Espresso machines can be a little intimidating to look at. Some of them look like you need a degree from a trade school just to get them going. While this might be true in some cases, there are espresso machines out there that take it easy on their users. In this article, we're going to take a look at these machines and we'll try to see if accessibility comes at the price of quality.
Based on the opinions we've gathered from users, we've found that easy to use espresso machines are great for beginners. A lot of novices are turned off from espresso machines because they fear they might invest in something they'd rarely use due to their complexity. These machines are also space efficient. But what about performance, does it take a hit in the process of making an espresso machine accessible? The answer is no. Espresso machines that are easy to use are also above average when it comes to performance. It should come as no surprise that users find great value in these machines as well, rating them favorably overall. On the technical side of things, we see that easy to use espresso machines come with a medium sized reservoir and medium to high wattage. We've also found out that users voted pod espresso machines as the easiest to use, which is no surprise; what can be easier than inserting a capsule and pressing a button?
The leading brand for usability is Breville, followed by Nespresso and Saeco. Price-wise, you can expect to find an easy to use espresso machine around the $275 on average, which is low to average.
When you combine ease of use with an accessible price, you get an appliance that is great for beginners, but as we've seen, these espresso machines are not just entry-level toys. Thanks to their performance, we could recommend these machines to almost anybody.