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Nespresso Machines - Kristie Gill's Review
Posted: January 5, 2010, 6:51pm
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Jim Trascap 9.33
Peter Chenoweth 8.50
Gene B 8.28
McKenna Ross 8.14
J R 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.4
Product Reviewed: D290
Manufacturer: Nespresso Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 2
Price Paid: $300.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Williams Sonoma Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 week Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Krups
Bottom Line: Not worth it!  Buy the simpler Nespresso if all you want to do is pour a very quick shot.  Otherwise, try a different brand!
Positive Product Points

The coffee pods make pulling a shot extremely quick and clean.

Negative Product Points

The attached milk frother is useless.  It is far too complex to operate and only heats the milk to 140 - 150 degrees.  I like a hot milk.  This frother gives you no control.

Detailed Commentary

I bought two of these machines and was SO excited!  The coffee shot was OK, not as strong as I usually like but OK.  Then the milk.  It took a call to Williams Sonoma and two calls to Nespresso to figure out how to use it and why the milk was not hot enough.  While the espresso mechanism is totally dumbed down and tidy, the frothing mechanism is absurdly complex and messy.  If you look away at the wrong moment you can get milk and water shooting everywhere.  Nespresso makes versions that just do the shot and then a seperate frothing cup accessory.  I guess that will be my next try!

Buying Experience

The people at Williams Sonoma were great.  Those who helped me both own the simpler version of this machine without the frother and love it.  They recommended the other one.  I wanted one machine to do all so went my own way.  Should have listened!

Three Month Followup

I actually took this machine back.  The milk frother was useless so what was the point?  I am considering getting one with the seperate frothing cup for our vacation house because I could pump out more drinks for a crowd.

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