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Hamilton Beach Espresso - Lynn Strother's Review
Posted: July 26, 2007, 8:04pm
review rating: 6.0
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Steve Kay 9.40
Jeremy Sievers 9.00
Jay Wintonyk 8.00
Jon Spielberg 7.00
Jules Ouellette 6.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 3.0
Product Reviewed: Espresso Maker
Manufacturer: Hamilton Beach Quality: 2
Average Price: Varies Usability: 3
Price Paid: $59.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: Target Aesthetics 3
Owned for: 6 months Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: With so many other great machines on the market, don't bother with this one, even at the low price.
Positive Product Points

Good frother

Negative Product Points

Bad customer service
Lousy pump
Weird thermostat

Detailed Commentary

I bought this machine from Target, and it was missing the pod filter. Since the store I purchased it from was 30 miles away, I called Hamilton Beach to see if I could just order a replacement filter. No dice. "Hamilton Beach doesn't sell parts" was the best I could do. I sucked it up and decided to forego the filters, but the machine's pumping capability has degraded woefully over time. It takes about five minutes to pump out a couple of shots, and by then they are lukewarm. I'm going to bite the bullet and pay for a better machine.

Buying Experience

Not the best

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