The Krups Nescafe Dulce Gusto espresso maker is one of the easier models on the market in terms of how it is to be used. The coffee appliance uses pods that quickly slide into the machine and create the brew in a short amount of time. There is a lever on the front side of the machine that controls the release of the pod-holder. A small drip tray prevents counter spills and collects excess water after each brew. Krups Nescafe comes in three colors: bed, cream, and black. One feature consumers like about this piece is its design shape. Its shape is a series of small circles which is different than boxier espresso makers on the market. It is capable of making espresso, cappucino, lungo, latte, and hot chocolate. Price: $220.