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Elektra Micro Casa Semi - Simon Lewthwaite's Review
Posted: February 21, 2007, 4:29pm
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Elektra MicroCasa Semi Automatica
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Arrow The Elektra Micro Casa Semi has 6 Reviews
Arrow The Elektra Micro Casa Semi has been rated 8.70 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
David Powsner 10.00
Howard Seth Miller 7.00
Bliss Ireland 6.16
Simon Lewthwaite 4.00
Stephen Marty 3.27

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Manufacturer: Elektra Quality: 8
Average Price: $1,395.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $1,500.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Coffee Creation, NZ Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned:
Bottom Line: The pimp daddy of semi's, taking it back to the old school. Great coffee too!
Positive Product Points

- Beautiful machine
- Good water tank size
- Great steaming pressure
- Good pump and reliable pressure system

Negative Product Points

- Like the Micro Casa Leva, a small drip tray
- Very hot to touch
- Finger print mania

Detailed Commentary

This machine is certainly a looker. Great styling and aesthetics make worth you wanting it sit pretty on your bench.

Shot:
Great shots every time I use it, quite a few of them too!
The one we have is quite old now, and so the head seal is getting on. I found that original handle to not help it, so tried the Silvia handle, it worked wonders. Bit of fiddling around between a few different handles too.

Milk:
Awesome steam pressure and a great boiler pressure that hardly ever falls below 1bar. If it does fall below it, its not fall long and kicks back into shape nicely.

Much easier to use than the likes of the Micro Casa Leva, because of the added auto pressure release and the tank/boiler combo.  Great machine for anyone wanting a stylish upgrade, but it is on the higher end of prices.

Buying Experience

Easy to deal with people at Coffee Creation. Good well explained demo and able to take the machine home on the day. Good stuff.

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