Would purchase another one for my sons 21st present.
Positive Product Points
Got style, has served me for the last 19 years, while I have many other coffee makers I always enjoy using this one daily.
Negative Product Points
Find the length of the frother arm to long for easy of use. Washers on the sight glass leaked 8 years ago and had to be replaced.
Originaly purchased as a 21st birthday gift, so exact price unknown. Have always found the machine to function excellently, for making espresso, I find a slow controled pull gives the best flavour. You have clean the drip tray out by hand, although I believe new models have a removable drip tray. On my handle the basket / filter holder is not held in, so you have to be careful not to lose it when knocking out the grouts. Over time the conection between the boiler and the base has losened, but is easy to tighten by removing the base. 8 years ago the washers on the top and bottom of the sight glass began to leak but once I replaced them everything was OK. The pressure on the steam has always been sufficient to froth the milk, but I do find it difficult with the lenght of the arm. But this could be due to the jug I use !! All in all I have continued to find it a easy machine to live with and it certainatly has not become one of those coffeemaker that gets put in the cupboard after the initial honeymoon. Even my wife is happy with it siting on the kitchen side as it has so much style that the square boxed pumped machine just don‘t have.