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Krups Espresso - Older Models - Victor Vau's Review
Posted: August 6, 2002, 11:04am
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Krups Espresso Machines - Older Models
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Mike Foster 9.00
Eric D 7.83
Peter Horrell 7.75
Anthony Cravero 7.50
Charles Bruno 6.83

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Product Reviewed: Palatino
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $295.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: ebay.com Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 2 years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Buy it!
Positive Product Points

Great espresso, ease of use and cleaning, best price.

Negative Product Points

Warming plate is useless

Detailed Commentary

I have done a serious research on espresso machines. According to all reviews I have read superautomatics were supposed to sacrifice quality of drinks in the name of convenience. I decided to take my chances. I turned out to be the right decision. Also I realized that I was buying the cheapest machine and shouldn't expect anything outstanding. I was wrong! The quality of the espresso and coffee is fantastic! It beats any coffee shop in the US. Just for a mere reason that I adjusted the machine to my taste not some teenager at the Starbuck who has a vague idea what espresso is supposed to be... I've seen machines that cost a thousand and two-three thousands more. I can understand a hundred or two more for bells and whistles and some conveniences but I seriously doubt that those incredible expensive machines can produce better drinks. If are you not used to Turkish coffee made slowly (45-60 minutes) on hot sand then you definitely not going to notice a difference. So don't waste your money and settle for Palatino. Shop around. I bought mine on ebay for $295 (new of course). It worked right away. I did not watch an included video: no need for that. All I needed to do is to adjust the amount of water and the grinder to my taste.

Buying Experience

Shop around. Prices are varying alot. Should be under $300.

Three Month Followup

It is the absolutely great machine. It is incredibly easy to use, to clean.
It produces great espresso and coffee. This is a cheapest super automatic on the market. I still have to understand what do other machines, the ones that cost a lot more, can do better to justify an investment.  It is very consistent. The only deficiency is that the grinder chokes on two finest settings, but I doubt that anybody uses them anyway.
So I am very happy about my purchase. At least for now.

One Year Followup

Still works great. Being very lazy I wash the brewing group in the dishwasher with just a dash of detergent. So far so good. Brews are very consistent and good. Still very happy about this purchase.

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