I suggest that you consider this machine, I do NOT miss having a E-61 brew group
Positive Product Points
Fantastic price Very easy to use Easy to look at Excellent espresso Quick warm up time wrap around drip tray modern brew group
Negative Product Points
Drip tray is too shallow No cup warming Limited steam arm movement
This unit was over $ 500 dollars cheaper than the Andreja that it replaces, yet I feel that I got a big upgrade. I really like the automatic dosing & quick warm up (10 minutes) 30 - 45 for the Andreja
I found the andreja butt ugly & noisy, This unit is plesant to look at & considerably quieter.
I do not use a cup warmer, I fill the cup with water & boil it in the micro. I use very heavy thick cups)
The drip tray is very nice in that the drip into area is very large, 2-3 times larger than the andreja, but very shallow, It holds 24 ounces. This has not been a problem but I'd like to see it deeper
The water tank is much easier to fill, the cover is hinged
I would like to have the full swivel steam arms like the andreja but I like the steam / water valves on this unit better. The O-ring valves a re nice & durable but are nor very controlable, they are basically closed or wide open,
I'm told that this is a re-packaged Pasquini liva 90 auto. The $ saving is in the lack of all that stainless steel.
Outstanding, this unit was packed better than any other item I have ordered. 2 day free shipping