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Starbucks Barista - Philip M Fortman's Review
Posted: October 11, 2012, 12:58pm
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Arrow The Starbucks Barista has 163 Reviews
Arrow The Starbucks Barista has been rated 8.23 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Bam T 9.50
Carl Lobitz 8.67
Rick Wayne 8.22
Dave Jahsman 8.00
Kevin Bailey 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.2
Manufacturer: Saeco Quality: 7
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Dumpster Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 3 years Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Krups
Bottom Line: Well worth the price!
Positive Product Points

Perfect for making daily shots of Cuban coffee. Steaming milk for occasional guests sometimes a little dicey. After steaming, switch off and bleed pressure by opening valve before removing basket handle.

Negative Product Points

Water level in reservoir should be easier to see through the dark acrylic tank.

Detailed Commentary

I found this Starbucks Barista in my condo's dumpster! Cleaned parts in dishwasher. I replaced power cord. Found Saeco SIN006 parts and user manual as PDF online. I replaced O-ring to stop steam wand valve from leaking and bought extra baskets for faster turn-around for guest shots.  I need to fix the pump to be self priming. If water tank intake tube is allowed to suck air into pump; I need to take cowling  apart and manually prime through intake tubing. I've had unit 3+ (?) years and use every morning and occasional PM pick me up.

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1/14/2013: & Still going!

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