This is one Swiss every home should have. We take our F50 on vacation with us - that should tell you something. It is simple to use because the engineers spent the time to do a proper design. Every variable is measured so that the user and the machine knows what is happening. There is absolutely no guessing: the machine tells you what to do, when to do it and the manual explains how. Just look after it and service it the way it should be done by qualified people then you will have no trouble at all. It makes a great cup of coffee/cappuccino great. The F50 looks good too! It impresses our friends and its exquisite finishing and trimmings just fits the modern (and even the not-so-modern) kitchen beautifully. Yes, it does cost more than the old percolator - a lot more. But it is the best investment I have made for the kitchen EVER!
I love this machine. I know it is expensive but i believe you get what you pay for in this world and i just live for coffe so there for it is an absolute necesity for me to have the ultimate coffee machine and i believ this is the ultimate! It is soooo quiet whn running and it cleans itself so i can dont have to take it apart and scrub it and try to work out how it goes back together. Whether you like good black coffe, expresso, latte or capuchino then this is the machine for you and once your frinds hear you have it they will be popping over so much more. It is so simple to use and it tells you how to do it! The only down side i have found is the lack of the cup warmer because i find that goeing into a cold cup it does goes cold a little too quick.