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Briel Lido Espresso Machine - Lisa Ellis's Review
Posted: February 11, 2001, 12:57pm
review rating: 5.0
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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
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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: 6.8
Manufacturer: Briel Quality: 4
Average Price: $130.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 years Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Great initially but needs to be replaced after 5- 6 years.  Be prepared for puddles.
Positive Product Points

Great espresso crema.   Because of its compact size, I was able to keep it in my office for 2 years and treat my co-workers to a cappuccino from time to time. Students may also like the compact size and consider this machine a great value ($150-$200).

Negative Product Points

The brew rate of the espresso is inconsistent and slow and the temperature is lukewarm.  A great deal of water leaks from the brew head when the machine is brewing.  I had to put a tray under the machine to catch all the drips and puddles from flooding my kitchen counter top.

Detailed Commentary

I had been fairly satisified with this machine as I have been using it on a very regular basis (approximately 5 times a week) for the past 6 years.  However, I did have to return it to improve the temperature of the frothing mechanism after 2 years.  Now I find the espresso to be not as good as it was initially so I am forced to replace this machine with a more superior model.

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