This machine looks nice and makes good coffe as long as it works...
Negative Product Points
... but a look under the skin discloses A LOT og PLASTIC that shouldn't be there. It will drip you crazy within 6 months, and you'll waste a lot of water and electricity before you try to sell it again.
I replaced my old Europiccola with a Professional in 2000. I should not have done that. Because La Pavoni "developed" a new model, which implement plastic in the group (the mechanism where the pressure is made). After half a year it began to drip from the group, and i had all the gaskets replaced (there goes the first 40 extra pounds). That helped, but after another 6 month the whole thing started over again. So by now i had the rubber gaskets replaced 10 times, and most of the plastic parts as well, and fortunately I learned to do that myself. So if you're not handy and familiar with technique, stop thinking about buying this wolf in sheep's clothing.
The company are so arrogant as well, and won't acknowledge the problem.
It was much cheaper to buy in italy. The problem is that the guarantee is only effective in the country, where you buy it.