Rated 3 out of 5 by BAC1 Great price
I bought it a month ago. I liked it alot given the price, however now it's almost useless. The coffee comes out barely lukewarm almost at room temperature. Any suggestions Mr. Coffee?
July 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by PLynch Good machine but causing trouble
I am on my second Mr. Coffee Steam Espresso. The first lasted several years, used every day. The second one is about 1 year old and has worked fine until this week. Water is leaking out of the coffee ground holder at the end of the brewing cycle. The coffee ground holder actually moves, loosening up - to allow the water to leak. When attaching the coffee ground holder, you have to move the handle to the right quite a bit to get a 'lock'.... but to do that, the plastic locking mechanism is not square with the top of the coffee maker. I suspect the gasket that the coffee ground holder links into is bad- although I have tried to clean it with a soft cloth and water. Any suggestions or fixes for this?
June 10, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by ljtrotter The expresso maker has changed ......
See the reasons below why I am returning this product.
June 5, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by jamaroney Bought two - both leaked like crazy!!
I bought one several months ago. Near the end of brewing cycle, steam began to leak out like crazy, and pools of water formed everywhere (yes, everything was properly closed and sealed). I returned it, and tried another one as it was at a very good price and I hoped that the first unit was just a fluke. NO SUCH LUCK!! The second one did exactly the same thing - literally half the water leaked out!
Also, knobs and container top are in a stupid rounded shape that makes it very tough to hold onto, and the power cord is ridiculously short.
May 11, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by shamara water port knob is difficult to grasp at first unt
The coffee holder handle screw came off inside handle therefore not usable after 4 months use
June 5, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kimberly N Great, Inexpensive Espresso Machine
The original Mr. Coffee espresso machine I purchased lasted for many years, and when it finally quit working, I replaced it with the ECM 160. The replacement has been working fine. I mainly use it to brew the espresso, not for the frothing capability. I use a glass frothing pitcher to make the hot milk and froth, because I did not have much success using the frother on this machine. This coffee maker makes great espresso, as long as you use a fairly fine grind of coffee (but not too fine of a grind - not powdery). I also use only filtered water and clean it regularly, otherwise the taste is a bit off - but our water is hard. The only thing that could be improved upon is that the handles for the brewing basket holders have broken off on both of the machines owned. I tried to get a replacement basket holder, but it has been impossible to find. However, I would still consider replacing my current machine with the same model.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doni AWESOME MACHINE!!!!
I have been using this machine for the last 5 years or more. I am very impressed and highly satisfied with it. I am on my 2nd machine but it works great. Saves tons of money every day and for the price, you cannot beat it. Thank you Mr. Coffee :)
May 16, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gillabean08 Frothing aid doesn't work
I just got this machine in today and couldn't wait to try it out! I carefully read the instructions (twice) and began. The espresso brewed quickly which was nice and the machine was surprisingly easy to use. However, when I turned the setting to steam to steam my milk, nothing. I tried several different approaches, all while reading the manual again, and still nothing. It did do one little "poof" of steam, but nothing else! This is so disappointing because other than this, it seems to be a great product for the price!
April 18, 2016