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Product Details
Overall Rating 7.2, Based on 43 Reviews
Avg Price $799.00
Manufacturer Francis! Francis!
Machine Type pump, single boiler, pod, ground, artistic espresso machine, ese system
Colors All the Rainbow
Class Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
Pro Review No
First Look Yes
QuickShot No

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The X1 is undeniably one of the more unique looking consumer espresso machines on the market today. Available in a wide range of colours, the machine has undergone some major improvements inside in recent years.

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A Hart 01.29.2008 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: The third-gen FF! X1 Professional is a feisty little machine both for its looks and operation. It's for ground coffee only, and it's a big step up from the both-pods-and-ground-coffee second-gen FF! machines.
Al E (quality: 5.4) 06.08.2005 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Francis Francis brew me away with the X2 (get it?  "Brew me away"??  Sorry.)
Antonio Appelli (quality: 4.5) 08.18.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: this is an unbeatable machine for performance & looks
Ben Wickham (quality: 6.6) 06.12.2003 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: A fine machine that doesnt compromise on quality or style
Brenda XYZ (quality: 7.3) 11.22.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Form and function mesh beautifully.
Chris Aubry (quality: 7.0) 04.13.2000 Rating: 3.2
Bottom Line: Don't even think about it! Imagine, one can get a Sylvia for less!
Cith Saum (quality: 4.0) 01.19.2006 Rating: 4.6
Bottom Line: Won't buy it again. Don't like the quality or the fact that FF tech support won't sell you parts (You have to send the whole machine to IL for repair)
Daniel Butterfield (quality: 4.0) 05.15.2003 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Great machine.  Wears out after 5 years (about 1500  Capucinnos w/ 3000 shots)
Daniel Cohen (quality: 6.0) 05.22.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: dont let look be your guide :-)
Dennis Vogel (quality: 4.0) 10.15.2005 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Great looking. Good shots. Nice foam. Makes me smile.
Douglas Peters (quality: 5.8) 12.01.2002 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Slick, sleek, stylish...I love it.
Drew Giacobe (quality: 7.0) 02.18.2004 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Pretty, but in the end, it's a piece of junk.
Elliott Burrell (quality: 5.5) 02.19.2003 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: This machine was designed for use with pods!! The absolute best design!!
Eric Kraal (quality: 5.8) 07.11.2002 Rating: 5.8
Bottom Line: If you like good espresso... DON'T bye the francis francis.
Heather Snow (quality: 6.0) 12.16.2006 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: Good machine until it stopped working. For about a year and a half I was happy with it. Two years later it's broken and I wish I'd bought quality over design.
J J (quality: 7.0) 11.16.2009 Rating: 4.4
Bottom Line: Looks nice outside, cheap parts inside, machine-specific parts are not available.  All beauty, with no brawn.
Jay (quality: 2.0) 03.09.2000 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: Dont waste your time unless you like looks more than function...
Jay Johnson (quality: 7.5) 07.27.2008 Rating: 4.6
Bottom Line: If you need parts, get ready to ship your machine.  Using the steamer: for 12oz of milk to go from 40* to 160* takes over 3 min.  FF customer service is juvenile at best.
Jennifer (quality: 3.0) 01.03.2001 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: Its sad but true, francis francis is all about looks
John Hudak (quality: 4.0) 05.29.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Beautifully designed espresso maker that should last years with proper care.  Plus you can use pods for quick shots!
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