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Nuova Simonelli Machines - Other - Niklas Adolfsson's Review
Posted: July 8, 2006, 2:41am
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Nuova Simonelli Machines - Other
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Name Ranking
Mitchell B 9.00
Luc Portier 8.00
Jack Denver 7.16
Niklas Adolfsson 7.00
Peter Wilson 6.75

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.6
Product Reviewed: Ellimatic
Manufacturer: Nuova Simonelli Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $600.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Svea Restaurangutrustning Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Perfect shots with the right grind and easy to make microfoam with. Looks like it "means business"
Positive Product Points

Small enough too use on the kitchen sink. Easy to use, with the right grind only push "on", wait for heat to come up and Push the "brew" button. Very good shots all the time IF you use the right grind and tamp right. Easy to make microfoam. Just hold the steamtip and increase steam and see the wirve go, microfoam appears. It seems to be a very stirdy and durable machine, i have owned it for 15 years.

Negative Product Points

Some think it is a bit dull designed. The drip tray is a bit shallow. Maybe the body could have been made in metal, but the plastic is somehow right for the machine, it has at bit of seventys design over it.

Detailed Commentary

It seems to be a very stirdy and durable machine, i have owned it for 15 years. It has been unused for the last five years but i took it up the other day and with a bit of cleaning and test running it made very good shots. I have used the waterdance technique and gotten very consistent shots. It gets hot if leaved on for hours so it needs a flushing before shots. A good way to get the right temp every time i think. It has a lot of steam power, i use it to heat tea water in a cup sometimes, it goes fast. Easy to make microfoam. Just hold the steamtip and increase steam and see the wirve go, microfoam appears.

I don't think i ever cleaned it for the first five years, i did push a good amount of water through it after pulling shots to make sure no coffe was still in the gruophead. I have now cleaned it by hand and will buy cleaner and backflush it and soforth. The tank is a bit hard to clean, i have used a small sponge to go down there and it works but it had been a plus if it had been detachable.

Buying Experience

I bought it from a restaurant dealer in Sweden where i live. Maybe it was not cheap but for the years without service i must say that it has served me well for the money put in.

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