Our earlier model could not be plumbed directely to the machine. For the price,,it would be nice to be have hard plumbing instead of having to fill the tank on occasion. The steamer could hold a little more water.
We've now had the Pasquini for over 15 years and still find it the best thing on the market. With the exception of an occational tripped breaker (on the bottom of the machine), it has performed flawlessly all this time. If you have an early model, Pasquini (in Los Angeles) will update the machine to hold a bit more grounds than the original, a nice feature, but not required.