excellent value for the money. produces a decent shot of espresso given the price point of the machine. seems to be holding up under constant use too!
Positive Product Points
Excellent Price point
Negative Product Points
noisy pump mine didn't come with a tamper lots of plastic makes it feel cheap
After reading all the horror stories about cheaping out on machines, I was wary about picking something up at the nations greatest discount store since I know typical quality manufacturers will cut corners to make certain items affordable. However, after using this machine for over a year, it's still going strong and I find it makes a perfectly drinkable espresso, latte, and particularly americanos. I've had some pretty bad americanos pulled at coffee shops which I've bested using quality beans at home. This can be taken with a grain of salt, as obviously I haven't graduated to snob yet, but for me this machine has worked wonderfully to pull me into the more complex and (expensive) world of coffee.
the checkout line at walmart was short - so I guess this would be rated 'good'. :-)