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La Pavoni Club Combo - Paul Wood's Review
Posted: November 20, 2002, 5:02pm
review rating: 5.2
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La Pavoni Club Combo Duet
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Arrow The La Pavoni Club Combo has 9 Reviews
Arrow The La Pavoni Club Combo has been rated 8.36 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Donald Bridges 8.00
Kris 7.50
Adrian B. 7.33
David Wenzel 5.75
Wade Fillingame 5.40

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 9
Average Price: $360.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $155.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Ebay Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 2 years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Great machine and a great deal if you buy it reconditioned or used
Positive Product Points

Great espresso without a lot of hassle. I roast my own beans and I've yet to find an espresso at a cafe, or on a friend's machine (including the Slyvia) that tastes better.

Negative Product Points

Just a tad messy, but not too bad.

Detailed Commentary

This machine pulls a great espresso shot! It's easly to use, very forgiving either with or without the crema disc. I know the disc is frowned upon, but I get richer crema with it and my shots taste better, so sue me :o) I bought my machine on Ebay about two years ago for about $150. After about a year I had to replace the gasket around the portafilter, but this was no problem. I have friends with a Rancillio Sylvia who use and roast the same beans as I do, and my shots blow them away. They have a Solis Maestro grinder which, if anything, is as good or better than the one on my Club Combo. The drip tray is kind of a pain and gets a little messy, but it's not really a problem. Overall, I love this machine and highly recommend it.

Buying Experience

Bought on Ebay through Final Call Auction for about $150. Good seller.

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