NCPaul Senior Member Joined: 27 Oct 2012 Posts: 9 Location: Asheville, NC Expertise: I like coffee
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Posted Sat Nov 24, 2012, 2:31pm Subject: Lelit PL041 versus Ascaso Steel Uno Special Edition (or Acaso Dream UP)
Both can be purchased on-sale or refurbished for about the same price. Is the Ascaso a better machine for the money? I've seen some reports of reliability issues with the Ascaso's but they do seem to sell more new. Is either one a noticeably better machine or about the same? I've also seen that the Dream UP doesn't leave a very dry puck at the end even with the 3-way solenoid on the new version.
ps. my 'great deal' on a used Isomac Venus fell through so I'm back to buying something new....
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