Stainless steel is what makes them look good!Originally Posted by 6F404156250 link=1310855295/0#0 date=1310855295
If you dont want stainless, but a good quality in that bracket, your best bet would be the Nuovo Simonelli Oscar. A great machine....but imo very ugly.
You could also go the Breville dual boiler (BES 900) but they are mainly metal, and quite large (as well as not actually released yet).
Additionally, what grinder would you be looking to pair with it? (More important than the machine if you want good coffee).