Give it a very serious look in the under $500 range
Positive Product Points
Auto shut off is a great touch. Built in tamper is handy. Pump is very strong. Crema disc creates tons of crema everytime.
Negative Product Points
This machine is great. I shopped around like a patient before I finally decided on the Briel. The auto shut off put it over the top vs. other comparable models. I picked it up at Zabars for about $350. Stainless steel looks great and the coffee is top shelf/