Here is a best espresso machine under $500 comparison chart that provides an honest and very thorough reviews of the top four home espresso machines that can be had, some of them for much less than $500.
For under $500, you would think that all you would be able to get would be an espresso machine that would, at the very best, provide you with the option of a semi-automatic espresso maker, which would require you to grind the coffee beans, learn how to tamp them into the portafilter, and other things needed for successfully brewing espresso at home.
However, there truly is a great choice of superior machines available at a price of under $500, some of which are even classified as being super-automatic espresso machines of good quality and made by top-rated espresso machine companies. Read on to discover the top espresso machines under $500, and decide which features you can, and cannot, live without.
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|Overall Rating (1-5 Stars)||(4.4 out of 5)||(4.6 out of 5)||(machine – 4.4 out of 5)||(4.1 out of 5)|
|Super- or Semi-Auto||Semi||Super||Super||Semi|
|Programmable||Some programmable options||Some programmable options|
|Ease of use (as per customers)||Some learning curve|
|Pods/Capsules or Grounds||Grounds and pods both||Nespresso capsules only||Nespresso capsules only||Grounds only|
|Bar Pump Pressure Spec.||15-Bar||19-Bar||19-Bar||15-Bar|
|Milk Frothing Pitcher Included?|
|Brew Time Length||Approx. 1/2 minute||Approx. 1/2 minute||1 to 1-1/2 minutes||About 1-3/4 minutes|
|Available Color(s)||Stainless steel only||Black and chrome combo.||Black, titanium, red, and chrome||Stainless steel only|
|Heating System||Thermoblock||Thermoblock||Thermoblock||Aluminum boiler|
|Water Reservoir Size||32 ounces||34 ounces||33.8 ounces||42 ounces|
|Weight (pounds)||12 pounds||10 pounds||13 pounds||6 pounds|
|Dimensions (inches)||13 x 5.9 x 13||14.5 x 5 x 11||22 x 8 x 15||11 x 12 x 8|