I would defenitly recommend this machine to others.
Positive Product Points
The steam on this machine is unbelievable. It took me a while to get use to all the power this machine has.
Negative Product Points
There should be some type of water level indicator.
I paid $345.00 at Whole Latte Love for the Silvia. The people there have been great. With the help I received from Whole Latte and Mark (The Coffee Kid) I know I got a great machnie. I love it. I got nervous at first when I could not froth my milk because I was not use to using such a powerful machine. This machine is nothing like a Krups there really is a big difference. But practice makes perfect and that is what I have finally accomplished. Don‘t give up, this machine takes some getting use to. Don‘t waste your money on an inexpensive machine. If I was to know what I know now I would skip the Krups and go right to the good stuff.