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Saeco Royal Line - Steven Stewart-Sturges's Review
Posted: March 30, 2006, 10:59pm
review rating: 7.0
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Saeco Royal Superautomatics
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S. Barbour 9.00
M T 7.25
Steven Stewart-Sturges 7.00
Carlos Alvarez 6.00
Brian Pellerin 5.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.8
Product Reviewed: Royal
Manufacturer: Saeco Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $300.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Saeco Dealer Gold Coast Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Estro Vapore
Bottom Line: Flash machine, very robust, press the button and get heaven in a cup. Never thought I'd get a programmable machine, but this one is worth it
Positive Product Points

Fully automatic, built in grinder. Both are fully adjustable. does everything
Big steam tank and nifty frother.

Negative Product Points

programming machine a bit of a hassle, bloody big unit to have on your benchtop.

Detailed Commentary

Love this machine.......for a progarmable machine, it is very nice. I love the fact I can make shots and steam away to heart's content at the same time, last dinner party I had I made 7 coffees on the trot, all perfect. none of this grind, tamp, pour, froth thing..just shot, shot, shot. Now, if I had my way, I'd still love to have a manual machine like a little Pavoni, but with this, my wife can make her mates heaps of great coffees with no dramas, and seeing as I'm in pole position in the mornings to make the morning cuppas, it makes my life much easier..
The only negative is the programming thing, I had my machine come set up, I attempted to change the shot time,but ended up just leaving it alone, it's good now, I thought I could improve on it, ah well....it's bloody good as it is...

Buying Experience

Lucked out at the Saeco dealer, this unit had come back from a solicitor's office due to a blown fuse, ended up with a bargain at $350 AUD, plus 500 gr of excellent beans...aside from hefting it out the door, it's been all good.

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