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Krups Novo Series - Michael Jones's Review
Posted: December 16, 2008, 8:00pm
review rating: 6.0
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Krups Novo Series - Old Models
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Bob Kim 8.67
Paul Newman 8.33
Mike Foster 8.00
Mark Edwards 8.00
Derek Hobbis 7.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.0
Product Reviewed: Novo
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 7
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $200.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Fred Meyer Aesthetics 4
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: you get what you pay for
Positive Product Points

Not bad for the money, although encased in plastic, it is relatively solid.

Negative Product Points

Nothing in particular, it's just not going to compete with higher end machines. the pump failed on mine, not sure if that is common or not

Detailed Commentary

This is more of a FYI for owners of this machine,  should your pump fail as mine did, and you're not intimidated by the idea of opening your machine up, the approximately $50 and easily available Ulka EAX5 pump is an almost exact bolt in replacement. Disassembling the machine is a bit tedious and requires a tamper-proof Torx bit, a pair of thick rubber insulators slip over the pump and bolt to the machine, the replacement pump fits the insulators perfectly and the plumbing attachments are an exact match. The only hang up was, because the wiring connections are on the opposite side, the leads will need to be lengthened. After putting it all back together the machine works like new.
    Oh and another thing, a conventional steam tip will screw in place of that silly auto-cappuccino thingy, the wand will be too short for that big stainless milk jug, but your not going to get the kind of steam you need for that anyways.

Buying Experience

$200.00 was a bit much I think, should have shopped around.  I wouldn't buy it again, because I'd rather put the money towards a better more expensive machine.

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