Top positive review
Happy with the machine itself and the coffee it produces, but non-original packaging was poor
on 31 December 2017
Second-hand item and arrived in non-original packaging. not enough paddind around fragile areas as it arrived with minor damage (crack) to water reservoir, which fortunately I was able to repair easily with solvent weld.
Produces nice coffee and is quieter than my previous machine.
Have not used the steam wand much, as I just want espresso.
Tip - when you turn the machine on, run the hot water through to speed up warming up (i.e. with no coffee in the portafilter), otherwise first coffee of the day is a bit of a dud in terms of flavour.