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Starbucks Barista - Douglas Engel's Review
Posted: October 18, 2008, 2:33am
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Bam T 9.50
Carl Lobitz 8.67
Rick Wayne 8.22
Dave Jahsman 8.00
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: Estro Quality: 8
Average Price: $350.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $100.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Ebay Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Saeco Royal Pro
Bottom Line: Sturdy, well made, and simple to use.
Positive Product Points

Fairly easy to use. It makes a great cup of coffee! Lot's of Crema, and I would recommend it to beginners and up. Sturdy, Most parts are dishwasher safe.

Negative Product Points

Had a little trouble with the steam not shutting off all the way, and when I took it apart, it was a simple adjustment. Ready light also quit, but a new LED from Radio Shake, a little solder, and it is like new. For the water tank, float a ping pong ball in it, and you see just fine!

Detailed Commentary

Bought his as a step up from a basic DeLongi. It is really a great machine. I purchased it from someone on Ebay, and that went well!! Took a little to get used to, but it is quite easy to use. I now use a Saeco super-auto, but keep this one to take when I travel. It does make a great cup of Joe!!
I needed to fix a couple things when I first got it, but it has worked well. The ready light on the front quit after I washed it. I must have splashed a little cleaner on it or something, and it just would not go on. A quick trip to Radio shack, and it works perfect. The steam also would not shut off. I found myself cranking it very hard to quit leakage. Finally took it apart, and it was just a simple adjustment on the shaft that allowed it to close a little more. Been perfect now for 10+ months!! Recommended it so highly, my Bro bought one as well.

Buying Experience

Simply bid on a couple on eBay till I got one for $100, delivered to my door.

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