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Pasquini Livia 90 - Thomas Cirillo's Review
Posted: December 5, 2001, 7:07am
review rating: 4.3
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Pasquini Livia 90
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Arrow The Pasquini Livia 90 has 48 Reviews
Arrow The Pasquini Livia 90 has been rated 8.76 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Sandy Andina 8.33
Rich C 8.33
Peter H. 8.25
Michael Nelson 8.17
Rai - 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.0
Manufacturer: Pasquini Quality: 4
Average Price: $1,250.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $1,100.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: whole late love Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 1 year Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: Beginner Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: saecco, krups
Bottom Line: generally good espresso...finicky, very sensitive to water quality;question of long term robustness of machina
Positive Product Points

generally makes good espresso

Negative Product Points

finicky; requires constant attention and tinkering; very sensitive to water quality (i have 3.5 grains/gal)

Detailed Commentary

i have used my Pasquini every day for over one year.  i was quite pleased with it initially, with my only reservation being that i wish the water temp were slightly higher, and the it had yet greater boiler capacity/twin boilers.

but, as the year went on, i found that i had to take it apart over a dozen times.  

fix a noise - pump laying against case.  redo...
no steam in morning - attempt to dislodge sticking pressure relief valve; ultimately replace pressure relief valve. frustrating.
. leaking around grouphead/gasket- replace ‘above cup seal‘ (already?), a pain in the neck.

i don‘t know if this is characteristic of the livia 90.  my usage is about 4 pulls in the am, every day.

whole latte love was somewhat helpful, but still...

Buying Experience

i finally gave up on Whole Latte Love for tech support (too slow and too erradic) and switched to 1st Line.  So far, I'm pleased with their support.

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