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Solis Espresso Machine
Solis of Switzerland manufacture a wide range of espresso machines. They are into all kind of machines like semi automatic espresso machines, fully automatic espresso machines, cappucinomats and coffee grinders. Crema SL 70 is the semi automatic coffee machine used worldwide in households and offices. It comes with a three...
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Coffee Espresso Maker... Should I buy?
Q: Hey Coffee Peeps, I was @ Wal- Mart today, and I passed by a display for a Mr. Coffee Espresso/ Cappuccino Maker. Remembering the bad experiences I had the last time I bought an Espresso maker from Wal-Mart years ago (a Magic Chef "steam toy") Well, this was way before I knew anything about Espresso and thought I was getting a great deal for $29.99. Well, it started to leak and the carafe broke and I returned it. Now that I know A LOT more about the wonderful art of Espresso thanks to www.coffeekid.com, and needed you guys's advice. Should I buy the Mr. Coffee Espresso/Cappuccino Maker (Model ECMP10) for $45.99? I looked at the demo, and it was really heavy, about 20 pounds. The box said it was pump driven, and it has a changeble portafilter for one and two drip. Should I buy it? Do you guys think its a good deal? Its not a steam toy; it has a water resivoir and doesnt weigh 5 pounds like the Magic Chef. Just need your feedback before I splurge. (not really, I REALLY want the Silvia, but can't afford it now) Thanks for reading my post, if your still awake.
A: I've played with the Krups Gusto and the Briel Lido. Both can make decent Espresso. The Briel has a crema doohickey on the portafilter, the Krups does not. The frothing wand on the Briel is too short, and cannot be used without the frothing gizmo. If I had to choose between the gusto and the lido (and i did), i'd choose the gusto (and i did). -Barry (a retailer who used to sell the lido and now sells the gusto; but I sell it cuz I like it, rather than liking it cuz I sell it)