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Spidem Devena - Robin Franklin's Review
Posted: January 2, 2004, 7:44pm
review rating: 4.5
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Arrow The Spidem Devena has 6 Reviews
Arrow The Spidem Devena has been rated 7.37 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since June 16, 2003.
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Brian Burdick 8.00
Beat Nik 8.00
Tony Garcy 7.50
Laura Brennaman 5.25
Robin Franklin 4.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.8
Manufacturer: Saeco Quality: 7
Average Price: $600.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $599.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: gift Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 week Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned:
Bottom Line: Nice to look at - easy and fun to use - the Mr. Right of automatic espresso makers?
Positive Product Points

This is my first experience with an espresso machine.
The translated instructions are funny but they do explain how to operate the machine pretty well.
I had it up and running very quickly.

Negative Product Points

Although there is a place on top of the machine to put cups,
there is no active cup warmer. Also, the steaming wand is a bit clumsy.
(maybe that's just me)

Detailed Commentary

Not having the time or patience for the grinding/tamping thing, I find the Divina - Divine!
It's got great visual appeal - important in something that is always on the counter.

I can have my decaf beans and my guests can have their caffeine via the ground coffee doser.
There is no waiting between shots, steam or hot water so everyone can sit down and enjoy
their drinks together.

The machine is easy to clean - rinse everything with hot water, dry and replace.
The water tank and coffee bean holder are readily accessable.
Also the grinder is fairly quiet (the cat didn't flinch).
It's easy to customize your drinks with control over the grind, quantity of coffee
and the amount of water dispensed.

Hey, did I mention that it makes good stuff to drink?

Buying Experience

This was a gift.

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