Most espresso machines are wayyyy to much for the simple fact that you can get the best qualities for a cheaper price. You just have to do it manually.
The Italian Stove top Zanzibar espresso maker is awesome. I took it from my parents. It resembles the Bialetti stove top (aluminum).
It makes the best, fresh, hot, and extremely quick espresso for at least 6 people. I can not find the exact one anymore.
But I have replaced the gasket!!! I still continue to make espresso every morning. At the convenience of my own home. It is GREAT!