A Krupps (don't remember model and a brand-new, shiny Briel Domus Uno
I hold the ES-15 Lido in the same contempt that you would a compact sedan. Yes, it does it's job. Yes, it's reliable and efficient. But, it will never be a Porsche.
Positive Product Points
Price Ease of use 15-bar pump The fact that it was cheap enough that I don't worry about it. Honestly, it will do everything that a far higher-priced machine will Made in Italy. It doesn't take up much space on the countertop
Negative Product Points
Crappy-looking plastic unit As durable as a crappy-looking plastic appliance is Underwhelming in the wow-factor Settled for it instead of an ES62, which is what I wanted, but money was too tight at the time. It doesn't take up much space on the countertop. (yes, I know. It's a plus and a minus.)
I bought this machine used on ebay. It was quite well-used when I got it. It was apparent that the previous owner had used and abused the crap out of it. The drip tray was melted on the back corner and there were cracks in the handle on the filter cup. The case was scratched, and the paint on the metal was mostly worn off. But, heck if this little thing didn't make coffee for my wife and me reliably for the next three years until the handle on the filter cup finally gave out! We replaced it recently with a Briel Domus Uno. I love the new machine! Everything works on the old one just fine, except for the broken handle. Currently, I'm trying to find a replacement filter cup for it because a friend wants to buy it from me. Like I said, as old and ugly as it is, it still works fine.
The buying experience was a typical ebay purchase. The seller represented it accurately on a couple of technicalities, and everything went smoothly otherwise.