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Briel Machines - Other - Samuel Kauffman's Review
Posted: July 19, 2006, 7:54am
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Briel Espresso Machines - Other
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Arrow The Briel Machines - Other has 17 Reviews
Arrow The Briel Machines - Other has been rated 7.00 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Gary Rocco 8.50
Todd DeYoung 8.00
Mike Dahlor 7.66
Thomas Down 7.40
Greg Keough 7.16

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Product Reviewed: ED271
Manufacturer: Briel Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $400.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Amazon.com Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: ED271 & Sintra
Bottom Line: This is an attractive, versatile and easy to use coffee-espresso maker.
Positive Product Points

1) Easy of use     2) Looks professional    3) Built like a Tank   4) Reliable

Negative Product Points

Difficult-Complicated to disassemble for do it your self-repairs.

Detailed Commentary

I do not claim any extraordinary expertise in coffee espresso making but I do know what tastes and looks good having frequently traveled in Europe. After experience with lower end espresso machines with mediocre results, I purchased my first Briel ED271 about four years ago. I made the purchase based on appearance and the reviews, although few in number, at the Coffee Geek site.  I found for my purposes we needed a machine that allowed for regular coffee as well as espresso-cappuccino capability. After four years of heavy usage I am more than satisfied with my purchase.  In the four years Ive owned the ED271 I had to send my first machine back for repair only once for a timer circuit board failure to the repair facility in N.J. after ~three years of operation.   Since my initial purchase I have purchased a second machine off eBay for our vacation home.

The performance of both machines has been very similar with consistent results. The crema and taste of these Briel products has been excellent.

Buying Experience

Both Amazon.com and Ebay purchases were positive experiences.

Three Month Followup

Have no complaints after over 4 years of good service

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