tonycoffee Senior Member Joined: 15 Sep 2007 Posts: 6 Location: seattle Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: La Pavoni Professional
Posted Mon Sep 17, 2007, 8:20am Subject: Source for La Pavoni PRH 16 Professional
Have been searching around for a US source for the PRH 16 Model--this is the copper and brass model. I have found several North American sources for other models such as the Chrome PC 16 and the Gold PPG 16, but no one for the brass and copper unit. Realize they all do same thing and with chrome about $300 cheaper, but I really like the look of the PRH.
Any idea of why a chrome version is so much cheaper--does a copper boiler really cost 300 bucks more than a chrome one?
JL Hufford does not stock and will not order.
Pavonishop.com--does not list it and have sent them an email to see if will order--no response yet.
European Gifts and Housewares--left a message for a call back--no response yet.
Any other suggestions for a US or Canadian source? Have looked at number of sites in US and no one seems to carry it--hence the calls to some of the larger importers to see if they will do special order, etc.
UK-Lapavonilove--$1,215.00--includes the 20% VAT, free shipping and the 4.33% Import Duty Tax (US model with 110volt)
Italy--Italian Kitchen Aids--$1,004.00 + VAT of $200.00 + shipping $50.00 + $45.00 approx. of Duty Tax for total of $1,299.00 I saw no indication on their site of 110/120 volt US model available so they are out I think--do not want to fool with converter, etc. Has anyone else contacted them to see if they carry US models?
Has anyone ever dealt with either of these two companies--seem large and straight forward to deal with. Any more, it seems to me a dealer in New York is really no different than one in Europe--problems will be no easier to resolve in either case, etc.
Have I more or less got all this right????
Am really getting to the point that the PRH model is just too much of a hassle and too costly--though I still love the looks of it and a machine like this is, to me, a work of art as well as a coffee maker.
DougCox Senior Member Joined: 31 Aug 2013 Posts: 1 Location: Palo Alto Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:33pm Subject: Re: Source for La Pavoni PRH 16 Professional
I bought my La Pavoni PRH 16 Professional recently at Click Here (www.creativecookware.com) for $1,187 (with the 5% discount). It's expensive, but it's beautiful, and beautiful things always cost more (e.g. my wife). It came from somewhere on the east coast and arrived in California within a week. I used to have a La Pavoni Europiccola Chrome (EPC-8) and it made equally good coffee but it was nothing to look at.
hankbates Senior Member Joined: 2 Feb 2012 Posts: 48 Location: Yarmouth Port, Cape Cod, Massachusetts Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: La Pavoni Professional... Grinder: LaPavoni Jolly Roaster: Hottop
Posted Sun Sep 1, 2013, 5:14am Subject: Re: Source for La Pavoni PRH 16 Professional
Probably the biggest reason for the extra cost of the non-chrome units is in the base. Chrome units use a steel base which is chrome plated; brass or gold units use a brass base which costs a lot more, in the range of the complete machine adder. Brass bases don't rust, lots of people prefer the brass/copper/gold units for this reason.
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