Delonghi EC155 Pump-Driven Espresso Machine
While De'Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker has the highest price of our budget picks, it’s made in Italy so you know the manufacturer knows thing or two about making terrific espresso. This machine features a removable 35 ounce water tank for easy filling and a front mounted selector dial to easily select the function you want. The frother is on the left side so for all of you right handers it may take a little getting used to. However, if you’re a lefty this is probably the perfect espresso machine for you. You can make two cups at a time and it even comes with a cup warmer so your espresso stays hot until it’s ready to be poured. One drawback is the tamper isn’t the greatest so for best espresso results, you'll need to get an aftermarket replacement.