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QuickMill Vetrano - W M's Review
Posted: March 12, 2007, 9:19pm
review rating: 7.0
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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: 10
Average Price: $1,395.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $1,395.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Chris' Coffee Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: First time buyer
Bottom Line: Great investment. Improves quality of life. If you have cash and electricity go for the next category up (2 boiler) otherwise you'll still be very happy barista.
Positive Product Points

I love this machine. Mr. Vetrano is there for me whenever I need him. So far no problems with him at all. With the right grind and tamp the espresso that comes out is just so tasty.

Negative Product Points

I think the only negative thing about the product is heat stability (in other words to get a consistent brewing temperature you need to flush), but as I have learned, it has nothing to do with this particular model but more to do with the fact that it is a HX (heat exchanger) machine. Once you get the hang of it, this becomes a non-issue really, as long as water is free running in your country (why do I feel like someday that won't be the case?).

Detailed Commentary

This will hopefully remain the only espresso machine I will buy. I purchased this and a MACAP grinder and the team perform very well together. To someone looking to buy a machine: I have never bought an espresso machine before and I decided to do it right for the price range I was about to afford. Don't forget that the grinder makes a big difference too.

I was surprised at first how much flushing was needed mostly because were running on large 5 gallon bottled water - but now we just fill the bottle up with tap water which isn't the best water around but does very well anyway.

Also, a note to Canadian buyers on the price: You should know that to ship this machine and the grinder package to Canada via UPS in September 2006 was $210.00 USD. Remember to factor that in. Also... remember you will have to pay a pretty hefty GST (and PST if it applies) bill to Mr. Taxman.

Buying Experience

Great buying experience. They have been very helpful with the few questions I have had since my purchase. I must say I was a bit freaked out about getting this thing to Canada via UPS (aka United Package Smashers... they have really been terrible for me in the past). But alas, it arrived safely. I think it has more to do with the fact that it was really well packaged so UPS couldn't really get their sledgehammers to it (nice big double-box... YES!).

Three Month Followup

Still going strong!

One Year Followup

Still going strong!

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