Top Pick: Hamilton Beach 40729 Espresso Machine
The Hamilton Beach 40729 Espresso Machine comes in a space-saving design and holds enough water for multiple cups. But, if you’re on for espressos with great froth, then perhaps this isn’t what you’re looking for.
Although easy to refill, it produces watery Espresso, and the steam wand is too short; as you’d expect, it doesn't make much froth, but this coffee machine is a decent option if you love tasty espresso shots from ESE pods.
It isn’t an ideal choice for making lattes, espressos, cappuccinos, and mocha drinks, but the compact size won't hog kitchen space, and the 58mm Portofilter, value packed deep-drip tray, and other promising features are definitely worth the money, considering the fact that you’re not even coughing out $100 for an espresso machine.
When you consider the various Hamilton Beach coffee makers and espresso machines, the Beach 40729 is perhaps one of the most affordable options. And, it offers full value for the money, as you get a DVD along with the instruction manual, though you won’t find the espresso cups or a pitcher, in case you’re hoping to get any!
All in all, the Hamilton Beach 40729 Espresso Machine is a sturdy unit. And you’d definitely enjoy the suction cups provided on the bottom, but beware the unit has been known to leak badly, sometimes even from day one; so, make sure that you check it out the moment your shipment arrives!
All in all, it's an excellent choice for small businesses, as well as for household usage.
1. Easy to use
2. Highly portable and compact
3. Comes with DVD
4. Sturdy design
5. Looks cool, and it has powerful suction cups at the bottom
1. Prone to leakage
2. Makes poor crema and watery espressos
You can buy the Hamilton Beach 40729 espresso machine on Amazon.
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