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Ascaso Dream

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of Ascaso Dream. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Views about the durability and reliability are overall positive. The price and design are also appreciated, but the capacity and noise get less positive reviews. There are mixed comments on the maintenance and size.

usability, design, price, reliability, durability

performance, noise, capacity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Ascaso Dream is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Ascaso Dream

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Ascaso Dream from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The usability and reliability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the maintenance. Some have doubts about the noise and performance.

price, reliability, usability, design, durability

performance, noise

55% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Ascaso DR.18UK Dream Versatile Coffee Machine, PolishedAscaso DR.18UK Dream Versatile Coffee Machine, Polished

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Ascaso Dream

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Ascaso Dream from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability. The durability is also mentioned favorably.

design, durability, reliability

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Ascaso Orange Dream Espresso Machine 1.3-L.Ascaso Orange Dream Espresso Machine 1.3-L.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Ascaso Dream Versatile Plus review

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The Ascaso Dream Versatile is a stylish coffee machine, but can it deliver when it comes to making rich and flavoursome espresso and cappuccino? Its makers say it 'combines a retro look with the latest state-of-the-art technology' so we put it to the...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Cameron Brown (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Dream Espresso - Cameron Brown's Review

 

This is my first "real" espresso machine, and I am not an expert by any means. I am graduating from a little Krups steam box that gave up the ghost. My goals were: Great espresso, fits in my limited counter space, looks cool (I'm fussy about appearance...

Looks great, construction feels solid, fast to heat up and use in the morning

A bit tricky to get used to and the user manual is *terrible*, placement of steam valve control is a bit awkward. Backflush gasket (shown in manual) was missing from my box

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Shawn Thomas (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Dream Espresso - Shawn Thomas's Review

 

Let me pre-face this with a bit about me. I am not a "super user" like some of the reviewers, I know what terms like "temperature surfing" and "god shot" are, but can't be bothered. I enjoy a good cup of espresso on the afternoon, and a cappuccino or...

Let me pre-face this with a bit about me. I am not a "super user" like some of the reviewers, I know what terms like "temperature surfing" and "god shot" are, but can't be bothered. I enjoy a good cup of espresso on the afternoon, and a cappuccino or...

Let me pre-face this with a bit about me. I am not a "super user" like some of the reviewers, I know what terms like "temperature surfing" and "god shot" are, but can't be bothered. I enjoy a good cup of espresso on the afternoon, and a cappuccino or...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: umadaga (epinions.com)

A dream machine for the most ethereal experience of your Cuppa Java

 

The perfect dream machine for all those espresso lovers, who would give anything for that cuppa java . It is a delight to have in the kitchen as it occupies very little counter space and is sleek and absolutely elegant in looks. The bright ...

Goodlooking and sleek,attractive colours, high quality of espresso, easy to use and durable

Right temperature difficult to attain. Short steam wand size.Not easy to clean after use

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: owenzelig (epinions.com)

Stylish Espresso Brewing In A Quality Machine

 

The Back Story When it comes to coffee in our home, we're rather hardcore. In the fifteen years that my wife and I have been together, we've brewed, pressed, ground and steamed our way though about four drip machines, three or four ...

Looks Beautiful

Requires Careful Grinding

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Mari R (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Dream Espresso - Mari R's Review

 

I bought this machine in 2007 or so, and I love it so much, I bring it with me when I move, even for a short time. It was one of the few things I FLEW down on the plane for a 10 week stint in another state for school. It makes me happy every time I...

So pretty. Great design. Really makes great coffee. Easy to use

Why is it broken? where do I get the parts ; Customer service is not good

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Mike Zatt (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Dream Espresso - Mike Zatt's Review

 

I purchased this espresso machine approximately two years ago while Starbucks was changing the espresso machines they were carrying. As I recall, it was what they called a 'spring' sale. The original price on the unit was around $900, a price that I...

This espresso machine makes wonderful shots of espresso with extreme ease and controllability. It has all the essential tools needed to make the perfect doppio without being mudded down by useless features or gadgets. Its simplistic and contemporary...

The machine has, in my opinion, several drawbacks. The water reservoir is made of clear plastic. Although there is nothing exceedingly problematic with this, I do find that it gets a bit cloudy with age. It would have been extremely nice to have this...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Des P. (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Dream Espresso - Des P.'s Review

 

I have had my Ascaso for about a year and there doesn't seem to be a lot of info about them in circulation. I think it's a good $400-$500 machine.

Looks,build and parts quality for the price, compact design, easy to fill with water , push down on end of grill for easy access to drip tray

no OPV, temp gauge is pretty much for cosmetic purposes, small drip tray

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Robert J. O'Brien (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Dream Espresso - Robert J. O'Brien's Review

 

A great alternative to FrancisFrancis. What I like about Ascaso is the way they've out-smarted the Italian espresso machine companies. Ascaso himself started out as a worker in a mechanical plant that sold parts to Italian espresso machine companies....

power/pressure ; sleek design ; solid build ; a simple operation ; consistent coffee quality

Some polycarbonate plastic parts ; No pressure gage ; Portafilter is 57 mm instead of the 58 mm industry standard

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Jon Armour (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Dream Espresso - Jon Armour's Review

 

My wife bought me this machine after I had drooled over it for many many months. It was one of those things that I didn't feel I could justify buying, but since the wife bought it for me it made it ok. On Christmas morning I opened my presents like an...

Best looking retro-style machine around. Makes fantastic crema and is a pleasure to use. The switches really go "clack" (if you know what I mean). Really sturdy and looks great in the kitchen. All my mates are jealous

Not too many, and nothing that really lets it down. As others have said, the temperature gauge seems a little random, and at times appears to get stuck in place. Also on the odd occasion when I remove the handle there is a bit of watery build up in the...

Jul, 2008