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The best espresso machine 2022 Get the barista experience from coffee at home

By Jennifer Oksien Contributions from Helen McCue, Carrie-Ann Skinner last updated 5 October 2022 Whether a latte, cortado, or double espresso is your drink of choice, these best espresso machines can deliver Included in this guide:1GaggiaClassicCheck Price (opens in new tab)2De'Longhi Dedica Style...Check Price (opens in new tab)3BrevilleThe Barista ProCheck Price (opens in new tab)4SmegECF01Check Price (opens in new tab)5De'LonghiDinamica PlusCheck Price (opens in new tab)6SageBambinoCheck Price (opens in new tab)7De'LonghiLa Specialista Arte EC9155MBCheck Price (opens in new tab)8NespressoVertuo NextCheck Price (opens in new tab)9WacacoPicopressCheck Price (opens in new tab) (Image credit: TechRadar) There's nothing quite like a shot of rich, intense espresso to get you up in the morning, and the best espresso machines make that feeling easy to achieve without leaving the house. Other coffee brewing machines and tools may attempt to create the same effect but can't quite compare when it comes to the strong stuff. Another great thing about these espresso machines is that they aren't just for making little coffees that contain so much caffeine you can't sit still. They're also the foundation of some of the world's greatest coffees: foamy cappuccinos, milky lattes, and so many more. And, they can make those coffee drinks – quickly, easily, and for a fraction of what you'd pay to order in.  And, with the coming Black Friday season, we expect many of these small appliances to receive deep discounts to save you money. For example, the Black Friday Nespresso deals offer up to 50% in savings. So, it's a good idea to figure out which models to consider before these sale events. The espresso maker is the king of coffee machines. No matter which model you go for, they all have the same crucial feature: they make great espressos. Still, we're here to help you decide which of the best espresso machines is right for you. We've tested so many coffee machines our eyeballs are vibrating. So, we can help you decide between Gaggia and DeLonghi, Nespresso and Breville (Sage in the UK), letting you know which one delivers the goods in the best possible way.

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1 Gaggia Classic

Best espresso machine overall


Number of filters: 3Steam wand: YesWater dispenser: ManualWater tank: 2.2 quarts / 2.1 litersDimensions: 8 x 9.5 x 14.2 inches / 23 x 38 x 24cmspecificationsConditionNewToday's Best DealsView at Amazon (opens in new tab)View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Reasons to buy

+Full manual control over brew+Can pour two espressos at once+Built-in steam wand

Reasons to avoid

-Some dripping after espresso is poured-Expensive compared to the rest of the market If you're after an espresso machine with style and substance, the Smeg ECF01 Espresso Maker is perfect. The retro-style design is available in various colors, so you're sure to find one to suit your home decor. The Smeg produces a rich, intense shot of espresso with a thick, stable crema.  We like that this coffee machine allows you to control how much water is dispensed and will even remember your preferred volume, automatically distributing at that level the next time coffee is brewed. However, the ECF01 isn't suitable for complete novices with no guidance on brewing espresso.  In addition, with just a 1.1-quart / 1-liter water tank, this is one of the smallest capacity espresso machines we've tested, so if you're looking to make several coffees at the same time, it may not be the model for you. We also found its compact size meant it was tricky to fit two espresso cups under the spout simultaneously.  Read our full review: Smeg ECF01 Espresso Maker (opens in new tab)  (Image credit: De'Longhi)

5 De Longhi Dinamica Plus

A premium bean-to-cup machine for personalized drinks


Number of filters: n/aSteam wand: YesWater dispenser: automaticWater tank: 1.8LDimensions: 13.7 x 9.3 x 16.9 inches / 34.8 x 23.6 x 42.9cmspecificationsColourSilverToday's Best DealsView at Macy's (opens in new tab)View at wayfair (opens in new tab)Check Amazon (opens in new tab)

