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Briel Lido Espresso Machine - Steve Spinella's Review
Posted: October 14, 2010, 4:31am
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Briel Lido Espresso Machine
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Arrow The Briel Lido Espresso Machine has 15 Reviews
Arrow The Briel Lido Espresso Machine has been rated 5.81 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Andy Panda 10.00
Skip Thomsen 6.60
Lane Wilkins 6.33
Kevin Johnson 6.00
Joel Stevens 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.2
Manufacturer: Briel Quality: 5
Average Price: $130.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $135.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Amazon Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: espresso pump
Bottom Line: My first espresso pump, after 1000's of cups I'm leaving town and passing it on.
Positive Product Points

This was my first espresso machine. I'm still using it. It is a big hit with coffee drinking guests, but not really a machine for finicky connoisseurs.

Negative Product Points

I got a more expensive machine in another country. I like it better. This one takes a little more time to heat up, cools down pretty quickly. Also the space under the beans is small. I use a separate cup for brewing when making my caps and lattes, and remove the drip tray so there is more room for it. After 10 years or so the frothing wand drips water while I pull the espresso shot. I catch it with a dishrag.

Detailed Commentary

This was the low end pump machine when I bought it. I am sold on pumps. I now have a $200 machine with more steel and it has a nicer feel to it overall, but makes about the same coffee when all is said and done :-)
One note, I had to adjust the tension on the filter a bit to make the speed and "crema" work best. Also I had to remove and clean this filter after a few years making coffee every day.
I got a more expensive machine in another country. I like it better. This one takes a little more time to heat up, cools down pretty quickly. Also the space under the beans is small. I use a separate cup for brewing when making my caps and lattes, and remove the drip tray so there is more room for it. After 10 years or so the frothing wand drips water while I pull the espresso shot. I catch it with a dishrag.

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No problem with Amazon

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