The DeLonghi Espresso Maker has a patented dual-function filter holder for use with ground espresso, this unique filter mixes air into the brewing process to produce a perfect crema. Distinguished by it's caramel color, the crema is the essence of authentic espresso. The filter also accommodates E.S.E pods. This great Espresso machine offers a swivel jet frother that makes cappucccino, latte or any other frothy milk beverage with ease. The 35 ounce (1Liter) removable water tank can now be filled right at the sink. Plus cleaning the tank has never been easier. The removable drip tray also lends itself to easy, hassle-free, clean up. Many other feature set this Espresso machine above the rest, its self priming operation, stainless steel boiler made of durable, high quality stainless steel, two separate thermostats so water and steam pressure are controlled separately. The adjustable steam emission for making the perfect cappuccino and the ON/OFF switch with indicator light that allows for easy operation.