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Illy Francis Francis X7.1 Espresso Maker Review

Offers iconic design and simple brewing of good espresso shots, but the milk foam it produced wasn't so great.

December 09, 2011
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Comparison Overview

Both machines are made by illy and share the same pros and cons. They are both easy to use, with straightforward designs that don't overwhelm the user with information. But the Y1 takes simplicity to a whole new level by only having two buttons (one for each size of shot) and no other controls. The X7.1 is a little more sophisticated, as it has to offer steam controls as well, but it is still simple to understand.

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Sections

  1. Page
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
  5. illy Francis Francis Y1 Comparison
  6. Gaggia Accademia Comparison
  7. Rancilio Silvia Comparison
  8. Conclusion
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