Out of 5 Ratings

Owner's of the Cuisinart Espresso Maker EM-200 gave it a score of 3.6 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    3.8 out of 5
  • Durability

    3.6 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    3.4 out of 5
  • Performance

    3.6 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    3.4 out of 5
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TIP: Make sure the tamping tool is dry so that
wet coffee grinds do not stick to it.
6. Secure the portafilter holder
to the brew head. (23-24).
NOTE: Check to see that the
espresso machine is ready for
use. Remember that if the power
light is solid and the manual,
are solid, the espresso
machine is on and is heating up
and ready to brew coffee.
7. Press the required volume button – manual
for a continuous pour (25), the single
espresso for a 1.5 oz. (26) or the
double espresso for a 3.0 oz. (27).
NOTE: When using the manual operation you
must press the button once to start the pour
and again to stop the pour. However, with the
single and double espresso operations
you need only press these buttons once to start
the espresso pour and the program will auto-
matically stop the pour at the pre programmed
8. Check the espresso pour. The ideal pour is
dark and caramel with reddish reflections.
9. Serve espresso immediately.
Caring for your Espresso Maker
10. Remove the portafilter
handle from the brew head
11. Discard the used coffee
grinds or pod/pods from the
filter basket (29). Place the
portafilter holder into lock
position when discarding
grinds so basket stays in
Sleep Mode
After 30 minutes of non-use the espresso
machine will automatically switch to sleep
mode. An indication that the machine is in sleep
mode is that the power light will slowly flash.
After a further 1½ hours of non-use, the
espresso machine will turn off.
Milk texturing is the steaming of milk. The steam
does two things; it heats the milk and mixes air
with the milk to form a foamy texture. As with
learning to make an espresso, perfecting the art
of milk texturing takes time and practice.
1. Determine how much milk is needed based
on the number of cups being made.
TIP: Keep in mind that the volume of milk will
increase during the texturing.
2. Pour cold refrigerated milk into the stainless
frothing pitcher, between ½ to ²∕
3. Press the steam button which will flash, and
become solid when unit is ready for use.
4. Purge the steam wand of
any water. With the steam
wand positioned over the
drip tray, activate the steam
function by turning the
steam and hot water control
dial to the
left (30). Once any
water has been purged stop
the steam by turning the
steam and hot water control
dial to the center position
5. Swing the steam wand to
the side of the espresso
machine (32).
6. Place the steam wand into
the milk so that the nozzle is
about a half-inch below the
surface and activate the
steam function by turning the steam and hot
water control dial to the
setting (33).
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