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Dualit 84202 Espressivo Coffee Maker

“won't repair under warranty”

Written on: 18/03/2013

Broke after 6 months and Dualit diagnosed the problem over the phone as limescale and therefore not covered under the warranty. Very poor customer service. Coffee was nice while it worked but no confidence to buy Dualit product again. Expensive coffee if it only lasts few months… Read Full Review

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Dualit 84202 Espressivo Coffee Maker

“Leaking, unreliable, cold coffee maker. don't Dualit.”

Written on: 18/11/2012 by drewzzr (2 reviews written)

I thought I had just bought a dud. Turns out, looking at other reviews, I'm part of a growing club of unhappy cold, messy coffee drinkers. It leaks back into the drip tray and the pressure is hit and miss. Coffee is often cold and the steam nozzle output is like waiting for paint to dry. It the shop, it looked good, sturdy and functional. As an ornament, its fine. But if you want a decent cup of coffee, might want to consider a different model. Perhaps post work fine? I don't know, but I… Read Full Review

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Wilywhitewombat's Response to drewzzr's Review

Written on: 01/02/2013

1. "It leaks back into the drip tray and the pressure is hit and miss". No, steam feedback into the drip tray is a design feature to lower the temperature after frothing milk.

2. "Coffee is often cold". Not if you follow the instructions and allow at least 0.25l to run through before making espresso.

3. "The steam nozzle output is like waiting for paint to dry". Not on my machine. It's almost too powerful unless you remove the plastic swirler. Do you know how to use the machine?

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Dualit 84202 Espressivo Coffee Maker

“Poor performance, inefficent and flawed design”

Written on: 08/07/2012

Makes good coffee when it works! But is flawed in its design. Constantly blocked filters causing dangerous high pressure that can explode with coffee grains scattered far and wide if the coffee holder is removed prematurely. The excess pressure causes enormous amounts of waste hot water to over flow into the drip tray requiring frequent emptying. If I had been responsible for design and testing before marketing I would be ashamed. Would I recommend it to anyone? YES Duralit engineers they might… Read Full Review

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Dualit 84202 Espressivo Coffee Maker

“Dualit 84202 Espressive Good looks - poor quality”

Written on: 04/07/2012

I purchased this machine and almost immediately it started leaking when making coffee, leaving large pool of water. Persisted but it did not improve. I returned it to John Lewis, where I bought it, and they replaced it without any quibble. This left me thinking that there had been previous problems with this machine. The new one arrived and I had just got it out of the box and going through the cleaning process only to find that the steam/water toggle switch did not work correctly - I was… Read Full Review

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Dualit 84202 Espressivo Coffee Maker

“seriously flawed filter ”

Written on: 16/06/2012 by brake2hard (1 review written)

I purchased my machine following 2 faulty Gaggia coffee makers 3 years ago. On the rare occasion the machine works properly the coffee is excellent with good crema. Most of the time it decides to block itself resulting in seriously high pressure build up that prevents the handle from being removed from the machine until some time has passed. I have tried many different types of coffee specifically designed for espresso makers and found no difference in the frequency of blockage. A friend bought… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Dualit 84202 Espressivo Coffee Maker

“Don't buy this machine from John Lewis........”

Written on: 08/12/2011 by dellajharris (1 review written)

I bought this coffee machine which I am entirely happy with, it looks good, makes lovely coffee and is very easy to use but I made the mistake of buying it from John Lewis for £179.99. Two days later I popped into my local Dunelm Mill and saw exactly the same one for...... wait for it.... £119.99, when I challenged John Lewis using their 'never knowingly undersold' policy they rejected my claim as the one I bought from them had 'a free milk jug'. So that 'free' milk jug cost me £50.... I… Read Full Review

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Dualit 84202 Espressivo Coffee Maker

“Dualit Coffee Maker 84202 - Excellent”

Written on: 17/07/2011

I normally sit and read everything technical, and then compare all the options and manufactures but the day I bought the Dualit machine was a chance buy, "A spur of the moment" and a good one, I based it on the other Dualit appliances I own and the quality so decided I couldn't go wrong. I am no coffee expert but decided last year it's the real thing I like and find it addictive. This machine has caused me no problems at all, good and quick to use, great coffee every time, well built and even… Read Full Review

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Dualit 84202 Espressivo Coffee Maker

“A wonderful coffee machine. This machine does get...”

Written on: 30/03/2011

A wonderful coffee machine. This machine does get blocked but you can use filter papers but these are difficult to find however I have found that if you regularly clean the brew head and by this I mean take it apart and clean it properly then the problem is reduced significantly. This machine produces wonderful coffee with a fantastic creme that I have found hard to beat. I would strongly recommend this machine. The one downside is that the drip tray does fill up quickly so you do need to empty… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Dualit 84202 Espressivo Coffee Maker

“OK, its a good machine - quite noisy and you have to...”

Written on: 27/03/2011

OK, its a good machine - quite noisy and you have to remember to empty the drip tray as it fill up very quickly. We only use ground coffee as the pods are a con, far too expensive but the coffee taste is good, and the frother works fine. The problem for us is trying to get the thin paper filters to try and keep the metal filters clean - even Dualit do not stock them which is either ironic or bonkers. They really need to address this! But we like it, its well made, easy to clean, looks good in… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 23/06/2011

Did you find the filters in the end? I have the same problem!

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Dualit 84202 Espressivo Coffee Maker

“This DUALIT Espressivo coffee machine is seriously...”

Written on: 21/02/2011

This DUALIT Espressivo coffee machine is seriously flawed if ground coffee is used to make espresso.
The metal filter gets irretrievably blocked with trapped grounds. Because of this you have to buy the special filter papers that Dualit have manufactured to try to solve the problem. If perchance the machine is used by someone who doesn't know about the filter papers you are well and truly compromised. On three occasions my kitchen has been covered in coffee grounds as the filter explodes it's… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Dualit 84202 Espressivo Coffee Maker

“I took me ages & tons of research to finally stump up...”

Written on: 11/11/2010

I took me ages & tons of research to finally stump up the cash & I have not been disappointed. Solid reliable machine that does exactly what it should. Technique does take a bit of getting used to but it is simple to use & I have got lazy & use Illy pods, but I love the idea that you can use both ground coffee & pods. Fairly easy to clean but you do need to descale it regularly if you are in a hard water area. Very pleased I bought it… Read Full Review

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Steading's Comment

Written on: 10/12/2010

I found this review very helpful because...Im looking to buy a machine and liked this one.
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<br/>Is the coffee hot and do you get a decent mug.

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★★★★★
Dualit 84202 Espressivo Coffee Maker

“I had studied reviews on all the £100 - £200 espresso...”

Written on: 24/01/2010

I had studied reviews on all the £100 - £200 espresso machines and narrowed my choice down to the Dualit Espressivo and the Delonghi 310. Both offered all the features that I consider necessary for a good entry level mechine, both look good and the reviews all rate them equally.
The fact that I've got Dualit toaster and kettle which have survived the test of time swung my choice in favour of the Dualit Espressivo.
The machine was easy to set up although the instruction booklet does contain some… Read Full Review

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