Great machine for people who want good coffee without spending too much
Positive Product Points
Solid quality, fast heat up time, good coffee
Negative Product Points
mediocre steamer, simple design
The quality is very good, I used it for many many years without any problem. It heats up pretty fast, you'll have a perfect espresso after about 6 minutes. Espresso's are made pretty good.
The steamer is not really great, always had difficulties to create good steam while on my new machine, it works way better. The new machine is a lot more expensive, so it is not really fair to compare them. Also a minor downside is the size of the portafilter, it is a bit smaller the usual 57-58mm which means it is very hard to find a decent tamper.
I you are looking for something which looks beautifull in your kitchen, I don't think this is the best guess.
Anyway, I think this is a great machine for people who want good coffee without spending +1000$