Examine the Features and Gains Pertaining to the Cuisinart Espresso Maker

by Hilton Cooke

Having a Cuisinart Espresso Maker brings the luxury of having a delicious coffee, cappuccino or latte in your home or office. Just the aroma alone can get you going in the morning. For the greatest convenience an already programed version is available that will give you the exact amounts for one cup or two. The manual version will give you more control and either has a stainless steel steam nozzle.

To make the cleanup easier, both the steel grill and the drip tray are removable. The water reservoir is also removable and this makes it easier to fill and to keep clean. When cleaning out the old coffee grounds the portable filter holder locks on to the steel cup so that it can be easily emptied. With a Cuisinart Espresso Maker you can use either loose grounds or a coffee pod.

It is always best to turn the machine on for a short while before you use it for it to warm up. You can then heat the cups on the top tray but a the same time you are guaranteed not to have problems with the steam pressure. Put the coffee in the portable filter early too and tighten it properly.

As the correct temperature for the steam is reached drops of water should fall on the coffee in the holder. This will start to soften the grounds a bit and allow for the best extraction when the steam is released. For one cup, fill the cup half way and for two cups fill it loosely and then tap down with the tamping tool that is provided.

Place a cup under each spout on the holder for two cup of place a cup so that it catches both streams if you are only making one. If you are using the programmable model you just need to press a button to get either 1.5 or 3 ounces of espresso. With the manual version you just have to flip the switch and leave it till you have as much as you want.

For making cappuccino or latte there is a steel cup provided. Just remember to keep the nozzle end close to the surface if you want lots of foam. Put the nozzle deeper in the milk if you just want to heat it up.

You get the most professional look from a Cuisinart Espresso Maker with its polished steel finishes that are easy to clean. The whole design is simple, elegant and sophisticated. With 15 bars of pressure you should also get faultless operation.

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