This unit delivers exactly what is promised: a solid machine that is as simple to use yet delivers a perfect and consistant shot.
Negative Product Points
Paying for it!
I bought this for home use and have the usual difference of techno-geek for me and as simple as possible for my wife. This is delivers. My wife likes her afternoon latte; and once we got the grind/amount issue dialed in the Salvatorre is working like a champ. I had initially bought pods in case my wife wanted to go that route, but once she practiced more with fresh grind (which she already does for coffee) the improved flavor & crema of a grind makes a better latte/cappucino.
This was originally ordered through WLL but apparantly there are some issues between them, which worked in my favor: by dealing direct I got a second portafilter at no additional cost and a longer warranty - go figure!
Now wouldn't even hesitate letting the kids use it unsupervised for hot chocolate, etc!