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Francis Francis X1 - Dinu X's Review
Posted: July 23, 2014, 6:52am
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Francis Francis X1
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Arrow The Francis Francis X1 has 44 Reviews
Arrow The Francis Francis X1 has been rated 7.15 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.
Name Ranking
Dinu X 10.00
Scott Smith 8.75
Patrick Moss 8.00
Josh Alwitt 8.00
Steve Strawman 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.0
Manufacturer: Francis! Francis! Quality: 3
Average Price: $799.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $570.00 Cost vs. Value 2
Where Bought: Amazon Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Unreliable, not worth the money
Positive Product Points

Nice design. Produces decent espresso.

Negative Product Points

Flimsy hardware, steamer uncomfortable to use. Rusts easy.

Detailed Commentary

It is a truly beautiful piece of Italian design which produces good rather coffee but it is a an absolute pain in terms of reliability.
After 1 year the pressure gauge broke, then the drip tray rusted pretty bad. After that the steamer broke and finally it kicked the bucket entirely.
To be honest it is a rather expensive machine that does not justify the price.
I do no recommend it and for sure I will not buy it again.

If you want  more detailed review check this blog post.

http://tfi.ebgp.net/?p=17

Buying Experience

Bought it from Amazon. First unit din not produced any crema. Turned out to be a refurbished unit. Got it replaced and the following one was better.

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