A little less than a year ago we purchased this espresso machine. We were looking for something affordable but with good reviews. We have been so happy with this purchase! It is super easy to use and to clean. It is a little inconsistent with how foamy the milk is, but it is super easy to stop it at the desired amount of said foamy milk and add the espresso. It has easily doubled the amount of coffee my husband and I drink! Imagine how much money that has saved us if we were buying that much coffee!