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Ascaso Dream - Søren T's Review
Posted: April 28, 2006, 2:21am
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Ascaso Dream Espresso
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Arrow The Ascaso Dream has 22 Reviews
Arrow The Ascaso Dream has been rated 8.11 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 4, 2003.
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Joel Bristol 9.50
Robert J. O'Brien 9.00
Phil Goodlaxson 8.50
Glen Crompton 8.40
Anders N 8.14

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Manufacturer: Ascaso Quality: 10
Average Price: $699.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Used Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: E61, Mini Mokka, Solis 5000, Alessi, Cimbali...
Bottom Line: Beautiful, and that’s not half of it...
Positive Product Points

Looks great, by far the best designed retro machine
Large brass boiler
Powerful steamer
Efficient cup warmer
Metal case, metal buttons (klonk), heavy duty portafilter

Negative Product Points

Drip tray a tad small
Portafilter for pods included, who uses those? Include a decent tamper instead!

Detailed Commentary

The use:
I have owned this machine a little less than a year, and it’s a daily pleasure to use and watch. The espressos are consistent in temperature and it delivers thick crema, once you get the grind and tamp right (like on most machines)
The steamer is a pleasure to use as well, once it is heated it goes on an on.
The shifting between hot water and steam is the normal single boiler system, wait app. one minute for the steam, and when you have steamed your lattes, switch the steam off and prime the boiler – fast and easy.

The looks:
I like it! I have previously owned lots of different machines, among others an E61; which has a visible chrome brewing group, and looks like the front end of a Harley. And if you like a Harley in your kitchen, that’s great.
This machine is design; it has style, curves and class.

Buying Experience

Used

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