Reviews and Problems with Dualit ESPRESSIVO COFFEE MACHINE
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blocks too easily
25 February 2013
Summary: This machine is ok but for some reason it blocks very easily and the pressure then builds up so much its hard to get the handle off. This is especially the case when grinding beans yourself. Its very frustrating not being able to get that quick espresso fix in the morning.
Summary: Do NOT buy this machine. It is okay at first but after a few months the filter blocks up and cannot be cleaned. I complained to Dualit who sent me another filter and a box of paper filters which has not solved the problem.
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.
Disappointing and fiddly to maintain; good froth though
12 March 2012
Summary: First, the good news: if you like cappuccinos and lattes, this machine does great steam-frothing. There is ample space for a large mug under the frothing spout, and there is a good long supply of steam. But the bad news: I have owned this machine for three months now, and I use it every day.
Used to think it was great until I tried another...
Mr C Broomfield, Amazon
9 March 2012
Summary: After 3 years ownership and only using it once a week it blew up and spewed hot water everywhere. I was never 100% happy with the machine but would have given it 4 stars up until I bought a different brand replacement that has hilighted how poor the Dualit is.
Summary: I struggled to make this work without leaking. The coffee it makes is nice if slightly weak, but coming from an old filter machine it just didn't seem worth the extra work and cleaning time, so I returned it.
Summary: I started off being very happy with this machine, but it's now broken after just over 18 months of use. Similar to a lot of the reviews here, I recently started having the issue with the filter cup blocking and, when you freed it up, hot water and coffee grounds would spray out when you relieved the...
Summary: We've had the machine for a year now. I know that espresso machines are a bit of a hobby, and have looked after it. The coffee has been reasonable. You really do need to descale regularly and keep the heads clean etc. However, ours has stopped working well after nearly a year.
Summary: There is little doubt that the Dualit 84009 Chrome is beautifully engineered, and should last many years if my previous Dualit espresso machine is anything to go by (12 years). Unfortunately there is a design fault with the coffee filter cups.
Summary: Have had my dualit espressivo for 6 months, as a replacement for a worn out De Longhi. Soon as it came out the box I saw what was an immediate design fault. the coffee holders are welded toegether so you cant strip them down for cleaning, which you have to do every few months or so as they...