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Breville Cafe Roma - Kathryn J's Review
Posted: January 28, 2012, 11:44pm
review rating: 3.0
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Breville Cafe Roma ESP8XL
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Arrow The Breville Cafe Roma has 41 Reviews
Arrow The Breville Cafe Roma has been rated 7.19 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since April 5, 2006.
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Ben Egger 10.00
Charles Gauthier 10.00
Don Ferron 9.00
Marc Tischler 8.50
Dean W 8.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 4.0
Manufacturer: Breville Quality: 5
Average Price: $249.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $159.99 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: Futureshop Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 3 months Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Pass if you want quality steamed milk drinks.
Positive Product Points

Aesthetically pleasing, made a passable shot of espresso.

Negative Product Points

Very hard to keep working. Could not heat milk. Period.

Detailed Commentary

I needed something to get me through the summer, I can't have  day without caffeine and I hate plain coffee. I love lattes. This machine was painful to start, it quite honestly sounded like it was going to vibrate to pieces while I was waiting for the water to get flowing through the first time.  It made a passable shot of espresso, nothing overly spectacular. The so called frother was just that, it foamed, no heat, and being a latte lover that really made it useless.  It also liked to stop working randomly. The water resevoir was small compared to my usual maker, and it was finicky about proper seating. If you want inexpensive espresso this machine will get you through it, if you want any milk based drinks (lattes, etc) pass and get something that can actually HEAT milk.

Buying Experience

Was listed as being retired. Still end up paying full price. Could have found a cheaper one online.

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