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Wega Atlas - Brent .'s Review
Posted: February 22, 2005, 4:28pm
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Ken Justice 9.00
Brent . 4.80
Tim Vogt 3.83

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Manufacturer: Wega Italy Quality: 8
Average Price: $3,700.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $1,200.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Secondhand Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Great machine, low price makes it attractive, would look great in my kitchen if I was allowed it...
Positive Product Points

Easy to use
Looks good
great for steaming milk
Makes a great espresso

Negative Product Points

Lots to clean (but that is any machine)
Can lose pressure if you draw to much hot water for tea or whatever.

Detailed Commentary

We bought this second hand from a cafe that had been sold, but the new owners didn't want the existing gear.

We have the EVD version with programmable doseage control. Once another CG emailed me a photo of the right switch, I was able to program the doseages quickly an deasily. One point - do it with ground coffee, don't try an d be clever and just do it on volume alone, and do each group that isn't slaved properly.

These are bviously commercial machines, and have plumbing requirements etc. Biggest hassle I had was connecting the water and waste pipes up. Espresso Engineers in Ponsonby were great in giving me pointers, and an easy to put in water filter in line.

Warming the machine up takes a wee while, as you would expect. As it is on 24/7 this isn't really a big issue.

Using either the touchpads, or the switch is easy, and the espresso it produces is great.

Steam power for milk is there in abundance, but I have noticed that pouring to much hot water, in to short a time frame is not a good thing, but as with anything - it's manageable because I know about it.

The only reason I probably wouldn't replace it with another Wega is that my supplier sells different equipment.

From a power consumption point of view it seems to be pretty good.

Buying Experience

I bought it secondhand, so whilst easy, not really relevant

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