If you want good coffee or espresso without paying a ton, buy this.
Positive Product Points
I find that for the price it definitely makes a better cup of coffee better than most low end espresso machines that I have come across.
Negative Product Points
No crema , but I can live with no crema if I can save hundreds of dollars.
Not much to say about this fine piece of Italian equipment other than that I am glad my Italian girlfriend introduced me to it. When getting into espresso she showed me how they used these little gems in Italy. Realistically most people can not afford an espresso machine but want quality. For that, they turn to a stovetop espresso machine. When choosing mine, I figured why not buy it from the brand that started it all. With many amazon reviews it seemed you can't go wrong with Bialietti.. As stated, the only downfall to this piece of equipment is the lack of the crema. But all in all, to save a few hundred dollars , I can live without the crema.