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La Pavoni Europiccola - Bob Bethel's Review
Posted: March 22, 2004, 8:23pm
review rating: 4.8
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 9.8
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 10
Average Price: $789.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $370.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: ebay private Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Don't listen to the bad reviews, this is a great & easy to use machine, AND a piece of art.
Positive Product Points

I can't see why anyone would have any problem with this machine. It is extremely straight-forward in operation, and is built like a tank. The FIRST shot I made was very good.

Negative Product Points

The only thing I can say that could be better is the way the steam comes out of the safety valve. It could be re-routed so it doesn't get on the beautiful machine (I have the brass & copper, which is a piece of art).

Detailed Commentary

This is a very sturdy and easy to use machine. Just grind properly & tamp pretty firm. The first shot I made with this machine was great, & a little practice got the crema way up. I liked it so much I am now roasting my own beans, which is not so hard either. So many people bad mouth these machines, but the machine makes great espresso. The capacity could be a problem if you had a coffee shop, but for home its just fine. I makes 4 doubles or so. It heats up quickly, 5 min or so, & is easy to clean. Get the brass & copper if you can find one, it is beautiful. Anyone who can't work one of these is either a clutz or lazy. The supposed "ritual" takes 5 min of warmup, in which you can grind  tamp, and then a 3 second pull on a handle. Ritual? I say fantastic espresso.

Buying Experience

I bought mine used on ebay & got a good one for $370.

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