If you like the 'traditional' look, this is the machine to get...
Positive Product Points
Well finished and well thought out. User control very abundent. Quiet
Negative Product Points
E61 lever seems to want to work its way loose...made a small adjustment to the lock nut yesterday and will see if that solves the issue. I leave the 'blue' lights off...not really sure why they are on the unit...bit of a circus look, but since you can turn them off, not really an issue. The 4 hole steam tip that came as an extra seems out of sync with the design of the unit...I don't really know if it is OEM or added by Chris as a perk.
A bit new to have a detailed report. I make 2 or 3 double shots a day...rather light use. The Vetrano is far more accomplished than I am, so I am on a learning curve which I very much enjoy. I really feel if a shot is not quite right, I can only look to myself and the Vetrano. I think it gives one a lot of confidence. I also keep up on maintenance...regular back flush, and weekly cleaning of the screen and group gasket, so I will be interested in seeing how the unit holds up over time. It took quite a lot of research and comparison before I went with the Vetrano 2B....and in the end I really feel this is the best machine in the price range...and even better than many more expensive. I have been playing with brew temps and find that the ease of adjustment a real plus. Everyone has their own idea of what looks good, but I find the Vetrano to be very handsome, and really look good sitting in the kitchen. Having it plumbed in and running on 20 amps makes for very easy use also. The double boiler has no problems with milk drinks and pulling shots at once. All in all I am very happy with the Vetrano and would have no problem recommending it.
A lot of back and forth with the folks at CCS and they stayed very patient indeed. One small glitch with a VST basket...I asked if it would work with my portafilter, agreed it would and went ahead and bought it...didn't fit...but I was given a very good deal on the overall package.