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Isomac Super Giada - Gonšalo Baptista's Review
Posted: November 29, 2005, 8:14am
review rating: 4.4
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Isomac Super Giada
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Arrow The Isomac Super Giada has 11 Reviews
Arrow The Isomac Super Giada has been rated 7.73 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 4, 2003.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Kristin S. 8.30
Robert Van der Meijden 7.33
Gary Cook 6.83
Michael Baryzewski 6.33
Pradeep Sarin 6.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Manufacturer: Isomac Quality: 8
Average Price: $459.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $414.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Another Coffee Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 week Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: A goof balance betweem quality , looks and price
Positive Product Points

Stunning Looks
Ease of Use
Large Reservoir
Pressure gauge
Sturdy Construction

Negative Product Points

Non Standard Portafilter size
Long re-heating cycle
Distance between cup and portafilter a bit too small

Detailed Commentary

I got this machine about two weeks ago after much deliberation. It was meant to be a birthday gift but because I was having trouble deciding which one to go for it got delayed.

The machine arrived well packaged and quickly from " Another coffee" in the UK.  As reported elsewhere, the manual is short and not very detailed but it serves its purpose.
The machine actually is a lot sturdier than it appears in the pictures. It is solid and heavy without taking up a whole lot of space in the kitchen.

I found the machine easy to operate in itself, as long as you stick to the routine of heating it up and running some hot water prior to pulling . It is also important that you pull shortly after the green light is off because that's when the boiler is at its hottest.

It takes a while to achieve a good espresso as you have to play with the grind, tamper and coffee ammount. As I don't have a proper grinder I twek the ammount and tamping only.
The machine has an inbuilt tamper that has been much maligned but not knowing any better I can say that it seems to work reasonably well as I manage to get decent espresso.

All in all it is a wonderfull machine with some limitations that migh hamper a Barrista but don't affect me as much because I am not (yet) obsessed with it.

Buying Experience

Good service from another coffee. Fairly helpful.

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