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Briel Lido Espresso Machine - Ryan Palmer's Review
Posted: March 11, 2007, 9:43am
review rating: 5.5
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Briel Lido Espresso Machine
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Arrow The Briel Lido Espresso Machine has 15 Reviews
Arrow The Briel Lido Espresso Machine has been rated 5.81 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Andy Panda 10.00
Skip Thomsen 6.60
Lane Wilkins 6.33
Kevin Johnson 6.00
Joel Stevens 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 4.4
Manufacturer: Briel Quality: 4
Average Price: $130.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $150.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Online Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 years Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: For those of you who really hate good coffee, here's you machine! Cheap too!
Positive Product Points

-Easy to steam milk for super amateurs
-You can use pods
-Looks good

Negative Product Points

-Doesn't make good espresso
-Need lots of work to make drinkable espresso
-Needs lots of cleaning, otherwise it will smell very very bad

Detailed Commentary

This machine is amazing............ly bad, for the 150 dollars, I would rather just buy my coffee for a few months than purchase this again. Quality espresso will only come out of a quality machine, for which you need to spend quality money on, and this machine says nothing to me about quality. One of the few upsides to this machine is that the milk frothing device works well for those people who are afraid of steaming milk, all youj do is put the tip into the milk turn the steam wand on, and presto, semi-drinkable milk.

I cannot tell you how much I hate the espresso that comes out of this machine, it flaccid, flat, lifeless, and just plain bitter. This is because the machine doesn't get the water hot enough for a decent extraction, which is a little important. I got a few pod's from a friend, and they where one of worst coffee experiences in my life, don't use them unless you're going to die, literally. If you spent 100 dollars more on a machine, you would be much, much better off. I suggest that you purchase something better quality, and better smelling.

Buying Experience

It was alright, but I don't even remember who I bought it from.

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