Im a newbie when it comes to espressomachines. I have an old Spidem (black, very angular and small, metal housing from 92) machine which has finally died and now Im looking for a secondhand replacement. Only now after having trawled forums like this one have I discovered that the portafilter in my Spidem is a pressurised one, which apparently isnt all that good =).

Anyway, Ive discovered a secondhand Faema Erika grinder/espressomachine combo in my area (from 97 according to the owner). Its nigh impossible to find any information about this machine. Id like to find out if it has an aluminium thermoblock or boiler (be it alu/copper/stainless) on the inside. Does anybody have any knowledge of this machine?

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