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Breville Cafe Roma - D Snyder's Review
Posted: March 14, 2008, 8:33pm
review rating: 3.0
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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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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
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: 2.8
Manufacturer: Breville Quality: 2
Average Price: $249.00 Usability: 2
Price Paid: $249.00 Cost vs. Value 0
Where Bought: BB&B Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 3 months Overall 1
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: n/a
Bottom Line: I don't want to see another espresso machine for a long long time.  I'm sticking to my trusty french press.
Positive Product Points

aesthetics, the 20% off coupon and $20.00 rebate.  When it did worked it worked well.

Negative Product Points

It clogs when you use too fine of a grind.  I had to use resort to using a course grind so it wouldn't clog up.  The seals in the main housing need to be replaced with something more reliable.

Detailed Commentary

It was my first espresso machine so there was  a lot of trial and error.  Once I thought I had the machine figured out and  my routine down it would throw a curve and cause much disappointment and aggravation.  It's grossly inconsistent, it clogs at least 1/3 of the time and I had to replace two seals in the main attachment housing.  The machine couldn't handle espresso beans prepared  using espresso grind, which is totally absurd since it is a ESPRESSO MACHINE!!!!!  I will have to admit, technical support was above average and they offered to send me a brand new replacement but eventually I lost complete confidence in Breville and opted instead to return it to Bed Bath & Beyond for a full refund.  At this point I'm not even sure if I want to own another espresso machine again.

Buying Experience

Buying the machine was the easiest and least complicated part of my entire experience.

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