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La Valentina - Ed Cucci's Review
Posted: December 31, 2004, 2:37pm
review rating: 4.0
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Arrow The La Valentina has 14 Reviews
Arrow The La Valentina has been rated 9.44 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since May 13, 2003.
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Dan Kehn 9.56
Erik Daniels 9.00
Ken O 8.42
Random Person 8.37
Dave Brown 7.42

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Manufacturer: Ala di Vittoria Quality: 10
Average Price: $1,200.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $1,350.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: WLL Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Francis X-1
Bottom Line: Beautiful design, commercial construction, awsome expresso. Whats not to like?
Positive Product Points

Quality construction, easy to clean, Beautiful styling.

Negative Product Points

A little pricey, terrible manual. Wish the water tank was bigger. A little buzzy.

Detailed Commentary

I've had the automatic version of this machine for about six months now and I more than pleased with the Val's performance. I won't go into a lot of performance and construction details because that's already been covered by several other excellent reviews. But I'll tell you that it's very well made, the temp and pressure are always precise (and controllable) and its an incredible steamer. The automatic controls work quite well, you can program single or double shots, cool down pulls (required after steaming milk) or what ever you like. I'm using it with Black Cat coffee and a Rocky doserless, and with little fuss I get fabulous pulls time after time.  A best buy in my view.

Buying Experience

WLL. Good people. The machine arrived well packed and intact.

Three Month Followup

Still working flawlessly. Great machine.

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