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Saeco Via Veneto - Ryan Barnes's Review
Posted: January 7, 2012, 11:48pm
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Saeco Via Veneto
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Arrow The Saeco Via Veneto has 18 Reviews
Arrow The Saeco Via Veneto has been rated 7.37 overall by our member reviewers
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Lance Goffinet 9.33
Phil Pearce 8.50
Lisa B 8.25
Alexandre Enkerli 8.00
Byron Ala 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.0
Manufacturer: Saeco Quality: 6
Average Price: $150.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $125.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Walmart Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: excellent value for the money. produces a decent shot of espresso given the price point of the machine. seems to be holding up under constant use too!
Positive Product Points

Excellent Price point

Negative Product Points

noisy pump
mine didn't come with a tamper
lots of plastic makes it feel cheap

Detailed Commentary

After reading all the horror stories about cheaping out on machines, I was wary about picking something up at the nations greatest discount store since I know typical quality manufacturers will cut corners to make certain items affordable. However, after using this machine for over a year, it's still going strong and I find it makes a perfectly drinkable espresso, latte, and particularly americanos. I've had some pretty bad americanos pulled at coffee shops which I've bested using quality beans at home.  This can be taken with a grain of salt, as obviously I haven't graduated to snob yet, but for me this machine has worked wonderfully to pull me into the more complex and (expensive) world of coffee.

Buying Experience

the checkout line at walmart was short - so I guess this would be rated 'good'. :-)

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