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1. Melitta MEX2B Espresso Coffeemaker
$34.95 list($29.99)
2. Melitta Espresso and Cappuccino
list($79.99)
3. Melitta MEPE15B 15 Bar Pump Expresso
list($199.99)
4. Melitta MEPE123B Espresso Coffeemaker
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5. Melitta MEPE123W Espresso Coffeemaker

1. Melitta MEX2B Espresso Coffeemaker
list price: $59.99
our price: $44.95
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Asin: B0000645YV
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Melitta
Sales Rank: 2323
Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

A compact, easy-operating, inexpensive alternative to the more powerfulmachines favored by espresso aficionados, this 800-watt espresso maker brews 2 or 4cups of espresso (about 1-1/2 ounces each) and also froths milk for café lattés andcappuccinos. A lever selects the brew strength to suit personal tastes. A milk frother ispermanently attached to the steam tube for convenience. (The steam tube also can beused to heat other liquids such as hot chocolate or instant soup.) Once water is pouredinto the tank, ground coffee (scoop included) is tamped into the filter inside the filterholder, the filter holder is locked into place, and the machine turned on, espresso beginsto flow into the machine's glass carafe in about two minutes. For cappuccinos and othermilk-based drinks, the brewing process can be temporarily interrupted in order to frothmilk.

Other features include an LED "on" light, a removable plastic drip tray, soft-touchhandles on carafe and filter holder, push-in cord storage, and a safety cap on the watertank (won't open if steam is in tank). The machine measures 12-1/2 inches high, 7 incheswide, and 9 inches deep. It carries a one-year warranty against defects. --FredBrack ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 12-1/2 by 7 by 9 inches; 1-year warranty
  • Compact machine brews 2 or 4 cups espresso, about 1-1/2 ounces each
  • Brew-strength selector for desired preference; permanent frother on steam tube
  • Glass carafe; LED power-on light; removable plastic drip tray
  • Soft-touch handles on carafe provides easy serving, filter holder; push-in cord storage

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
This espresso maker has been used every single day for almost 4 months now. It makes great coffee and frothed milk :)

The product would be better if the top part (where you pour in water) could screw on more easily (you have to push down and twist it on), and if the frother cap could be removed without pulling hard for cleaning purposes.

other than that it's a great product for a great price. I would buy this espresso maker again.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fair coffee, a bit temperamental to use
I have owned one of these units for a year or so in the UK and it generally produces a reasonable coffee. However, I once adjusted the strong/weak slider to route the steam away from the espresso section and into the steamer but then forgot to open the steamer valve. After a few minutes (thankfully), the safety valve in the filling cap operated but ever since, the lid seems very temperamental and often "screams" loudly as it vents steam when it should be allowing a build up of pressure. Wriggling it or turning it a little usually fixes things. Frustrating though. I also sometimes / often have to wriggle the strong/weak selector in order to get any output from the machine at all. This may be due to an internal buildup of limescale somewhere where I cannot clean it out from. The milk foamer is wonderfully effective and easy to clean.
I'd recommend this as a low cost entry-level machine. Treat it carefully and be prepared to "assist" it to work and you will be fine.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good value for the price -- but may not last long
About two years ago I bought a DeLongi Capuccino maker -- more expensive than this, bigger, and much less reliable. The machine cost about $100, but the carafe I broke cost about $35 to replace and the plastic milk steaming mechanism (which broke twice) cost about $20.00 each time. When it broke a third time I decided to go with another machine (rather than pay the exorbitant prices and wait weeks without my morning capuccino to replace parts). So I looked for an economy model and bought two of these expresso makers last Spring -- one for my mother who had never made expresso or foamed milk in her life. I was looking for something easy to use. The machine is easy to use, and for the money, it might be a bargain. However, I will warn you that both of them machines I bought had defects. On one, the steam nob hardly turns, making it difficult to get a high level of pressure for foaming the milk (although it works quite well at the lower settings). On the other, the inner, metal tank cap was cracked, making it necessary to take extra care when tightening the cap (to avoid all the steam escaping from the top). Even given all that, both machines make a good cup of expresso (although I must warn you that if you are an expresso afficianado looking for a full head of crema, etc., you will not find it here) and steams/foams milk very well.

However, today we are tolling the death knell for my machine. This machine got quite a workout twice a day, everyday for about 9 months. It will still make expresso, but the steam mechanism died.

Even given all that, this machine was a much better bargain, and made a much better capuccino than the more expensive DeLongi. I'm planning to buy another one today.

