Purchased for office use. Paired with Baratza Vario. Takes about 30 minutes to come to operating temp. Simple operation produces delicious espresso. Steam quality is very good. Was able to get near perfect microfoam on first attempt (for a 5.5 ounce cappuccino) in less than 40 seconds. PID easy to adjust and doubles as shot timer. Very temperature stable but needs a couple of minutes to recover between shots. Can steam milk and pull shots simultaneously. Have only had this machine a couple of days, but already getting feedback from coworkers on the great coffee. Very solid build- should keep going for years.