My wife and I have a 1987 Olympia Cremina machine. When we got it new, it came with PLASTIC parts; funnel, frothing pitcher, tamper, etc.. Recently - the plastic tamper broke. These newer factory tampers are EXPENSIVE (about $100.00). My wife was livid that I'd even consider spending that kind of money on a tamper. (Meanwhile - she buys shoes that are 5X's that amount and thinks nothing of it). Anyway - I ended up buying the tamper and a frothing pitcher using money from a VISA card given to us as rebate payment from previous purchase. I waited a day to tell her - and OMG she was so upset. Just absolutely beside herself upset. However, now that we have it - and use it everyday - she loves it and actually thanked me for getting this beautiful (albeit expensive) tamper. I want to get a new funnel - but with a price tag of $45.00 - I'm not willing to risk my life! Maybe Johnny Cerini will send me one !!