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La Pavoni Pro Lever - M.J. Burrows's Review
Posted: April 11, 2001, 6:26am
review rating: 4.4
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Arrow The La Pavoni Pro Lever has 41 Reviews
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Josh Kempthorne 9.20
Paul Alter 8.80
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Bernard Murphy 8.00
Taylor Nunley 7.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 8
Average Price: $999.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Simple, solid and good looking
Positive Product Points

Simple construction, no electronics, relatively high capacity/volume, no guessing on availability of steam.  Comes with single and double baskets for coffee, steam 'stem' and easily interchangeable 'milk syphon' (<- that actually works) for making hot milk right off the cow or  out of a container.

Negative Product Points

Machine is 'hot' and you can burn yourself if reaching over/around.  Requires a little head room (and both hands) for the lever action.

Detailed Commentary

Coffee just the way you want it, and in just the right quantity.  Unlike low profile units, the  height of this machine allows you to use the steam stem to make hot cocoa/chocolate in a full size cup or mug.

I paid $750.00 including taxes from a now defunct retailer but Canadian pricing, that I have seen, is in the neighborhood of $900.00 MSRP, plus taxes of course.  I suspect you could probably settle on $800.00 including taxes if you shopped around.  A good deal for our American cousins if they come to Canada on vacation and take the exchange rate into account!

This does seem a little pricey but there aren't a whole lot of other machines like it on the market and there are no gimmicks, just a solidly built coffee making machine.  I don't suggest this for the occasional coffee drinker, uless you have money to burn.  Either way it is still a lot cheaper than the machine I will buy for my retirement!

And of course regardless of how great a coffee maker you have, there NO replacement for top quality coffee and good water,

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