Do not be afraid of the price, it will pay for itself! Great machine for a single person or a who parties worth of people. The machine is easy to use and you get a clean flavor every time. No need to buy refill bags if you do not want, you can use the turkey bags that you use in the oven and they work great. We have had our machine for 3 years with no problems. Treat it well and clean the mouth piece part whenever it gets sticky and you will have this for a long time!