Best in the $1k range. Only for the trained barista. Consistent pulls.
28 October 2011
Summary: The Oscar is very stable and consistent. As another reviewer pointed out...If you don't know how to be "regular" with your grind, grams and tamp, Don't expect to operate any serious machine, including the Oscar. They are not forgiving. They are tuned to get the most out of proper preparation.
Summary: 4 Stars. I wanted to make coffee bar-quality espresso drinks at home. Now I can. This machine had all of the features I was looking for in a home-version of a professional machine: professional-sized basket (58 mm), capability to steam while pulling a shot, reservoir that can be filled while the...
Commercial quality, excellent espresso on a consumer budget
14 April 2011
Summary: I've been making espresso at home for the past 2 years on a cheap consumer grade espresso machine. After reading many reviews and tips on coffeegeek, I decided to pick up an oscar. I've made two Americano's so far and here is my initial impression: 1.
Summary: The Nuova Simonelli Oscar is the perfect commercial grade espresso machine for either: Home, Office, or a low volume Restaurant (low volume based on customer demand) You control the water or have it hooked up.
Summary: I'm totally impressed by this machine. It's my third espresso machine, after a Briel and a Silvia. It makes consistent, professional grade espresso day after day. It's easy to clean and to take care of--and now finally I feel I have a machine with which I can make great cappucino's and espresso's...
Summary: Yeah so it's loud but wow, I am surprised at what this little baby can do. I have worked on commercial machines like La Marzocco, Rancillio, and the Nuova Simonelli Premier and the Oscar provides exceptionally comparable results.
Quality Espresso maker in a small attractive package!
9 March 2007
Summary: Great for home, office, or even when your 10K machine breaks down at your cafe; I know, because I've used the machine in a professional environment, and found most people couldn't tell the differnce between shots the "big" machine and the little Oscar.
Summary: First let me say that I really like my Oscars! It makes a great shot, time after time, thanks to the heat exchanger (HX). And the steam capacity of this machine is awesome - you'll run out of milk before you run out of steam.