Reviews and Problems with Dualit ESPRESSIVO COFFEE MACHINE
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Barista coffee at home!
Mr. J. W. B. Webley-jones, Amazon
6 November 2014
Summary: This is proving to be a really good coffee machine, helping me make very nice capuccino's. Make sure that the coffee isn't ground too fine, because the flow through the coffee holders will be too slow and the unit will trip out on overheat. Also, keep on top of cleanliness to avoid leaks from the coffee holder gasket. Milk frother is very good, once you get the 'barista' knack. Very rapid warm up is a bonus.
It took me a little while to get the right mix of grind and volume of water but now I'm really happy and get a consistently good
Laila Takeh (@spirals), Amazon
17 July 2014
Summary: I've owned this a few weeks now. It took me a little while to get the right mix of grind and volume of water but now I'm really happy and get a consistently good taste. I invested in a metal weighted tamper in place of the plastic measure/tamper it comes with and I'm not regretting the decision.
Not good for ground coffee - unless you're patient
16 May 2014
Summary: This machine works quite well with ESE coffee pods and NX capsules (which are not the same as Nespresso). Performance with ground coffee is, however, a let down. First, you have to use filter papers or risk clogged and un-cleanable filter cups. Secondly, no matter how rough or finely ground your coffee and however light or heavy you tamp the coffee into the filter cup, odds on you'll get a very poor flow rate, a burnt taste, a poor crema and a need for hot milk (which...
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!
Summary: I have owned this for coming up to 2 years now and I am very happy with it: Good: - you save thousands on high street coffee. Think about it, an average of 220 working days/year in the UK and say you have two latte's daily. - as already mentioned makes a good espresso . - streamed milk is great skimmed or semi milk. - fairly easy to clean, but I do so every day. Wash the basket, handle, drip tray, steamer bits and dry in rack. It doesnt take that long.
Summary: We bought the Dualit after much research to replace our beloved - if slightly ugly - 10 year old Gaggia Tebe. Initially, we bought the wonderful looking - & significantly more expensive - KitchenAid machine, however our excitement truned to dismaywhen one of its boilers failed to work. It was returned & our gaze fell elsewhere. The Dualit is relatively inexpensive & is relatively good looking, in a generic sort of way.
Summary: It's good machine producing excellent espresso but I was having problems with the filter clogging. I've solved this by washing out the grouts then putting the filter back on the machine and running the pressured water through it again and the grouts come to the surface. I often do this again before filling the filter holder with coffee from my Dualit Burr grinder when making my morning espresso. This seems to have solved the problem and is not too much hassle.
Summary: I've never bothered to write a review of anything on-line before. I've got through 3 different espresso machines in my life, and until this one decided they were the kind of thing you just accepted didn't last very long under heavy domestic use. Others always died because I was packing too much coffee into the brewhead to get a stronger, more intense cup.