Hi all.

I've been using a Silvia for the last 5 years - great machine.

I've been wanting a LP lever machine for a few years, but wasn't sure... well, two weeks ago my (almost new) LP Pro arrived (from a CSr). I make 3 shots a day, and we don't have a lot of visitors, so the LP is a good fit.

Wow. The first shot I made was at least as good as the best I'd made from Silvia. Since then it's got better. The grind has to be quite a bit finer, but gee it makes a good shot. It gets up to temperature quickly, it is really easy to clean, and it even makes good milk. The only downside is that to get the shot at the right temp (hot) the cup and the pf need to be pre-heated.

I like the fact that you don't have to change the temperature setting to steam milk. In fact, I make the milk first - in the mug I'm going to drink from - and then make the shot and dump it in. No latte art for me!

An all-round good experience!