Yes, it's great. I actually use an aeropress for the espresso because it is so easy to clean. (you can google
that) and makes smooth brew but I draw the water
for it from the spout knob. Then the thing is hissing and it's time to steam the milk (I have actually grown to prefer the dry stuff from a box, it has that milk from the farm taste.
The make is Bellman. A copy of an early Italian machine. They make a steamer without the coffee guts and spout but were out when I ordered (from some place in NYC
I found on the internet) so they sent me the whole unit for the price
of the steamer...which I think was about $90. The steamer only, $55 if I remember correctly. Anyway, it has worked very well and there really isn't anything to break. A few gaskets..But do make sure the top is seated well. It can really jump off the stove with quite a bang if it's not.