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La Pavoni Pro Lever - Thomas Solak's Review
Posted: September 14, 2005, 9:08am
review rating: 4.3
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Arrow The La Pavoni Pro Lever has 41 Reviews
Arrow The La Pavoni Pro Lever has been rated 8.19 overall by our member reviewers
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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: 3.2
Manufacturer: La Pavoni Quality: 1
Average Price: $999.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $700.00 Cost vs. Value 1
Where Bought: Italy Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 1
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Looks nice, but not worth its price
Positive Product Points

This machine looks nice and makes good coffe as long as it works...

Negative Product Points

... but a look under the skin discloses A LOT og PLASTIC that shouldn't be there. It will drip you crazy within 6 months, and you'll waste a lot of water and electricity before you try to sell it again.

Detailed Commentary

I replaced my old Europiccola with a Professional in 2000. I should not have done that. Because La Pavoni "developed" a new model, which implement plastic in the group (the mechanism where the pressure is made). After half a year it began to drip from the group, and i had all the gaskets replaced (there goes the first 40 extra pounds). That helped, but after another 6 month the whole thing started over again. So by now i had the rubber gaskets replaced 10 times, and most of the plastic parts as well, and fortunately I learned to do that myself. So if you're not handy and familiar with technique, stop thinking about buying this wolf in sheep's clothing.

The company are so arrogant as well, and won't acknowledge the problem.

Buying Experience

It was much cheaper to buy in italy. The problem is that the guarantee is only effective in the country, where you buy it.

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