Details: This compact little machine lets you skip the coffeehouse and brew delicious espresso or cappuccino right at home. The reliable push-button on/off, brewing, and frothing switches make this espresso maker easy to use for even a novice. After filling the 28-cup water reservoir to the desired level, scoop measured espresso grounds into the filter. You then place the filter into a holder, which locks into the brew head. A green OK light tells you when the water in the machine's stainless-steel boiler is hot enough for brewing, indicating that you should turn on the power. The unit will brew up to two cups of espresso at a time. Constant 15-bar pump pressure and the Crema Master filter guarantee a perfect crema on top every time. The automatic self-priming pump eliminates annoying start-up preparation and the Aqua Stop system prevents the machine from dripping when brewing is complete. For cappuccinos or lattés, the OK light functions as your signal to froth as well. The turbo-frother delivers plenty of dry steam for heating milk, and the nozzle swivels for convenience and detaches for easy cleaning. Two thermostats on the unit regulate the coffee cycle and steaming process, while a third "safety" thermostat on the pump provides backup in case of continuous use. For cleanup, the water reservoir and overflow tray (under your espresso cups) are removable. This unit comes with a coffee tamper, measuring spoon, filter, and die-cast filter holder that retains heat. The Lido was rated as a Best Buy by a leading consumer testing publication for its design, performance, and ease of use. --Cristina Vaamonde Product Description Part of Briel¿s "Mini" line of espresso machines, Lido delivers perfect crema with Briel¿s Crema Master filter and effectively alleviates dripping through the AquaStop No-Drip system. Machine is manufactured to be used with traditional ground coffee and the E.S.E. coffee pods (or servings). Budget conscious consumers will love the high-tech design, outstanding performance and affordable price of this easy-to-use, fool-proof espresso machine. Lido also has the distinction of being chosen as a "Best Buy" by a leading consumer testing publication. Additional features include: constant 15 bar pump pressure producing a savory espresso with perfect crema every time; automatic self-priming pump eliminates annoying start-up preparation; Turbo Jet Frother, a Briel exclusive, produces plentiful dry steam for a thick milk froth for a cappuccino or latte; stainless steel boiler; "OK" light signals when machine is ready for brewing or frothing; two thermostats regulate the coffee cycle and steaming process, with a third "safety" thermostat located on the pump in the event of abnormal or continuous use; push button switches; die-cast filter holder for minimum heat loss; large, removable water reservoir that fills from the top; water level visible from the front; water filter on intake; removable overflow tray for easy cleanup; coffee tamper and measuring spoon included.