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Ascaso Dream - Elizabeth Bennett's Review
Posted: December 30, 2007, 9:27am
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Ascaso Dream Espresso
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Arrow The Ascaso Dream has 22 Reviews
Arrow The Ascaso Dream has been rated 8.11 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Joel Bristol 9.50
Robert J. O'Brien 9.00
Phil Goodlaxson 8.50
Glen Crompton 8.40
Anders N 8.14

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: Ascaso Quality: 8
Average Price: $699.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $300.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: used Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: A sturdy, shiney machine that allows the beginner barrista to produce drinks like a pro!
Positive Product Points

Produces excellent latte even in the hands of a rank beginner (with no instruction manual).  Solid.  Looks good on a counter.

Negative Product Points

I haven't discovered any yet.  Most of the problems that I have experienced I chalk up to my own inexperience -- not the machine.

Detailed Commentary

This is my first home espresso machine.  I bought it used (but relatively new and in excellent condition) because I didn't want to make a big investment until I discovered whether or not I was barrista material.  This machine is nice to look at on your counter, sturdy and, in my opinion, very easy to use.  I can now make much better latte's at home than I was getting out.  The frother-wand produces gorgeous micro-foam even in the hands of a rank novice.  I would feel good about this machine even if I had paid more.

Buying Experience

I got this machine for less than half the price listed on Coffee Geek by purchasing used.  I was willing to take the risk of buying previously owned.  I got lucky -- the first owner was upgrading and had lovingly cared for her Ascaso.

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