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Krups Espresso - Older Models - Charles Bruno's Review
Posted: January 24, 2002, 4:22pm
review rating: 6.8
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Mike Foster 9.00
Eric D 7.83
Peter Horrell 7.75
Anthony Cravero 7.50
Charles Bruno 6.83

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.8
Product Reviewed: Palatino
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 7
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $315.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Auction Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Beginner Would Buy Again: Maybe
Similar Items Owned: Terrible Steam Powered Machine..
Bottom Line: Very good "first" Super Automatic
Positive Product Points

Very simple to use, nice video instruction.  Decent espresso, not great but OK, with little crema.

Negative Product Points

Coffee dosage not adjustable.  All shots no matter what volume of water you dial in use a 7gm dose.  Coffee/Espresso about ten degrees
to cool.

Detailed Commentary

Super Automatic at a reasonable price.  Wild price swings on this model lately, less than one week after I purchased, you can find these now at ~$200 on Auctions and overstock stores.  This model is pretty close, if not a Saeco Vienna at $100's more.

1.5 oz shots are good, but anything larger is pretty weak.  There is some crema, but not fantastic.

For a strong cup of coffee, do a 2 x 3oz brew.  Press the brew button twice and it will do two brew cycles back to back.

The machine is easy to clean, with a removable brew group.  

Steaming is adequate, but may add a bit too much "hot water" to your
milk in your pitcher.  This comes with a frothing adapter which works very well.  You may get way too much froth before getting your milk hot though, and I removed the frother and it works good without it.

Buying Experience

Really shop, I blew $100 by not waiting a couple days.

Three Month Followup

Compared to prices of other Super Automatics, this has definately been the best bang for the buck.   Still running well. (knock on wood)  We find we are making regular coffee about 75% of the time, and it works well for this.  My wife is now use to coffee not looking "black", she was put off by the crema at first.    Makes good esspresso or cappacino when setting volume to about an ounce.   Has been fairly easy to clean & maintain.

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