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Saeco Via Veneto - Steve's Review
Posted: May 10, 2000, 7:37am
review rating: 4.5
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Saeco Via Veneto
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Arrow The Saeco Via Veneto has 18 Reviews
Arrow The Saeco Via Veneto has been rated 7.37 overall by our member reviewers
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Lance Goffinet 9.33
Phil Pearce 8.50
Lisa B 8.25
Alexandre Enkerli 8.00
Byron Ala 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Manufacturer: Saeco Quality: 8
Average Price: $150.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Not a bad machine, I‘d be curious about results with a regular portafilter. Definitely a keeper at the price.
Positive Product Points

CHEAP (from Damark.com), Fairly well built, makes a tasty cup.

Negative Product Points

Froth gizmo pretty worthless. Group hard to clean, light weight, plastic and aluminum.

Detailed Commentary

Got the $49 deal on this at Damark. Pulled my first shot 15 min after I opened the box. Fairly easy to operate, (my wife, who can‘t operate my Gaggia, is able to pull a decent shot from this machine. Probably due to the pressurized portafilter.) Shots pull in the 23 to 28 sec. range, taste is good. Crema is not quite the same as from my other machine, which depends on grind, tamp, freshness, phase of the moon, day of the week, hair of the dog, etc. ;) I would say this would be a good machine for someone who would like a shot now and then who doesn‘t have the time to tinker with the variables. I will keep it and use it, but will use my Gaggia more.

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