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Breville Cafe Roma - Marcy Pate's Review
Posted: March 10, 2008, 10:02pm
review rating: 3.5
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Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL
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Arrow The Breville Cafe Roma has 41 Reviews
Arrow The Breville Cafe Roma has been rated 7.19 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since April 5, 2006.
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Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Ben Egger 10.00
Charles Gauthier 10.00
Don Ferron 9.00
Marc Tischler 8.50
Dean W 8.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.8
Manufacturer: Breville Quality: 9
Average Price: $249.00 Usability: 4
Price Paid: $399.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Williams Sonoma Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 year Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Disappointed, but hopeful
Positive Product Points

The machine looks great and has been easy to clean,

Negative Product Points

Inconsistent heat and crema. Failed to power up.

Detailed Commentary

I was giving the machine one more chance to brew a good cup of espresso and it wouldn't even turn on.Previously, I had noted that the brew was not very hot and lacked good crema. I tested a variety of espresso beans and used my commercial grade grinder so that the grind was correct, as well as fresh After taking the machine apart, hoping to find a reset button of some kind, I went online looking for repair instructions.  I discovered this site, read 3 reviewers out of 26 who have had the same problem with the power button, so tomorrow will be calling Williams-Sonoma to see what they will do, since the Breville repair division failed to respond  to one reviewer

Buying Experience

I relied on Williams-Sonoma's  reputation for this being a quality product.

Three Month Followup

Williams Sonoma gave me a store credit for full value with no questions. Unfortunately, they do not have a comparable machine in the same price range, so I have not made a replacement purchase yet.

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