Great commercial home grade machine for the price!
Positive Product Points
boiler capacity commercial thermostat steaming capabilities double boiler (steam and pull at the same time)
Negative Product Points
Noise of pump (wish it was a rotary pump) :) No water reservoir level meter
I've had my oscar for 8+ years and I've used it almost every single day! Note, I usually turn it on and let it heat up for an hour or so before the first shot, I then turn it off as soon as I'm done, saves energy and thermostat wear. I can't complain, I've found several brands of espresso that work great with this machine, I have an infinite level grinder that helps get the grind just perfect, I find that the second pull is the best, and I can improve the pulls if I steam first and wait for the thermostat to kick off which gets the boiler to the perfect temp right before I pull.
Overall, great machine for the price, my next one will be a rotary pump, but I'll pay for it! :)