Love my Elizabeth, but my steam valve leaks. I have taken great care per Dave Corby instructions on the compression style of valve, and do not crank it down. It will leak a bit and then I close it the rest of the way. Well, I have had my Elizabeth for almost two years now, and although I am able to get it closed, it is still an issue. So, I have contacted Clive Coffee in the USA where I bought it, and they will send me a new valve when they get it. In the meantime, I have gone to turning off the steam boiler until needed. That works fine, but I do have to wait the 3-4 minutes for it to heat up before starting my daily latte routine. Bummer!