Reviews and Problems with Dualit ESPRESSIVO COFFEE MACHINE
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one of the worst products I have ever used
adrian broughton, Amazon
1 August 2014
Summary: I’ve had the same dualit toaster for 30 years its brilliant. I wish I could say the same for the dualit espresso machine. Sadly it is genuinely one of the worst products I have ever used. Its been sent back after 3 days. I did not use the milk steamer or pod holder as I only drink black freshly ground coffee so I cant comment on those functions. However 1. The coffee is very poor and has thin consistency, tastes terrible– Its like standard filter coffee not espresso.
Summary: Leaked from back every time i used it. Flooded the work surface each time i used it and the floor too. The drip tray also filled up each time but could not understand where the water came from as i kept a cup under it as it dripped away for ages. Made weak coffee as the filter holds much less than my 25 year old Krups espresso machine. We drink espresso and would expect it to make two in one go but no, its too weak. And not very nice tasting either.
Summary: This is a very handsome machine, well made and solid; unlike my 3 previous espresso machines it has a professional look about it. The 2 on-off buttons and the main knob are all solid and are positive in action - nothing flimsy or plasticy about them at all, as I have found on previous machines; also, they are on the front - not round the side where you might forget to turn them off.
Summary: This is my second dualit - love the dual functionality of it - have learnt not to use such finely ground expresso and I religiously use the filters ... Last one lasted 5 years but took a lot of abuse - didn't use filters for 2 years, persevered with expresso ground coffee and didn't de-scale - lesson learnt !
Summary: I really wanted to like this machine because of it's compact design and smart looks but after 2 weeks I had to send it back. Despite using a pressurized portafilter the Duatit makes a pretty decent espresso, but even with the supplied paper filters it gets blocked all too easily. This resulted in reduced flow and quickly killed the pump. Went for a Gaggia Classic instead and wasn't disappointed.
Summary: I received this as a birthday present to replace my £50 Morphy Richards coffee machine that died (to be fair it lasted 4 years). First the bad - it is fairly noisy and you'd struggle if making more that 2 cups. The good - Once you get into the routine of warming the cup, steaming the milk etc the coffee is superb and it's easy to keep clean. It looks the part too. Going through way too much coffee at the moment!