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Capresso Ultima - Pam Day's Review
Posted: September 6, 2002, 12:11pm
review rating: 5.4
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Capresso Ultima Espresso Machine
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Name Ranking
Andrew Kleeger 9.00
Jacob McDonald 6.60
Anthony Raimondo 6.00
Pam Day 5.40
Betsy Zajko 5.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.0
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 3
Average Price: $275.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $200.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Seattle Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned:
Bottom Line: Very simple to use. Love the design.
Positive Product Points

looks.  It's why I bought it.  It has a great Darth Vader look to it. Ultra easy to use, heats up fast.  Not too fussy about grind.

Negative Product Points

Spent grounds storage is not a good idea as it promotes mold growth if you don't clean it out regularly.  There is a warning light telling you when to empty, but by then there's icky fuzzy MOLD.

Detailed Commentary

Moved from a Nespresso D150 because I wanted to experiment with my own grinds.  This machine is very simple, goof-proof and makes good-enough espresso with nice crema. It is self-tamping and tolerant of different grinds.  THEN things began to go wrong after two years of moderate use.  The carrousel top broke.  Capresso replaced it with a refurbished model and the pump didn't work ($65).  Got another that worked for about a year.  Then it began leaking from the bottom.  I don't want to spend another $65 on this machine so have switched to a Gaggia Baby.

Buying Experience

Service from Capresso for repairs was easy.

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