I love my Mr. Coffee coffee and espresso maker. I was once turned off with some bad reviews it received, but I just ignored it and purchased it anyway, because it was on sale at a local appliance shop.
This is a great machine. It does everything just like it's supposed to; it was so easy, I didn't even have to read the directions.
The only thing I couldn't figure out at first was how the milk frother worked.
I did not realize, (stupid me!) that of course you have to add MORE WATER THAN YOU NEED for the espresso, so that the extra can be used for steam. I highly recommend this!