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Saeco Classico - Aaron T Porter's Review
Posted: March 1, 2001, 4:54pm
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Saeco Classico
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Arrow The Saeco Classico has 30 Reviews
Arrow The Saeco Classico has been rated 8.36 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Steve Zlatev 8.50
Dave LaFollette 8.44
Mark Bounds 8.00
Mark Johnston 7.50
Mike Pass 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Saeco Quality: 8
Average Price: $250.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Probably the best price::performance you'll find.
Positive Product Points

Cost, Ease of use, consistancy, quick warmup

Negative Product Points

Steam wand is difficult to use, not enough steam.

Detailed Commentary

I did a lot of research trying to find a good espresso machine for my home office, and decided to give the Saeco Classico a whirl. I have to report that I am very happy with the machine, it's an excelent mid-range system for a very reasonable price. Don't expect the kind of crema you hear the true die hards raving about, but I've always gotten a good shot every time. My two main complaints about the machine are 1: though it warms up very quickly, you have to leave the machine alone for a good 15 minutes if you expect to make more than 2 espressos in a row 2: The frothing wand is incredibly difficult to use. It is positioned above the warming tray, and you can't use it at all to froth larger ammounts of milk (more than 6oz or so) which rules out some of the monster lates and cappucino's I'm quite fond of.

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