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Quick Mill Alexia - Chuck Daggett's Review
Posted: October 21, 2010, 7:50am
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Quick Mill Alexia Espresso Machine
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Arrow The Quick Mill Alexia has 15 Reviews
Arrow The Quick Mill Alexia has been rated 9.27 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since October 22, 2007.
Arrow Quick Mill Alexia reviews have been viewed 87,399 times (updated hourly).

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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Bill Miano 9.50
Martin Poulin 9.00
Phil Greene 8.00
Mark Botta 8.00
Marc Bronzetti 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Manufacturer: Quick Mill Quality: 9
Average Price: $1,195.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $1,500.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Chris' Coffee Service Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Alexia with a PID is the espresso lovers "best in class". Quality, fit and finish, this is the one
Positive Product Points

E61 with a Dual PID, Beautiful design, excellent components, quality, and flawless construction

Negative Product Points

none at this time

Detailed Commentary

It seems like CG defines “Prosumer” as any HX or DB machine of decent quality.  I disagree with the rating of the Alexia as “Consumer”. At the end of the day, an espresso machine by definition is a tool to make espresso not latte, foam or milk. The Alexia with the PID is the most suited for this task. The quality of the construction and components is certainly “best in class” as Chris states in his video.  I have had mine now for about a month and could not be happier.  Flip the switch, wait about 20 minutes and the machine will be at temperature, E61 head nice and hot, and ready to go.  I really enjoy being able to control the brew temperature exactly with the PID.  It has a relatively small footprint compared to other E61 machines of this quality. This is mainly because of the single boiler.  I have tested the steam function and it does work quite well and I was able to make very good micro foam the first time using Chris’ technique video.  If you love espresso… this is the ticket for you.

Buying Experience

What can you say that everyone hasn't said already. Chris' is the best.  I spent months gathering information and debating HX, DB, PID, SBDU machines. Chris spent alot of time in both email and on the phone giving me the information I needed without the sales pitch.

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