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6.1 out of 10

La Pavoni Professional

Great Deal: $999.00

Reviews and Problems with La Pavoni Professional

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Overall 2
2.0

Worst way to make espresso -- EVER.

David R. Blane "David R Blane", Amazon
1 September 2014
  • Summary: JUST about the WORST way to make espresso. WHY?: Always too hot. NO way to refill it -- you must wait or bleed off pressure to get more water in through the top. Several rubber seals wearing out in the brew head -- NOT fun to replace Managed by a mechanical pressurestat -- expensive and sticks ON. Tremendous heat loss from the UN-insulated boiler BURN hazards just about every where. Dinky NON-standard portafilter handle and basket.
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Overall 10
10

Hands down, best manual espresso machine and a beautiful work of art.

hsuby, Ebay
9 July 2013
  • Summary: Hands down, best manual espresso machine and a beautiful work of art. Don't let the simplicity of the machine intimidate or fool you, this is one easy machine to use and you will never spend $$$$ at the local $t@r&ucks or coffee shop for an espresso or cappuccino. Maintenance is super easy also and this thing should last for years. Buy a used one first to test out your skills and step up to a new one if you want to spend the extra $$$.
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Overall 10
10

Professional quality espresso

rangoonsm, Ebay
3 June 2013
  • Summary: Excellent espresso for the coffee fanatic. And better, faster, more cost effective than Starbucks. Professional quality. These machines are built to last. My first was built in 1976, and it's still going strong.
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Overall 10
10

Better than expected.

ron mangas jr, Amazon
10 May 2013
  • Summary: I love this thing. into my 2nd month now, and I am getting better with it every day. It is a very cool machine, and clearly capable of making excellent espresso. It is also very easy to get wrong. Pay attention to every detail, measurement, the bean, the grind, the tamp, etc etc etc..
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Overall 10
10

best ever!

msbasset "msbasset", Amazon
26 January 2013
  • Summary: i bought this pavoni to replace a machine i bought in italy in the early 80s and have used nearly every day since! the old one is now relegated to providing parts when needed, and the new one is just the same quality - i love the mechanical machines - no noisy pumps, nothing to break...
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Overall 2
2.0

La Pavoni expresso machine

grandma of six, Amazon
13 August 2012
  • Summary: I was totally unhappy with the coffee maker as it leaked upon the first use and was then told by the seller when I returned it that they were not sure it was even the one they sent me since it had been "used". We only tested it once to see if it worked. After all of this the seller held 15% of the total cost (over $150.00 was not returned to me).
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Overall 6
6.0

Could be a great machine

C. D. Turner "c turner", Amazon
27 May 2011
  • Summary: I have had this machine for a number of years, the upside is great coffee, downside are: 1. Finish poor, rust soon appears in the crome, the only saving grace is that it is mostly occurs under the drip tray out of sight. 2. It is too easy even after bleeding the pressure, to pop one of the seals when changing the coffee. 3. Descaling can be a real pain.
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Overall 10
10

It's a pain in the butt...but it makes the best espresso

Dean W. Wilkey, Amazon
23 May 2011
  • Summary: I bought my Pavoni in Florence, Italy (for [...] US dollars) about ten years ago, so I thought I could finally give this machine a fair review. I have been making coffee for my wife and myself every single morning and many evenings with it since, and while it does need new gaskets and a few small parts every now and again (which I do myself / it's really not that hard), I don't think that any other espresso machine would have lasted this long (I figure I have pulled over...
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Overall 10
10

my lapavoni pc-16

Dean E. Detar, Amazon
9 May 2011
  • Summary: twenty years of service daily. it has been in-home refurbished four times. it is the best investment i ever made in a kitchen machine. i congratulate the original designers.
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Overall 10
10

Great espresso

jgoode, Amazon
23 April 2011
  • Summary: I have now owned my La Pavoni PC-16 for a bit over two years. I researced this machine heavily before deciding to purchase it. I was well aware that it would take lots of practice and time to perfect. Getting the right grind was every bit as challenging as learning to operate the machine itself. However, once I did, I have not been disappointed.
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