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Ascaso Arc - Violet Colors's Review
Posted: January 26, 2008, 11:57pm
review rating: 5.4
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Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine
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Arrow The Ascaso Arc has 9 Reviews
Arrow The Ascaso Arc has been rated 6.84 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 4, 2003.
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Brian Dorais 7.75
John A 7.50
Tim Bates 7.50
Dave Price 7.42
Violet Colors 5.40

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Manufacturer: Ascaso Quality: 9
Average Price: $399.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $450.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: morale Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 months Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Gaggia Classic
Bottom Line: Easy to use~brass boiler, brass Brewhead, all metal construction and 3 min. superheated steam.
Positive Product Points

I would like to find this machine for the price you list ~ NOT!!!  Much more expensive.  Easy to work, will take more time to perfect the perfect espresso, but hey~ I'm used to the Gaggia Classic.  Which only lasted two years.

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Detailed Commentary

I like the fact that it can be updated to take pods.  Easy to use, highly reccomend.  Ascaso Arc espresso machine is not only well designed externally but is likewise packed with features rich elements on the inside. With it's electronic thermo fuse and dual temperature control system it maintains proper brewing and frothing temperatures resulting in most richly tasting espresso or cappuccino without scolding the taste.

This is a great working espresso machine. I'm used to having only the plastic ones so the full aluminum is pretty impressive.
You definitely get a richer tasting extraction from this compared to the usual home models that I have had.
You can feel the difference in the filter holder, heavy duty.
The crema is outstanding and rich. Pods work really good on this machine too.
I would definitely recommend this baby.

Buying Experience

@nd espresso machine~first was Gaggia Classic.

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