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    Has anyone heard of a brand or model espresso machine named Exquisite.  Its about 3 years old, Im advised.
    Its a small all chrome machine with the word Exquisite on the front lower right corner.
    I havent been able to google any information on it.
    Is it an OK entry-level machine? I buying a very low cost machine for my brother and have been trawling eBay.

  • #2
    Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

    Havent heard of that brand, but Id first make sure that it is one for which parts are readily available. Especially since it is used and of indefinite age. :-/

    Your brother will thank you for it down the track.

    --Robusto

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    • #3
      Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

      Gday Phil,
      I had a look through the bay-o-evils and I think I might have found your mystery machine.
      It looks like a Imat/Quaha/Nemox variant, single boiler type machine.
      It probably wouldnt be a bad buy depending on its condition, and would be a good entry level machine. Buyer beware though.

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      • #4
        Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

        The Exquisite looks like its worth a shot (pardon the pun), as long as its cheap enough...

        On the same note, theres a Brugnetti Simona Top in the same evil place, located in Brisbane. It could be a rust-bucket, but it could also be a bargain

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        • #5
          Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

          Originally posted by robusto link=1184039117/0#1 date=1184052482
          Havent heard of that brand, but Id first make sure that it is one for which parts are readily available.  Especially since it is used and of indefinite age.    :-/

          Your brother will thank you for it down the track.  

          --Robusto
          Thanks Robusto,
          He says he recently had the element replaced, so parts must be available. I wonder who his reparer was.

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          • #6
            Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

            Originally posted by shauno link=1184039117/0#3 date=1184068229
            The Exquisite looks like its worth a shot (pardon the pun), as long as its cheap enough...

            On the same note, theres a Brugnetti Simona Top in the same evil place, located in Brisbane. It could be a rust-bucket, but it could also be a bargain
            Thanks Shauno, Im watching that one also. I had a Sunbeam Ristretto for $19.95 (mentioned in the forum) slipped through my fingers, so did a Gaggia Carezza ($25!).
            Also Watching another Gaggia currently at $50, but bound to rise in price ********************
            Phil
            eBay link removed,
            Mal.

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            • #7
              Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

              The brugnetti looks good. I hear they are prone to rust. Im going to have a serious crack at bidding for it on the bay however.

              Anyone have any experience with the top?



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              • #8
                Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

                Originally posted by adharvey link=1184039117/0#6 date=1184079473
                The brugnetti looks good.  I hear they are prone to rust.  Im going to have a serious crack at bidding for it on the bay however.

                Anyone have any experience with the top?


                Well that was a good bay bargain ruined. Silly me for pasting the URL link in the forum.  >
                (Lesson learnt, Mal)

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                • #9
                  Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

                  Originally posted by Phil link=1184039117/0#7 date=1184080619
                  Well that was a good bay bargain ruined. Silly me for pasting the URL link in the forum. >
                  (Lesson learnt, Mal)
                  Outbidding another CSer just isnt cricket... esp if theyre out-bidding you because its cheap, not because they actually want it!

                  I hope you find another bargain Phil - if not, you can have my Ristretto for $20 when I upgrade

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                  • #10
                    Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

                    Originally posted by shauno link=1184039117/0#8 date=1184104985
                    Originally posted by Phil link=1184039117/0#7 date=1184080619
                    Well that was a good bay bargain ruined. Silly me for pasting the URL link in the forum.  >
                    (Lesson learnt, Mal)
                    Outbidding another CSer just isnt cricket... esp if theyre out-bidding you because its cheap, not because they actually want it!

                    I hope you find another bargain Phil - if not, you can have my Ristretto for $20 when I upgrade
                    Thanks Shauno

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                    • #11
                      Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

                      Just another reason why the site sales and posting policy states: Links to ebay ads or other similar off-site promotion to any sales related material are not welcome here  

                      If you find something you think you may want there, the best way to ensure that you miss out or pay absolute top $$$ to get it is to give the CS community a heads up...

                      Although CSers may be excitied if they find a "gem" there, chances are that someone here is already looking at it- or bidding for it so how about we keep it  :-X?

                      Its in the best interests of those trying to buy...

                      Of course, eBay comes with the usual caveats. If you pay the price of a bucket of bolts, chances are youll get what you paid for!  :P

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                      • #12
                        Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

                        Originally posted by adharvey link=1184039117/0#6 date=1184079473
                        The brugnetti looks good.  I hear they are prone to rust.  
                        Thats quite possible as the vacuum breaker sprays water and steam around the innards until it seals. The one Im playing with hasnt rusted the body but the outer of the boiler has a fair amount of (cosmetic) corrosion, especially the top.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

                          Originally posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1184039117/0#10 date=1184108625
                          Just another reason why the site sales and posting policy states: Links to ebay ads or other similar off-site promotion to any sales related material are not welcome here  

                          If you find something you think you may want there, the best way to ensure that you miss out or pay absolute top $$$ to get it is to give the CS community a heads up...

                          Although CSers may be excitied if they find a "gem" there, chances are that someone here is already looking at it- or bidding for it so how about we keep it  :-X?

                          Its in the best interests of those trying to buy...

                          Of course, eBay comes with the usual caveats. If you pay the price of a bucket of bolts, chances are youll get what you paid for!  :P
                          All I was mainly after was advice on machines I wasnt familiar with [smiley=embarassed.gif] before I buy.

                          Sorry, I wasnt aware of the policy concerning links to ebay,etc as Im new. Thanks for the heads up.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

                            Im pretty sure this is identical (except steam knob location) to the Isomac Cappucina. VERY basic, no 3-way, very small pf. But it does have a brass boiler. Worth the $62.00 it went for, no more me thinks.

                            I know its already sold, but for future reference...

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                            • #15
                              Re: Exquisite Espresso questions

                              The winning bid of $362 for the Brugnetti today was way above the price I was willing to risk on an old machine, sight unseen.

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