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Francis Francis X1 - Eric Kraal's Review
Posted: July 11, 2002, 2:33am
review rating: 5.8
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Francis Francis X1
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Arrow The Francis Francis X1 has 43 Reviews
Arrow The Francis Francis X1 has been rated 7.20 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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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: 5.8
Manufacturer: Francis! Francis! Quality: 4
Average Price: $799.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $490.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: Netherlands Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 years Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: If you like good espresso... DON'T bye the francis francis.
Positive Product Points

I sure love the looks of this baby. It's sleek design and greet colors really appeal to me.

Negative Product Points

But the looks is about the only positive thing with this machine. Bad steam power. I had to return mine twice due to a thermostat problem (temperatures went way above 100 degrees c.). After two years the interior is rusted!. I dislike the flowrate and lack of pressure when using ground coffee. I works slightly better with e.s.e. pods.

Detailed Commentary

If you are all about looks... please bye this one....
If you like a decent espresso or cappucino .... leave this one alone.

After two years the machine was rusting inside. I don't think this should happen. According to my espresso machine repair guy the interior components (forgive my english) are of a not so good quality.

You can get a far better machine for your money than this one.
(Get a Rancilio Sylvia for instance).

My next machine is going to be a choice between a Rancilio or a E61 group machine..... again the francis is waisted money.

Buying Experience

My wife and myself like the design... and just bought it

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