Summary: This is a very very nice machine, don't get me wrong, but I got a bargain and wouldn't be very pleased if I had paid full price for it. We have already had to send one back as, when it came to it's in built de-scaling alarm time I was unable tore-set the alarm as described in the manual. Even after following the De-scaling procedure and the reset procedure still the indicator remained on. After discussing this with a repair engineer it turned out that this was a fault.
Summary: +tives 1. Makes coffee at press of button providing it has beans in top 2. Empties used coffee into dispenser that you have to empty every 4-6 coffees, 3. Boiling water at turn of knob which can be used for anything. (Comes out of wand) 4. Choice of 3 strengths of coffee at touch of button. The above reasons make the machine worth buying for our family. I am very fussy about coffee and I'm pretty much guaranteed a good cup in minimal time. -tives 1. Too automated.