Well styled, well built, well designed. Consequently, well recommended
Positive Product Points
Heavyweight construction, lots of steam, reliable (so far), good value, looks the biz
Negative Product Points
Slightly plasticky steam handle, water handle, tamper. Apart from that, nothing.
I paid £175 ($280) from bestofitaly (goespresso), and the delivery was prompt; they even chucked in a free bag of (half-decent) coffee.
The machine worked well straight out the box, and has continued to give good results, ploughing through a marathon Christmas party‘s worth of coffee drinking without batting an eyelid. Very impressed, and it feels as though it could carry on for years to come. I‘m very happy so far; good froth with lots of steam, and good Crema.