That is one ugly beast! Is that a frothing wand pitcher? You can get a battery-operated frothing want for 8 bucks that would do the same thing. $230 will get you a really nice real espresso machine with a steaming wand. As a matter of fact, as I'm writing this, I'm looking at an ad on http://superblog.co for an Illy Francis X8 for $175. That is a way better use of your hard earned cash to be honest.