Does this one at Amazon seem good quality? click here
I find it hard to get one that will make decent coffee so if anyone can help, I'd be pleased.
Secondly: Has Microsoft given up on Publisher? I'm getting used to a lot of the good things about Office 2007 but am a little sad to see that Publisher 2007 is being left behind in the development. Or is there a better MS publishing product that I've missed?
I've not used that particular model, but it's got a high pressure pump, so should make decent coffee.
A problem with a lot of cheaper espresso machines is that they only have 4 bar pumps, which is just not up to the job.
As for Publisher 2007, I heard that they couldn't finish the new version in time, so it doesn't have the new toolbar. As most of the critisisms of Office 2007 involve the "ribbon" I would say that is a good thing.
I was given one of those recently, it was rubbish poor quality taste.
if your looking for a machine look at whittards of chelsea, have stores all over uk, i have just bought one rrp £399 reduced in jan2008 sale to 299 plus another £105 worth of coffee,vouchers descaler pack as well. the shops offer better selection than their web site, they also let you sample coffee from any machine in store if you ask. collected machine this morning.
I used to have a Morphy Richards, I'm a little ashamed to say, which was purchased because it was massively discounted. Its water temp was a little bit variable, but it wasn't bad. The worst problem were the plastic splines, which eventually could not take the pressure of the water and would release their grip on the coffee holder. It lasted for about a year before that happened. I have a Gaggia now, which is very good without being megabucks.
Instead, for about £10, buy a Bodum Press and some ground coffee (Sainsbury's No 3 is a good starter). Add a bit of hot (NOT boiling) water, and you have a fabulous cup of coffee which will beat anything you can make with a machine.