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La Pavoni Europiccola - Chris Wyser-Pratte's Review
Posted: February 27, 2000, 11:29am
review rating: 4.3
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La Pavoni Europiccola
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.0
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 10
Average Price: $789.00 Usability: 4
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 years Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Looks better than it works.
Positive Product Points

Looks great. Classic, retro of the highest order

Negative Product Points

Small water chamber. Very finicky and sensitive to exactly right everything. Very expensive (Over $400 more than 20 years ago.)

Detailed Commentary

This was my first espresso machine, probably purchased in 1978, and used continuously for 10 or 12 twelve years after that. Finally retired because its just too hard to master. Cant really deliver a good crema, although its excellent for the foam part of the capuccino job. You are much better off with a pump machine. Of course, Ive gone through four of them since, and am still on the hunt. I guess Ive concluded you have to buy a commercial machine and use Illy coffee to have the same experience at home that you can have either (1) in the Victor Emmanuel Galleria in Milan or (2) at any stop along the autostrada. I keep trying. So far Baby Gaggia is the best Ive had, but see review. Im on the prowl again.

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