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Ariete Cafe Retro 1388-RD Espresso Coffee Machine - Red

Prepare coffee the retro way. The Ariete Café Retro 1388 would fit into any coffee lover’s home thanks to its 1950s vintage feel and finish. The coffee shop style temperature gauge shows the exact temperature throughout serving. That means you can heat your coffee and milk exactly how you like it. When it comes to cleaning, the easily removable metal tray lets you slide it off and quickly wipe any marks off. No fiddling around getting into all the nooks and crannies. There’s also the choice of using either ground coffee or pods, so no matter how you like your morning pick-me-up, this machine can cater for it.

Watch Video Review | Read Specification Dimensions (cm): (H)31.0 x (W)23.0 x (D)28.0
 
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3.5 out of 5 customer rating

1 of 2 (50%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend

Attractiveness

  5.0 out of 5

Build Quality

  3.0 out of 5

Ease of Cleaning

  1.0 out of 5

Ease of Use

  1.0 out of 5

Features

  4.0 out of 5

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"Looks Great! Tastes ok"

Pros: Easy to use, looks good

Cons: not as good as cafe coffee

"Loving the vibe it brings to the kitchen!

It makes fab froth easily, and with some practice you can get the coffee as strong or weak as you'd like. Always remember to use espresso coffee for the best taste."

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Reviewed by: tartanboss

"Great - as an ornament."

Pros: looks good

Cons: fiddly, poor performance

"Did side by side comparison with an older coffee machine and it fared badly.

1. Bought for use by older person and found the assembly of the filters in the filter holder nearly impossible to complete without multiple misalignments of the key tab for me, therefore would not be at all suitable for the less able.

2. Cleaning is then an associated problem because ones needs to break it down to do this.

3. The hot water tank is tiny - 50 ml of hot water dispensed before it needs a reheat cycle - hopeless.

4.Worst of all it makes poor coffee with single portion, no crema, two portion is OK. Pod not tried.

5. Looks fabulous

These points should have been caught by the Focus Group report when the product was reviewed before launch."

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Build Quality:

3 / 5

Ease of Use:

1 / 5

Features:

4 / 5

Attractiveness:

5 / 5

Ease of Cleaning:

1 / 5

Reviewed by: JohnDoe

Location: Buckinghamshire

Gender: Male

Age: 55 to 64

Family size: Large Family

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3.5 out of 5 customer rating
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"Loving the vibe it brings to the kitchen! It makes fab froth easily, and with some practice you can get the coffee as strong or weak as you'd like. Always remember to use espresso coffee for the best ..."
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Ariete Cafe Retro 1388-RD specification

Product Detail   Feature Videos
Dimensions (H)31.0 x (W)23.0 x (D)28.0  
Brand Ariete  
Colour Red  
Category Espresso Coffee Machines  
SKU 1388-RD_RD  
Reasons To Buy   Feature Videos
Frother / Steam Arm Yes  
Ground Coffee Option Yes  
Make Life Easier   Feature Videos
Removable Water Tank Yes  
Drip Tray Yes  
Warranty   Feature Videos
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Year(s)  
Main Cavity   Feature Videos
Water Tank Capacity 0.9 Litres  
Features We Love   Feature Videos
Retro Yes  
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The 1388-RD Cafe Retro espresso coffee machine from Ariete will certainly look the part in your kitchen with its super cool retro design. It’s not just a pretty face though and comes packed full of features to make a delicious coffee at a professional standard.

For added versatility, it comes with a frothing device so you can whip up a latte or cappuccino as well as an espresso or Americano. It also lets you use ground coffee, which is great if there’s someone in your household who prefers decaffeinated coffee.

The 0.9 litre water tank will make a few cups, perfect if you’ve got friends round. It’s really easy to fill up too as it detaches so you can take it over to the sink. That’s not the only thing that’s removable too. You can take the drip tray off to empty it whenever you need to, making the cleaning and maintenance of your coffee machine really easy.

 

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