Reasons to buy

+App-control and personalization+User profiles+Auto milk frother

Reasons to avoid

-Expensive-On the larger side-Can take a while to get used to settings If you're short on time but don't want to compromise on the quality of your morning coffee, the De'Longhi Dinamica Plus could be the perfect addition to your kitchen. The espresso machine is certainly pricey, but the personalization it allows may make up for it. The Dinamica Plus automatically covers every step of the process, from grinding the beans to getting the perfect milk frothiness and even giving itself a clean at the end. User profiles and guest mode mean you can set up a profile that contains your perfect caffeine concoction which no fear that your partner's preferences might interfere. Read our full review of the De'Longhi Dinamica Plus (opens in new tab) (Image credit: Sage)

6 Breville Bambino

Perfect for small spaces


Number of filters: 4Steam wand: YesWater dispenser: Automatic or manualWater tank: 1.5 quarts / 1.4 litersDimensions: 7.7 x 12.6 x 12.2 inches / 19.5 x 32 x 31cm Today's Best DealsView at BrevilleSage Appliances (opens in new tab)Check Amazon (opens in new tab)

Reasons to buy

+Automatic or manual brewing+Extremely compact+Built-in steam wand and milk jug included

Reasons to avoid

-Some dripping after espresso is poured-Lacks a razor tool bundled with other Sage coffee machines 

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What arbitration means for Mike Soroka Dansby Swanson what about left field?

What arbitration means for Mike Soroka Dansby Swanson what about left field?

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What arbitration means for Mike Soroka Dansby Swanson what about left field

By David O'BrienJan 20, 202154 While everyone waits to see whom the Braves will acquire to fill that conspicuous vacancy in left field and hit behind Freddie Freeman — that could be one and the same person but not necessarily — let’s take a quick look at some recent developments involving Atlanta and the rest of the NL East. First, the arbitration situation with the Braves. Specifically, the fact that they could be going to arbitration hearings next month with two of their most popular and important players, young ace Mike Soroka and shortstop Dansby Swanson. This is after failing to agree to terms with either before Friday’s deadline for teams to sign arbitration-eligible players or swap salary figures in advance of hearings. And many Braves fans are worried about this. Advertisement The Braves did sign their other two remaining arbitration-eligibles, lefties Max Fried and A.J. Minter, to one-year deals — Fried for $3.5 million and Minter for $1.3 million. This came seven weeks after the Braves signed three other arbitration-eligible players — infielder Johan Camargo, relievers Luke Jackson and Grant Dayton — at the Dec. 2 deadline to offer them contracts. That was the December day that the Braves declined to offer left fielder Adam Duvall a contract, making him a non-tendered free agent and making left field a glaring void. But regarding Friday and the lack of agreements with Soroka and Swanson and the aforementioned concern. The immediate reaction from many Braves followers was: Is this really wise for the Braves to go through potentially acrimonious arbitration hearings with players you presumably want to keep long term or at least rely upon heavily for the next year or two? That sentiment only grew after it was revealed how relatively small the difference was in salary figures swapped between the Braves and Soroka and Swanson. With Soroka, one of the best young pitchers in baseball, the Braves filed at $2.1 million, while Soroka filed at $2.8 million. In Swanson’s case, the team filed at $6 million, and the shortstop from Marietta filed at $6.7 million. An arbitration panel, in both cases, will choose one or the other salary, not an amount between. That’s how the process works. And Atlanta follows a file-and-trial policy — meaning if the Braves don’t agree to terms with a player before salary figures are swapped, they will not continue or resume negotiations before the hearing. They do make an exception in the case of multi-year deals, but otherwise, the Braves will not negotiate before the hearing with either Soroka or Swanson, setting up what would be the first time the team has had multiple arbitration hearings in the same year. Advertisement Here’s the part that a lot of folks don’t understand. Because the first reaction — and it’s an entirely understandable line of thinking — from fans is: Why don’t the Braves and the two players simply split the difference since it’s only $700,000 in both cases? Why, people wonder, would the sides allow such a relatively small amount prevent a deal from being done before going through the whole mess of a hearing, in which both sides present their case, with the team stating reasons the player is not worth the amount he’s asking, as the player sits in the room listening to this? But here’s the thing: If the two sides had been that close when the actual negotiations were going on before Friday’s deadline, a deal likely would’ve been made. But usually, it’s a case where one or both sides offered/asked for a figure significantly above or below the amount that ultimately was filed when the sides blindly swapped salary figures. They only get to the salary-swap stage after the clock runs out on negotiations, and at that point, each side is usually going to come up or go down in its ask, because the player and team each wants to file a figure that will sway the arbitration-hearing panel to pick its salary figure rather than the other. For instance, if Soroka filed at $2.8 million, but the team filed at $1.5, chances are good that the panel would pick Soroka’s figure, which is more reasonable for a pitcher who accomplished what he did as a rookie in 2019, even if he made only three starts before season-ending Achilles surgery in 2020. In other words, the figures ultimately swapped by the sides in both the Soroka and Swanson cases probably were significantly higher or lower than the amount discussed during actual negotiations before the deadline. When it’s time to swap salary figures and turn it over to a hearing panel, the sides make concessions and ask or offer a little less or more than that side would prefer, knowing that it’s better than the alternative of having the panel pick the other salary. Advertisement And because Atlanta, like a majority of teams these days, strictly follows its file-and-trial strategy, it isn’t going to make an exception when it sees the spread in the two sides, and say, “Oh, it’s only $700,000, let’s split the difference and play ball.” The reason being, teams feel like if they have the policy in place but then don’t abide by it, other players and their agents will just assume it’s a soft policy and that the salary-swap deadline means nothing because they can just continue to negotiate anyway. And teams don’t want to continue negotiating right up until the hearings during spring training. The extreme example of this was the Mike Foltynewicz arbitration case in 2018 when only $100,000 separated the salaries filed by the team and the pitcher. It was the lowest spread difference in MLB arbitration in a couple of decades. The Braves won that hearing when the panel picked their $2.2 million salary, rather than the $2.3 million that Foltynewicz asked for. So he sat and listened to a team representative make a case for why he wasn’t worth the higher figure. And then he barely made it back from the arbitration hearing in Arizona in time to see his wife give birth to their first child, son Jett. Arbitration can be a cold, hard process, in more ways than one. It’s why, ideally, both sides would rather avoid going to hearings, whether the team admits it.

