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Espressione Cafe Retro Espresso Maker - Red

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and build quality are generally positive. The maintenance and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the capacity and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Espressione Cafe Retro Espresso Maker - Red is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Espressione Cafe Retro Espresso Maker - Red

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Espressione Cafe Retro Espresso Maker - Red from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers on Amazon.com.

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51% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Espressione Café Retro Espresso MachineEspressione 1385S Cafe Retro Espresso Machine, SilverEspressione Café Roma Deluxe Espresso Machine with Built-in Grinder, Anthracite Grey

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EXCELENT

 

I can't think of a thing that could be made better (other that the water tank).

Perfect crema. Very esthetically appealing. Solid build (made in Italy). MAKES PERFECT ESPRESSO ; Real Italian stuff. I bought mine for 187 $ as an open box and it is really good machine. The thermometer follows the water temperature so by playing with...

Small water tank (only 0.7L) and that's it

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awsome

 

works like a

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This Machine is tops!!!

 

I absolutely love my Espressione Cafe Retro machine. I've got the red version but wanted to put review for all colors. Machine makes a KILLER ESPRESSOE!!!Old world design - New age features. Steel body w/thermo painted metal finish, toggle switches...

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great

 

very nice espresso machine for the price. makes a great shot and good steam for cappuccino. works pretty good with pods too.

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DO NOT BUY!!!

 

I would agree with all of the above comments and add that the grounds float up into the filter housing so that you have to do extensive cleaning EVERY TIME. It looks cool, but not worth the money at all. I should have gone with a Gaggia, recommended by...

It looks cool

works crappy. time consuming. messy. cheap

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Love this machine

 

Fun and easy to use. Mine has lasted over a year now, and no problems. I did strip the frothing wand, and had to get a replacement. I took it off to clean, every time I used it. most likely something I should have not done.

Simple machine, has auto heat cut off for each setting

none a nice machine

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Love this machine

 

Fun and easy to use. Mine has lasted over a year now, and no problems. I did strip the frothing wand, and had to get a replacement. I took it off to clean, every time I used it. most likely something I should have not done. Customer service was a ...

Simple machine, has auto heat cut off for each setting

none a nice machine

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Only HEADACHES after six months!!!

 

Loved the way the maker looked and fit in our kitchen. Produced a great espresso and milk foamed wonderfully. My husband loves a extra short espresso, my mother-in-law a watery shot, and I a milky latte. We were absolutely delighted until until after...

A great cup of espresso can be made with this machine to start out with

Expensive machine that only lasts six months. Maker provides very poor customer service

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Excellent First Time Machine

 

This espresso maker is easy to operate and very forgiving. It makes good espresso even when you don't get things quite right and excellent espresso when you do. Same with the frother. It makes excellent froth in medium and small quantities when you...

Easy to use, great value

None when considering price and alternatives

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Nice Looks - Adequate Function

 

I wanted to share with others what I wish I had known before I bought this machine. If I had known these things, I wouldn't have bought it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of fake reviews out there, which I read before buying, so beware! 1.There is ...

Good Looks

Big delay between pulling shot and steaming milk. Labor intensive

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Product Specifications

Café Retro is Old World Design with New age features. Steel body with thermo painted metal finish, toggle switches with indicator lights, temperature gauge, sturdy pull down lever for providing commercial quality steaming/frothing, removable tank with water level visible, .7 liter boiler, pull out knock box and cup warmer. Adaptable for use with ground coffee or coffee servings (ESE).
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