Highly recommended. Beautiful, sturdy, reliable machine makes perfect espresso.
Positive Product Points
Excellent double espressos at exactly 23-27 seconds for 2 ozs. Quick to heat up, large water tank which I easily fill with the Brita. And with the matching grinder and base it makes a handsome and impressive coffee centre. 5 clicks of the doser into the professionally sized filter (heavy handle) and a firm tamp and 99% of the time, perfect. Machine reheats quickly, foams very well, and dispenses hot water.
Negative Product Points
I‘ve used this machine at home daily for 12 years and have only had it repaired once because I irresponsibly cracked the boiler. Beautiful, easy to use, feels professional and makes perfect espresso and espresso based drinks. Not an inexpensive machine ($500 Canadian in 1988, $500 for the grinder and base in 1990.) but great value.