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Ascaso ARC FUN

Ascaso ARC FUN
alaScore 76

11 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The value for money and usability are also appreciated.

size, usability, value for money, reliability, design

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Ascaso ARC FUN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 11 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Ascaso ARC FUN

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Ascaso ARC FUN from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, maintenance

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine Brushed SteelAscaso Arc Fun Espresso Coffee Machine Love Red

Consumer review by:

CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine - Martin Jahn's Review

 

I just love the aesthetics of Ascaso machines and must confess that I bought the small red Arc Fun mostly for its looks.(though I read all the reviews here first)

Very beautiful looking, small and easy to use machine. Big water reservoir, very functional froth aider, available in many a nice colour (mine is red)

Drip tray is plastic, though rather tough ; You have to change the shower screen to change between ESE pod and ground coffee use ; Cup Warmer doesn't get very hot in the rear area (where all the cups are since it slopes downwards)

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CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine - Tim Bates's Review

 

This machine has been in a public area for 6 months now, probably making 20-40 cups a day, with amateur users, and no problems what so ever.

Brass boiler ; Commercial-size plated brass portafilter ; High steam volume ; Reliable pressure and heat ; Single, double, and pod portafilters provided, as well as baffled holders for more reliable pours

Plastic drip tray, fairly pedestrian aesthetics, unlabeled buttons

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CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine - A1pha Geek's Review

 

Looks great. Steam wand heats up quickly. First shot of the day usually is quite nice. After pulling the first shot, the machine starts to spew steam everywhere. DO NOT try to pull a shot after running the steam wand, it will burn every shot! you must...

Looks great. Steam wand heats up quickly. First shot of the day usually is quite nice

After pulling the first shot, the machine starts to spew steam everywhere. DO NOT try to pull a shot after running the steam wand, it will burn every shot! you must wait an hour for it to cool down

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CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine - Violet Colors's Review

 

I like the fact that it can be updated to take pods. Easy to use, highly reccomend. Ascaso Arc espresso machine is not only well designed externally but is likewise packed with features rich elements on the inside. With it's electronic thermo fuse and...

I would like to find this machine for the price you list ~ NOT!!! Much more expensive. Easy to work, will take more time to perfect the perfect espresso, but hey~ I'm used to the Gaggia Classic. Which only lasted two years

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CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine - Patrick Armstrong's Review

 

I bought this about two years ago for something like CAD450. It suddenly stopped heating last week. I took it back to Morala Trading in Ottawa and they swiftly (next day) repaired it at a cost of CAD135. He said the boiler top, o-ring and (I think he...

Worked for a while but only got up to heat if left on all the time (during the day)

Busted

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CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine - John A's Review

 

I recently purchased this machine in part because of the many positive reviews, which I fundamentally agree with. I won't reiterate all the benefits or drawbacks previously noted, other than to say that the prev ious reviews are very solid. All in all,...

Price ; Aesthetics - simple yet elegant styling, doesn't try to look like a commercial machine ; Even temperatures ; Big reservoir

Small dispersion screen ; No 3 way solenoid, requiring pressure to be slowly released when removing portafilter ; Drip tray rattles a bit, drip tray enclosure rests on machine - doesn't "lock in

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CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine - Brian Dorais's Review

 

UPDATED REVIEW!!! Nov 24, 2007

Large reservoir ; quick heat up ; ease of use ; abundant steam ; easy to clean ; large removable drip tray ; very nice portafilter ; great price

tough to make a HOT (140 degree) Americano ; plastic tamper ; lack of pressure or temp guage (but that's why it was so affordable) ; pump is a bit noisy ; leaky steam wand ; 2x repaired in less than 1 yr (not covered under warranty)

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CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine - Brian Walsh's Review

 

Bought on coffee geek recommendation. Western supplier for canada is Cappuccino King, who matched price from Montreal of $450 canadian. A competent machine with good looks-very understated. Only thing I would like different would be frother and 3-way...

Good looking machine at a good price point ; large drip tray ; visible water reservoir

frother attachment ; no 3-way valve ; cups sit on colder end of top

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CoffeeGeek - Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine - Dave Price's Review

 

I'd been looking to upgrade from my Krupps for a while but buying a quality machine on a budget is a hard thing to do... Finally I had saved up enough to afford the Sylvia but, before purchasing, I realized that even with the Sylvia I wouldn't be...

Brass Boiler ; Great steam ; Pump is quite powerfull ; Price ; Good Looks (I have the Stainless model, with the Innova brushed steel Grinder as well) ; Big water reservoir with access from the side

Somwhat tinny, by that I mean that where the top meets the sides it's not welded but just fit together by tabs ; After heavy usage it almost gets too hot ; The single shot filter seems to be too small (I don't use it much but have trouble with it)

Product Specifications

Powerful steam / hot water Visual water level Inox tray Brass filter holder Metal bodywork Thermostats boiler / thermoblock 100

Coffee Makers

Brewing Method:Espresso
Coffee Type Compatibility:Pods
Product Type:Coffee machine

Coffee Makers Features

Coffee Makers Features:Cup warmer / Removable water tank
Pressure:16bar

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:28cm
Height:32cm
Weight:7.5kg
Width:22cm

Header

Manufacturer:Ascaso
Model:Arc
Product Line:Ascaso

Miscellaneous

Exterior Colour:Black