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Expobar Office - Dennis Kalian's Review
Posted: August 15, 2005, 8:21am
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Arrow The Expobar Office has 25 Reviews
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 8.0
Product Reviewed: Control
Manufacturer: Expobar Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $750.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Aabree Coffee Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: nada
Bottom Line: Machine is working well and is in operation at my mothers house.  This is a good value for the money.
Positive Product Points

Very Easy to Use!!   This is very easy to make an espresso as wel as all the steaming power you will need in the home environment.  Just make sure you flush some water through before pulling any shots (cooling flush), but that is the case on almost any heat exchange machine.  It is not bad to look at, it's easy to program so my wife hits the button whan she wants an espresso.

Negative Product Points

Drip tray is way too small and is made of super cheap plastic!!  It is also difficult to take out and empty.  The water resevoir is also a bit on the small side and performs best when put on the outside of the machine to keep the water a bit cooler.   Only comes with a double spout portafilter!!!

Detailed Commentary

This machine is fantastic and is just what I need (actually it's overkill!!)for my home use and will be more than that for any home user unless you have huge house parties with dozens and dozens of guests!

All in all I am very happy with the Expobar Control and for the money it has to be one of the best values out there.  The drinks I make home are fantastic and head ans shoulders above Starbucks.  I went to Sams (Costco) and purchased 500 to go 12 ounce cups and 500 matching to go tops and have been taking my americanos, espressos and lattes to go and Starbucks has seen a lot less of me and my wife lately!!  So eventually this will pay for itself, I estimate I will break even in about 6 more months maybe less if you factor in gas to and from Starbucks as well as lost productivity time!!

Bottom line is any of the machines on this Prosumer or Commercial list will make you a very happy camper at home!!!

Buying Experience

Good solid experience Aabbree/WLL are solid vendors.  They replaced my machine when I had issues with the original one and they gave me a brand new one in June/July 2006!

Three Month Followup

OK

One Year Followup

My mother now is in posession of the Office Control and she loves it.  It's easy to use, is consistent and is a definite value for the money.

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