My mother-in-law has a Francis Francis X1 sitting on her counter as "counter art" and is only used when I am there... to the annoyance of my father in law. Apparently, art is not supposed to have any intrinsic function. We have been saving up for a Rancillio Sylvia, based on recommendations written here.
Now they are tired of the art piece and want are offering it to us. My experiencce with it has been limited, but it does not seem like the most accurate machine.
The big question... don't argue with free, or will I get what I pay for and am better off buying a good one.
Edited by DanM, 18 April 2012 - 04:32 AM.
"Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea." --Pythagoras.