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La Pavoni Europiccola - Max Rahder's Review
Posted: June 13, 2000, 11:55am
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La Pavoni Europiccola
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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: 6.0
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 8
Average Price: $789.00 Usability: 6
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: If you like beautiful simple devices, this is a good choice.
Positive Product Points

The machine is built like a tank, and has very few parts that can break. Overall, we've liked it a lot, although it has shortcomings. Good steam for frothing milk.

Negative Product Points

Quality of espresso is good, but not great due to inadequate pressure. Running the machine when dry ruins the coil, which means replacing the coil (and its fuse).

Detailed Commentary

See http://www.kazys.net/pavoni/index.html -- a great source of information.

There are a couple of "trouble spots" in the construction of the machine, noted in the Web site given above. Furthermore, you have to be careful not to let it run dry -- three times over the ten years I've had my machine someone (like me, or a guest) will leave the machine on. It will soon exhaust the water in the tank, expose the heating coil, and pffft, you have a over $100 repair. I recommend a timer on the power supply.

Steam for frothing is good. Portafilter size is inadequate. Brew pressure is inadequate -- machine just can't generate pressure for coffee ground as finely as it ought to be. Machine can tip when lifting or pressing the piston lever.

The machine is beautifil, and very manual (which has appeal).

Every metal surface on the machine gets burning hot. So keep it out of the reach of kids, or where people might come in casual contact.

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