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QuickMill Vetrano - Michael Kay's Review
Posted: March 9, 2015, 2:17pm
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QuickMill Vetrano Espresso Machine
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Arrow The QuickMill Vetrano has 35 Reviews
Arrow The QuickMill Vetrano has been rated 8.91 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since September 6, 2006.
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John Weiss 9.11
Karl Denninger 7.55
Patrick McCormick 7.40
Rob Stevens 7.00
Dave Stoner 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Manufacturer: QuickMill Quality: 9
Average Price: $1,395.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $1,600.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Chris Coffee Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 year Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Saeco Rio Vapore
Bottom Line: My Vetrano w/Baratza Vario-W makes some of the best espresso drinks I've ever had!
Positive Product Points

Quality components, a quiet rotary pump, direct plumbed and and consistent performance allow us to make great drinks shot after shot.

Negative Product Points

Single H/E boiler vs. double boiler requires cooling flushes. Making an Americano requires more water than manufacturer suggests using at one time (pour 4oz, wait and pour another 4oz).

Detailed Commentary

I love this machine! We use a Vario-W grinder with it and make awesome shots of espresso. We make about 6 - 8 double shots a day. The hot water is a nice feature. I waffled between H/E and double boiler machines. We mostly drink Americanos so don't steam milk often. That said, it brews and steams milk at the same time. I can steam / froth milk for a cappucino in about the time it takes to brew the shot. Having a plumbed in machine is a huge convenience. I love how it fits underneath the kitchen cabinets and doesn't require shifting around to add water.

Figuring out the grind and tamp required to make a perfect shot is part art and part science. I've noticed as my coffee beans dry out, I need to adjust the grind "finer". I enjoy timing shots and making adjustments.

As intimidating as these machines seem, my visitors/company can make their own espresso drinks after being shown once or twice. Having a Vario-W makes the process pretty easy as it grinds the right amount of coffee.

Buying Experience

Chris Coffee was great. I had an issue with the pressure stat-- started buzzing after a week or two. They sent a replacement and walked me through replacing it. Since then, the machine has worked flawlessly.

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