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Izzo Alex Duetto II - Ron Werth's Review
Posted: March 8, 2011, 3:35pm
review rating: 5.2
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Izzo Alex Duetto II Dual Boiler PID
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Arrow The Izzo Alex Duetto II has 51 Reviews
Arrow The Izzo Alex Duetto II has been rated 9.34 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 23, 2009.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Jonathan Mohn 9.00
Ron Bilow 8.00
Michael Smith 8.00
Paul Levy 7.71
Tim Gilligan 7.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Izzo Quality: 9
Average Price: $2,295.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $2,295.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Chris Coffee Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Wish I had a machine like this years ago
Positive Product Points

Well made. Feels like a Sherman Tank that has been chromed.
Workmanship is unparalleled. Wire ties are used throughout. It is a little thing but it speaks to the overall quality.
Great crema from the first shot
Extremely easy to use. PID takes out all of the guess work

Negative Product Points

Can't think of any.

Detailed Commentary

I had an Olympia and La Pavoni Pro for many years. The Duetto II makes a better shot, hands down, than either of them.
As with any machine there is a learning curve on steaming milk. But after three weeks my attempts at "latte art" was good enough to take a pic of it and show to my friends.
Chris' provides a great user manual that is down-loadable from their web site.
At first I was concerned about buying this type of machine (and price) over the phone. Turned out not to be a problem at all. Refer below to "Buying Experience".

Buying Experience

Best part of the purchase. I worked with Scott from Chris' Coffee Service. He is extremely knowledgeable and was more than willing to answer all my questions during our many phone conversations. He knows all the machines and could describe their pros cons in a very objective manner. His support has been just as good after the sale as it was before I made the purchase.
Check them out:  http://www.chriscoffee.com/

Three Month Followup

Like it as much today as I did when I first bought it. Chris' Coffee continues to provide excellent "after the sale" support.

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