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Saeco Classico - Scott Griswold's Review
Posted: March 13, 2001, 9:21pm
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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: 10.0
Manufacturer: Saeco Quality: 10
Average Price: $250.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: If you are looking for a basic machine, that produces really good expresso at a reasonable price, then this is the machine to buy.
Positive Product Points

The unit produces a great tasting expresso, the price was very affordable, lots of steam, and it is very simple to use.  I found the instructions very easy to follow considering I have never used an expresso machine in my life before buying this unit.

Negative Product Points

I found the steam wand to be a bit too short, but have found through trial and error the best position to place wand for producing lots of steam.

Detailed Commentary

I bought the unit from Whole Latte Love, ordered it over the internet, the transaction was seamless, received email within minutes confirming order, ship date etc.  The price was $215 USD. shipping was free within US, and it came with coffee pods, 2 cups, coffee book, and video.  I would recommend this machine without hesitation, I was making very good tasting expresso drinks within the first couple tries.  I had never used an expresso machine so I had to learn how much milk to add, how to get lots of foam and just the basic steps to follow.  I am using an expresso blend called Valos which is sold in Borders bookstores in their coffee shop, the expresso I make tastes as good as the expresso their commercial machine makes using the same coffee.  My only concern was that I found the steam wand to be a bit short, I wish it extend outward more from the unit with a longer wand, but even with this shortcoming the machine produces tons of steam which has given me more than enough steam.

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