Reviews and Problems with Pasquini Livietta Espresso Machine
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If needed: DIY tweak to raise temp of brew thermoblock, then smooth sailing
R. Widebrook, Amazon
27 October 2014
Summary: Build quality literally shines, from the polished stainless steel to the solid frame and accessible interior. The moving parts have a solidity and firmness and finish to them that communicates durability. But, I suspect that re-engineering Italian electrical appliances for import to the US market can throw off the actual temperature your machine makes.
Summary: Love this machine. Makes beautiful microform! Works great with pods too! You do have to buy an extra adaptor for the pods and I wish in the description of the product they would have clarified that!
Summary: I was so excited to get a new espresso machine but the Livietta T2 isn't the machine. It's a very nice looking machine but really doesn't have the power to froth mike to a smooth paint thickness, nor did it have enough heat to properly make a shot of espresso. At first I thought I didn’t warm the systems enough, so after thirty minutes I tried again with the same poor results.
Summary: This is our Third Pasquini livietta T2 Espresso Machine, We have been happy in the past but this machnie arrived broken. It leaked everywhere the first time we used it. So we returned it to Pasquini as that was the terms of the Guarantee and we expected to get a new one in return but no it was rebuilt and it has been nearly three weeks now and we are still waiting for the Coffee Machine. I ordered and paid for a new machine not a repaired one.
Summary: This is a nice compact machine for people willing to spend the effort and time to make a great coffee. It requires having a decent grinder so you get just the right texture, don't expect it to work great with store ground coffee. It has separate blocks for brewing and steam, a requirement for any good machine, and it heats up nice and quick. Good for making your morning coffee every day. One thing I liked in particular compared to other machines I used, is the steamer.
Summary: I have had this machine for four years and it was magic. It never gave me any trouble and consistantly provided a delicious cup of espresso or capuchino. In May I hit the switch and click nothing happened. Heart sank. Called their customer service. Mike was so incredibly helpful. He provided local service reps but they didn't respond so out it went to la for r and r. It came back brand new. Mike called and emailed status and cost and delivery .
Summary: I own this machine, and paid $850.00 thru an illy coffee program. It was great for the first 2 years, then the steamer quit! A one year warranty?! Pasquini was NOT sympathetic, they don't care if you send it in, in fact they don't encourage it, though by golly, they'll sell you some over priced parts. They want YOU to do all the trouble shooting. Once you open this machine, you'll soon realize it takes some specialized tools, to boot.
Summary: I have had my Livietta T2 for two years and am very happy with my purchase. It's an extremely high quality machine with solid, heavy components and yet a remarkably small footprint (preserving relative marital harmony. It has easy-to-access inside components, so anyone with the desire to do so can easily and intuitively take apart the insides for routine cleaning and maintenance. The machine is made in Italy, near Milan.
Summary: My Saeco Vienna Superautomatica just bit the big one a few weeks ago, so I got to upgrade to this bad boy, and Oh, my, goodness! Best espresso of my life!!! Takes a bit of practice, but here's the way to get the best out of your machine: 1. Preheat your machine for 2-5 minutes. Place a couple of demitasse cups on top of the machine to heat them up and make sure you have either filtered or bottled (calcium free) water in your water tank. 2.
Good machine, great quality components,finicky about grind, might be overpriced for the features
Karan Munshani "Karan", Amazon
28 April 2011
Summary: I bought a used livietta t2 from a person, and not amazon so I cannot comment on the shipping out packaging. This machine is quite easy to take apart with a screwdriver and some hex nuts. After taking it apart and descaling the thermoblocks (they are aluminum but careful with what you use) I'm getting great steam and water flow through the group head. This machine is finicky with the grind and tamp, so I would recommend a good burr grinder.