Well, the answer to this question is quite simple ‘Take the cash and drive to the store’ (just for laughs).
I wish that it would be as simple to buy an espresso machine as I have mentioned above, but the truth is completely different. Buying an espresso machine is really a time consuming task and involves consideration of countless factors. It can be a big investment and, therefore, it should be done very carefully. Before purchasing the espresso machine, it is recommended to go through all the facts and points related to the same. After taking a deep dive in the same, I am here to help you out by listing some of the essential things which you should take into account while buying a brand new espresso machine for your kitchen.
First of all, you need to choose from the manual espresso machine, semi-automatic, and super-automatic. Manual espresso machines are like a restored car – a beautiful homage to heritage, but unimaginably complicated as compared to the advanced models. Semi-auto machines are a bit more advanced than the manual one and require little care from the owner. Super-auto is the latest innovation available in the market. With this, you just need to put the ingredients and rest is the work of espresso machine. As this is the latest innovation hence, it comes with the high price tag. So, before purchasing the espresso machine, you should decide whether you need the manual machine or you are satisfied with semi-auto or want to go for the super-automatic one.
The next feature which really requires your attention is the ease of cleaning. Just go for the espresso machine which is easy to clean. Well, in this case, you should go for the super-automatic machines as it takes very less time to clean as compared to rest of the machines available in the market. With this, you don’t have to deal with grinding coffee beans, cleaning sieves, and hot filters.
Another thing which you need to consider is the special options offered by an espresso machine. Well, it depends on your personal requirements that whether the options available on the espresso machine are useful for you or not. But, according to me, you should go for the machine which offers the additional options such as milk frothing, cup warmer, bypass doser, bean grinder, brass reservoir, water filter, detachable brew cup and a lot more. Believe it or not but these additional features really help you a lot in preparing the perfect espresso.
Coming to the next thing, just go for the machine which is followed by long – lasting warranty. This warranty period assures you that you are investing in the right product. With the long warranty, you need not require purchasing an espresso machine in the near future and can take the pleasure of a perfect espresso for a pretty long time.
The buying guide is not yet finished. This is the internet era and the shopping is totally incomplete without comparing the features and cost of the several brands available in the market. Along with comparing the features, you should check the reviews of the top branded espresso machines so that you can purchase the best among all.
So, there you have some of the important facts and features which you should consider while purchasing the espresso machine. I just hope that my deep research would assist you in buying the best espresso machine for your home kitchen.