3-0 out of 5 stars Very Temperamental
I purchased the Mellitta MEX2B in October last year. While I enjoy my morning mocha, I find the machine very temperamental. At times it is necessary to fiddle with the lever for brew strength (just to get the machine to work!} and the cap on the water tank does not fit very well which sometimes messes up the whole process. I have had to turn off the machine and wait to readjust it and start over. Sometimes I have to add more water (probably because too much steam has escaped from the lid; which I don't think is suppose to happen). This is my first espresso machine, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I am less than satisfied.

1-0 out of 5 stars Big problem
The coffee maker quit working after a few uses. The manufacturer representative has been very helpful and has offered to replace it. ... Read more


2. Melitta Espresso and Cappuccino Maker (4-cup) MEX 1B
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B00005OTY8
Catlog: Book
Publisher: Salton
Sales Rank: 108179
Average Customer Review: 3.61 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Leisurely sip a latte without ever leaving the house! This machine lets you select your brew using an adjustable espresso/cappuccino knob. Use it in conjunction with the built-in frother or use it independently. The glass carafe is calibrated for up to four cups so you can take a coffee break with a friend or two. Drip tray removes for easy cleaning. Includes instructional video. ... Read more

Reviews (70)

3-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Considering the Price
I recently bought a Melitta Espresso/Cappuccino maker, and so far have been very pleased with it. If you are used to drinking coffee from a stovetop MokaExpress, as I am, you will like the results from the Melitta. The espresso it yields is somewhere between the Moka and an espresso you'd get at a good coffee bar.
I have read reviews of this machine at other sites, where people complain that it's not totally authentic espresso-blahblahblah-but what do you expect from a $30 machine?? OK-if you want totally dead-on authentic espresso at home, shell out $300-600 and get one of the steam-engine style "real-deal" machines. The Melitta is, for sure, a solid, less expensive alternative. If you use good, dark roast, freshly ground beans, the results are delicious. As far as Cappuccino goes- frother works good and hasnt clogged on me yet(try it with Chocolate Milk-mmmm!). I read complaints about frother cloggage as well, but you simply have to run water-only through the machine after every few uses to avoid this problem. I would recommend doing this after every time you froth milk, because do you really want funky old milk in there anyway?? Overall - I'm very happy to have yummy cappuccino at home for a fraction of what I'd pay at any coffee place, and better, too! When you consider that one of the crucial ingredients to good coffee is love, do you really trust the Starbucks kid??? I say do it yourself for less with the Melitta.

1-0 out of 5 stars Appalling! You get what you pay for...
I am not a snob or a spendthrift, but I have learned my lesson. This baby was $30 at target, so I thought why not? Bad move. I used it three times:

the first time I ran water through it (as directed to clean it. it worked fine.

then i ran water through again (as above). The water shot out more forcefully and caused a spill, but still okay.

Then I ran it the third time, with espresso in the filter, to make my first pot: steam oozed out of the cracks around thew (properly sealed) lid, then it oozed out of every crevice. The machine looked like it would explode, and the resulting coffee tasted like burnt plastic.

I returned that thing and vowed never again.

You'd think I'd have learned after my previous puchase of a $7 drip coffee maker, but no. It took two machines that produced spills and plasticky tasting brew, before I learned my lesson: buy quality.

4-0 out of 5 stars Target honored warranty: still happy
This inexpensive espresso machine does an impressively good job.

After using it about a dozen times, it went belly-up. Why? The reservoir cap valve broke - apparently the same thing that breaks in most people's units.

I took the cap back to Target with my receipt and they handed me a new one. Voila, back in business.

My advice: keep your receipt, and read the warranty expiration, ONE YEAR. If it breaks, replace the broken part under warranty and "party on, Wayne".

3-0 out of 5 stars Fun to Experiment with
I like this little maker and I've made one perfect espresso and still to this day trying to figure out how I did it. I think I put in hot water and lightly tamped the very fine coffee; everyday I hope to get that perfect cup again so always look forward to using it.

5-0 out of 5 stars much better than I expected
I have used this product daily for the past year and a half, and it finally just stopped working a couple of days ago. But considering the price is the same as buying around 8 cappucinos at a coffee bar, this baby paid for itself in just over a week--and then worked perfectly for an additional year and a half!! And when I finally got the perfect recipe for my taste, I liked this machine's cappucino better than that of most coffee shops I visit. It really is worth the low price! ... Read more


3. Melitta MEPE15B 15 Bar Pump Expresso
list price: $79.99
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Asin: B0000645Z2
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Melitta
Sales Rank: 18854
Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Measures 14-1/6 by 11-1/3 by 10-5/6 inches
  • 15 bar pump pressure for espresso with thick creme
  • Super-performance mild frother for cappuccinos
  • Easy-to-use controls and variable steam control
  • Filter holder with stainless steel filter; removable drip tray and cover

Reviews (3)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good but now leaks.
I have used this for almost a year and it now leaks around the frother. It is easy to clean and I have only one other complaint about the slight difficulty getting the coffee holder seated.

