Cons:The pump makes some noise, but not bad. Would love to find a silent machine.
This model looks exactly like the 42Bar and other retro machines. It makes creamy coffee 200 times better than the same type model from Krups (my sister has Krups, I gave it to her for Christmas but overpaid for it considering the type of coffee Krups makes in comparison). I was impressed with the creamy espresso that comes out of this Delonghi machine. The pods are OK, but I'm used to a different stronger Latino coffee like Pilon, Cafe Crema or Italian espresso Coffees. Every espresso cup comes out with at least 1/3 inch of cream on top.
No regrets here, I would recommend this machine to any coffee lover looking for a good machine but spending no more than about $150-175. Big transparent water tank is very convenient so you don't have to worry every time is there enough water and yo know how much water there is at all times. Very easy to use and clean.