Beautiful, picky, easy to clean and maintain, mostly made of metal parts... and I forgot to mention delivers great coffee
Positive Product Points
>Mostly metal components. >Easy to clean. >Very convenient access to the refill water in the reservoir. > If well managed, it can make many capuccinos without problems or hasles. (nice when having guests for supper)
Negative Product Points
>Water needs to be purged often during the process. >The [steam/water control] is the weak part of the machine (made of plastic). It does not feel stury as the other components. >It remains a picky machine that requires lots of attention (but worth the trouble : )
Got a 30 year old Pavoni with a lever that makes amazing coffee, but when it comes to making 4 or 5 coffees in the morning or for my visiting customers, that retro looking "Dream" from Innova definately delivers a great coffee.
I do not understand why new machines have so much plastic on them, it will never last. My pavoni is the last of that brand that I will own unless they change that cheap cromey approach.
In the meantime Innova does the job when other machines like Mokita Kurps Saeco just gave up on me. to much heat probably
BTW: even if they tell you that the element "does not burn out even if it runs out of water" the boiler and the front gage gave up on me and had to be replaced on guarantee... (even if there was plenty use of mineral water) oups :)
Previously own about 6 espresso machines Got a 30 year old Pavoni, still working, and curse any plastic machine under 400$ Bought it at LINO on St-Laurent in Montreal who gave me amazing service in addition to having real Italian coffee to propose.
Three Month Followup
One Year Followup
Still like it very much :) got also the grinder that goes with it. An automatic shut off or a "safe" divice to protect the main coil would have been nice, specialy since I have to replace that buger twice. why the coil can not be simply always immerge in all time unless we empty it?
The side may show "full" for the level of water but it does not meen that there is some IN the machine specialy after steaming milk out purge water if you make a 3 or 4 cup .