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Expobar Office - Bo Harrison's Review
Posted: June 6, 2006, 8:19pm
review rating: 3.8
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Expobar Office
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Arrow The Expobar Office has 25 Reviews
Arrow The Expobar Office has been rated 8.80 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since May 13, 2003.
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Simon James 9.28
W. Warner 8.85
Paul Stupkin 8.73
Murray Holland 8.56
Keith Baldry 8.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.6
Product Reviewed: Pulsar
Manufacturer: Expobar Quality: 6
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $800.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: WholeLatteLove Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 3 months Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Saeco
Bottom Line: Almost there as a great machine for the bucks
Positive Product Points

Makes good espresso.

Negative Product Points

Chrome/Stainless exterior rusts/pits quickly. Poor water reservior. Needs refilling constantly.

Detailed Commentary

Expobar has dumbed down the Pulsar to save money, it seems. Previous models have had a "handle" on the steam nozzle to prevent getting burned, Now theres just a rubber sleve that gets hot by itself. There also was a reservior window before thats gone. Steel body has very sharp edges in places that can cut you if you move the machine around for cleaning. Machine makes a "rattle" noise when brewing espresso. Hopefully this is OK. Makes OK microfoam,but not great. Very annoying to have to backflush it to clean brewing apparatus. Warranty service attitude from seller is "try not to fix it". Cosmetic problems(rusting) not covered.

Buying Experience

25 years of espresso experiance.

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