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Krups Gusto - Steven Stewart-Sturges's Review
Posted: March 30, 2006, 10:42pm
review rating: 5.0
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Krups Gusto
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Arrow The Krups Gusto has 15 Reviews
Arrow The Krups Gusto has been rated 7.41 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since May 3, 2005.
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George Wachsmuth 6.80
Buzz Lightyear 6.33
Carlo Macias 6.33
Ernest Daigle 5.50
Steven Stewart-Sturges 5.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.4
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 5
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $79.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: London Drugs Aesthetics 3
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Saeco Royal, Estro Vapore
Bottom Line: A touch of a lightweight machine, but will serve the beginner well, and first rate as a back up machine if the big momma machine croaks on ya
Positive Product Points

Simple, super easy to use, my mother in law figured out how to get a reasonable shot.
cheap cheap cheap!! and with a pump! pass on all those cheesey steam driven things..that ain't coffee

Negative Product Points

Bit wheezy when it comes to attempting to froth milk..super small water tank I guess.
Tiny water supply tank, but hey, the unit fits almost anywhere, I throw it in my suitcase when I go on holidays...
Have to be careful with the grind, I get a bit coarser grind for the thing or it can bog down

Detailed Commentary

Bought mine when my Estro chucked a hissy fit and was in the shop......I found I just kept using it when I got the bigger machine back, and it has remained a real workhorse since......Never has given me any reason to whinge, period. Has a few quirks, being a cheaper machine but will give you a drinkable shot, no worries.
Like I said easy as to use, it's not the highest quality machine you'll get but for the money, worth every penny.
Actually am in the process of sending it off to my brother for him to use in his office, I reckon he'll get plenty of life out of it.
I'd buy another on the drop of a hat

Buying Experience

100% fine

Three Month Followup

Well, since my initial review, nothing has changed, except my dastardly older brother pirated my Krups away whilst here on holidays, and it's now happily brewing plenty of cups for him and all his mates in the union office in Honolulu where he works.......says he gets dates now, at least.....so I don't feel too bad about him having it....one thing it proves about the Krups, it takes a pretty healthy workload and keeps ticking along, best buy you'll ever make!
Cheers everyone!

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