2 options of the valves for the steam and water tap are available:
- with turn knobs
- with tilt levers
There is no clear advantage in choosing one over the other option.
Some people prefer turn knobs because they look very classic.
Other users find turn knobs more cumbersome because you have to turn them far enough to achieve full steam power. Tilt lever valves are moved to the maximum position more quickly.
The valves are manufactured in high quality by a company in Northern Italy that specialises in valves with decorative surfaces (chrome) and taps. A shortened version of the tilt lever valve which looks very good was designed for our rather small machine.