A fine low-budget pump machine. With good coffee, it makes a better product than I can buy anywhere in St. Louis.
Positive Product Points
Negative Product Points
Can't steam first
Bit too much structural flex
Got it for about $260, 3 years ago. No malfunctions since. Superb espresso compared to my once-adored Spidem. Steaming can be anywhere from good to superb. I don't like the way the machine twists a bit as one secures the porta-filter in place. Not high style, but it's been very, very reliable.