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Krups Gusto - Chris H's Review
Posted: June 2, 2006, 9:36pm
review rating: 3.5
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Krups Gusto
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Arrow The Krups Gusto has 15 Reviews
Arrow The Krups Gusto has been rated 7.41 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since May 3, 2005.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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George Wachsmuth 6.80
Buzz Lightyear 6.33
Carlo Macias 6.33
Ernest Daigle 5.50
Steven Stewart-Sturges 5.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.0
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 5
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $120.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Macys Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 3 years Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Steam blaster expresso makers
Bottom Line: Cheap POS good for 2 years, if you live near a service center.
Positive Product Points

A good entry level pump machine, got me off of steam blasters forever.

Negative Product Points

Bad engineering: electric switches would burn out every 11 months. I went thru 3 of them before the pump gave out and would only hum.

Detailed Commentary

Lifespan is going to be 2 years, and I took it back 2 times while in the first year of warranty to replace the switches, which were too lightweight to support the hi-amps required.   The water pump gave out, and would only hum after just under 3 years.

If I had it all over again, I'd spend a bit more on something that's worth repairing. I'm looking at the "Saceo Classico" for $175, the "Gaggia Classico" for about $300, and dreaming that santa will give me a "Rancilio Silvia" ($420), but caffiene jones will need to be asslauged first.'

Buying a Krups Gusto is like buying a Chevy Chevette, a Ford Pinto, or a AMC Gremlin. Its light on the wallet, light on quality, but at least doesn't explode when you get rear ended ;)

Buying Experience

Fine. I gave them my credit card, they handed me the plastic expresso maker.

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