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Francis Francis X1 - Dennis Vogel's Review
Posted: October 15, 2005, 11:12am
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Scott Smith 8.75
Patrick Moss 8.00
Josh Alwitt 8.00
Steve Strawman 8.00
Phil M 7.60

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: Francis! Francis! Quality: 8
Average Price: $799.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $499.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Williams Sonoma Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Great looking. Good shots. Nice foam. Makes me smile.
Positive Product Points

I love the look of this machine. I get good foam. Steady and reliable.

Negative Product Points

The water basket is a little awkward in the back. The shot handle cracked after a few months, but Williams Sonoma replaced it for free.

Detailed Commentary

Maybe I just don't know any better, but I love this machine! We've had it for a couple years, and get good, consistent pulls. Mostly using Illy pre-ground, as our Bur grinder can't get fine enough. Working on fixing that. Foaming from the wand works well. Thick, hold it upside down foam. Frankly, considering we're coffee neophytes I think it does great. I hate to beat it to death, but I challenge anyone to find a kitchen appliance with more style. It makes me smile. :)
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Buying Experience

Typical Williams Sonoma. Friendly. Tried to be helpful. Didn't really ask any question.

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