A whole lotta lattes

Four bucks a day for a morning coffee adds up, so a home espresso maker can save you in the long run. Money Magazine rates the top five.

KitchenAid Pro Line Series KPES100
KitchenAid Pro Line Series KPES100
Cost: $600
Ease of use: The only dual boiler we tested, it certainly saved time. And it had a nice swiveling steam wand. But the water tank is difficult to set in place.
Taster's choice: Taste wasn't bad, but texture was on the thin side. Missing: that hint of syrupy consistency.
Ease of cleaning: Because this is a large machine, there's more to wipe down.
The final buzz: Not only did the taste not match up to other models, the machine was also more expensive and considerably bulkier.
Grade: C-

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