twisterlove wrote:I planned buying a home espresso machine online from a store in England for a good price. I asked if I can operate the machine in USA, and they replied "NO".
That's a good recommendation. For sake of reference, I'll elaborate on the natural follow up question, "Why isn't this a good idea?"
The answer basically boils down to you'll need a big step-up transformer or you can hire an electrician to run a dedicated 220V line. Needless to say, the configuration will not be UL listed. While you may not care, be forewarned that your insurance company may deny a damage claim in the unlikely event that it burns down your house. Then there's the problem of resale: Nobody in the USA will touch it; or at a minimum, they'll demand a huge markdown to account for the perceived risk of the purchase.
Nick Name wrote:This is not my area of expertise, but if you run the site's search "european machine with 110V" you get links to many discussions of the subject. I hope they help.
Indeed, search will reveal lots of prior discussions, e.g., Converting 230V espresso machine for use in the US