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Pasquini Livia 90 - Bill Balint's Review
Posted: October 31, 2011, 8:54am
review rating: 3.8
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Pasquini Livia 90
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Arrow The Pasquini Livia 90 has 48 Reviews
Arrow The Pasquini Livia 90 has been rated 8.76 overall by our member reviewers
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Sandy Andina 8.33
Rich C 8.33
Peter H. 8.25
Michael Nelson 8.17
Rai - 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.8
Manufacturer: Pasquini Quality: 4
Average Price: $1,250.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $1,200.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: ebay Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Breaks down a lot; difficult and sometimes impossible to repair--I'd avoid it if I were you.
Positive Product Points

Produces a good espresso with rich crema.  Easy to operate and easy to look at.

Negative Product Points

Breaks down often; difficult and expensive to repair.  Eventually died because parts no longer available.

Detailed Commentary

Had this machine for years, used a couple of times a day for espresso, and my wife used it frequently throughout the day for tea (hot water).   My experience was that once every 2 years it needed servicing.  I'd be without it for 6 weeks typically, and the bill was usually around $500.  Even Pasquini authorized repair people do not seem to understand or be able to fix these machines.

Worst part:  the inner workings of the machine have changed over the years, and parts eventually become unavailable.  There aren't standard parts for the controller for example.  Mine just went (another $500-600 in theory) and I'm told that there is no controller available for it because it's too old.  My repair guy contacted Pasquini directly to confirm this.  So now I have a nice piece of stainless steel.

Buying Experience

Ebay -- no problems.

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