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  • Bare bones, but very solid

    For the people who have given this one star, all I can say is that they must not know how to make espresso?! I've had my Breville Cafe Roma for about 10 years, and I have never had any problems with it ... and I use it EVERY DAY, sometimes multiple times per day. If there are problems with leaking or pressure issues it it most likely worn out seals or overpacked filter cups. When used properly, this machine makes a very consistent cup of espresso. I do not use it regularly for the frothing wand, and the few times that I have used it, it was only OK. So if there's a legitimate gripe, it's that the pressure is probably inadequate to create quick foam.

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  • Love this espresso machine

    This is my second machine. I owned the first one for about five years until I accidentially submerged it in water and ruined the machine. I bought my second one and have been using it it for the past three years. This purchase was a gift for my parent's, my parent's always comment how good the coffee is when they come to my house so I thought I would surprise them. You will not find a better espresso maker for the money.

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  • Great coffee quick!!

    I have owned this machine close to ten years. 5 cups or more every day. Makes great coffee, use fine grind or expresso for best flavor. The gasket gives out every 2-3 years causing obvious leak. Gasket available on ebay and very few other places for five bucks, get a couple if you buy this and you will be glad later. Highly recommend, I would buy it again. Way better than drip coffee.

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  • Don't Purchase this!
    Verified Purchase

    We purchased this Espresso maker and it never worked properly. It is cheaply made, falls apart easily, leaks, makes a big mess and is definitely NOT worth your money.

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  • This machine is not built to last
    Verified Purchase

    We bought this coffee maker a sa replacement for a Kalorik unit. Maybe we just aren't lucky with coffee makers. The Kalorik model died after only a month. It spent over six weeks in service and died within two weeks of its return. This Breville coffee maker lasted less than five months and it gets very little use. It's less aggravation to drive to Starbucks in the pouring rain than to fight with these appliances.

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  • Love it!
    Verified Purchase

    I was slightly unsure at the time of purchase since I had never bought a refurbished product, however this espresso machine has been great. Nothing overly fancy-it makes good espresso and the steam wand is perfect for one glass of milk or so. Everything included (machine, steam pitcher, espresso scoop; etc) except the espresso cups but those are easy to find at any store.

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  • Makes wonderful espresso with a lovely crema
    Verified Purchase

    I am very pleased with the machine for the price. It makes exellent espresso, with a wonderful rich crema. The only reason I gave it 4 and not 5 stars is that the milk frother is weak. It works, but it takes a lot of time to get the milk warm and frothed. Therefore, I have been using it primarially to make espresso, or the portuguese galao where I simply microwave the milk and pour it over the espresso. The crema still rises to the top, giving it a nice appearance.

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  • Good choice
    Verified Purchase

    This coffee maker is excellent...I strongly recommend it for anyone who would like to enjoy perfect home made expresso.

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  • worthless
    Verified Purchase

    Was very disappointed in the Breville espresso machine, it was supposedly refurbished before you sent it to me, apparently not, the thing would not heat up then on top of it I have to pay the shipping to send the piece of junk back to you, thanks for nothing guys!

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  • lovin the latte
    Verified Purchase

    I was hesitant to buy this machine after all of the research I did to get the most bang for my buck. It had some not so favorable reviews. I have had great luck with it. It retails for $299 and I only paid xxx for a refurbished model. I figured I couldn't go wrong with Overstock.com because my customer service experience in the past was very good when dealing with a defective item I ordered. The price was right. My machine works great and it looks great with all of my other stainless appliances. It does take a little getting used to as suggested in some of the other reviews, but no more than any other appliance you would use for the first time. Overall for the money you can't go wrong and I would highly recommend this product.

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  • Breville Espresso Maker
    Verified Purchase

    I love my new machine. It works perfectly. Just think the picture made it look really shiny when it is not real shiny

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  • Great value for the price
    Verified Purchase

    I ordered this espresso maker three weeks ago, it was delivered a week later and I tested it now for two weeks. Although this product is refurbished it came in the original box, with the manual, the measuring spoon, and the steamer pitcher - only the cups were missing but I already expected that. The machine looks good, works great and I actually expected a louder noise during the brewing process, but it is not that loud. For brewing one espresso the temperature is good but if you brew two shots of espresso the temperature is OK, so I'll switch the machine off after brewing the first shot and after a couple of seconds the machine heats up again and I get a perfectly brewed and steaming hot double shot espresso with a great creama. It is easy to clean and for the price a really good value!

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  • OOPS
    Verified Purchase

    I loved the ease of making lattes with this product. It worked excellent for the first four cups. A week later I went to make a cup and all I got was a loud noise and nothing else. It wouldn't work for another cup. I liked everything about this product up until it wouldn't work. Sorry, after we dig out and UPS is open and working again - its going back. I think with a working product I would buy this model again. But this particular one was clearly defective.

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  • So far, so good
    Verified Purchase

    Easy to use, easy to clean. This machine makes great expresso. The milk steamer takes minimal time to heat up and makes impressive froth. Prior to this purchase, I haven't had good luck with refurbished appliances; but, so far, so good.

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  • Really wanted this to be good
    Verified Purchase

    Just know that when you buy this espresso machine, you won't get the cups, saucers, an extra pod, or a pre-made pod piece that this model of Breville comes with. When I got my Breville I called and said it was missing all these parts and they said since it's a refurbished model it only comes with just the machine????The machine it's self is goof for people who like medium-strong coffee, It gets hot, but not anywhere near hot enough. I could put my fingers in it afterward without it burning me, and a espresso machine should totally be to hot to touch the espresso after it's been poured.It is pretty easy t use though so if your a beginner, maybe it would be for you. Although the refurbished model is not the way I would go since it is missing quite a few parts.

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  • Don't be confused
    Verified Purchase

    I love my Breville. I thought that the black piece was missing off of the frother, because the manual and photos show a previous model that has the black baffle. I went to the Breville web site and found out that the upgrade on this model does not need the black plastic//rubber baffle, so don't be confused. The machine is very high quality. You will enjoy it!

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