a little elegant "alien" in your bar that makes a great espresso.
Positive Product Points
Heavy group professional-like. It makes excellent espresso. Quality build. I love the shape.
Negative Product Points
Not very ergonomic design of the steam nozzle. Disappointed by the quality and the use of some plastic parts. Difficult to maintain and clean.
I bought the CELLINI LEVER SWITCH CHROME model and It is my first home espresso machine. I've tried enough others mostly at friends to be assured that I bought a really good machine. To be honest there are a few things that are annoying like the steam nozzle although at the end I enjoy a delicious cappuccino. It has a really funny shape but it is distinguished and very well designed. You either love it or not. The machine is equipped with two gauges to indicate pump pressure and boiler temperature. One cylindric heating element to heat the coffee group is activated while switching on the machine and grant the perfect temperature also for the first coffee maintaining the even temperature of coffee group for the next coffees.
I bought the machine from a local vendor in Athens, Greece. I experienced some malfunctions at the steam valve once I bought it. I had it repaired by the agency and a part had to be replaced. I haven't any problem since (over 3 years). Generally I'm not satisfied by the customer service.