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Briel Machines - Other - Jon Burgess's Review
Posted: December 11, 2006, 12:46pm
review rating: 4.0
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Briel Espresso Machines - Other
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Arrow The Briel Machines - Other has 17 Reviews
Arrow The Briel Machines - Other has been rated 7.00 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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Gary Rocco 8.50
Todd DeYoung 8.00
Mike Dahlor 7.66
Thomas Down 7.40
Greg Keough 7.16

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 3.6
Product Reviewed: le duo
Manufacturer: Briel Quality: 2
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $200.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: Dinghams Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 6 months Overall 1
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Not a good machine
Positive Product Points

If this machine worked it would be great!

Negative Product Points

The quality of manufacture is appauling

Detailed Commentary

Ok, i don't actually own one of these machines but i sell espresso machines for a living, we quickly sold 8 of these after a favourable review in a magazine over here in the UK. Unfortunatekly the review was a very shallow one that only seemed to rate looks and interesting unique features that the machines held.

We then proceeded to have 7 of the 8 returned to us when they broke. It wasn't just one thing that kept going wrong with them either, it was a collection of several different faults: broken pump, stem valve won't close, internal leakage, etc, etc

Our general solution was to swap these machine for the similarly priced but far more reliable Gaggia Cubika

If you want my advice steer clear

Buying Experience

Of course the shop I work in has fantastic service, but I would say that wouldn't I?

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