy-pour decanter and a pressure safety valve. The size of the machine is 10 by 7.5 by 9 inches. The construction is with plastic, glass and metal with chrome accents. The cups and saucers are made of ceramic.
If quality espresso beans ground to espresso setting are packed in the brew tightly and brewed to the steam marking on the glass canter, this coffeemaker would produce espresso that tastes great. However, the brew basket and water reservoir cup should not be removed until the pressure has been fully released. This could be done by turning the knob to steam and allowing the pressure to be relieved through the frothing tube. Further, it would be useful if only 2 cups are brewed each time, instead of trying to brew 4, to get high quality coffee.
At $30.00 price, the machine is definitely worth buying. The machine is very quiet during the operation compared to certain other costly machines.
The high hot water temperature ensures that there is a good layer of cream on top in the espresso. The construction of the Mr. Coffee Steam Espresso and Cappuccino Maker – ECM150 is sturdy. We would recommend this budget machine to anyone who desires to have reasonably good quality espresso/cappuccinos and lattes at modest cost.