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worked for a few weeks... then died,
This review is from: Primula 6-Cup Stove-Top Espresso Maker, Aluminum (Kitchen)
I was nervous about this espresso maker once I saw that it had been made in China. Cooking or heating beverages in metal from China is no doubt a risky undertaking these days. I was already wishing I had purchased the Italian made product that is so similar (Bialetta). But the Primula performed well for about 4 weeks. The last two weeks it stopped making as much espresso for some unknown reason. Now it has stopped entirely. When I try to make espresso the pot just gets really hot and starts to smell, but no coffee. And yes, I read the directions, have followed them all and in general have taken very good care of the unit.
All my attempts to contact Primula via phone and email have gone unresponded to. I finally just had to write it off as a loss and put in a purchase for the Bialetta.
Cheap Chinese metal. Zero customer support. Low quality. Avoid this product.
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2012 7:27:40 PM PST
I wish I'd read your comment before buying mine! The construction is really cheap. You could crunch up the coffee basket part with just a squeeze of your fist. I've seen sturdier tin cans. I fear mine is destined for the charity resale. Alas.
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