Braves back in free-agent pool

The international free-agent pool, that is. Signing young international free agents is an important component in every MLB organization’s roster construction the minor-league levels, but the Braves had been absent from the international scene for three years due to severe penalties levied against the organization for malfeasance under the previous front-office regime of John Coppollela and John Hart. Coppolella was forced to resign and later banned from baseball for life by MLB when the penalties came down in November 2017, and Hart was stripped of his power by the team and left the organization soon thereafter. General manager Alex Anthopoulos was hired away from the Los Angeles Dodgers to replace Coppolella and given all the organizational power and decision-making capacity of both Coppolella and Hart combined. But it didn’t much matter in terms of international free agents, the mostly 16- and 17-year-olds teams sign from baseball hotbeds such as the Dominican Republic and Venezuela who aren’t subject to the MLB Draft because the Braves couldn’t spend more than $300,000 on any signing bonus for two years and last year were limited to just $10,000 signees. They were also stripped of 13 international prospects from their 2016-17 class that Coppolella and his staff had signed. So after what amounted to a four-year gap in their infusion of international free-agent talent into the organization, the Braves eagerly jumped back into the fray this year when the restrictions eased and they had a 50 percent bonus pool — half the size of most other teams. It was reduced by another $1 million after they signed free agent Marcell Ozuna a year ago after he had declined a qualifying offer from St. Louis. So the Braves’ bonus pool was by far the smallest in baseball this year at $1.572 million, less than one-fourth the amount that many other teams had to spend. Still, it was considerably better than they were permitted to spend in recent years, which wasn’t enough to sign any of the highly sought international free agents. They spent almost their entire available pool this year on one player, Ambioris Tavarez, a 17-year-old Dominican shortstop who signed for $1.5 million. The Braves will pick up some other international free agents for around $10,000 bonuses — they already got at least one, another shortstop, Gabriel Liendo — but Tavarez is the type of talent they’ve missed out on while handcuffed by MLB restrictions. This is the final year of any penalties from the Coppolella scandal, meaning the Braves will be able in next year’s signing period to compete for the highest-rated prospects available in international free agency and are likely to sign more than one from the elite category. But for now, they’re pleased to add Tavarez, who generally was rated as a top-30 prospect in this year’s international class. Tavarez is 6-foot-2, and scouts say he has plus bat speed, good raw power and a strong arm. Like many young infielders, he could outgrow the shortstop position and be moved to third base or the outfield, but for now, the Braves will keep him at shortstop.

