Posted Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:55pm Subject: Jura brand reliability
I've been looking at the XS90 and like the features. I haven't seen many "pro" reviews on consumer automatics, although this model might be the entry level in their pro line.
I know I'm not going to get what I could out of a manual. I do have a Baby Gaggia that I got in the 90s and still like. But when I'm telecommuting or even entertaining, I don't feel like being a Barista. I'd rather focus on work or the guests.
What I don't want is a machine that functions when it wants to and when it doesn't, bleeds me to keep it running. So reliability is high on my list.
I like to hear from Jura higher-end machine owners about their reliability, repair costs, etc. Please name your specific model. Thanks.
Posted Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:59pm Subject: Re: Jura brand reliability
Oh, please mention any experiences with customer support. I tried to call their help line (800-767-3554) this morning during their open hours and stayed in the queue until it rolled over to leaving a message. Three times in a row. Not very reassuring.
jwoodyu Senior Member Joined: 31 Dec 2010 Posts: 841 Location: Michigan Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2013, 1:11pm Subject: Re: Jura brand reliability
I have had two expenses Jura's before I came to the light. As long as they were under the factory coverage my experience with them was OK. Now I had to send it in to often and at the end of the day I through 4K worth of Jura machines in the trash can. The very best you can produce on a Jura won't come close to what you can achieve on a semi or full auto machine. If you can't be changed from the "dark side" get use to seeing "ERROR 8" in your sleep. Don't use oily beans and don't grind fine.
Yes I put the BDB and CC1 in the same class, yes i have a reason for leaving SCG off my list, yes it is my opinion, yes it is subjective as opinions are by definition, no don't start a flame war because you disagree.
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