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84.5 Consumer ratings for the Brother ES2000 are quite good – but not as high as some other Brother sewing machines.  It is not too expensive however and folks really like it for its ease of use, light weight and host of included accessories. It is a good machine for beginners and it comes with 77 stitch functions and a 25-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.  [REF Brother Sewing Machine Reviews]

Consumer Ratings
Ratings are not plentiful for the Brother ES2000 but several were found.  They provide an average score of 84.5 which is perhaps about average.  By comparison, our highest rated Brother sewing machine is the Brother PC-420 Project Runway Sewing Machine with a score of 96.1 and our lowest rated is the Brother XL3750 at 81.9.

 Source  Consumer Ratings  #Ratings
 Amazon  4.1 stars out of 5  79
 Overstock  4.3 stars out of 5  28
 Epinions  5 stars out of 5  4
 Viewpoints  5 stars out of 5  6

Owner scores tend to be very good (5 out of 5) or poor (1 or 2 out of 5).  There are not too many middle-of-the-road figures.  People really like their ES2000, or they experience a tension/stitching/threading issue and they don’t like the machine at all.

You can read more customer reviews for the Brother ES2000 on Amazon.

Consumer Insights
As mentioned this is something of a love it or hate it machine.  Many owners new to sewing are very happy with the machine and comment on how very easy is it to use as well as how good the instruction manual is.  However some folks have issues with the thread tangling on the bobbin and getting the thread tension right.  In addition, some consumers report difficulty in sewing through thicker materials.

Some say that this is a similar sewing machine to the Brother CS6000 but without some of the bells and whistles.  The ES2000 is very lightweight and easy to carry and it comes with a host of stitch options (77 to be exact).  Folks also like the easy manner by which one can change presser feet and there are a number of comments regarding the reasonable price of this machine (it can be found online at some outlets for under $150).
 
A list of common likes and dislikes is provided below:

PROS
- Lightweight and easily portable
- Very easy to use
- A snap to thread
- A good number of stitches to choose from
- Not too expensive
- Detailed instruction manual
- Lots of accessories are included
- Top loading bobbin

CONS
- May struggle with thicker pieces of material or multiple pieces of material
- LED light is not very bright
- Some people report tension problems and uneven stitches

Key Sewing Machine Features
- 77 stitch functions
- LED display with stitch selection
- Maximum sewing speed of 850 stitches per minute
- 5 styles of one-step buttonhole
- Automatic needle threading system
- Built-in thread cutter
- Variable needle positions
- Quick set drop-in bobbin
- Foot controller
- Drop feed for free motion quilting
- 6 feed dogs
- Manual thread tensioning
- Built in accessory storage

The Brother ES2000 has a metal frame and is powered by a 110-volt motor. The machine also weighs a very lightweight 11 lbs but it does not include a carrying case.  In addition, it comes with a host of accessories including 6 presser feet (buttonhole, walking, blindstitch, overcasting, monogramming, zipper), extra needles, a cleaning brush, a seam ripper, a screwdriver, a twin needle, extra bobbins, a spool pin, and a sewing machine manual.  It carries a 25-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

Sewing Machine Manual
If you want more information and detail you may wish to browse the Brother ES2000 Owners Manual.

Quick Start Guide
The Quick Start Guide is a short 2 page document providing information (and graphics) on setting up the sewing machine.  Check it out here.

 

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