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La Pavoni Cellini - Chris Scelzo's Review
Posted: March 18, 2013, 4:48pm
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La Pavoni Cellini Espresso Machine
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Arrow The La Pavoni Cellini has 2 Reviews
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: La Pavoni Quality: 9
Average Price: $750.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $455.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: La Pavoni Website Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 week Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned:
Bottom Line: Solid, stunning unit, with gauges that takes the guesswork out of your Espresso Making.                   Slightly Overpriced at $750... a STEAL at $450 (Current Special)
Positive Product Points

Gauges for both Pressure and Temperature.
Unique look... can't imagine having a 'boxy' Espresso machine again
3 Way Value
Active Cup Warmer
Heavy, Oversized Portafilter
Stainless Steel Boiler (Good or, Bad, depending on your needs)
Actively Heated Group? (In all honesty, it's hard to decipher some of the product points on the website! ;-) )
"Automatic Cappuccino Attachment"

Negative Product Points

60mm Portafilter... Hard to find a properly fitting tamper/ replacement baskets
Steam arm does not have a wide range of motion, and is very low
Cup clearance under the filter is a hair under 3"
Hard to find info/ support for this specific model
"Automatic Cappuccino Attachment"

Detailed Commentary

Has a nice feature set, and the Dual Gauges take a lot of the guesswork for a relative newbie; Much easier to know when there is a tamping/grinding issue.
It LOOKS stunning. You can't walk by this thing and not be drawn to it.
SOLID build. Body is MAINLY steel, with some plastic... Heavier than it looks, ~21 lbs.
The "Automatic Cappuccino Attachment" is a blessing and a curse... it is by no means a perfect solution, but it is wife friendly and comparatively quick and easy.
Regular price is ~ $750. Purchased it on special for $455 shipped; The 'Cost Versus Value' rating is based more on the Full Price than the discounted price.

Buying Experience

Purchased as a Special Deal from La Pavoni's website. Despite the language barrier, they were very responsive, and the shipping was unbelievably fast; It shipped from halfway around the world and arrived here in literally 3 days. In the meantime, my Amazon order was still 'shipping soon'.

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