Reviews and Problems with Francis Francis X1 Trio Espresso Machine
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david a szymborski, Amazon
4 September 2014
Summary: I agree with the reviews. I wanted it for a couple of years, bought a limited-edition color, Sea Mist Green. All was OK for the first year, though the coffee could have been hotter. Then, the steamer broke.
Summary: The negative reviews I just read may be spot on, but I only use this machine to make a double-shot of espresso every morning. The machine has worked flawlessly for years and it's a reliable part of my morning routine. The machine itself is nice to look at and cleans up easily.
Summary: I had wanted this machine for about 3 years. I finally decided to get one in Stainless. It is absolutely gorgeous! It is such a fine ascetically pleasing design. I love the toggle switches. Fit and finish are wonderful. I had it for about a year.
Beautiful to look at, makes good coffee, but for craftsmanship think Alfa Romero.
4 September 2014
Summary: I bought my pea-green Francis! Francis! X1 from Amazon about 5 years. Since then, I've used it almost every day -- let's say 1000+ cups of espresso so far. It still brews good coffee and still looks spectacular. But its Italian made. Need I say more?
Summary: This machine is well made and has a user-interface that my destructive wife can handle without breaking anything; although she did scratch it on day 2 using a dish sponge :( The system is well suited for espresso but its steamer is next to worthless.
Summary: Don't believe the hype about "quality brass components". The pump on my machine died after one year of daily use in the morning. The temperature gauge on the front stopped working a few months prior to that. Don't repeat my mistake of being wooed by the styling on this machine.