Got hold of it on sale for 4000 and the company is very pleased with the purchase. This is my 3rd espresso machine (including 2 fully automatic).
The actual design and the brewing unit is the same as the test winner DeLonghi Magnifica S ECAM 21,117 (http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=1641609), adding that it has a container of milk. Just the actual container delivers a very fine foam and has the ability to adjust how very Foam vs. warm milk is to come.
There are, inter alia, the ability to adjust / program the following parameters, which I think is important.
- Strength, 4 steps
- Temperature, 4 steps
- Quantity of liquids short (espresso), stepless
- Quantity of liquids long, stepless
- Amount of milk, stepless
To me that drink the most Cappuccino is very easy to pre-program the exact quantity / strength of coffee, milk, and then pressing the "Cappuccino" button to get coffee exactly the way I want it.
The machine starts quickly and easy to clean. The design is relatively compact, which also has its drawbacks. The containers of beans, water and avrinnigsskålen is not the largest but perfectly adequate. If you choose to use water purifies module (which must be replaced every two months) will be significantly less water. However, the quality of the water so well in Sweden, so I do not think it is needed.
The milk container feels smooth and very easy to clean. Just turning to one side and it takes about 5-10 seconds and then just set it in the fridge. The downside is perhaps that you should remember to wash the 2 times a week.
What I miss with the machine is to be able to program it further. There are, as I said a Cappuccino button, but no key Latte. Now, I like very strong coffee also would like to have either one step further in strength (in addition to the existing 4) or the ability to set a cappuccino should have two espresso shots. Sure, you can just press the espresso button a second time but still ...