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Delonghi Steam Espresso - All - David Rawlings's Review
Posted: May 16, 2001, 7:33pm
review rating: 5.0
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Digital Bean 7.00
Matt Kiessling 7.00
David Rawlings 5.00
John LaBella 5.00
Louis Gaudry 4.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Product Reviewed: DeLonghi Cafe Parma
Manufacturer: Delonghi Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Good, solid machine for heavy milked or chocolate drinks, at a very low price..
Positive Product Points

Very, very cheap to buy (on eBay they go for $14USD).
The first "cup" tastes much better then any other after it.
Frothing is not bad for a steam machine, if it's done right >:)
This machine has taken my abuse for a year and is still working.

Negative Product Points

You must fill it up with water till it explodes for a decent amount of steam.
It eats-up a lot of grinds.
Not enough room under the filter for tall cups (more than 3")
Frothing attachment gets dirty real fast.

Detailed Commentary

I got this machine FREE from Zellers (Club Z points), apparently this model costs about
$99.00 CDN at the most I have seen. Second Cup Mochaccinos are very addictive and I decided to try it out. Well with one whole year gone by, I finally figured out their recipe and techniques (a good replacement Chocolate sauce is Nesquick concentrate, the kind in a bottle, ( remember that...). I personally recommend that you (lightly) tamp your grinds before using, if not, it just tastes like water. Another tip for this machine is that, fresh whole beans through a burr grinder on a high setting with the dial on "Strong", will produce Espresso as good as this thing can make. Not very much Creama, but I only make Lattes and Mochas with it anyway.

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