1-0 out of 5 stars For those who like coffee barely warm
Amazon did a good job of getting this espresso maker here in time for Christmas! The instruction manual was a little confusing to follow (as compared to, say, the Krups instructions which pretty much explain the whole process using pictures only!) While filling the water reservoir, I noticed that the valve on the bottom leaked slightly, leaving a trail of water across the kitchen floor from the spigot to the coffee maker. It heats up quickly, but not very much. I measured the temperature of the coffee at 150 degrees - which feels very "luke warm" in the cup. I found I had to zap the coffee in the microwave oven for 30 seconds to get it the way I like it. The milk frother needs to be disassembled for cleaning, and there are two very small (and easy to lose) washers that make this operation clumsy. Finally, the largest provided coffee filter holds enough for only two cups of espresso. (Our older, non-pump Krups makes up to 4 cups at a time.) So, in many ways, this model failed to meet expectations.

3-0 out of 5 stars It takes a lot of muscle to make alittle espresso!
We cannot get the filter holder into the locked position smoothly, especially when it has grounds in it. We did put a lot of muscle behind it-and were successful getting it into the locked position. It makes great creme, the frother works very well. Two things right off the bat that bothered us....1) the filter holder as explained above. 2) you must stop the flow of coffee when you think it is enough. This is somewhat interesting since the longer it pours out, the more diluted the espresso gets... ... Read more


4. Melitta MEPE123B Espresso Coffeemaker
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B0000645YU
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Melitta
Sales Rank: 97924
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Compact, lightweight, and inexpensive, this push-button machineuses packaged coffee pods (50 included) to make espresso brewing easy.It has a steam nozzle with a milk-frothing attachment to createespresso drinks like café latté and cappuccino. Making one espressoafter another is simple: Fill the 50-ounce, transparent, plastic watertank (it detaches for easy filling), press the on/off button, flip thetemperature switch to brewing, and wait until a ready light on thefront turns green. Then flip the function switch on the side to brewingand insert a coffee pod into a slot in the machine's top. In momentsespresso flows into a cup placed beneath the espresso spout. Whenbrewing is complete, the pod automatically drops into a removableused-pod container. For frothing milk, the temperature switch is set onsteam/froth, and when the ready light turns green the function switchis also set on steam/froth. The steam nozzle with frother attached thengoes into a pitcher (not included) of cold milk.

Convenience features include a removable overflow tray covered by acup-rest grill; a red tab inside the overflow tray that rises toindicate the tray needs emptying; a water-filter holder inside thewater tank that accommodates cylinder-type filters (not included); anda cup-warming section on the machine's top. Made in Switzerland, the1,050-watt machine is clad in bright black plastic and measures 11inches wide, 11-1/2 inches high, and 11 inches deep. A step-by-stepinstruction video comes with the machine, and the instruction bookletincludes definitions of espresso terms and provides espresso-baseddrink recipes. The machine carries a one-year warranty against defects.--Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 11 by 11-1/2 by 11 inches; 1-year warranty
  • Push-button machine brews espresso using coffee pods, 50 included
  • Steam nozzle with frothing attachment for creating caffe lattes and cappuccinos
  • Removable 50-ounce transparent water tank provides easy filling and cleaning; removable overflow tray
  • Cup-warming section on top; instruction video included

Reviews (1)

1-0 out of 5 stars Good when it worked
Item worked for a month, then pump quit. Manufacturer replaced after a month. Ready light on new unit doesn't work on arrival. Coffee pods take 2-3 weeks to arrive from web order. Espresso quality was ok, but not worth the time of trouble. ... Read more


5. Melitta MEPE123W Espresso Coffeemaker
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B0000645YT
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Melitta
Sales Rank: 99641
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Features

  • Measures 12-1/2 by 12-1/5 by 15 inches
  • Fully automatic espresso/cappuccino machine
  • Removable water tank provides easy filling and cleaning
  • Removable pod depository for easy cleaning
  • Includes 50 gourmet pods and a step-by-step instructional video

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