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La Spaziale S1 - Carrie V's Review
Posted: March 9, 2007, 10:14pm
review rating: 6.8
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La Spaziale S1
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Arrow The La Spaziale S1 has 68 Reviews
Arrow The La Spaziale S1 has been rated 9.31 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since February 18, 2004.
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Chas Rimpo 9.36
Michael Wolfson 8.76
Derek Sherman 8.46
Wolfgang Gaggl 8.30
Martin Lipton 8.22

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: La Spaziale Quality: 9
Average Price: $1,895.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $1,895.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Chris' Coffee Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Silvia
Bottom Line: Looking to make endless divine espressos with silky micofoamed milk in record time with ease? The Vivaldi II is for you!
Positive Product Points

Dual boiler
Automatic settings for brew temp and single/double shots
Fantastic steaming power
Great warming tray

Negative Product Points

Brew temps in Celsius
Not super attractive

Detailed Commentary

I LOVE the Vivaldi II. I upgraded from a PID'd Silvia and life is so much easier! The espresso shots are gorgeous with lots of crema and oh...the steaming! This machine produces silky microfoam in seconds.

The machine is very easy to use and without much of a learning curve. I make multiple back-to-back milk drinks and this machine can really keep up.

Also, if you're on the fence about plumbing in, do it! What a life-changer and the parts supplied by Chris' Coffee make it quick and easy.

The warming tray is also excellent. I keep a folded towel over the cups and they're so warm that I can now skip the step of filling them with hot water.

Buying Experience

The staff at Chris' Coffee are wonderful. Jason, one of their service people, answered endless questions about plumbing in the machine and even talked to someone at my local hardware store to help me select the right parts.

Three Month Followup

Still works beautifully! Delicious espresso-based drinks! My only complaint is that the steam wand leaks a little bit from time to time, requiring tightening of the bolt on the wand. Other than that, it's a perfect machine!

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