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Top 10 Espresso Machines 2015

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To select the top 10 espresso makers, we considered factors such as:
1. Ease of use
2. Style and design
3. Serving capacities
4. Durable and easily cleaned parts
5. Preparation time
6. Convenient tools and accessories
7. Quality coffee
For the most variety, we included stovetop, steam, and pump-driven models. Each type of espresso maker has different capabilities and qualities, and by following the proper steps you can enjoy high-quality coffee with any of these models. See the espresso machine comparison and ratings below with a link to the full review of each.

Breville 800ESXL  9.5/10

Color: Stainless Steel
15″ x 16″ x 13″
25 pounds
 

You won’t find a sleeker, shinier machine than this espresso maker from Breville. Featuring a solid die-cast stainless steel construction, its thermoblock heating system maintains…read more


Color: Black and Stainless Steel
1,150 watts
2-cup capacity
15″ x 11″ x 14″
29 pounds

An espresso machine that does nearly everything for you to make delicious coffee, this DeLonghi super-automatic model still gives you control over temperature, frothing, and the coffee grounds’ fineness…read more


Bialetti 6799  9/10

Polished aluminum
3-cup capacity
4″ x 5″ x 6″
1 pound

When it comes to stovetop espresso makers, you can’t go wrong with a Bialetti. This polished octagonal pot made in Italy adds some flair to the kitchen and provides a quick, inexpensive way to make rich coffee…read more


Rancilio Silvia  8.5/10

Color: Stainless Steel
9.2″ x 11.2″ x 13.2″
30 pounds
 

A very popular model among customers, the Rancilio Silvia espresso machine has a gleaming stainless steel exterior and clean, attractive design. One of the best-quality espresso machines you’ll find at a relatively low price…read more


Color: Stainless Steel
6-cup capacity
6″ x 4.5″ x 7.5″
3 pounds

A solidly constructed stovetop espresso maker from Cuisinox, this handsome device is as sharp and reflective as a mirror with its stainless steel finish. I appreciate the simple elegance of the design…read more


Colors: Black, Red, White, Silver Chrome
1,710 watts
15.5″ x 11.7″ x 16.7″
14 pounds

Featuring a unique retro design, this Nespresso automatic espresso machine produces rich, creamy coffee in just a couple minutes. It uses pods, so you get consistent results every time…read more


Black
27-oz. tank
6.6 lbs.

An attractive, high-quality, and affordable espresso machine, the Nespresso U D50 is designed to accommodate your personal preferences. It conveniently “remembers” your preferred cup size and also automatically pierces…read more


Capresso 303.01  7.5/10

Color: Black
800 watts
4-cup capacity
9.8″ x 7.5″ x 13.2″
6.2 pounds

An entry-level espresso machine and only $59.95, this Capresso model has a simple black design and easy-to-use controls. The steam and the boiler heat up rapidly within minutes…read more


DeLonghi EC155  7.5/10

Color: Black
8″ x 11″ x 10″
9 pounds
 

For a very affordable $79.99, you’ll get a quality home espresso maker from DeLonghi with a jet frother for cappuccinos and lattes. A sturdy black machine with stainless steel plating, the controls are clearly labeled and easy to use…read more


Color: Black and Silver
4-cup capacity
8″ x 6.5″ x 10.5″
5.2 pounds

Ideal for budget-conscious consumers, the Mr. Coffee steam espresso machine is a competent model available for just $41.24. For a lightweight, compact model, it brews creamy, frothy espressos…read more



 

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