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Francis Francis X3
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Product Details
Overall Rating 7.8, Based on 15 Reviews
Avg Price $499.00
Manufacturer Francis! Francis!
Machine Type consumer pump, pod, single boiler, reservoir, ground, espresso machine
Colors Stainless Steel, Gray, Silver, Black
Class Semi Automatic Dual Purpose Boiler
Pro Review Yes
First Look Yes
QuickShot No

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The X3 was Luca Trazzi's third machine design, and is meant to resemble the prow of a boat, or a 50s style diner. It shares the same innards as the X1 and X5.

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Richard Greenleaf (quality: 8.6) 01.19.2005 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Form meets function in this outstanding value from Francis!Francis!
Brad Gom (quality: 8.5) 10.25.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Form and Function (but watch out for faulty boiler elements)
Mats Grip (quality: 8.5) 04.08.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Great looking, good quality machine for making excellent espresso, albeit not in large numbers, in the home
Paul Wood (quality: 8.0) 02.26.2006 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Beauty and function.
Jimmy Oneschuk (quality: 7.7) 06.13.2004 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Consider X3 if you are considering Silvia.  Especially f you have a skeptical sig. other stingy on counterspace; he or she may be convinced to make room for the X3.
David Wilbourn (quality: 7.1) 01.05.2002 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: great results with a quality grind, cool design, and compact stature
Supershady K (quality: 6.7) 05.09.2005 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Definitely a great purchase for home, especially if space/aesthetics  is important, and also if you can get a below retail price. I would recommend this machine, it's a pleasure to use.
Dusan D (quality: 6.4) 09.04.2005 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: I recommend this machine.
Andy Andrews (quality: 6.3) 12.06.2008 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Easy to use on a daily basis for a single user.  Don't know about parts support, could be sketchy.
Matt (quality: 6.0) 09.10.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Nice looks and solidly built. Makes good espresso if your materials, tools and techniques are there.
Dave Aron (quality: 5.5) 10.17.2003 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Looks good, peforms well nice first machine.
John Busteed (quality: 5.0) 07.09.2005 Rating: 4.6
Bottom Line: This is a nice machine with a slim, euro design that will produce great coffee for several years but not built to last...
Ken Shear (quality: 3.3) 02.24.2006 Rating: 6.6
Bottom Line: Beauty's only skin deep!
Greg Dame (quality: 3.0) 08.02.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: great machine if I can fix it. Poop If I can‘t.
George George 04.27.2010 Rating: 5.4
Bottom Line: Average at best Weak Frother broke after one year of use?
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