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La Pavoni Pro Lever - Carlos Martinez's Review
Posted: June 3, 2001, 9:22am
review rating: 2.0
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Arrow The La Pavoni Pro Lever has 40 Reviews
Arrow The La Pavoni Pro Lever has been rated 8.20 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Josh Kempthorne 9.20
Paul Alter 8.80
Pal Cabral 8.25
Bernard Murphy 8.00
Taylor Nunley 7.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 10
Average Price: $999.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Rome Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Good expresso from an artsy looking machine
Positive Product Points

Functional: Steam control via lever. Steamer for milk is independent of coffee, allowing additional steamed milk w/o having to run another coffee shot.
Taste: Long learning curved until coffee shows up with the golden cream on top

Negative Product Points

Burns if touched. Precision needed to add water w/o spilling. Filter does not stay on holder to ease removal. Black base began to corrode from run-off from steamer. Steamer o-rings needed replacement after 1yr continuos use.

Detailed Commentary

Grind must be right to get good crema. Still experimenting, best result so far with ground Lavazza "Expresso Famiglia". Still looking for a suitable burr grinder. Cost $500/$900. In Italy get it tax exempt 110V at airport or find USA deal.
The base holder started to corrode from the runoff of the steam wand.
One of the 2 o-rings that keep the pressure in the steam wand broke after 1y use. Been using it with 1 oring only so far. Need to find suitable replacement.
Water level indicator stopped rising in time with the water addition...found hard water salt accumulation on the inside of the unit base (lack of cleaning). Started rinsing it with diluted vinegar to dissolve the salt.

Buying Experience

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Three Month Followup

Still using Lavazza ground coffee. The single shot holder is narrower than most common tampers, so I've been using the wider double shot holder until I get another tamper.

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