great machine for the price. Don't mess with the cheap ones...start with this!
Positive Product Points
Great built machine. Great group. Great looks. My "first" real machine that provided great shots and good froth. It holds up really well and is real easy to keep clean.
Negative Product Points
Going from frothing to brewing requires that you pump out the "stream" water to reduce the water temp. Then you have to reheat to go to brew temp. Can be a pain when doing more then two drinks.
This is a great starter and for some a good end. If you are only using a machine for a once in awhile drink this works great. It's a workhouse and is built really well. The only downside is the draining of the stream water to bring down the temp, heating up again for brew, and then doing it all over if doing more then two drinks.
The shots turn out GREAT though and the machine is a super value. Nothing bad. The resale value holds up too and that helps if you like to upgrade every year or two.