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La Pavoni Europiccola - Cerrado Dude's Review
Posted: July 1, 2002, 11:52am
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La Pavoni Europiccola
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Arrow The La Pavoni Europiccola has 57 Reviews
Arrow The La Pavoni Europiccola has been rated 7.98 overall by our member reviewers
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Theron Georges 9.67
Antonio Salles 9.50
Gino Magnotta 9.45
Gail McNeill 8.50
Marc Tischler 8.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.8
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 8
Average Price: $789.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $250.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: used Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 years Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: Professional Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Rotel Espressomat, Saeco Super Idea, Isomac, La Cimbali
Bottom Line: Widely loved, but can be difficult
Positive Product Points

Good Coffee, excellent steam production, and good conversation piece.

Negative Product Points

Takes a long time to heat up.  Gets hot to the touch. Switching from steam to coffee or vice-versa is a pain. Unforgiving.

Detailed Commentary

Lots of people like this machine and I wouldn't doubt their sincerity.  It produces good, solid shots and when steaming it puts most home machines to shame.  

It does have some down points.  For one the machine itself gets hot, this is a bit of a safety hazard.  It takes a long time to heat up. It takes a long time to cool down.  If you grind the coffee too fine, you have a minor disaster.  The machine shoots steam skyward(when doing espresso or steaming) and can remove the finish from your cabinets.  There are a few design flaws (largely rectified, admittedly) that can cause problems.  The base is designed, it seems, to absorb the fluid that spills down the sides of the machine, so keep it dry.  The electrical system was (maybe is not now) a little cheap and this can make working with water scarry.

Buying Experience

I got this used. You can too.  One of the advantages of this machine is its elegance (elgance means simplicity, FYI).  This means fixing it is fairly easy.  So they can have long lives and a used one is likely not a lemon.

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