Chrome/Stainless exterior rusts/pits quickly. Poor water reservior. Needs refilling constantly.
Expobar has dumbed down the Pulsar to save money, it seems. Previous models have had a "handle" on the steam nozzle to prevent getting burned, Now theres just a rubber sleve that gets hot by itself. There also was a reservior window before thats gone. Steel body has very sharp edges in places that can cut you if you move the machine around for cleaning. Machine makes a "rattle" noise when brewing espresso. Hopefully this is OK. Makes OK microfoam,but not great. Very annoying to have to backflush it to clean brewing apparatus. Warranty service attitude from seller is "try not to fix it". Cosmetic problems(rusting) not covered.