XLNT for those that want a great espresso with a minimum of mess, An automatic with a reasonable price!!
Positive Product Points
Convenience, flexibility, adjustable dose; bypass shute for decaf drinks; Most imporantly a consistent quality espresso and other coffee drinks. Turntable makes for easy loading of water and beans. Low price for a automatic.
Negative Product Points
Large footprint, I wish there was less plastic (although important interior parts are metalic.) Sometime leak on steam/hotwater wand if not assembled correctly after cleaning.
Pushbutton / Programmable; This automatic is everything I had hoped for. We crank out morning double espressos for me, and a crema cafe for my wife. My 14-year old son has mastered the art of cappuccino and makes the brews when company stops by. I would buy this machine again.