I‘ve had two other machines and from what I‘ve seen, this machine is the best home machine I‘ve found yet.
Positive Product Points
Compact-fits on sink counter; Materials-Stainless steel, brass, chrome-plated brass and aluminum; Appearance-Commercial-quality construction with simple, clean lines; Performance-Powerful plus plentiful steam and espresso to whatever level of strength the user desires
Negative Product Points
Pump may be a bit loud for some when activated but is of short duration if not unnoticeable after it‘s initial activation
Salvatore‘s Famosa machines are at the higher dollar end of the home espresso machine market but if you want something that will last forever and do an outstanding job, then this is the machine to buy. Also, the company runs specials all the time which takes a big bite out of the normal retail price.