Ariete 1388A Pressure Coffee Machine Retro-red 1388 : Looks good and makes a nice espresso

I have had this coffee machine for one year and i love it. I use it every day and it is the best one i have had within this price range. It makes excellent espresso with perfect crema every time. It is true that the coffee basket tends to stick in the machine, as mentioned by another reviewer, but this is less likely to happen if the portafilter is removed as soon as the coffee is done. Also, when the basket does stick, removing the protafilter, turning the water on and collecting the falling basket in a cup or a bowl prevents any mess. It is a minor annoyance that i am happy to overlook while enjoying the great espresso this machine makes.

I bought this to replace a de longhi about three months ago and i am really pleased with it. The pressure of the steam is far greater than any other machine i have used or seen for similar money. The only downside that i have come across, is that it takes a long time for the coffee to come through, having said that the coffee does come out creamy and hot, where in my experience machines for this price are usually warm at best.

I was looking for a decent coffee machine that also looked good. This one has fitted the bill. It makes a good espresso with a nice crema, and the steam wand has enough power to do a good micro-foam (once you take the cappuccino attachment off). All round, i’m happy with this one.

  • Looks good and makes a nice espresso
  • Brilliant
  • Buonissimo Espresso

Ariete 1388A Pressure Coffee Machine Retro-red 1388, Stainless Steel, 900 W, 1 Liter

Product Description, Ariete is known for producing creative, great quality products with Italian flair.
The Ariete Caff� Retro combines retro design with modern, easy to use features. Steel body in metal finish, toggle switches with indicator lights, temperature gauge, quality steaming and frothing with maxi cappuccino device. This stylish, easy to clean appliance includes a removable tank with visible water level indicator and a removable metal tray. The Ariete Caff� Retro takes ground coffee and ESE pods.

Box Contains, 1 x Ariete Caffé Retro (Red) 1388 1 x Instruction booklet

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  • Looks good and makes a nice espresso
  • Brilliant
  • Buonissimo Espresso

Ariete 1388A Pressure Coffee Machine Retro-red 1388, Stainless Steel, 900 W, 1 Liter

Features and Spesification

  • Beautiful streamlined shapes are eye-catching, like the sports silhouette of an Italian roadster. Its small size perfectly fits into any kitchen, even if you do not have too much space to use – it will not take much space.
  • Most importantly, you will be able to enjoy the taste and aroma of your favorite drink. The type of the coffee machine: a flask. Pressure: 15 bars.
  • Power: 900 W. Coffee use: ground, sachets. Milk frothing system: a frothing nozzle with adjustable steam emission.
  • Automatic preparation: Espresso. Water tank capacity: 0.9 liters. Control: mechanical. Additional functions: ESE.