Aesthetically pleasing, made a passable shot of espresso.
Negative Product Points
Very hard to keep working. Could not heat milk. Period.
I needed something to get me through the summer, I can't have day without caffeine and I hate plain coffee. I love lattes. This machine was painful to start, it quite honestly sounded like it was going to vibrate to pieces while I was waiting for the water to get flowing through the first time. It made a passable shot of espresso, nothing overly spectacular. The so called frother was just that, it foamed, no heat, and being a latte lover that really made it useless. It also liked to stop working randomly. The water resevoir was small compared to my usual maker, and it was finicky about proper seating. If you want inexpensive espresso this machine will get you through it, if you want any milk based drinks (lattes, etc) pass and get something that can actually HEAT milk.
Was listed as being retired. Still end up paying full price. Could have found a cheaper one online.