Worth the money if you only want milk based espresso beverages - quickly with little fuss.
Positive Product Points
Simple and easy to use. Very quick and easy cleanup. This machine will give you a decent cappucino. Good overall value for someone that wants only cappas or lattes.
Negative Product Points
Feels very flimsy. I can't seem to dial in a decent "straight" espresso shot and would only use this machine for milk based drinks. Drip tray is way to small and requires dumping and cleaning almost daily.
I actually got this machine for my husband who knows nothing about how to roast beans, tamp and dial in a great espresso shot. He was asking for several cappas in a row and I was getting tired of making them for him on my Gaggia. I'm very happy that I picked this machine up. It is very simple to use - I showed him once what to do and he now makes his own cappas (and will gladly make me one anytime I want as well!) This machine has saved us a fortune - rather than go out for cappas (and usually not very good ones!!) we now have our cappas at home with consistently good quality. I would never have a straight shot of espresso from this machine but the cappas are always good. For someone that enjoys pulling a great shot and doing all the "stuff" that goes with that this is NOT the machine for you - BUT if you want a good milk based espresso beverage with little to no fuss then this is the machine to buy. Just make sure you empty your dump box and drip tray frequently.
I did NOT buy this product from an "espresso machine only" dealer and wasn't happy with the delivery time. From now on I will definitly buy from WLL or someone that deals with only espresso machines.
Three Month Followup
Still a great investment!! Well worth the price paid. We use it daily to make cappas and Americanos. I would recommend it to anyone that prefers the "easy" route on making a milk based beverage. I still never get a great straight shot and always use my other espresso machine for those.