Best Espresso Machine Under $200 in 2016
Each of these three selections for Best Espresso Machine under $200 have been rated by our testers and received higher than 4 STARS.
While we can’t choose one of these machines as the ultimate espresso machine, per se, we can say that all these espresso machines make outstanding espresso, as well as cappuccinos and more. Also, all of these machines are capable of producing double shots of espresso.
If you are not able to put your hands on fresh grounds, they all take pods for ease of use.
Capresso EC100 Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Machine
- DIMENSIONS – H 11.75 X W 8.25 X L 10.25 INCHES
- WEIGHT – 9 POUNDS
- WARRANTY – ONE YEAR
- COLORS – BLACK AND STAINLESS STEEL
- REMOVABLE 46 OUNCE WATER RESERVOIR
- CAN MAKE TWO ESPRESSOS AT A TIME
- 15 BAR THERMO-BLOCK HEATING SYSTEM
- EASY USE SWIVEL FROTHER
- USES PODS OR GROUND COFFEE
- 4 STARS OUT OF FIVE
If you’ve only got about $200 to spend, then how about this little beauty; the Capresso EC 100 Pump and Espresso Machine.
Looking stylish in black and silver colored metal, she is far more than just a pretty face. This can make two espressos at a time, as well as coming equipped with a dual frother to do both the frothing for cappuccinos and steaming for the lattes.
Plus points are that it is as easy to use as it is on the eye, can take pods if you’re feeling lazy or have just run out of fresh grounds (shame on you!)
Across the web, people are loving this machine. Sure, there are the gripers, some machines will always malfunction, there are one or two complaints that it is not hot enough – although if you follow the instruction manual to do the pre heating, this should raise the temperature by 10-15 degrees.
By and large this is a good little buy and still definitely one of the best espresso machines under $200 on the market in 2016!
Mr. Coffee Café Barista Espresso Maker (BVMC-ECMP1000)
- DIMENSIONS – L:10.43″ x W: 8.86″, H: 12.4″
- 15 BAR PUMP SYSTEM
- 3 IN ONE CAPPUCCINO, ESPRESSO AND LATTE MAKER
- AUTOMATIC ONE BUTTON PUSH SYSTEM
- CAN ACCOMMODATE EXTRA LARGE MUGS
- 4 OUT OF FIVE STARS
Boasting a nice and easy one touch approach, but still allowing the user to custom select how long they press each function for to adjust the settings. This combines a degree of user control, putting you in the driving seat, while still being a joy to use. In terms of entry level, this is easy for a beginner to master.
Prepare at least three types of basic coffee and as much as your imagination will conjure up of coffee house recipes!
Own a travel mug but struggle to fit it under more ‘traditional’ machines? This lets you adjust the size from tiny espresso cup up to big mug without a problem.
Downsides? There has been some mention of slight leakage problems, in a very small number of cases. On the whole most people are very happy though, with many positive user reviews.
This is quick to use, can make two shots and does excellent crema too, oh and there is no need to manually froth the milk, as it is automated to take the guessing game out of doing the perfect froth.
At only a fraction under our budget, although this is our top priced best espresso machine under $200 the price has been discounted, so who knows how long it will stay this cheap? Get it before it goes up in price!
Cuisinart EM-100 1000-Watt 15-BAR Espresso Maker
- DIMENSIONS – 12.56 X 8.19 X 10.94 INCHES
- WEIGHT – 15.74 POUNDS
- 15 BAR PRESSURE
- 53 OUNCE DETACHABLE RESERVOIR
- BREWS UP TO TWO CUPS
- GROUNDS OR PODS
- WARRANTY THREE YEARS (LIMITED)
- BPA FREE
- 4 STARS OUT OF FIVE
If you’re still not sure which is the best espresso machine for under $200 perhaps this could be the one. Step forward the Cuisinart EM-100 1000-Watt 15-Bar Espresso Maker.
Like the other two it also takes pods for convenience and speed and can also do one or two shots at a time. Also, it can make lattes and cappuccinos and looks swish and stylish in stainless steel.
This makes really nice espressos and even people who have had problems with it have said the end product is a good one. Some users have experienced technical difficulties with various aspects of this machine, but then it also appears that some people have been buying reconditioned models. Perhaps it is prudent to check your vendor and only make sure that you buy brand new from a reputable seller before ordering this.
Other good points are a nice thick crema, cup warmer/ storage area on the top and a hot water dispenser for making other drinks ie tea with. It is nice and quick and people are satisfied with the turnaround time from initiation to caffeination.
The tank is also sufficiently large enough to make about four cups at one time. This is a machine for someone who loves espresso but cannot afford a high end maker.
On the whole though, it is a popular seller and with an overall rating of 3.5 stars out of five, a firm contender for being 2016’s best espresso machine for under $200.
Whichever one of our top three you plump for you are bound to be brewing (relatively) inexpensive espresso at the literal touch of a button in next to no time.
Professional standard espressos, cappuccinos and lattes will be firing from your cuisine before you know it and it won’t be complicated either.
Save $$$ on expensive takeouts from coffee shops by investing as little as $140 and grab yourself a bargain for 2016.
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