8.0, Based on 57 Reviews
lever, piston, boiler, manual, espresso machine
Piston Lever Espresso Machine
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La Pavoni's "budget" lever machine, it features a two stage heating system, manual piston lever control, and an 8 cup capcity.
Ray Mo (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: A very high quality espresso machine that is great for novices and and experienced alike.
Gino Magnotta (quality: 9.5)
Bottom Line: A superb machine that will at first frustrate but then educate in the art and science of espresso making, and at a reasonable price. Perserverence will eventually bring you unrivalled espresso pleasure, although be aware of its multiple shots limitations
Randy Fox (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: For the money I feel I got reasonable value
Jay C (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: This nice looking, easy to use machine delivers excellent espresso.
Theron Georges (quality: 9.7)
Bottom Line: One has to be interested in the "art" and "science" in order to make best use of the machine. If the review sounds like too much trouble, buy a semi-automatic machine instead.
Michael Sanders (quality: 7.7)
Bottom Line: learn to extract not only espresso but soul and heart from your coffee.
Marc Tischler (quality: 8.5)
Bottom Line: Fantastic espresso from a beautiful, quirky machine that makes you learn on the fly.
Daniel Spiegel (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: Roger Moore vs. Sean Connery
Robin Kelly (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: Typically Italian: great to look at, but a maintenance handful.
Gail McNeill (quality: 8.5)
Bottom Line: Italian steel-and-chrome perfection; seven years (so far) of excellence. If you want is what it was designed for- 6oz double cappuccinos, there's no better. If not, look elsewhere.
Carl Lobitz (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: The Chrome Peacock--There is no substitute!
J M (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: Beautiful machine. Must have good beans, grinder, tamper and patience to make a good shot. With a little practice it is all worth it.
Bottom Line: Fun, freaky, fascinating, fabulous!
John Yuriev (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Excellent machine, fun, but definitly a learning curve
John Swanson (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: This machine is garbage.
Antonio Salles (quality: 9.5)
Bottom Line: Love it or hate it, that is the way of the Europiccola.
Bottom Line: It's a beast and I love it.
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