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Bezzera Espresso Machines - William Haynes's Review
Posted: February 21, 2006, 9:12am
review rating: 5.8
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Ed Bourgeois 9.50
Mike Dahlor 8.50
Kirk Iverson 8.33
Daniel Spiegel 8.33
Tim Lake 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.6
Product Reviewed: BZ02-DE
Manufacturer: Bezzera Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $850.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: 1'st line coffee Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: andreja premium
Bottom Line: I suggest that you consider this machine, I do NOT miss having a E-61 brew group
Positive Product Points

Fantastic price
Very easy to use
Easy to look at
Excellent espresso
Quick warm up time
wrap around drip tray
modern brew group

Negative Product Points

Drip tray is too shallow
No cup warming
Limited steam arm movement

Detailed Commentary

This unit was over $ 500 dollars cheaper than the Andreja that it replaces, yet I feel that I got a big upgrade. I really like the automatic dosing & quick warm up (10 minutes) 30 - 45 for the Andreja

I found the andreja butt ugly & noisy, This unit is plesant to look at & considerably quieter.

I do not use a cup warmer, I fill the cup with water & boil it in the micro. I use very heavy thick cups)

The drip tray is very nice in that the drip into area is very large, 2-3 times larger than the andreja, but very shallow, It holds 24 ounces. This has not been a problem but  I'd like to see it deeper

The water tank is much easier to fill, the cover is hinged

I would like to have the full swivel steam arms like the andreja but I like the steam / water valves on this unit better. The O-ring valves a re nice & durable but are nor very controlable, they are basically closed or wide open,

I'm told that this is a re-packaged Pasquini liva 90 auto. The $ saving is in the lack of all that stainless steel.

Buying Experience

Outstanding, this unit was packed better than any other item I have ordered. 2 day free shipping

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