About left field …

The hot-stove season has been a slog until the past week, when signings and trades have stoked the embers, especially with the Braves’ richest NL East competition — the New York Mets, under deep-pockets new ownership, and the Washington Nationals. The Braves haven’t made any major-league-level moves since signing starting pitchers Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly in November, and it’s still unclear how they intend to replace Ozuna, who led the NL in homers and RBIs last season while hitting .338 with a 1.067 OPS in the lineup behind Freeman, who had a career-best season and won the NL MVP award. They also need to replace Duvall if the big bat that’s added isn’t a left fielder. Ozuna, on a one-year contract in 2020, started out in left field but moved to strictly designated-hitter duties at midseason. His shaky outfield defense was barely serviceable, but he absolutely thrived as DH. The DH was instituted in the NL on a one-year basis after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down spring training and delayed the season by three months and shortened it to 60 games. With spring training scheduled to begin in four weeks, although it and the season could be delayed, it’s still not known if the DH will be used in the NL in 2021, and for now, NL teams have been told to plan on not having it. That factors heavily in Ozuna’s free agency as NL teams have to weigh whether Ozuna’s big bat is enough to live with his below-average outfield defense should they be forced to play him in the field for at least the first year of any potential multi-year contract. The Braves haven’t said what their payroll will be in 2021, but as things stand now, it’s at least $35 million below their would-have-been approximate $150 million Opening Day payroll last season, before that figure was prorated with the reduction in the season from 162 to 60 games. The Braves are believed to have lost more than $100 million last season playing less than half of the usual home games and with no fans in the seats, in addition to further losses from The Battery complex they operate adjacent to Truist Park. Many teams have cut back on payroll this year, and Atlanta likely will be one of them, although the Braves still are expected to add at least one more significant salary — preferably in the form of a left fielder, although it could also be a big bat for another position such as third base, in which case they could move Austin Riley to left field. Atlanta is among the many teams seeking to add bullpen help after closer Mark Melancon and setup man Shane Greene left as free agents. But it’s that big bat that is the Braves’ glaring need. The Braves don’t currently have an obvious option for hitting fourth behind Freeman (or hitting third behind him if there’s a DH and Freeman hits second, as he did most of last season and in the playoffs). If they don’t add a suitable cleanup hitter, the Braves could turn to catcher Travis d’Arnaud on the days he plays, which is likely to be at least 120-130 games in a 162-game season. But they still would need a left fielder, with free agents such as Michael Brantley, Joc Pederson and Duvall still available (the Braves didn’t want to pay Duvall his projected arbitration price but left open the possibility of re-signing him). The best available free-agent outfielder is George Springer, but most would be surprised if the Braves got involved in the expensive bidding for his services. The left-handed-hitting Pederson is a highly effective platoon player with big power against right-handers, while Brantley is a high-average, high-OBP hitter with 20-homer power and is a veteran who made three All-Star teams in 2017-2019 with Cleveland and Houston. He turns 34 in May and remains a solid all-around, everyday player. Then again, speculating about whom the Braves might add often is folly with Anthopoulos, who moves more covertly than any other GM in the sport on trades and free-agent pursuits and more often than not comes up with a big move that no one had predicted. (Photo of Mike Soroka: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

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